Bill Iezzi: Seneca's Southwick

While lightening delayed and then postponed Seneca's football game with visiting Moorestown Thursday night, Seneca football coach Bill Fisher and I started talking about Mike Southwick.

Southwick, a 5-11, 187-pound senior running back for the Golden Eagles, had scored 27 of Seneca's 35 points in a 35-6 win over Cherry Hill West the previous Saturday.

Southwick had combined his skills as a receiver, rusher and kicker to lead South Jersey players in points scored by an individual.

"He wasn't one of our starters last year," Fisher said about Southwick. "But we knew how good he was. He was probably our best defensive player. To have another weapon like him balances our offense even better. We have [Steve] Greco back and [Zac] Johnson back from last year. With Charlie [Owl] our quarterback we can run also.

"[Southwick] is probably the fastest of our backs. I would imagine he's a 4.4 or 4.5 kid. We don't time them. " 

The Moorestown-Seneca game was rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19.

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