2013 Gibsonburg Golden Bears
Row 1: Alex Garcia, Sam Kohler, Adam Copley, Jacob Auld, Matt Lutzmann, Isaih Arriaga
Row 2: Tyler Hovis, A.J. Blausey, Matt Tille, Brandon Campbell, Derek Angelone, Bryce Wright, Alex Vargo
Row 3: Skyler Shively, Erik Jahna, Marcus Tille, Alex Lejeune, Troy Ickes, Julian Arriaga, Adam Perez, Josh Dyer
Row 4: Jacob Blausey, Griffin Geary, Wesley Campbell, Damien Schmeltz, Dylan Maynard, Billy Ruth
Row 5: Kane Gomez, Isaiah Jones, Austin Durnwald, Ian Taylor, Trent Hovis, Tate Carnicom, Hoah Krotzer, Nate Stricker
Row 6: Reyna Rupke, Cole White, Jon Auld, Isaak Arriaga, Brian Milton, Cody Bauer, Mason Tille, Mitch Tille, Jasmine Reineck
Row 7: Coaches Steve Hankish, Bob Kelley, Zack Hawkins, Ron Bencivengo, Mike Reser, head coach Steve Reser, Matt Tille, Ben Hobbs, Jordan Wolpert
ABOUT THE TEAM
Coach: Steve Reser, fourth year
Last season: 4-6, 4-3 TAAC
Returning letter winners: 15
Returning starters: Offense 5, defense 5
Top players: Seniors Jacob Auld, 6-2, 190, OL-DL; Isaih Arriaga, 5-7, 150, WR-DB. Juniors Matt Tille, 5-11, 185, QB; Derek Angelone, 6-1, 165, WR-LB; Tyler Hovis, 5-9, 190, OL-LB; A.J. Blausey, 5-8, 180, RB-LB.
Outlook: The Golden Bears made a solid charge late last season, winning four of their final five games after an 0-5 start. Many of the key figures in that run are back. But, only six of the 38 players are seniors, and the chief concern is inexperience on the offensive line.
Gibsonburg will rely heavily on its offensive skill personnel, led by Tille, who topped the TAAC in rushing in 2012 with 878 yards, and scored 13 touchdowns. He also completed 73 of 179 passes for 951 yards and 12 TDs. Angelone had 31 catches for 410 yards, Isaih contributed seven TDs, and Blausey rushed for 286 yards.
“We need to put a good offensive line out on the field,” Reser said. “We need to put the pieces in the right places to finish that puzzle. We have potential. We need to win a couple nonleague games to prepare for the TAAC schedule.”
Aug. 30-at Elmwood
Sep. 14-at Fremont St. Joseph
Sep. 20-at Ottawa Hills
Oct. 4-Cardinal Stritch
Oct. 11-at Toledo Christian
Oct. 18-at Hilltop