Team Preview: Columbia

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School: Columbia

Mascot: Eagles

Conference: Cahokia

Team Twitter: @bluepridefb1

Head Coach: Scott Horner

Assistant Coaches: Scott Germain-D Coordinator Brian Bidlack-O/D Line Matt Kendall-Special Team/JV-Frosh Head Coach Kyle Stumpf-Assistant JV/Frosh Ron Hunsaker-Volunteer

2016 results: 10-1 (6-0 CahokiaConference). The Eagles made the 2016 Class 4A playoff field, defeated Greenville then lost to Canton.

2017 Columbia Eagles schedule

Friday Aug. 25 Morton High School Columbia High School 7:00PM

Friday Sep. 01 @ Waterloo Waterloo 7:00PM

Friday Sep. 08 Salem High School Columbia High School 7:00PM

Friday Sep. 15 Wesclin Columbia High School 7:00PM

Friday Sep. 22 @ Carlyle High School Carlyle High School 7:00PM

Friday Sep. 29 @ Freeburg Freeburg 7:00PM

Friday Oct. 06 Central Columbia High School 7:00PM

Friday Oct. 13 @ Red Bud Red Bud 7:00PM

Friday Oct. 20 @ Jerseyville Jerseyville High School 7:00PM

Returning Offensive Starters

Colton Byrd RB 5-9 210 2018

Jordan Holmes WR 5-11 170 2018

Jared Germain WR 5-6 130 2018

Mitch Huebner OT 6' 205 2018

Blake Wagner OG 5-9 210 2019

Mitch Daniels WR 6' 200 2018

Returning Defensive Starters

Colton Byrd LB 5-9 210 2018

Jordan Holmes DB 5-11 170 2018

Cole Khoury DE 6-6 225 2019

Blake Wagner OG 5-9 210 2019

Mitch Daniels WR 6' 200 2018

Dylan Hildebrand LB 5-11 175 2018

Shane Wilhelm DB 5-11 175 2019

Newcomers to Watch

Shane Wilhelm QB 5-11 175 2019

Sam Horner WR 5-11 160 2020

Donovan Bieber RB 5-10 160 2020

Matt Muehlher DE 6-2 200 2019

2017 Columbia Eagles summer Camp/7on7 plans


Top Impact Player for Columbia in 2017? Take your pick with either senior RB/LB Colton Byrd or senior WR/DB Jordan Holmes. Both Byrd and Holmes are coming off a strong 2016 junior season and both players will play huge roles on both sides of the football this fall.

Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Eagles develop enough depth along with find a few important answers at key spots (QB/OL) this summer?

EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Columbia Eagles?

The Eagles and head coach Scott Horner are coming off a 10-1 season last year and bring back several keys from that team especially in the offensive skills department. Columbia has also made the state playoffs in every season since 2011 under Scott Horner and I don't expect that playoff streak to be snapped anytime soon.

EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Columbia Eagles? 9-0/8-1

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