Monday, Jun 18, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

High School


Toledo Christian Eagles

Toledo Area Athletic Conference


2013 Toledo Christian Eagles

The Blade/Katie Rausch
Enlarge | Buy This Image

Row 1: Jeremiah Lewis, Gabe Bigelow, Caleb Wells, Mike Norman, Brandon Eldred, Caleb Wotring, Matt Brumbaugh, Kyle Kempton, Brett Freeman

Row 2: Larry Burkhardt, Ted Watts, John Hunter, Caleb Johnson, Jeff Lewis, Tony Hunter, Josh Graham, Michael Geis Taylor Weghorst

Row 3: Austin Miller, Nate Ward, Kyle Brindley, Noah Harter, Austin Ritsema, Doug Rhine, Carson Valigasky, Isaac Urban, Adam Meiring

Row 4: Athletic trainer Derek Koester, Don Dressel, Brett Brumbaugh, Gary Jennings, head coach Craig Willis, Andrew Skeels, Eli Rhine, Mike Geis



Coach: Craig Willis, first year

Last season: 4-6, 3-4 TAAC

Returning letter winners: 13

Returning starters: Offense 7, defense 5

Schemes: Spread/​4-3

Top players: Seniors Austin Salsbury, 6-2, 175, WR-DB; Branden Eldred, 5-10, 170, WR. Juniors Caleb Wotring, 5-10, 165, RB-DB; Brett Freeman, 6-0, 200, QB-LB; Matt Brunbaugh, 6-0, 165, WR. Sophomores Caleb Johnson, 5-9, 190, OL-LB; Noah Harder, 5-10, 190, OL-LB.

Outlook: With Willis taking over just before two-a-days, the Eagles will have to adjust quickly to new leadership. Former coach Scott Gibson stepped down after an administrative promotion. But the schemes will not change, the rest of the staff is in place, and starters return in 12 positions.

Only two of the 30 players are seniors, and the Eagles are small overall. But they expect to be solid at the skill positions, and the offensive line should also be a strength.

“We had a good core of guys working this offseason,” Willis said. “This year we will depend on our two seniors for leadership, and our young guys to step up.”



Aug. 30-at Delta

Sep. 7-Woodward at Bowsher

Sep. 13-at Hopewell-Loudon

Sep. 20-at Hilltop

Sep. 27-Cardinal Stritch at Clay

Oct. 4-Danbury at Perrysburg

Oct. 11-Gibsonburg at Springfield

Oct. 18-at Northwood

Oct. 25-at Edon

Oct. 31-Ottawa Hills at Springfield

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…