In the inaugural edition of CSN Chicago’s Preps Talk podcast, “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran joins High School Lites producers Joe Collins and Jared Storck to break down the 2017 football season. Who are the contenders in each class? We also find out: why is “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran so…edgy? We also catch up with NIU WR/PR (and former Aurora Christian High School star) Chad Beebe. He reflects on learning the game of football from a former NFL star, his dad, and updates his progress at NIU and why chose to play so close to home. The panel also discusses a big-picture concern: why football participation numbers in Illinois high schools are dwindling.