Outlook: Record-setting linebacker Mason Garber headlines a formidable lineup of mostly returning starters. Second-year coach TJ Powers likes what he sees from his team and anticipates Arcanum vying for a CCC title and a playoff spot.
High School: Arcanum Trojans
Division this season: VI
Division last season: VI
League/conference: Cross County Conference.
Home stadium/field: Arcanum Stadium.
Head coach: TJ Powers, second year at school, will be seventh year as head coach (five years at Greenville); 25- 35 career record; 2008 AP Southwest District Division II Coach of the year, 2008-09 Darke County Daily Advocate Male Sports Coach of the Year.
Assistant coaches: John Shutts, Doug Morris, Theo Whitaker, Zach Gueth, Zach Melling.
2012 record: 3-7 overall; 2-6 CCC.
2012 highlight(s)/notable achievement(s): Mason Garber set school record with total tackles (111), also first team All-CCC, second team All-Southwest District, and Darke County Defensive Player of the Year. Austin Ripple second team All-CCC at WR.
5 key returners:
Mason Garber, 6-1, 185, LB/RB, Punter, sr.
Brad Byers, 5-11, 180, LB/RB, sr.
Austin Ripple, 5-7, 145, DB/WR, sr.
Chase Gostomsky, 5-9, 170, NT/OL, sr.
Jared Hofacker, 6-0, 205, DT/Center, sr.
Daniel O’Donnell, 6-0, 155, QB, so.
Jordan Dubbs, 5-10, 175, DB/RB, so.
Cole Burrell, 5-9, 150, DB/WR, so.
Salton Lindemuth, 5-10, 160, DB/WR, Kicker, jr.
Campbell Gostmosky, 6-1, 210, DL/OL, fr.
Coach’s comments: We have eight starters or lettermen (key replacements) back on offense and defense. We are still a young team with good numbers in our 9th and 10th grade classes. We look for much improvement from last year as the guys have picked up the system quite well. We are farther along than I thought we would be at this point heading into mandatory practice. Our team has great chemistry and the leadership is improving. We are excited about our 2013 Arcanum Trojans football team.
8/13 DAYTON CHRISTIAN (Scrimmage), 5 PM
8/23 @ TROY CHRISTIAN (Scrimmage), 7 PM
8/30 PREBLE SHAWNEE, 7:30 PM
9/6 COVINGTON, 7:30 PM
9/13 @ TRI-COUNTY NORTH, 7:30 PM
9/20 MIAMI EAST, 7:30 PM
9/27 @ TWIN VALLEY SOUTH, 7:30 PM
10/4 NATIONAL TRAIL, 7:30 PM
10/11 @ ANSONIA, 7:30 PM
10/18 @ BRADFORD, 7:30 PM
10/25 MISSISSINAWA VALLEY, 7:30 PM
11/1 @ BETHEL, 7:30 PM