FROM LEFT: Row 1: Chaz Schmidt, Trevor Prentice, Jake Reisinger, Tony Veller, Jacob Cessna, Brandon Kimbrell, Andrew Foore, Jacob Stinson, Michael Kazmierczak, Aaron Brown, Jordan Schnabel, Spud Eitnear Row 2: Grant Rossbach, JD Sanderson, Adam Burke, Troy Houston, Connor Williams, Matt Zahner, Tylor Swartz, Brady Harlett, Ike Niedzwiecki Row 3: Travis Thompson, Dylan Sanderson, Matt Rainey, Thomas Bryant, Colton Lucio, Clayton Ringle, Justin Timpe, Robbie Gilsdorf, Bryce McComb Row 4: Chase Fetterman, JD Reisinger, Chance Veller, Dean Sego, Owen Dodd, Jordan Nyler, Anthony McCaw, Hunter Schad, Sam Incorvaia Row 5: Antonio Cervantes, Matt Wiebeck, Nick Wiebeck, Daniel Marks, Caleb Brown, Sam Williams, Austin Jones, Lane Doren Row 6: Coaches - Sean McKenzie, Dave Daughtery, Bill Boyer, head coach Phil Witker, Dryel Williams, Justin Reckner, Cole Doren, Nate Keller
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