Player of the Week awards
Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Game
Kinney Myles has been selected as this week’s Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Week.
Myles, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound junior running back, ran for 248 yards on just 13 carries including touchdown runs of 75 and 68 yards to help the Cavaliers to a season-opening 45-15 shellacking of Roxana.
“He came out the first game of the season and he set a high standard for himself,” Carlinville head coach Chad Easterday said of Myles. “He had a great performance. He ran the ball inside and outside and showed off his speed.”
Myles received a T-shirt, courtesy of Edwards, a Country Financial representative in Carlinville and a large pizza, compliments of Little Italy’s Pizza in the Carlinville Plaza.
FTTF Defensive Player of the Game
Jeffrey Hart was named the First to the Finish Defensive Player of the Game for his play following Carlinville’s victory over Roxana.
Hart a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior linebacker, had 11 tackles and a sack to lead the Cavaliers including seven solos and five tackles for loss. He netted a total of 32 negative yards on the evening.
“Jeffrey didn’t have a lot of varsity experience, but he was ready for the varsity world,” Easterday said. “He stepped up in a huge way and called the shots on defense and did a phenomenal job.”
Hart received a plaque, courtesy of First to the Finish, along with a large pizza, compliments of Nick’s Pizza in Carlinville.
Carlinville Football Club Game Changer Award
Joeb Easterday received the Carlinville Football Club Game Changer Award in the Cavalier’s South Central Conference victory over Roxana.
Easterday, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound junior quarterback, scored on TD runs of 13 and 25 yards and threw a 3-yard scoring strike to Dalton Jamieson.
“We added a little bit of a quarterback running in there and I think it changed the face of the game,” Easterday said. “It’s something that they (Roxana) were not ready for and he did a great job. He had three or four great runs and two of them for touchdowns.”
Easterday received a plaque courtesy of the Carlinville Football Club, along with a pizza, compliments of Reno’s Pizza in Carlinville.