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Conference: WIVC North Conference
Head Coach: Robbi Howard
Assistant Coaches: Brad Allen Kyle McCormick Mark O'Hara AJ Gand Trenton Lovekamp
2016 results: 5-5 (2-3 Western Illinois Valley North). The Tigers made the Class 3A state playoff field and lost to North Mac in opening round action.
2017 Beardstown Tigers schedule
1. Pleasant Hill (Home)
2. Carrollton (Away)
3. Brown County (Awya)
4. Mendon-Unity (Home)
5. Camp Point Central (Away)
6. Jacksonville Routt Catholic (Home)
7. Triopia (Away)
8. West Central (Winchester) (Away)
9. Greenfield Northwestern (Home)
Returning Offensive Starters
Brady O'Hara (RB) 5'10"-195 lbs - 2018
Cal O'Hara (OL) 6'4"-300 lbs - 2018
Drake Wrobleski (RB) 5'11" - 205 lbs. - 2018
Adam Kirchner (OL) 5'10" 270 lbs. - 2019
Sebastian Lopez (OL) 6'1" 205 lbs. - 2018
Yared Ruiz (OL) 5'7" 260 lbs. - 2018
Ike Riddle (QB/WR) 5'10" 160 lbs - 2018
Pascal Guilavogui (QB/RB/WR) 6'1" 185 lbs. - 2020
DJ McWilliams (WR) 5'8" 155 lbs - 2019
Returning Defensive Starters
Brady O'Hara - LB
Drake Wrobleski - LB
Chad Grimm (DL) 5'9" 200 lbs - 2019
DJ McWilliams - DB
Drew Drane 5'10" 170 lbs LB 2018
Pascal Guilavogui - DB
Ike Riddle - DB/LB
Newcomer to Watch
Clint Cooper LB - 2020
2017 Beardstown Tigers summer Camp/7on7 plans
Various 7 on 7 throughout summer
Did You Know That...Beardstown's best IHSA state playoff finish came back in 1978 as the Tigers lost in the Class 2A quarterfinals.
Top Impact Player for Beardstown in 2017? Senior RB/LB Brady O'Hara. O'Hara was one of the leading rushers in 2016 for the Tigers. Look for O'Hara to basically never leave the field in 2017.
Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Depth and overall numbers. Like most smaller enrollment schools the overall numbers remain an issue state-wide and the impact has never been felt more than in the 4A thru 1A levels.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Beardstown Tigers?
Beardstown and head coach Robbi Howard got off to a good start in Howard's first season in charge, leading the Tigers to the state playoffs in 2016. With a solid core of kids back for the 2017 season look for the Tigers to again make a push for the state playoffs.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Beardstown Tigers? 7-2/6-3