CHS football awards vs. Gillespie (Week 3)
Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Game
CARLINVILLE (Sept. 7, 2017) – Jarret Easterday has been selected as this week’s Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Game.
Easterday, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior quarterback threw for 354 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions to lead the Cavaliers past arch-rival Gillespie 63-20. Easterday completed 10-15 passes, all but one before halftime.
“He stayed within our offense and he put the ball out there in a timely fashion with his ability to get the ball to our receivers quickly,” Carlinville head coach Chad Easterday said. “He made some great reads. He put the ball on the money and our kids made some plays afterwards. He is very deserving.”
Easterday received a plaque, courtesy of Edwards, a Country Financial representative in Carlinville along with a large pizza compliments of Little Italy’s Pizza in the Carlinville Plaza.
The Cubby Hole Defensive Player of the Game
Kyle Dixon was named The Cubby Hole Defensive Player of the Game.
Dixon, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound junior safety led the Cavaliers with 13 tackles include six solos and one tackle for loss. He also had one quarterback hurry and one pass defended as Carlinville’s defense held Gillespie to 117 yards of total offense in the first half of Friday’s victory.
“He’s a kid that we use in a lot of different situations,” Easterday said of Dixon. “He’s very intelligent and is football savvy. He was in the mix a lot and we can move him around. He is very deserving of the award.”
Dixon received a plaque, courtesy of The Cubby Hole along with a large pizza compliments of Nick’s Pizza in Carlinville.
Farmer’s Insurance Game Changer Award
Max Rogers received the Farmer’s Insurance/Jacob Hainsfurther Game Changer Award this week.
Rogers, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior defensive end and special teams player had two key plays in Carlinville’s conference win over Gillespie. Rogers recovered an onside kick at the Gillespie 32-yard line to set up the Cavaliers’ second touchdown. Later, he had a quarterback sack and a forced fumble that help set up another CHS score.
“Max is a returning starter from last year and he creates a tremendous amount of havoc for us on the edge,” Easterday said. “He’s very physical and very fast. He’s another player that we use on special teams as well. He came up with two big plays last night and he is definitely someone that you have to scout and prepare for.”
Rogers received a plaque courtesy of Farmer’s Insurance agent Jacob Hainsfurther in Carlinville along with a large pizza compliments of Reno’s Pizza in Carlinville.