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Carlinville Football Awards vs. Southwestern (Week 6)

Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Game

Jake Ambuel has been selected as this week’s Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Game.

Ambuel, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior wide receiver, had 4 catches for 51 yards including touchdown receptions of 29 and 13 yards in Carlinville’s South Central Conference win over Southwestern.  Ambuel has 22 catches for 261 yards this season with 7 touchdowns.

“He ended up with two touchdown catches – I thought he played very well offensively the times we needed him the most,” said Carlinville head coach Chad Easterday. “He caught the ball in traffic and he did a good job.”

Ambuel 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

Chase Michaelis was named The Cubby Hole Defensive Player of the Game following the Cavaliers’ victory over Southwestern.

Michaelis, a 5-foot-7, 155-pound sophomore, led the Cavaliers’ defense with 7 tackles including 2 solos and a sack.  He helped the Carlinville defense hold the Piasa Birds to just 33 yards of total offense in the first half.  Michaelis has 23 tackles this season with 6 solos and 2 sacks.

“He stepped up a couple of weeks ago and got himself into a starting role on some different defensive packages,” Easterday said of Michaelis. “He’s very quick and has a nose for the football and it showed last night.”

Michaelis 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

Kyle Dixon received the Farmer’s Insurance/Jacob Hainsfurther Game Changer Award this week.

Dixon, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior, returned two punts for touchdowns in the first quarter to spark CHS to a 51-8 rout of Southwestern.  Dixon had a 70-yard punt return for Carlinville’s first score of the game and then caught a pass for the two-point conversion just over two minutes into the game.  Then late in the first quarter, Dixon had a spectacular 67-yard punt return that extended Carlinville’s lead to 30-0 with 1:30 left in the opening quarter.

“He can hurt you in so many ways – punt returns last night and extra points,” Easterday said of Dixon. “When he touches the football, you have to know where he is at all times.  He had some great runs.”

Dixon 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.