8th Grade
football

Left to Right: Row 1: Josh Reichert, Jose Sanchez, Nicholas Kraner, Trey Laudick, Jacob Druckemiller, Kody Kline Row 2: Christian Eberle, Devon Houser, Carter Miller, Arnez Riley, Kaiden Bates, Ethan Sheckels Row 3: Xavier Okuley, Cullen Dunn, Breckin Boroff, Eli Kline, Andrew Gallagher, Cooper Adams Row 4: Nate Jackson, Connor Pratt, Tyson Jackson, Turner Witten, Bobby Spath, Keandre Blythe Coaches: Charlie Witten, Seth Baer, Jay Royer, Jeff Kallas

Left to Right:
Row 1: Josh Reichert, Jose Sanchez, Nicholas Kraner, Trey Laudick, Jacob Druckemiller, Kody Kline
Row 2: Christian Eberle, Devon Houser, Carter Miller, Arnez Riley, Kaiden Bates, Ethan Sheckels
Row 3: Xavier Okuley, Cullen Dunn, Breckin Boroff, Eli Kline, Andrew Gallagher, Cooper Adams
Row 4: Nate Jackson, Connor Pratt, Tyson Jackson, Turner Witten, Bobby Spath, Keandre Blythe
Coaches: Charlie Witten, Seth Baer, Jay Royer, Jeff Kallas


8th Grade Schedule

Date Opponent Location
August 22 Defiance (scrimmage) HOME
August 31 Wapakoneta AWAY
September 7 St. Mary’s HOME
September 14 Ottawa-Glandorf AWAY
September 21 Lima Shawnee HOME
September 28 Kenton AWAY
October 5 Elida HOME
October 12 Lima Bath AWAY
October 19 (7:00 p.m.) Celina AWAY

Kick off is at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

7th Grade
Football


7th Grade Schedule

Date Opponent Location
August 22 Defiance (scrimmage) HOME
August 29 Wapakoneta HOME
September 5 St. Mary’s AWAY
September 12 Ottawa-Glandorf HOME
September 19 Lima Shawnee AWAY
September 26 Kenton HOME
October 3 Elida AWAY
October 10 Lima Bath HOME
October 17 (7:00 p.m.) Celina HOME

Kick off is at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. 

Left to Right: Row 1: Blake Grenzbach, Cameron Moore, Noah Whitney, Tyler Lintermoot, Anson Thomas, Ashton Baer, Caleb Shobe Row 2: Ashton Oberlin, Jacob Geething, Carson Smith, Ian Place, Jackson Jones, Hunter Lowe Row 3: Luke Wessell, Maddix Crutchfield, Tavian Eddins, Mekhi Jerome, Travis Francis, Garett Gunter Row 4: Noah Roxo, Logan Dotson, Caydence Gibson, Aiden Pratt, Rylan Burnette,  Damon McCracken Coaches: Charlie Witten, Seth Baer, Jay Royer, Jeff Kallas

Left to Right:
Row 1: Blake Grenzbach, Cameron Moore, Noah Whitney, Tyler Lintermoot, Anson Thomas, Ashton Baer, Caleb Shobe
Row 2: Ashton Oberlin, Jacob Geething, Carson Smith, Ian Place, Jackson Jones, Hunter Lowe
Row 3: Luke Wessell, Maddix Crutchfield, Tavian Eddins, Mekhi Jerome, Travis Francis, Garett Gunter
Row 4: Noah Roxo, Logan Dotson, Caydence Gibson, Aiden Pratt, Rylan Burnette,  Damon McCracken
Coaches: Charlie Witten, Seth Baer, Jay Royer, Jeff Kallas

Coach Charlie Witten

Charlie Witten

8th Grade Coach
Coach Witten has coached Middle School Football for 22 years.  Coach Witten is a Van Wert High School graduate.  He has earned his Bachelors in Mathematics from Bluffton College, and his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Bowling Green State University.  Coach Witten is a mathematics teacher at Van Wert High School.  He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, Selena, (senior) Emma, (sophomore) and Turner (8th grade).  Coach Witten is also the Varsity Baseball Coach for the Cougars.


Coach Jeff Kallas

Jeff KAllas

8th Grade Coach
Coach Kallas has been coaching football for 12 years and this year he returns as a Middle School Coach.  He is a graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio.  Coach Kallas received his Bachelor of Education in Secondary Special Education from Defiance College and his Masters in Educational Technology from the University of Findlay.  He teaches AP Government and Government at Van Wert High School.  Coach Kallas is married to Suzie and he has a son, Jeffrey.


Coach Jay Royer

Jay Royer

7th Grade Coach
Coach Royer is in his 16th year of coaching Middle School Football.   He is a graduate of Crestview High School, Defiance College and Bowling Green State University with a Masters degree in Special Education.  Coach Royer is an Intervention Specialist at Van Wert High School.  He and his wife, Sara, have two children; Colten, who is in his first year teaching at Van Wert Elementary and coaching on the Cougar High School football staff. Their daughter Saige is a junior at Anderson University.


Coach Seth Baer

Seth Baer

7th Grade Coach
Coach Baer has been in involved in coaching football for 15 years and this is his 8th year as a Middle School Football Coach. Seth is a graduate of Van Wert High School and is employed at Eaton. He has three boys, Dillon, Kaden and Ashton.