K Jordan Beighle (5-7, 160, Sr.), RB/DB John Krall (5-10, 185, Sr.), RB/LB Kyle Corbin (6-1, 205, Sr.), RB/LB Dustin Colbert (6-0, 185, Sr.), OG/DL Matt Catron (6-1, 215, Sr.), OT/DL Greg Gatchell (6-3, 230, Sr.), QB/DB Wes Marsh (5-10, 170, Jr.), QB/DB T.J. Smith (5-11, 170, Jr.), RB/DB Allen Comer (5-7, 140, Jr.), RB/DB Camden Sauls (5-8, 160, Jr.)
2006 Record: 9-2, 5-0 Central Buckeye Conference, Kenton Trail Division champs; lost to St. Marys Memorial, 21-14, in regional
Finding a new signal caller will be Burbacher’s first matter at hand. The legendary coach said both will see PT on the field, but settling on one instead of implementing a QB by committee type of atmosphere could be beneficial for the Devils.
Although both slingers are young in terms of playing time, whichever player is on the field will be part of a decent offensive nucleus.
“We return a center, guard, tackle, tight end and a running back, so we’ve at least got something to work with,” Burbacher related. “Our overall lack of depth could be somewhat of a problem. We only have 45-50 players in the program right now. We also only have an X number of Friday night players in this group (in terms of experience). However, our senior class is a strength in terms of leadership. We don’t have a QB in that group, but the two juniors (Marsh and Smith) are battling for the job. Both players will see action on the field.”
Since 1989, Burbacher has built a very solid program that has experienced success rather often, especially the past few seasons. The Red Devil coach said his team is eyeing another successful year.
“The last couple of years, this group has had success. The senior class has qualified for the playoffs the past two years. This group has been through a lot and knows how to win. We are looking to be competitive with our schedule this year, but sometimes qualifying for the playoffs is difficult.
“We just have to make sure we win enough games to make the playoffs. I don’t know what the magic number is, but that will take care of itself if we win.
We are expecting to play well, compete for the playoffs and compete in our league. Bellefontaine is probably the team to beat, but we’ll give it a go.”
Tipp City Tippecanoe
|8/24/2007||St. Paris Graham Local||III|
|9/14/2007||@ Lewistown Indian Lake||III|
|9/21/2007||Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan||IV|
|10/12/2007||@ New Carlisle Tecumseh||II|
|10/19/2007||@ Springfield Kenton Ridge||III|