Football preview: Proviso West expects to contend in Silver

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 11:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 11:09 a.m. CDT

HILLSIDE – Proviso West has made the playoffs four years in a row and has enough talent to think they can make it five in a row. Led by Northern Illinois commit Denzel Tolliver, the Panthers are hoping to take the next step and contend for a West Suburban Silver title.

AT A GLANCE

Class: 8A

Coach: Famous Hulbert

2012 record: 6-4

Conference: West Suburban Silver, 3-3, T-3rd

TOP RETURNERS

Ed Christian sr. WR/DB

Tay Hulbert sr. OL/DL

Robert Modiest sr. WR/DB

Tyrone Neal jr. RB/LB

Charles Scott sr. RB/DB

Denzel Tolliver sr. TE/DB

KEY NEWCOMERS

Chance Haney jr. RB/DB

Hakeem Zeb sr. WR/DB

2013 SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 at Evanston, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 Downers Grove South, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 Oak Park-River Forest, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 at Hinsdale Central, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Proviso East, 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 4 York, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 at Glenbard West, 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 Downers Grove North, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 at Lyons Township, 7:30 p.m.

FIVE-YEAR RECORD

year  w-l    conf. playoffs

‘12    6-4     3-3    1st round

‘11    5-5     3-3    1st round

‘10    6-4     3-3    1st round

‘09    6-5     2-4    2nd round

‘08    2-7     0-6    DNQ

BY THE NUMBERS

5: All-conference picks for the Panthers in 2012, all of whom graduated

8-1: Sophomore record in 2011 for the current senior class

4: Consecutive playoff appearances for Proviso West under coach Famous Hulbert

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