2012 JJHuddle Previews: Clyde


Clyde Fliers

Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and more…

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2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews

Clyde (9-3, Region 10 semifinalist)

High School Name: Clyde
High School City: Clyde
Coach’s Name: Marc Gibson
Years at School (Career record): 7 years, 64-18 (104-60)
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 7-0/9-3
Last Winning Season: 2011
Division/Region: III-10

Key Returners:

*Brad Smith, RB, 5’9, 190 lbs., Sr., rushed for 2,148 yards and 36 touchdowns. Conference Most Outstanding Performer, First team all-state.

*Thomas Glick, OL/LB, 6’1, 225 lbs., Sr., NW District Defensive Player of the Year, first team all-state.

*Bennett Brown, LB/FB, 5’10, 245 lbs., Sr., Led team in tackles for third year in a row

*Chris Moore, LB, 6’1, 190, Sr., won the state wrestling championship at 175 lbs.

Potential college prospects: Brad Smith, Thomas Glick

Noteworthy News: Clyde has won five consecutive Sandusky Bay Conference championships which ties them with two teams for most consecutive wins in conference history. The Fliers return five starters on both sides and “plenty of kids who saw
considerable (meaningful) playing time last season” according to Gibson. Clyde does have to replace three OL starters and find two DL, but it definately has the players to make another run and win its sixth SBC in a row.

Schedule: The Fliers start off the season with a bang, playing three 2011 playoff teams in Week 1-3 (Tiffin Columbian, Eastwood and Bellevue).

Coach’s Quote: “We have established a tradition over the past seven years where every team who steps on the field to represent our school realizes the responsibility they owe the past teams to keep the tradition alive.”

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