Toledo Christian seniors: front row, from left, Luke Barney, Robert Phelps, Brian Freeman and Tevin Williams; back row from left, Josh Walton, Isaac Barringer, Aaron Ward and Josh Winzeler
The Blade/Andy Morrison
Coach: Scott Gibson, second year
Last season: 2-8, 1-6 TAAC
Returning letter winners: 9
Returning starters: offense 6, defense 5
Top players: Seniors Isaac Barringer, 6-4, 260, OT-LB; Josh Winzeler, 6-3, 200, QB-S; Brian Freeman, 5-10, 220, TE-LB; Tevin Williams, 5-10, 155, WR-DB; Aaron Ward, 6-3, 305, OL-DL; Robert Phelps, 5-9, 185, OL-DL. Sophomore Brett Freeman, 5-10, 204, RB-LB.
Outlook: The Eagles expect to climb a bit in the TAAC standings, but are young and inexperienced overall, and will rely heavily on what Gibson expects to be an improved defense. TC was picked to place fourth in the TAAC. Barringer had 83 tackles a year ago, and Winzeler topped the TAAC with 1,779 passing yards, and threw 13 TDs. Williams rushed for 527 yards and 7 TDs, plus caught 24 passes for 333 yards.
"Although we're young, we're faster than last year and we will improve upon last year's defensive play," Gibson said. "We're optimistic about our chances to win the TAAC, provided we stay healthy."
2012 TOLEDO CHRISTIAN SCHEDULE
Aug. 24-Delta at Springfield
Aug. 31-at Woodward
Sep. 7-Fort Loramie at Central Catholic
Sep. 14-Hilltop at Central Catholic
Sep. 21-Cardinal Stritch at Perrysburg
Sep. 28-at Danbury
Oct. 5-at Gibsonburg
Oct. 12-Northwood at Perrysburg
Oct. 19-Edon at Springfield
Oct. 26-at Ottawa Hills