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Deep Dish Football Tour 2023: Stop #1 Wauconda - Bulldogs Building On Success

Head Coach Chris Prostka

9-2 2022 Season Record

Had 7 Game Win Streak To Kickoff Season

Lost To Niles Notre Dame In Second Round Class 6A IHSA Playoffs 2022

What a wonderful time at Wauconda today!!! Really enjoyed watching this team and the hope of this team making the IHSA playoffs for a 3rd straight time. Tough loss last season to conference rivals Grayslake North. They gave Notre Dame a fight in Round 2 last season. Wauconda has an array of sized linemen along with a talented backfield. Coach Protska took the team over last season and guided them to a first-round win. Came to an end after playing a tough Niles Notre Dame team. Key playmakers with Olsen, Vanselow will make this team versatile for the upcoming fall. Wauconda lost key playmakers Schmidt, Groelle, Becker to graduation. The main thing for this Bulldog team is who will step up in the secondary roles and how will the bench play for the upcoming season especially when we get into those early schedule games. Two others names I'm watching for growth this season that could be a huge help are Brock Pfeiffer and big man Caleb Apodaca. The passing attack will play huge part in the Bulldog's success this season. Wauconda has to be seen as conference challengers in my mind for the Northern Lake County Conference. Bulldogs look poised to make a deep playoff run this season (hopefully fair seeding). Very impressed the team's ability to listen with this being the last day of camp before break. Looking forward to seeing how a very talented Class of 2025 and 2026 steps up for the upcoming season.


4 Games To Watch From The 2023 Wauconda Schedule

VS Hinsdale South - Tempo Game

VS Kaneland, Antioch, Grayslake North - Big Games

Wauconda has 2 tough opening games. Hinsdale South is getting better and Kaneland are state title contenders. Weeks 6 & 9 will be huge for the Bulldogs this season. Do not sleep on Grant this season.

Coach Big Pete's Prediction: 7-2 or 6-3

Challenger For NLCC Title

Strength: Ground Game

Wauconda Players To Watch For The Upcoming 2023

Logan Olsen

Connor Vanselow

Jackson Rudolph

Connor Coty

Laim Carney

Bulldog OL

Young Name To Watch For

Nicholas Ori Class Of 2026

Wauconda got some big boys that will create holes.

Thank You Wauconda Football Team & Coaches For Letting Me Stop By.

Best Luck This Season

Remember Deep Dish Football Is Just Not About Recruiting

But About The Love Of The Game Of IHSA Football




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