Coach: Phil Witker, second year
Last season: 2-8, 1-8 NWOAL
Returning letter winners: 11
Returning starters: Offense 6, defense 7
Schemes: Veer offense/4-2-5
Top players: Seniors Andrew Foore, 5-6, 151, RB-DB; Jacob Reisinger, 5-8, 195, OL-LB; Jordan Schnabel, 6-0, 140, WR-DB; Tony Veller, 6-2, 170, QB-DB; Trevor Prentice, 6-1, 170, K-P.
Outlook: The Bulldogs are among the teams in the NWOAL looking to show improvement from a challenging season.
Witker enters into his second season in charge and has a better handle on where the Bulldogs need to improve in order to be more competitive. It's a team that lacked experience a year ago, but hopes to lean on a solid core of players on offense and defense.
Foore, Reisinger, Veller, and Schnabel are being asked to take the lead role in turning things around. Foore rushed for a team-best 469 yards on 91 carries and scored six touchdowns.
"This team has been working very hard in hopes to get Swanton back to its winning traditions," Witker said.
2012 SWANTON SCHEDULE
Aug. 31-Patrick Henry
Sept. 7-at Wauseon
Sept. 14-at Montpelier
Sept. 28-Liberty Center
Oct. 5-at Evergreen
Oct. 12-at Delta
Oct. 26-Allen East