The Silver Knights have been one of Ohio’s biggest success stories the
last few years. SCD is attempting to make the playoffs for the fourth
straight time, but there have been plenty of lumps. Is this the year they hand some out?
2013 JJHuddle HS Football Previews
*Cincinnati Summit Country Day (11-1, Region 20 semifinalist): The Silver Knights have been one of Ohio’s biggest success stories the last few years. SCD is attempting to make the playoffs for the fourth straight time, but there have been plenty of lumps. In 2010, SCD lost 43-6 to West Jefferson in the regional quarterfinals. In 2011, the Sliver Knights got thumped 79-7 to Marion Pleasant in the regional quarterfinals. Last year, however, after an undefeated regular season, SCD beat Triad 35-27 in the regional quarterfinals for the program’s first postseason win. This year could be even bigger.
SCD returns arguably the best 1-2 small school punch in Ohio in senior QB Antonio Woods and senior DL Michael Barwick. Both are JJHuddle Top 100 prospects. Woods (6-1, 180) holds offers from Kent State, Bowling Green, Northwestern, Indiana, Miami of Ohio, Toledo, Cincinnati, Illinois and West Virginia. Last year he was second in the Miami Valley Conference in both rushing and passing after throwing for 1,276 yards and 21 TDs and running for 876 yards and 10 TDs. Woods also caught a TD pass. Barwick (6-2, 297) recently committed to Indiana (also had offers from Bowling Green, Kent State, Toledo, Ball State, Akron, Western Michigan, Buffalo and Central Michigan). All he did last year was rack up 87 tackles, 16 TFL, six sacks, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Senior WR Daniel Bruns (6-5, 195) also returns after leading the team in receiving yards (287), catches (18) and TDs (eight) last year. He only played nine games and has gained 20 pounds since last year.
Other key contributors will include senior RB/LB Gage Goodwin (5’11”, 180) and semnior QB/WR/DB Matt Brinkman (6’2″, 175). Watch out for juniors CJ Suggs (5-11, 160, WR/DB) and Brooks Taylor (5-10, 170, RB/LB).
“The senior class in 2014 is a special one in that they know what it takes to make the playoffs,” head coach Mike Brown (18-5 in two years) said. “Although we only lost 6 seniors last year, they were high contribution guys. All started at least one way and half of them started both ways. That type of football player and leadership is tough to replace.
“Luckily, we have two team captains back from last year’s 11-1 history making team in Michael Barwick and Antonio Woods. Weightroom numbers have been the highest they have ever been and the commitment to the program is encouraging.”
The schedule will include a pair of new Miami Valley Conference teams in Dayton Christian and St. Bernard-Elmwood Place. The opener with Benjamin Logan is new too.
“In the past, Summit Football has had a moving and debatable identity,” Brown said. “In the last couple years the identity of Summit Football has been solidified, which is to play great defense, control the ball by running it, make big plays on special teams and play as one Family.”
Benjamin Logan (0-0)
Cincinnati College Prep (0-0)
Deer Park (0-0)
St Bernard-Elmwood Place (0-0)
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (0-0)
Clark Montessori (0-0)
North College Hill (0-0)
Cincinnati Country Day (0-0)
Dayton Christian (0-0)