LB/RB Jacob Andrews (6-1, 200, Sr.), K/P Jerry Phillips (6-1, 210, Sr.), WR/DB Nate Caudill (6-1, 175, Sr.), TE/DE Aric Thurn (6-2, 180, Sr.), QB Alex Gillett (6-1, 175, Jr.), OT/DE Jarad Branski (6-2, 205, Jr.)
2006 Record: 7-3, 5-2 Sandusky Bay Conference
Andrews, a senior linebacker/running back is being recruited by several MAC schools and recorded 120 tackles at his defensive position.
Senior kicker/punter Jerry Phillips is also being looked at by MAC schools and gives Clyde a solid special team’s advantage. The pair was two of three players to earn unanimous all-SBC honors.
Junior Alex Gillett (6-1, 175) also returns as the team’s QB. He threw for over 1,300 yards as a sophomore and accounted for 21 TDs, including a school-record five in one game. He is currently drawing D-I interest.
Thurn gives Gillett a solid target down field. He led the team with a mind-boggling 27 yards per catch. Gibson said the Fliers’ tight end is “very athletic.”
Although Clyde missed the postseason party last year after finishing with a
12-2 record and reaching the state semifinals in 2005, Gibson suggested his squad’s expectations are no different this season.
“We have high expectations this year, but I want us to have high expectations every year,” Gibson related. “Some schools just hope for the best, but we don’t look at things that way. We want to be one of the teams in the SBC and the area to be concerned with, and I feel we are moving in that right direction. But yes, with what we have coming back, we do have high expectations this year.”
Although there is a buzz when it comes to Clyde’s football team, Gibson faces the task of finding five new road graders on the ‘O’ line.
“Our biggest concern is replacing our entire offensive line as all five were seniors,” he noted. “We do have confidence in the players coming up. We have lots of skilled players back on offense and a lot of our defensive unit is back. Also, having an all-state kicker will be a plus.”
Clyde 2007 Schedule
|8/24/2007||@ Pemberville Eastwood||IV|
|9/14/2007||@ Milan Edison||IV|
|10/12/2007||@ Sandusky St. Marys Catholic||VI|
|10/26/2007||@ Oak Harbor||IV|