Clyde Flier Soccer: 2006 Season

Thursday, August 10
2006 Season Game Schedule Posted
The 2006 season schedule has been posted to Click on "Games" to view it.

Thursday, August 10

Thursday, August 10
Varsity Team Announced
Congratulations to the 18 young men (including 12 seniors) who were named to the Flier Varsity Soccer team. The roster and pictures have been added to the website. Click on "Meet the Team" to see the roster. The Junior Varsity roster will be listed soon.

Saturday, August 19
Fliers Drop Scrimmage to Columbian
The Clyde Fliers dropped a 6-1 decision in a scrimmage against the Tornadoes of Tiffin Columbian on Saturday morning. ...

Thursday, August 24
Fliers Drop Opener to Upper Sandusky
Upper Sandusky, Ohio - The Rams avenged last season's loss to the Fliers by topping them 5-1 in the season opener ...

Monday, August 28
Fliers Post 8-0 Victory in Final Tune-Up Before SBC Action
Clyde, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers topped Seneca East in a final scrimmage before heading to Oak Harbor on Tuesday ...

Tuesday, August 29
Fliers Drop Close Contest to Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor, Ohio - The Rockets scored three goals in a 6 minute stretch late in the first half before Brian Shafer ...

Thursday, August 31
Fliers Pick Up Historic Win at Edison
Brian Shafer Gets Program's First Hat Trick
Milan, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers came from an early 1-0 deficit to win their historic first Sandusky Bay Conference game over Edison High School by an 8-3 score. With the win, the Fliers improve to 1-2 (1-1 SBC).

Several team and invidual records were set in the contest. All-time records were set for most goals scored in a single game for the entire team (8), most goals scored by an individual player in a single game (Brian Shafer-3) and most assists in a single game (Zach Wott-3). Adding to the monumentous evening, Wott, Zack Ellenberger and Ethan Binger each recorded their first career varsity goals (each had previously scored scrimmage and/or club goals).

Six different players scored with Jake Rader and Caleb Cleveland each getting a goal as well. Besides Wott's record setting assist performance, Shafer and Nick Roope each contributed 2 assists with Aaron Warner and Lucas Cooley each assisting once.

"Edison tried to work an off-sides trap against us", Coach Tackett said. "I thought our guys worked real well at beating that and finishing their scoring opportunities".

Alex Binger played in net for the Fliers and recorded just 2 saves in a contest with saw Clyde outshoot Edison by a 35-9 margin. Dominic Wells recorded 12 saves for the Chargers.

Ethan Binger recorded 9 defensive takeaways with Jake Rader and Tommy Stein recording 7 each and Aaron Marshall getting 5.

The Fliers are back in action next Tuesday at home vs. Port Clinton.

Tuesday, September 5
Port Clinton Blanks Fliers
Clyde, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers hung with the tough and talented Redskins for nearly half the game before Port Clinton ...

Wednesday, September 6
Sandusky Bay Conference Stats Available
Stats for the Sandusky Bay Conference are now available on   You will need to click on "North Central" region and then pick "Sandusky Bay Conference". Huron, Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Perkins and Clyde each have updated stats so far.

Thursday, September 7
Huron Shoots Down Fliers 7-1
Huron, Ohio - A very quick and talented Huron Tiger team shot out to a quick 3-0 lead over the Fliers and cruised ...

Saturday, September 9
Fliers Come From Behind to Beat Woodmore
Caleb Cleveland Assists on 3 of 4 Flier Goals Against Woodmore
Elmore, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers bounced back from a 2-0 deficit early in the game and 2-1 at the half to beat the Wildcats by a 4-2 score on Saturday morning.

Alex Binger started in goal for Clyde and took himself out of the game after giving up 2 tough goals on the first 4 Woodmore shots. Tommy Stein entered in relief and stopped the next 11 Wildcat shots. Binger would later come into the game as a forward and score his first goal of the season to tie the game and then assist on Brian Shafer's game winner with less than 9 minutes to play. Shafer scored his first goal of the game with 8 minutes left in the first half. Aaron Marshall completed the scoring with 3:13 left in the contest to seal the victory. Caleb Cleveland assisted on Shafer's first goal, Binger's goal and also on Marshall's goal which was off Cleveland's corner kick, headed by Ethan Binger to Marshall who hit the back of the net. Shafer and Jacob Rader each picked up an assist in the contest as well.

Rader had 7 takeaways with Marshall getting 4 followed by John Clevinger and Shafer adding 3.

The Fliers outshot Woodmore 27-23 in the contest.

Clyde is back in action, hosting Margaretta in an SBC contest on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 12
Fliers and Bears Settle Nothing in First Meeting
Zach Wott Scores Lone Goal Against Margaretta
Clyde, Ohio - The Fliers led 1-0 at the half but had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Margaretta.   Zach Wott scored Clyde's goal on an assist from Brian Shafer and Goalkeeper Tommy Stein.

The Fliers outshot Margaretta by a 19-10 count, but managed only 6 shots on goal. The Polar Bears matched that stat with 6 shots on goal as well. Both Stein and Margaretta Goalie, Don Solze recorded 5 saves.

Kyle Davis had 6 steals for the Fliers with Jake Rader following close behind with 5.

The Fliers are in non-conference action with a Thursday night game with St. Joseph Central Catholic at Clyde High School.

Friday, September 15
Fliers Tie Again
Aaron Marshall Scores for Clyde
Clyde, Ohio - For the second time this week, the Fliers have played to a 1-1 tie with their opponent. This time the St. Joseph Central Catholic Streaks came to town and escaped with the tie. The Fliers are now 2-4-2 on the season.

It looked real good for Clyde early as Aaron Marshall scored his second goal of the season less than 3 minutes into the game on a nice assist from Teddy Mason. The Fliers would never find the back of the net again with SJCC knotting the score with 3:58 left in the half. That would be all the scoring in the game.

Clyde outshot St. Joe 20-9 in the game but had only 9 of their shots on goal forcing 8 saves by the Streak keeper. Tommy Stein played in goal for the Fliers and recorded 4 saves on 5 shots on goal.

Jake Rader recorded 11 steals in the game with John Clevinger adding 7.

The Fliers JV played the Seneca East club after the game and lost 4-1. Teddy Mason was in goal and scored the lone Flier goal on a penalty kick.

Tuesday, September 19
League Leading Perkins Grounds Fliers
Sandusky, Ohio - The Fliers played one of their best halves of soccer all season in the first half against undefeated ...

Thursday, September 21
Fliers Fall to Rockets 6-2
Clyde, Ohio - The Fliers allowed 5 first half goals and fell 6-2 to the Oak Harbor Rockets on Thursday afternoon. ...

Wednesday, September 27
Fliers Pick up Win #3
Kyle Davis Started Things Off with His First Goal of the Season
Clyde, Ohio - It took an extra day and included a 30 minute lightning delay, but the Fliers picked up their third win of the season by defeating Edison High School 6-1 on the rare Wednesday night game. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday night, but a scarcity of officials caused the game to be postponed. The lightning strike came early in the second half with the Fliers leading 5-1.

Sophomore Kyle Davis got his first goal of the season on a long shot that sailed into the far side of the net. The goal in the 16th minute of the contest gave the Fliers a 1-0 lead that they would never give up. About 5 minutes later, Brian Shafer picked up his first of 3 goals for the evening. Jake Rader assisted on Shafer's first 2 goals, with the final goal unassisted.

Teddy Mason also picked up his first goal on a pass from Ethan Binger early in the second half. Mason's goal gave the Fliers a 4-0 lead. After Edison answered with their only goal of the game, Caleb Cleveland got his second goal of the season with 27 minutes left in the contest.

Coach Tackett subbed freely after that with a total of 24 different player seeing time in the second half.

Jake Rader had 5 defensive steals in the game. Tommy Stein played in goal and recorded 5 saves on 6 Charger shots.

Teddy Mason Also Got His First Goal Against Edison

Thursday, September 28
Fliers Scare Redskins on Parent's Night
Alex Binger Comes Off the Bench for Two Goals Against Port Clinton
Port Clinton, Ohio - The heavily favored Redskins had to keep their first team in the game until the final 6 minutes of their Parent's Night game under the lights of Port Clinton's stadium. The Fliers played one of the best contests of the season in a hard fought 4-2 loss.

Alex Binger came off the bench to knot the score at 1 each 13 minutes into the second half. Port Clinton would regain the lead for good 5 minutes later but could not put Clyde away until their fourth goal with just 6:10 left in the contest. Binger scored his second of the game with 32 ticks on the game clock. Teddy Mason and Brian Shafer assisted on Binger's first goal with Zach Wott and Caleb Cleveland assisting on the second.

Binger had two other golden opportunities including one in the last minute of the first half but could not find the back of the net either time. Shafer also missed the net on a breakaway in the second half. Tommy Stein played well in goal for the Fliers recording 5 saves.

Coach Tackett was thrilled with his team's performance. "These kids don't realize how great they just played", he said after the game.

In JV play, the Redskins pulled away in the second half for a 9-0 victory. The game was scoreless for over half of the first period until Port Clinton scored 3 late goals.

Tuesday, October 3
Fliers Continue to Improve in 3-0 Loss to Huron
Tommy Stein Stops 7 of 10 Tiger Shots
Clyde, Ohio - After a 7-1 loss to the Tigers on September 7, the Fliers made significant improvements in a 3-0 loss on Parent's Night in Clyde.

Tommy Stein played well in goal recording 7 saves on 10 Huron shots. Playing without defensemen John Clevinger and David Gower who were both out of game due to illness, the remaining defense played exceptionally well breaking up play after play by the Tigers.

Jake Rader recorded 6 steals with Lucas Cooley adding 4 and Caleb Cleveland 3.

The Fliers had several quality scoring chances forcing Tiger goalie, Parker Muntz to make 5 saves. Six other Clyde shots missed the net.

The Junior Fliers were also shut out but Brandy Neustal's performance in goal kept the score close.

The Fliers are back in action on Thursday night at Margaretta.

Thursday, October 5
Fliers Pick Up Fourth Win!
Jake Rader Leads the Team in Steals
Castalia, Ohio - The Fliers broke a 1-1 halftime tie against Margaretta and a strong wind to pick up a 3-1 win, their fourth of the season. With the win the Fliers improve to 4-8-2 overall and 3-7-1 in the Sandusky Bay Conference.

Caleb Cleveland picked up the first goal of the contest at the 32:41 mark of the first half with Zach Wott and Brian Shafer assisting. Things were going the Flier's way until the Polar Bears knotted the score off a deep throw-in with less than 10 minutes left in the half.

Alex Binger got the eventual game winner on a beautifully developed play set up by Cleveland and Aaron Marshall with 22:02 left in the game. The Flier played ball control soccer from that point on until Aaron Marshall went coast to coast with at least three Bears on him to get an insurance goal with just 37 ticks left on the game clock.

Tommy Stein played an exceptional game in net for the Fliers picking up 6 saves. None was bigger than one in the final minute of the first half, preserving the halftime tie.

"Jake Rader was all over the field", Coach Tackett said. He picked up 5 steals and was instrumental in moving the ball into the Margaretta half of the field over and over.

The Fliers will finish the regular season on next Thursday night at home vs. the league leading Perkins Pirates.

Monday, October 9
Fliers Draw Bye in Sectional Tournament
The Clyde Fliers have drawn a bye in the state sectional tournament at Toledo Central Catholic and will face the winner of the first round game between Maumee and Lake High School on Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. Good luck Fliers, lets pick up a school-first tournament win!

Thursday, October 12
Defense Stellar as Fliers Tie SBC Champs!
The Scoreboard Says It All as Fliers Tie SBC Champs!
Clyde, Ohio - The Clyde Flier defenders, midfielders and Keeper, Tommy Stein frustrated the SBC Champs, Perkins, all afternoon in a scoreless tie on a cold, windy day at Clyde High School. Several snow squalls helped make the game one to remember.

The Fliers used a stiff wind at their backs in the first half to play the visiting Pirates even for the first 45 minutes. The Pirates, unbeaten in their 11 conference games played with more urgency and the wind advantage in the second half, but the Fliers maintained the goose egg on the visiting side of the scoreboard.

The game is arguably the biggest game in Clyde Soccer history since winning their opening game of last year's inaugural season.

Stein recorded 10 saves in the first shutout of the season. Jake Rader recorded 14 steals with Brian Shafer and Caleb Cleveland adding 6 each.

The Fliers take their 4-8-3 overall record to Toledo Central Catholic on October 24 for the Division 2 Sectional Tournament vs. the winner of the Maumee/Lake game.

Tuesday, October 24
Fliers Fall to Top Seeded Maumee
Toledo, Ohio - The Fliers were the last SBC team to fall from tournament play as they dropped a 7-1 loss to the top seeded Maumee Panthers. Clyde played a tough defensive game in the first half with Maumee struggling to take a 1-0 lead into the halftime break.

Maumee woke up in the second half scoring four unanswered goals before Brian Shafer finally got the Fliers on the scoreboard off an assist from Aaron Marshall. Two late Maumee goals completed the scoring.

Tommy Stein played outstanding in goal recording 18 saves.

Coach Tackett used an "All-Senior" lineup for the last 15 minutes of the game to honor the group of 12 young men who will be credited with getting the Flier soccer program off the ground.

Wednesday, October 25
Flier Varsity Soccer Records Updated
Click on "Varsity Soccer Records" in the menu to see how this year's team set many new team records. It will be fun to watch to see how long these records will hold up through the years!

Wednesday, July 12
Soccer Conditioning Schedule Announced
There will be voluntary conditioning for anyone interesting in trying out for the 2006 Clyde High School Varsity and Junior Varsity soccer teams. The sessions will be held at the Clyde High School practice soccer field located behind the game field and west of the softball diamond.

The sessions will run starting Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for any students, grade 9-12 for the 2006-07 school year. Students should bring cleats, shin guards and water bottles.

The first mandatory practice will be on Monday, August 7 from 8-11 a.m. Students must have completed physicals before August 7 in order to practice.

For more information, please contact Head Coach, Chuck Tackett at 419-483-1693.