Meet the 2012 Mercer County Golden Eagles


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Posted Online: Nov. 22, 2012, 5:27 pm
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The 2012 Mercer County High School football team is making history as the first in the consolidated school district's history to play in the IHSA Class 2A State Finals in Champaign. Here are the players and coaches who have been a part of the Golden Eagles' 13-0 season, which concludes today at 1 p.m. against Belleville Althoff (10-3) at Memorial Stadium:

Seniors: Logan Snyder (RB/LB), Jesse Snyder (RB/LB), Tanner Matlick (QB/DB), Payton Holmes (WR/DB/KR), Bryce Skiles (RB/DB), Austin Rooth (WR/DB), Caleb King (RB/LB), Devin Morford (TE/LB), Nathan Fippinger (RB/DB), Zach Nelson (RB/LB), Jon Ricke (TE/DL), Brandon Schroeder (OL/DL), Matt Zimmerman (OL/DL), Tim Willet (OL/DL), Landon McIntosh (OL/DL), Brad Sabel (OL/DL).

Juniors: Tyson Nylin (WR/DB/KR), Preston Adams (WR/DB), Tyson Russell (RB/LB), Cole Peterson (WR/DB), Brody Lloyd (WR/DB), Chris Neeld (TE/LB), Buddy Shaw (OL/DL), Zeke Snyder (RB/LB), Bobby Lincoln (OL/DL), Hank Connor (OL/LB), Daryl Steinbeck (OL/DL), Alex Kisner (OL/DL), Ben Stevens (OL/DL), A.J. Line (WR/DB).

Sophomores: Curtis Van Winkle (RB/DB), Adam Huffstuttler (QB/DB), Blake Russell (WR/DB), Ben Fippinger (WR/DB), Drake Stim (WR/DB), Mark VanderHeyden (RB/LB), Tristen Finch (RB/DB), Kale Moreland (TE/LB), Matt Weeks (RB/LB), Mason Weeks (OL/LB), Shabie Dudley (OL/DL), Teryima Manta (PK), Tony Nylin (OL/DL), Michael Zug (OL/DL), Zach LeHew (OL/LB), Will Drowns (OL/DL), Dalton Murphy (OL/DL), Carl Dennison (OL/DL), Chase Nelson (OL/LB), Dalton Howard (TE/DL).

Freshmen: Spencer Wood (QB/DB), Lucas Mohrer (WR/DB), Logan Welch (RB/LB), Ty Taylor (WR/DB), Ashton Klingaman (QB/DB), Corey Cox (TE/DL), Quinton Ball (OL/DL), Cody Blaser (OL/DL), Tanner Heath (OL/DL), Jordan Monson (OL/LB), Alex Brown (OL/LB), Cole Thomas (OL/DL), Zach Stubbs (OL/DL).

Captains: Matlick, King, Zimmerman, Ricke. Head coach: Nat Zunkel (4th year; 41-6 at Mercer County, 43-13 career). Assistants: Brian Dennison, Brian Adams, Eric Russell, Bill Osmun, Dustin Murray, Austin Skiles, Luke Boucher, Andy Russell, Dennis Runbom, Ryan Koresko, Jeremy Finch. Trainers: Monica Dennison, Johnny Swanson.


















 



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