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Conference: Upstate 8 River Conference
Team Twitter: @Bataviafootball
Head Coach: Dennis Piron
Assistant Coaches: Matt Holm, Billy Colamatteo, Sean Anderson, PJ White, Dan Cadena, Adam Lester, Steve Bailey, Alvin Cole, Shane Holt
2016 results: 8-3 (4-2 Upstate 8 River). The Bulldogs made the 7A state playoff field, defeated McHenry and lost to Jacobs.
2017 Batavia Bulldogs schedule
Niles North @ St Rita
vs St. Charles East
vs South Elgin
@ St. Charles North
Returning Offensive Starters
RB Reggie Phillips 5-foot-9, 160 pounds 2018
OT Nolan Eike 6-foot-6, 295 pounds 2018
OG Chris Monroe 6-foot-3, 250 pounds 2018
WR Tom Stuttle 5-foot-11, 170 pounds 2018
ATH Jared Marton 5-foot-10, 160 pounds 2018
QB Riley Cooper 5-foot-11, 165 pounds 2018
Returning Defensive Starters
SS Michael Niemiec 6-foot-1, 190 pounds 2018
DT Max McFadden 5-foot-10, 230 pounds 2018
SS Andrew Heinz 6-foot-3, 195 pounds 2018
LB Michael Jansey 6-foot-2, 210 pounds 2019
LB Luke Weerts 6-foot-2, 230 pounds 2019
Newcomers to Watch
WR Eric Peterson 2018
RB Elijah Green 2018
TE Collin Richter 2018
DB John Golden 2018
DL Michael Bautch 2018
DB/K Jack Carlson 2019
2017 Batavia Bulldogs summer Camp/7on7 plans
Did You Know That...Batavia head coach Dennis Piron has led the Bulldogs to the state playoffs in every season since he's been in charge of the Bulldogs program?
Top Impact Player for Batavia in 2017? Senior OT Nolan Eike. Eike, who is verbally committed to Central Michigan is a multi-year starter and leader on and off the field for Batavia..
Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Bulldogs get back to making a deep run in the post-season in 2017? Batavia brings back yet another loaded team this fall, yet the Upstate 8 River will be as loaded s ever at the top. Just getting out of the conference with a winning record is an accomplishment these days.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Batavia Bulldogs?
Batavia has simply been one of the top winningest programs in Chicagoland over the past 5-7 seasons and I don't expect that to change anytime soon. The last hurrah in 2017 for Batavia in the Upstate 8 conference should be another wild race and I fully expect Batavia to be in the hunt all season long and beyond.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Batavia Bulldogs? 7-2/6-3