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Published: Monday, 8/26/2013 - Updated: 11 months ago

2013 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Swanton Bull Dogs

Northwest Ohio Athletic League

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Row 1: Ben Hamby, Grant Rossbach, Connor Williams, Tyler Swartz, JD Sanderson, Brady Harlett, Mark Harris, Brandon Reed, Adam Burke

Row 2: Thomas Bryant, Nick Conrad, Jake Timpe, Matt Rainey, Clayton Ringle, Dylan Sanderson, Colton Lucio, Jack Waldron, Travis Thompson

Row 3: Austin Jones, Anthony Westfall, Dean Sego, Owen Dodd, Chance Veller, Jordan Nyler, Robbie Gilsdorf, Justin Timpe, Caleb Brown, Nick Sienkiewicz

Row 4: JD Reisinger, Derric Mersereau, Antonio Cervantes, Bryce McComb, Daniel Marks, Hunter Schad, Chase Fetterman, Tylor Prentice, Anthony McCaw

Row 5: Zack Nowakowski, Nick Koback, Keaton Davis, Tanner Prentice, Zack Djiengelewski, Aaron Hazlett, Ben Burke, Johnny Shanks, Gunner Oaks

Row 6: Nick Rainey, Tyler Houston, Evan Lutz, Christian Aumiller, Conner Yaney, Chase Avalos, Noah Johnston

Row 7: Caitlyn LeFever, coaches Ric Roach, Dryel Williams, Dennis Djiengelewski, head coach Phil Witker, Scott Floyd, Nate Keller, Bill Boyer, Justin Reckner

 

ABOUT THE TEAM

Coach: Phil Witker, third year

Last season: 0-10, 0-8 NWOAL

Returning letter winners: 11

Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 7

Schemes: Veer offense/‚Äč4-2-5

Top players: Seniors Mark Harris, 5-9, 211, RB-LB; Conner Williams, 6-0, 200, OL-DL; Brady Harlett, 5-9, 180, WR-DB; Tylor Swartz, 5-8, 165, WR-DB; J.D. Sanderson, 6-1, 195, OL-DE. Juniors Anthony Reyes, 6-0, 180, OL-DL; Sophomores Robbie Gilsdorf, 5-9, 144, RB-DB; Bryce McComb, 6-1, 153, QB-DB.

Outlook: Witker believes he has the Bulldogs heading in the right direction. The 54 players are the largest turnout during his tenure.

Harris, Williams, Harlett, Reyes and Sanderson are among a group of returning letter winners who are capable of leading the Bulldogs.

"Hopefully, we'll be competitive on Friday nights," Witaker said.

At quarterback, the Bulldogs are turning to McComb, a strong-armed sophomore. Witaker believes Gilsdorf, another sophomore, also has a chance to help the Bulldogs improve this season.

 

SWANTON SCHEDULE

Aug. 30-at Springfield

Sep. 6-at Patrick Henry

Sep. 13-Wauseon

Sep. 20-Montpelier

Sep. 27-at Archbold

Oct. 4-at Liberty Center

Oct. 11-Evergreen

Oct. 18-Delta

Oct. 25-at Bryan

Nov. 1-Grandview Heights



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