Tall Receivers Hope To Take Northrop To New Heights

Northrop football Aaron Thomas

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – With 6-foot-7 senior Aaron Thomas flanked to one side of the field and 6-foot-7 senior Nigel Kilby on the other the Northrop offense boasts what may very well be the tallest tandem of receivers in the state of Indiana.
Those big bodies are a major plus for a Northrop program looking for its first winning season since 2003.
Jason Doerffler takes over as head coach after four years as an assistant under Tim Martone. Doerffler becomes the third member of his family to coach the Bruins – his uncle Buzz led Northrop from 1971-83 with a 75-48 record while Jason’s father, Dean, went 57-39 from 1984-1993.
The Bruins will look to junior quarterback Mike Snyder to lead the offense after throwing for 544 yards as a part-time starter last year. Slot receiver Tyon Woods is expected to be a major weapon on offense, while the defense is looking to fill some holes with only four starters returning.
The Bruins host Huntington North next Friday for a scrimmage and open the regular season August 22 at East Noble.

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