CHS football awards vs. Southwestern
CARLINVILLE (Oct. 5, 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 led a Carlinville offensive attack that rolled up better than 600 yards in a 35-0 win at Southwestern. Easterday was 20-27 passing for 282 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Through six weeks, he has completed over 70 percent of his pass attempts (83-116) for 1,439 yards with 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions.
“He got off to a slow start, but he made some great reads and some great throws” Carlinville head coach Chad Easterday said. “I thought once again this week he got us in a good position with our offense. He just did a great job.”
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 had two red zone interceptions to go along with 10 tackles including seven solos as Carlinville’s defense pitched a shutout in their victory over Southwestern. Dixon is among the team leaders with 50 tackles so far this season including 25 solos and four tackles for loss. He also has three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
“His two interceptions were both timely as they came towards the end of the game,” Easterday said. “He made some great athletic plays 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
Ethan Wallace received the Farmer’s Insurance/Jacob Hainsfurther Game Changer Award this week.
Wallace, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior started at running back against Southwestern as he filled in for Tucker Hughes, who was injured. Wallace responded with 181 yards on 10 carries and a pair of touchdowns. His second TD came on an electrifying 84-yard run midway through he second quarter that gave Carlinville some breathing room with a 21-0 lead.
“He had a good solid game all-around” Easterday said of Wallace. “The 84-yard touchdown run he had came at a good time. He did a real nice job. He got in the hole and got out the hole and just made an athletic play after that.”
Wallace 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.