BETHEL-TATE TIGERS Division IV, Region 16 Head Coach: Bill Jenike (0-0, first year @ Bethel-Tate, 0-0 overall) 2010 Record: 0-10, 0-4 SBAAC American
Overview: New head coach Bill Jenike begins his reign with a program that is at rock bottom. Instability on the sidelines has made for a rough go of it for Bethel-Tate. The only way to go is up and that is a good thing for Jenike and his staff. Getting the players to buy into his ways is another.
The offense will have to show up if the Tigers want to have a fighting chance. Only once in 2011 did Bethel-Tate score more than 14 points. Seven times they scored seven points or fewer. Moving the chains on third down was a major problem. A healthy John Ward at fullback brings the added dimensions as a blocker and a bruising runner. Underclassmen Zach Riley and Alan Haave will get a shot at adding depth to the skills positions.
Defensively the Tigers are going to have to come up with far more takeaways and stops on third and fourth downs. They gave up 36 points per game and the average margin of defeat each Friday of 27.3 points. Bethel-Tate has to find more ways to get off the field. Secondary mate Austin Iker had 61 total tackles as a junior. Blace Haviland and Ward at linebacker could become two of the most pleasant surprises in the league.