TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - CLYDE FLIERS
Head Coach: Ryan Carter
Conference: Sandusky Bay Conference (SBC), Division III
2017 Record: 9-3
- vs. Start
- @ Ashland
- vs. Anthony Wayne
- vs. Bowsher
- @ Port Clinton
- @ Perkins
- vs. Tiffin Columbian
- vs. Sandusky City Schools
- @ Norwalk City Schools
- @ Bellevue
The Clyde Fliers are working toward another stellar season.
Going 9-3 last year with two playoff games, the standards are always high.
Their biggest battle will be replacing the 22 seniors they lost.
"The way I look at that is, all those younger kids that were behind them were getting valuable lessons going against them everyday in practice, and working towards becoming a starter and becoming one of those guys. They have their opportunity now, we look for them to step up," said Fliers head coach Ryan Carter.
One of those guys he's talking about is junior quarterback Ryan Lozier.
The lefty will be commanding the Flier offense on Fridays, and he's relishing his moment.
"I've been dreaming of it for a long time. It's pretty fun right now. It's pretty hectic right now, but we're learning, we're getting better. As coach said, we're young, but there's no different expectations for us. We want to be at the top of the league, have a good record, and hopefully get the playoffs," Lozier said.
Coach Carter has faith in Lozier's abilities to lead the team.
"It's different, stepping up from that JV level to come to the Varsity level. I think he's ready, he's worked very hard in the summer, very hard in the offseason. He's being a very good leader and that's what we look for out of our quarterback more than anything," Carter said.
Although it's early, Clyde has several season long goals.
"One is win the opener, that's the first one. Then, another one is get better 2% everyday. And then, after that, I'm pretty sure we'll have more goals. One is probably to make the playoffs, and have a home playoff game," said senior wide receiver Cameron Farrar.
The Fliers open up their season on the road at Start High School.