Caro Tigers – 2016 Preview


The Tigers started off the season 1-0 last year but weren’t able to win another game the rest of ’15.  This year, Caro is inspired to turn things around and the numbers in the program are the best that they have been in a while, generating a sense of hope and hunger for this season.  The Tigers have their sights set on their first winning season since 2010.

Last Playoff Appearance

Head Coach
Todd Topham – 4th Season

Assistant Coaching Staff
Alan Boydston, Mike Joslyn, Shawn Petri, Jake Hall, Chad Zimmerman

Returning Starters On Offense/Defense

Key Returning Players (Position)
Michael Graves RB/SEC
Nolan Hornbacher WR/SEC
Deven Hodder QB/SEC
Jordan Waggoner RB/LB
Trent Petri RB/SEC
Keaton Zimmerman RB/SEC
Michael Hobson RB/DE
Hunter Vandecar RB/SEC
Jacob Topham OL/LB
Lorenz Licudine OL/LB
Korry Anderson OL/DT
Sam Ingram OL/DT
Connor Langenburg TE/DE
Kyle Fetting TE/DE

Fresh Faces Expected To Contribute This Year (Position)
Grant Goodchild QB/SEC
Bodie Breitbach OL/LB
Aaron Alhaj OL/DE
DJ Deniels RB/SEC
Ryan Giddings OL/DT

Position Unit(s) Of Strength This Year
They return their QB, both Wingbacks, Split End, and 3 of the 5 lineman on offense and 8 on defense. Our players have had a great summer of workouts and camps. Their knowledge of the offense and defense in much greater than in previous years.

Key Contributors Lost To Graduation
Matt Bringard OL/LB
Noah Carr RB/LB
Tyler Deming TE/DE
Zeke Coyer WR/SEC

Coach Topham had this to say about the upcoming season – We play in a very tough league! Our goal is to be competitive in every game we play this year. We have had a problem with numbers in the past but this year we will have 32 on Varsity. With depth & talent we look forward to compete each week of our schedule. These kids are hungry to play well and win.

Caro Tigers – 2016 Schedule

Reese RocketsCaro Tigers
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Birch Run PanthersCaro Tigers
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LakeVille FalconsCaro Tigers
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Garber DukesCaro Tigers
Caro TigersFrankenmuth Eagles
Caro TigersCass City Redhawks
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