Entering head coach John Miller’s fifth year, the Eagles are 27-14
over the last four seasons and earned the school’s lone playoff berth in
2007. Another postseason appearance could be in the cards. The Eagles offense is explosive.
2009 Record: 6-4
* Players to Watch – RB/DB Graham Miller (5-11, 195, Sr.); QB Nick Rightnowar (6-0, 165, Sr.); WR/LB David Westmeyer (6-1, 180, Sr.); WR/DB Zach Brumbaugh (6-0, 165, Sr.); WR/DB Sam Ivan (5-9, 155, Sr.); OL/LB Luke Sims (6-0, 185, Sr.); LB Spencer Clark (5-10, 175, Sr.); OL Ethan Wotring (5-10, 195, Jr.)
* Outlook – Entering head coach John Miller’s fifth year, the Eagles are 27-14 over the last four seasons and earned the school’s lone playoff berth in 2007.
Another postseason appearance could be in the cards.
“The upcoming season is very promising for the Eagle football program,” Miller said. “We have a talented group of seniors that have a lot of experience. Most of them have started or seen significant playing time since their sophomore seasons. They will challenge for the (Toledo Area Athletic Conference) title this season as their experience and athletic skills come together.”
Offensively the Eagles have a seasoned and skilled unit.
Rightnowar, the reigning TAAC Offensive POY, has thrown for over 4,000 career yards and 48 TDs. Last year alone he completed 163-of-255 attempts for 2,200 yards, 27 TDs and 11 interceptions.
Graham Miller is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and has averaged 6.4 and 7.6 yards per carry, respectively, the last two years. He had 15 TDs last season after scoring 10 as a sophomore.
Westmeyer had 38 recpetions for 666 yards and nine TDs last year, after catching 30 passes for 493 yards and four TDs as a sophomore.
Brumbaugh and Ivan are capable receivers as well. Brumbaugh is coming off a season in which he had 26 receptions for 495 yards and nine TDs. Ivan caught 44 passes last year for 463 yards and four TDs.
“This same group was able to put up some great numbers on the offensive side of the ball last year and the expectations from both the players and coaches is to do the same this year,” Miller said. “We need to balance the team with a good defense and special teams. Defensively we need to be focused on the fundamentals and play tough football. We also need to fill a huge hole in our special teams after graduating a four year starter and all-state selection kicker.”
* Schedule – TC will find out how good it is early with non-league games against Ada and Fort Loramie, both of which were regional finalists last year. Season ending games against Northwood and Ottawa Hills will likely decide the TAAC title.
9/3 @ HOLGATE
9/10 FORT LORAMIE
9/17 @ ADA
9/24 HILLTOP (WEST UNITY)
10/1 @ CARDINAL STRITCH (OREGON)
10/15 @ DANBURY (LAKESIDE)
10/22 @ NORTHWOOD
10/29 OTTAWA HILLS (TOLEDO)