The D Zone

Friday, May 13, 2011

Eddie Kidd - 2012 CB

The Brother Rice Warriors are one of the most successful programs in the state of Michigan.  In 2010 the Warriors started off slow as they lost three of their first four games but turned things around in week 5, after beating University of Detroit Jesuit 21-0.  That would be the start of a five game winning streak in which the Warriors defeated Orchard Lake Saint Mary's in the final seconds on a goal line stand.  Eddie Kidd a 2012 corner-back described what it is like playing in the Prep Bowl and winning the game against the Eaglets, "That was one of the best games to ever play/witness. The game was all around exciting, but those last few seconds to make a goal line stand was the best feeling ever. Prep bowl is very important to us, Brother Rice class of 2012 has always been CHSL champs since we were freshman, and we plan to repeat this year."

The following day it was announced that Brother Rice would play Farmington Harrison in week 10.  The Warriors season would come to end with a 37-27 loss to the Hawks in week 10.  Kidd shared his thoughts on the Harrison game, "It was a great game played by two good teams, I felt that we should of have won, but I was happy for those guys they worked hard and earned States."

To start this 2011 season the Brother Rice Warriors will play the Martin Luther King Crusaders at 5 P.M. on August 27th at the University of Eastern Michigan.  In 2010 King defeated Brother Rice 32-19.  Asked if this game will be a grudge match against King, Kidd does not believe it is, "I mean no, I would not say a grudge match, this will just be the game that we will set rhythm for our season. This year we don't look at any game, as it’s just another game, we take every game very seriously to reach our goals which is an undefeated season and a state championship."  To avoid the results of 2010, Kidd talks about what it will take to win this year, "We must work as one and we must execute on every play possible"

The event of the Big Prep Showdown features many D1 athletes and potential state champions.  Kidd talks about what it means to play on the stage, "That's going to be a great atmosphere with so many D-1 athletes playing in one day. This year I was able to establish a relationship with the players from Cass Tech, Harrison and King, so it will be exciting to see us perform that day."

With the Warriors goals of going undefeated in 2011, Kidd describes what he wants to work on, "My speed and quickness."  With the Warriors winning the league and Prep Bowl in 2010, they are figured to be the team with the target on their backs.  Kidd described if the Warriors had any certain games circled on their schedule as either rematch/grudge or rivalry games, "I mean like I said earlier we look at every game as a must win game, but Brother Rice and Catholic Central is always going to be a top rivalry game."

The Catholic League Central division appears to have many great teams in for the 2011 season.  Asked if Brother Rice will win the division and why, Kidd responded, "Oh yeah, most definitely. I feel that all the work we are putting in during the offseason will be rewarded in the season with championships and this is just one of them."

Kidd closed by sharing his recruiting situation since he will playing college football after he graduates from Brother Rice, "As of now I have not received an offer but colleges interested: Cincinnati, Syracuse, Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Central Michigan, Indiana, Akron and Michigan State."

1 comment:

  1. Solid player middle of the pack @ BBR. There secondary is full this year, he is one of 3 CB returning, and Church who is probably there best CB doesn't play D much. As I told you D BBR has 3 D1 players with offers and three D1 juniors. This is a team you seem to know very little about. They will be very good, like Eddie said this class has been CHSL champs at every level. Plus JV year Anderson, Church, Ellweger, and Warner all started on the Varsity (Godin, Doneth, Ross, Stonestreet, MacInnis, Cleary also Varsity that year). The CHSL is loaded this year, all five teams have very good players.