2012 JJHuddle Previews: Tiffin Columbian

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Tiffin Columbian Football

Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and more…


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2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews

Tiffin Columbian (10-3, Region 6 semifinalist)

High School Name: Columbian
High School City: Tiffin
Coach’s Name: Brian Colatruglio
Years at School (Career record): 2 (21-5)
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 10-3 (NOL- 3rd)
Last Winning Season: 2011
Division/Region: II-6

Key Returners:

*Jack Jacoby, 12, RB/LB, 6’1, 210, 1591 yds rushing, 25 TD’s, 96 tackles

*Ryan Lynch, 11, RB/LB, 5’11, 185, 569 yds rushing, 10 TD’s

*Jordan Dye, 12, WR/OLB, 5’11, 190, 32 catches 490 yds, 4 TD’s

*Chandler Hoover, 12, DE, 5’10, 220, 79 tackles, 5 sacks

*Alec Lucius, 12. OL/DE, 5’11, 230, starting guard

*Isiah Moore, 11, OL/DL, 6’3, 273, starting OT

Potential college prospects: 

Jack Jacoby 12
Isiah Moore 11

Noteworthy News: The Tornados have made the playoffs nine of the last 12 years and have reached the regional final in back-to-back seasons. Don’t be shocked to see them get that far again. Head coach Brian Colatruglio (21-5 in two years at TC) welcomes back eight starters on offense, including the team’s two leading rushers. Senior RB/LB Jack Jacoby (6-1, 210) returns as the workhorse after rushing for 1,591 yards and 25 TDs and making 96 tackles a year ago. Also back on offense are junior RB Ryan Lynch (5-11, 185/569 yards rushing, 10 TDs) and senior WR Jordan Dye (5-11, 190/32 rec., 490 yards receiving, four TDs). On the OL three starters return including Alec Lucius (5-11, 230, sr.) and Isiah Moore (6-3, 273, jr.). The strength of the defense will be up front where six starters are back. The concern is replacing the entire secondary.
   
Coach’s Quote: “We need to stay healthy on our o-line and develop our young secondary. If we do those things we expect to be in the race for a league championship and playoff berth. We have led or been tied two straight years going into the 4th quarter of the regional championship game to a team that won it all and the other ended up runner-up. We know that we are close and hope to get over the hump and continue our playoff success.”

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