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Very proud of the BHS Hawks Football "BIGS" who came out to help with the Raiders Youth Football Mini Camp.  Always important to remember where you came from and to help lead our Future Hawks Football Players. Thank you Coach Hubbard and the rest of the Coaching Staffs!

Special Thanks to Angela Roden for the Pics!  You Can Check Out All Of Them  Here!

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New Varsity Football Coach

Matt Erlenbaugh

Article: Jerry Fitzpatrick  Daily Herald

New Bartlett football coach Matt Erlenbaugh detailed his philosophy and approach during an introductory meet and greet with players and parents at the high school Monday.

The 34-year-old Buffalo Grove and Western Illinois graduate spent the last two seasons as head coach at Chicago Solorio Academy in the Gage Park neighborhood. The Sun Warriors went 7-4 and 8-4 and made the Class 5A playoffs both years.

Erlenbaugh becomes the fourth coach in Bartlett's 20-year history. He replaces Eric Ilich, who was not rehired following the 2017 season. He coached Bartlett to a 6-12 record in two seasons.

"No. 1, I definitely want our kids to get the best education they can, take schooling seriously and set themselves up for success in college," Erlenbaugh told the Daily Herald Tuesday.

"No. 2, I want to make sure we're becoming better men, that we're able to grow, that we're able to self-advocate for ourselves.

"And No. 3, let's be good at the game of football. I want to be safe but I want to be attacking and flying around. We'll be a team that gets after you for four quarters and beats you mentally and physically."

The hiring ends an exhaustive search that began when the coaching vacancy was posted on Jan. 23. Erlenbaugh did not apply initially because he was content to stay at Solorio, he said. He changed his mind two weeks ago at the encouragement of Riverside-Brookfield coach Brendan Curtin and a friend who happens to work at Bartlett. He will teach Physical Education.

"Matt brings in a good, positive energy," Bartlett athletic director Jeff Bral said. "I'm real excited to see a relationship-oriented guy who has some specific goals. I like that his goals are academics first and social skills number two.

"That football is third doesn't mean it's not a priority, but we want to build the kid first. I like what Matt had to say about the kids being advocates and positive role models and being present in the community."

Football and coaching run in Erlenbaugh's blood. His father, Chuck, played on the same Purdue Rose Bowl team as Bob Griese in 1966 and was an assistant sophomore football coach at Loyola Academy for over 30 years.

Bartlett's new coach became defensive coordinator at Solorio in 2011. He took the same position at Riverside-Brookfield in 2014 before returning to Solorio as head coach in 2016.

Erlenbaugh will complete the school year as a Solorio teacher. Chicago Public Schools remain open until June 18. Thus, Bartlett football summer camp will be held in the evening when it begins next week.

Erlenbaugh inherits a program that will play home games in a new on-campus football stadium currently under construction. The team will compete in a reconstructed Upstate Eight Conference comprised of 10 schools instead of 14. The new coach is itching to get started.

"Everyone told me Bartlett is a community that really cares about football and you could really win over there, so I put in for it," Erlenbaugh said. "I thought I could really help out the program and elevate it."



What a great day for our HAWK FOOTBALL PROGRAM!  Coach Erlenbaugh and his staff, along with ALL of our Volunteers, brought us together again as a FAMILY

for refreshing slices of Watermelon after some Double Session Work.  Thank You to ALL the Volunteers!

Special thanks to Cynthia Marrero for all the pictures. Check out the Pics from today's event!


MANDATORY PRACTICE Schedule: Week of 8/13

All Practices are Mandatory for ALL Players.  These coming practices are priority and critical.


Monday - 10am lifting, earn jerseys and 3:30 practice

Tuesday - 10am lifting, 3pm team photos, practice after until 6pm

Wednesday -First day of school - 3:30-5:30pm

Thursday - 3:30-5:30pm with Social to follow

Friday - Scrimmage/Pep Rally

Saturday - 9-11am


Monday - Thursday - 3:30 to 6pm

Friday - Scrimmage and Letter of Intent signing at 6:50pm

Saturday - TBD

August 16th - Football Social Sponsored by:

- This event is to welcome all of the players and their families will be held on Thursday, August 16th in the lunch room.  This will start at 6:00pm and dinner will be served.  As part of a leadership role, we are asking Senior families to bring a dessert for sharing.  This will be a great time to check we have the correct contact information for each family as well as signing up for chain gang, concessions, and more.

Friday, August 17th - BLUE / GREEN Football Scrimmage  7:15PM "Friday Night Lights!" First BHS Football to be played on our NEW Activity Complex!

Friday, August 24th - @ East Aurora HS. Varsity starts 7:30PM at East Aurora Stadium.

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What a great day for our HAWK FOOTBALL PROGRAM!  Coach Erlenbaugh and his staff, along with ALL of our Volunteers, brought us together as a FAMILY by 'breaking bread" at our 1st Annual Football BBQ!  Fun times, Good Food, GREAT PEOPLE! This is one tradition to look forward to every year!

Special thanks to Cynthia Marrero for all the pictures. Check out the Pics from today's event!

Red Grange 7 on 7 Tourney 2018

Getting it done on the field!  Bartlett Hawks Football took their skills to the 2018 Red Grange 7 on 7 Tournament.  Lineman took to the Skills Challenge while Defense and Offense went up against some of the best in area.  Special thanks to Angela Roden for all the pictures. Check out ALL the Pics from today's event!

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