The St. Cloud Tech Tigers were 7-3 in 2011 and return some key players in 2012.  They include top running back Jacob Peterson.  #30 will be a challenge for the rest of the Central Lakes Conference and the teams in section 85A to deal with.  Peterson could surpass Scott Schmitz to become the all-time leading rusher in Tech football history.

Tech Head Football Coach Gregg Martig talks with Lee Voss and Jay Caldwell and AM 1390-the Fan.

Peterson will be joined in the backfield by a combination of Jesse Lavoi and Jay Kedrowski at quarterback.  Whoever isn’t playing quarterback could be used as a receiver.  Phil Amundson will play a significant role in 2012 at receiver on offense and cornerback on defense.

Tech will have to replace some key players with the losses of Paul Kaczor and Kevin Heysse.  Kaczor is playing football Harvard and Heysse will play basketball at St. John’s.

Tech has a tough beginning to their schedule with road games at Alexandria and Brainerd before hosting Grand Rapids on September 14.  The Tigers will then play at Sauk Rapids-Rice at September 21, and will  then host Moorhead and Sartell-St. Stephen in back to back weeks before play at Apollo on October 12 and closing the season at home against Rocori on October 17.

St Cloud Tech Offensive Depth Chart

QB          1.  Jesse Lavoi                    6’0          173         Sr

2.  Jay Kedrowski             6’5          197         Jr

HB          1.  Jake Peterson              5’10        161         Sr

2.  Max Wirz                       5’9          160         Jr

FB           1.Josh Falk                          5’10        174         Jr

2.  Chris Berg                      5’10        195         Sr

WR         1.Casey Underwood       6’0          149         Jr

2.  Junior Pickner             5’9          168         Jr

WR         1.Phil Amundson             5’10        157         Jr

2.  Kyle Strandberg          6’0          200         Sr

WR         1.Tanner Skaja  5’9          154         Jr

2.  Alex Haus                      5’10        149         Sr

T              1.Zach McFarland            6’1          231         Sr

2.  Tyler Sobiech               6’3          300         Sr

T              1.Malik Patterson            6’2          254         Sr

2.  Zach Grube                   6’3          273         Jr

G             1.Jake Samuelson            6’2          233         Sr

2.  Tony Bridges                5’8          272         Jr

G             1.  Matt Johnson              5’9          230         Sr

2.  Zach Sanders                5’9          180         Jr

C             1.Austin Kruetner            5’9          244         Sr

2.  James Prince                6’0          231         Jr


Tech Defensive Depth Chart

August 22, 2012


Matt Brettingen                      Josh Honkomp            Juilian Weitz-Elder     Jared Nieland              Jake Krippner

Chris Holthaus                        Westin Albers                         Taylor Rouillard          Noah Voigt                 Joey Reed


Josh Schaefer                                                  Austin Klaverkamp                 Riley Bates                                          Clayton Goenner

Nathan Lortz                                                   Hunter Black                           Patrick Niehaus                                   Emanuell Fale


Matt Boettcher                        Adam Gruber

Phil Amundson                       Joe Setrum/Jason Combs