Team Preview: Batavia

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School: Batavia

Mascot: Bulldogs

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 Lemont

vs Libertyville

vs Streamwood

@ Elgin

vs St. Charles East

@ Geneva

vs South Elgin

@ Larkin

@ 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

Multiple events

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

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