Brotherhood values dedication in class, on field
If there is a theme for The Summit Country Day’s football program, it’s “family.”
The program prides itself in competing as a unit and growing throughout the course of a season. The Silver Knights’ football brotherhood values improvement on the gridiron and motivation to take the team to new heights.
The Summit advanced to the football playoffs every season from 2010-2014 and 2016, but its 2012 campaign was particularly special. That team posted a 10-0 regular-season record, won the program’s first Miami Valley Conference league title since 2008, captured the first playoff win in Summit football annals, advanced to a second playoff game and finished with an 11-1 record.
Summit football has built on that winning tradition, churning out three winning seasons in a row from 2016-2018. This year, the Silver Knights finished second in the conference and had a number players receive recognition from the MVC.
Many Summit players have gone on to play college football including Xavier Johnson '18 (Ohio State), Mike Barwick, Jr. '14 (Indiana), Michael Warden '18 (Vanderbilt), Allen Waltz '17 (Dayton), Zairn Davis '17 (Urbana) and Tyler Hannah '15 (Mount St. Joseph).
Coach Justin Isaacs took over The Summit’s football program in 2017 after serving as an interim coach for one season and an assistant coach for seven seasons. Coach Isaacs’ experience with the Silver Knights includes roles as offensive coordinator, running backs coach and junior varsity coach. In addition to being a 2005 Reading High School graduate and 2010 University of Phoenix graduate, Coach Isaacs played Arena Football for eight years. The former running back is a member of the Cincinnati Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Summit Country Day School inducted three multi-sport athletes into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame during this year’s Homecoming festivities on Friday, Sept. 14.