Team Preview: Byron Tigers

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School: Byron

Mascot: Tigers

Conference: Big Northern Conference

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Head Coach: Jeff Boyer

Assistant Coaches: Sean Considine, Brad Miller, Eric Yerly, Ray Bielskis, Scott Spahr, Terry Jenkins, David Norris, Andy Donaldson

2016 results: 10-1 (8-0 Big Northern). The Tigers made the Class 3A state playoffs, defeated Eureka then lost to Wilmington.

2017 Byron Tigers schedule

Burlington Central

@ Rockford Lutheran

Stillman Valley

@ North Boone

Rock Falls

@ Oregon

Mendota

Rockford Christian

@ Winnebago

Returning Offensive Starters

1 Bielskis, Nolan 12 RB/S 6'1" 170

56 McCoy, Gunnar 12 OL/DL 6'2" 250

66 Corkran, Raymond 12 OL/DL 6'1" 265

88 Perket, John 12 TE/DL 6'3" 215

Returning Defensive Starters

1 Bielskis, Nolan 12 RB/S 6'1" 170

24 Criscione, Michael 12 RB/LB 5'10" 170

56 McCoy, Gunnar 12 OL/DL 6'2" 250

88 Perket, John 12 TE/DL 6'3" 215

Newcomers to Watch

15 Rico, Pauly 12 QB 6'4" 175

25 Jancek, Hayden 11 TE/DL 6'3" 180

55 Hull, Austin 11 OL/LB 5'11" 175

79 Christian, Dawson 11 OL/DL 6' 250

8 Ingram, Colton 11 QB/LB 6'2" 170

19 Messling, Ricky 11 RB/LB 5'9" 170

37 Camling, Tyler 11 RB/LB 6' 160

77 Elsbury, Tyler 10 OL/DL 6'5" 250

2017 Byron Tigers summer Camp/7on7 plans

Pontiac 7 on 7

Byron 7 on 7

Battle of the Big Butts - Aurora West HS

Byron Football Camp

Did You Know That...Byron won the 1999 Class 3A state football title?

Top Impact Player for Byron in 2017? Senior RB/LB Nolan Bielskis will be asked to carry the load on offense for the Tigers while also being a leader on the defensive side of the football as well.

Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Tigers get past some of the many heavyweight programs in it's side of the Class 3A state playoff bracket? No one who's located in the Northern part of the 3A bracket would ever be against seeding the 3A bracket from 1-32 and that includes Byron.

EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Byron Tigers?

Byron has remained one of the most consistent winner in Class 3A along with the Big Northern conference. While the Tigers will need to reload a bit this fall, talent has never been in shortage at Byron and expect the Tigers to again be at the top of the conference and beyond in 2017.

EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Byron Tigers? 8-1/7-2

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