Week 5 Football Players of Week
CARLINVILLE (Sept. 28, 2017) – Jake Ambuel has been selected as this week’s Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Game.
Ambuel, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior wide receiver had a 75-yard catch and run for a score late in the opening quarter that gave the Cavaliers a 13-0 lead on their way to a 50-8 South Central Conference win over Roxana. Ambuel had two receptions in the game for 96 yards and is second on the team with 18 catches for 307 yards and four touchdowns so far this season.
“Jake has done a phenomenal job all year along with the rest of our receiving corp,” Carlinville head coach Chad Easterday said. “He made a great catch for us and took it to the house. Some of the intangibles out there – his blocking ability – have really made a difference for us.”
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
A.J. Chapman was named The Cubby Hole Defensive Player of the Game.
Chapman, a 6-foot, 200-pound senior linebacker led the Cavaliers in tackles with 12 including four solos and a sack in Carlinville’s victory over Roxana. Chapman has a team-high 46 tackles this season with nine solos and five tackles for loss.
“We didn’t know what to expect at the beginning of the season with him coming off his knee injury, but he’s fulfilled everything we expected and more,” Easterday said. “He did a great job last night, especially against a run-oriented offense like Roxana.”
Chapman 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, 165-pound junior scored four touchdowns to help the Cavaliers rout Roxana. He had receiving touchdowns of 15 and 26 yards in the second quarter and then added a pair of special team’s scores with a 54-yard kickoff return and a 52-yard punt return in the third quarter. Dixon had 191 all-purpose yards in the game and has 605 all-purpose yards so far this season.
“Kyle is just one of those great athletes and he shined in all aspects of the game,” Easterday said of Dixon. “It’s one of those things where our opponents have to prepare for him every week and he showed why last night.”
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.