FROM LEFT: Row 1: Manager Isaiah Gomez, manager Brooks Miller, CJ Gladieux, Dylan Lantz, Jay Miller, Darian Sauder, Tyson Lersch, Levi Gerig, Zach Zimmerman, Tyson Dietrich, Justice Zimmerman, manager Mason Miller, manager Ian Gericke Row 2: Preston Klopfenstein, Stephan Manahan, Damian Short, Lee Klinger, Lincoln Parsley, Evan Wyse, Jase Grosjean, Jacob Reyes, Aaron Schmucker, Quinton Ranzau, Travis Jaramillo, Isaac Burkholder Row 3: Ethan Warncke, Hayden Galvin, Levi Wyse, Nathaniel Ballmer, Justin Lovejoy, Skylar Gericke, CJ Brubaker, Blake Baden, Aaron Zimmerman, Matt Petersen, Logan Baynes, Brandon Goering Row 4: Lukas Rodriguez, Will Collins, Nick Wyse, Mitchell Hogrefe, Jacob Rodriguez, Alex Weaver, Isaac Peterson, Derek Humbert, Seth Mayer, Graeme Short, Zach Belknap Row 5: Lathon Babcock, Lukas Rufenacht, Oran Humbert, Garrett Grime, Derek Walker, Collin King, Ben Bucklew, Benny Gomez Row 6: Coaches - Jack Downey, Brett Cordy, Cody Ruffer, head coach Bryan Miller, Andy Bentley, Jonathan Fether, Todd Ranzau, Ryan Sell
Last season: 7-3, 5-3 NWOAL
Returning letter winners: 18
Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 5
Top players: Seniors Tyson Dietrich, 6-3, 210, WR-DE; Jay Miller, 6-0, 170, WR-DB; Tyson Lersch, 5-10, 170, WR-LB; Darin Sauder, 5-10, 180, OL-DL; Zach Zimmerman, 6-2, 230, OL-DL; Dylan Lantz, 5-9, 185, OL-DE. Juniors Evan Wyse, 5-11, 180, QB-LB; Lee Klinger, 5-10, 250, OL-DL.
Outlook: The Blue Streaks figure as one of the frontrunners to win the NWOAL championship.
With a roster that includes 18 returning letter winners, they're an experienced team. Archbold presents good all-around size, speed and experience. Miller is working with a group led by nine experienced seniors.
Evan Wyse returns as one of the top offensive threats in the league. He passed for a league-best 1,626 yards after completing 113 of 176 pass attempts. He also rushed for 634 yards on 97 carries, and scored a team-leading 10 touchdowns. Dietrich completed 43 of 73 passes for 529 yards.
"We've had another strong summer in the weight room," said Miller, whose record is 24-8 in three seasons. "Our kids have put in a lot of time and effort and are highly motivated. We have a lot of potential. As always, we will need to stay healthy and must have young guys step into their new varsity roles."
2012 ARCHBOLD SCHEDULE
Aug. 31-at Bryan
Sept. 7-at Fairview
Sept. 21-at Swanton
Sept. 28 Montpelier
Oct. 12-at Patrick Henry
Oct. 26-at Liberty Center