Taylorville Tornadoes Pigskin Preview 2016

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Pigskin Preview Team Capsule:

School:  Taylorville

Mascot: Tornadoes

Head Coach: Jeb Odam

Years at School: 7
Record at School: 38-32
Overall Record: 38-32

Assistant Coaches: Lee Mateer, Brian Blomquist, Caleb Worsham, Kyle Owens, Jeremy Alwerdt, Eric Wolf, Jason Handegan, Trevor Worsham, Ben Briggs, Dan McNeely, Brian Sample

Last Years Conference Record: 5-0

Last Years Overall Record: 11-1

Postseason: Quarterfinals

2015 Team Scoring Average: 30.5

2015 Team Yards Per Game Average: 362

2015 Team Yards Per Game Passing: 148

2015 Team Yards Per Game Rushing: 214

2015 Team Points Allowed Per Game: 13.1

2015 Team Yards Allowed Per Game: 235.7

2015 Team Yards Allowed Per Game Passing: 114.2

2015 Team Yards Allowed Per Game Rushing: 121.5

School Conference Championships: 2 in apollo

Biggest Rival Game Every Year: Mt Zion

Number of Players out this season: approximately 86 Freshman-Varsity

Number of returning letterman: 33

Number of returning starters: 9

Offense: 2

Defense: 7

Top Returnees from 2015:


OT Kyler Kersey 6-3 295 SR
OG Joe Fallin 6-0 225 JR


OLB Evan Champley 6-1 185 JR 116 Tackles, 7 Sacks
ILB Heath Fleming 5-10 185 SR 68 Tackles
Safety Parker Stokes 5-11 185 SR 101 Tackles, 3 INT
DE Gunder Reese  5-10 210 SR 88 Tackles, 7 Sacks
Who are the newcomers we should know about and why?

QB- Brandon Odam- cerebral qb with good fundamentals
WR- Justin Wright- most explosive kid
ILB- Kyle Woods- very violent tackler
What type of offense can we expect to see in 2016?
same as last year, take what the defense gives us

What type of defense can we expect to see in 2016?
Same as last year, be as aggressive as possible

What will your team do well?
play defense
Power and Counter

What are the questions marks for this team heading into the 2016 season?
Youth on Offense
Getting QB comfortable
solidify back end of defense

What’s something about this team worth noting?
Both sides of ball have chance to be statistically better than last years team

Head Coach Jeb Odam says:
Nothing fancy, try to be fundamentaly sound and be creative on both sides of the ball, including special teams.



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