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COACH: Larry Gartrell (18th year, 99-85 record).

LAST YEAR: 7-4, 3-2 Northern League.

RETURNING STARTERS: Tristan Berringer (Jr., LB, 6-0, 185), Andrew Campbell (Sr., OL/DL, 6-4, 200), Kody Dotson (Sr., TE, 6-2, 190), Quinton Elkins (Jr., TE, 5-11, 175), B.J. Jensen (Jr., RB/DB, 5-7, 155), Tristan Lyle (Sr., QB, 6-1, 160), Christian Mickey (Sr., RB/DB, 5-11, 180), Joe Ramey (Sr., RB/DB, 5-10, 170), Jesse Tallman (Sr., OL/DL, 6-2, 230).

OTHERS TO WATCH: Coltin Brink (Sr., RB, 5-9, 155), Wesley Brow (So., DL, 5-11, 190), Ryan True (So., RB, 5-10, 150).

COLLEGE PROSPECTS: Mickey, Ramey, Tallman.

MUST-SEE GAME: Oct. 11 vs. Holy Family.

STRENGTHS: The offensive backfield is abundant with playmakers, which is key considering everything the Tigers do is predicated on the running game. These athletes double as defensive backs.

WEAKNESSES: While the Tigers should be able to roll out a strong starting lineup on each side, depth is a concern. In addition, the lack of a true home field to start the season will be, at the very least, a hassle.

SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 — at Mitchell, Garry Berry Stadium, 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 — BERTHOUD, Mead High School, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13 — SKYLINE, Mead High School, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 — at Mead, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27 — NORTHRIDGE, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4 — at Frederick*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11 — HOLY FAMILY*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 19 — at Denver North*, All City Stadium, 4 p.m.

Oct. 25 — at Thomas Jefferson*, All City Stadium, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1 — CENTAURUS*, 7 p.m.

Note: Home games uppercase (first two at Mead while field is repaired). Asterisk indicates 3A Northern League game.

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