2012 Record: 3-6 (2-5 SouthWest Suburban Red), did not qualify for playoffs.
Head Coach: Bill Bundy, 0-0 in first year at school, 4-14 overall.
Assistant Coaches: Lamon Caldwell, Josh Folsom, Brian Fomby, Jeff Governale, George Walker, Chris Whitfield, Kourtney Young.
Returning Starters: 7 (3 offense, 4 defense)
Top Offensive Players: Lewis Sockwell, Sr., TE; Anthony Andrews, Jr., WR; Tyler Norton, Sr., WR; Travis Roberson, Jr., QB/WR; Brian Smith, Jr., RB; Mickey Daniels, Jr., WR; DaQuan Richie, Jr., QB
Top Defensive Players: David Johnson, Sr., DE; Jeremy Thomas, Sr., DE; DaWaun Patterson Sr., DB; Justin Thomas Sr., LB; Dwayne Franklin, Sr., DL; Matthew Metcalf, Jr., FS.
The Times Breakdown: Bundy promises "an attacking team on offense, defense and special teams," which might be something new for a team under siege for the past decade. Thornwood hasn't been to the playoffs since 2001 and has gone 19-71 over the last 10 years. Last year's freshman coach, Bundy, comes in with two years experience running a program, both at University of Chicago/Woodlawn Charter. Last year, the T-birds lost to every winning team on their schedule and beat every losing team they encountered.
Quote: "Our team will play disciplined and exciting football. The team has put a lot of work in this year. It is time to see the results." — Bundy
— Compiled by Phil Arvia