Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and more…
2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews
Symmes Valley (10-2, Region 23 semifinalist)
High School Name: Symmes Valley
High School City: Willow Wood
Coach’s Name: Rusty Webb
Years at School (Career record): 11 years 77-42
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 10-2 4-0 1st
Last Winning Season: 2011
*Alec Herrell 11th RB/ILB 5’9 170
89 Tackles, 2 Fumble Recoverys 2 INTs
1,321 yards rushing 12 TDs District Back of the year in 2011.
*D.J. Miller 10th RB/DB 5’9 160 4 INTs; 1,089 Yards rushing 12 TDs
*Caleb Holderby 11th OL/DL 6’1 225 3 year starter on both sides of the ball
*Austin Baldwin 11th TE/DL 6’4 225 9 catches for 98 yards 5 sacks last season
*Tyler Rowe 10th RB/QB/OLB 6’2 215 Played FB and HB will move to QB this season. 5 TDs 304 yards rushing 2 INTs 78 Tackles 3 fumble recoverys
*Kyle Wells 11th OL/DL 6’2 300 Started 6 games last and saw a lot of playing time on both sides of the ball.
*Jacob Graybeal 11th TE/DE 6’2 175 3 sacks 4 blocked kicks
*Austin Owens 11th RB/DE 5’11 185 3 rushing TDs
Noteworthy News: Symmes Valley is trying to make the playoffs for the fifth straight time. They have hosted regional quarterfinals the last two years.
Schedule: The Vikings have three new teams on their schedule including Reedsville Eastern and Chillicothe Southeastern in Weeks 1 and 2. Their new Week 10 oppoenent is Buffalo (WV). Said Webb: “We feel we have a stronger schedule for 2012 than we have had in a while. Eastern is coming off a down year, but they have 8 to 10 starters back on each side of the ball. Southeastern has a lot of starters back. Buffalo is always in the playoffs in WV. We also have Chesapeake on our schedule which beat WV State Champion Wayne last season, and made the D-IV playoffs. Our league will be impoved.”
Coach’s Quote: “We have 5 to 6 starters back on each side of the ball. We feel we have players who can step into the startering spots. We lost in the second round of the playoffs last season and that left a bad taste in our mouth. We have used that to have a good winter weight lifting session. If the players continue to improve over the summer the way they have in the winter, we feel we can compete.”