Football players of the week – Week 2
Offensive Player of the Game
Jacob Dixon has been selected as this week’s Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Week.
Dixon, a 6-foot, 170-pound junior running back had 221 yards rushing on 31 carries with 3 touchdowns in Carlinville’s home opener against Vandalia. He had 321 all-purpose yards and now has 558 all-purpose yards in two games this season.
“With our quarterback situation, he carried the load for us last night,” Carlinville head coach Chad Easterday said. “He broke a lot of arm tackles and was very exciting to watch.”
Dixon 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
Broedy Long was named The Cubby Hole Defensive Player of the Game.
Long, a 6-foot, 230-pound senior defensive end had 14 tackles including 4 solos along with one tackle for loss. He is third on the team in total tackles with 19 and has 6 solos. He had 59 tackles as a junior last season.
“He played our strong side end and he kept them contained there most of the night,” Easterday said. “He really came around in the second half and played through some injuries. He was really tough last night.”
Long 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
Brady Jamieson received the Farmer’s Insurance/Jacob Hainsfurther Game Changer Award this week.
Jamieson, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound junior wide receiver caught 6 passes for 65 yards including a 39-yard grab that set up a first-and-goal at the 6 yard line on Carlinville’s second touchdown drive. Jamieson has caught 13 passes for 131 yards with 4 touchdowns so far this season.
“Brady was coming off a great week with 4 touchdowns and he had a big catch on 4th-and-12 that kept a drive alive,” Easterday said of Jamieson. “We ended up scoring on that drive and it help swing the momentum and allow us to do some things in the second half that we couldn’t do in the first half.”
Jamieson 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.