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Deep Dish Football Tour 2023: Stop #4 Wheaton Academy - Next Man Up

Head Coach Jim Johanik

8-2 2022 Season Record

Lost To Providence Catholic First Round Class 4A Playoffs


Awesome to be back at Wheaton Academy and see Coach Johanik & Staff along with his players. Coach Johanik does a great job with practice, and the kids listen and make it a quick practice. One of the more fast and efficient practices that I have seen in my past years as Publisher. I said this before about Wheaton Academy, they make the most out of what they are given. This coaching staff always puts their team in the best position to have a winning season. Getting an 8-2 record last season and getting a horrible pairing with Providence didn't help, but the Warriors gave all against the Celtics. Warriors will miss Belay who has graduated but they have the talent to move up the ranks. Wheaton Academy has a task of getting two big games of St. Michaels (Texas) and St. Charles East to kick off the season. They must get a win at least against Bishop Mac, Aurora Christian, or Marian Central this season. Brett Kasper headlines the offense with his playmaking ability. Brett Dieter is defensive playmaker who is one of their stars on defense along with big man Brunner. Was impressed with Class of 2025 lineman Jeremiah Johanik this camp day. Kid is a mauler on the line and tough nosed player. Looking at their defense to be key for their success this season in this newly formed conference. Addition of Robert Grant will be huge for the Warriors this season along with this dominating defense. Grant is a nightmare on the interior and just eats up space.

5 Games To Watch From The 2023 Wheaton Academy Schedule

VS Chicago Christian - Tempo Game

VS Marian Central Catholic, Aurora Christian, Bishop Mac, Chicago Academy - Big Games

Warriors have a tough 2 game stretch opening the season. They need to stay the course to get to Week 3. Chicago Christian is sleeper team this season and could be a huge challenge. Warriors must get to 3-2 by Week 5.

Coach Big Pete's Prediction: 6-3 or 5-4

Playoff Clincher

Strength: Line

Rising Strengh: Classes Of 2025 & 2026

Wheaton Academy Players To Watch For The Upcoming 2023 Season

Brett Dieter

Brett Kasper

Jeremiah Johanik

Ethan Brunner

Robert Grant

Nathan Downey

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

Best Luck This Season


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