Football (Boys V)

Friday Night Preview, 1A #6 South Putnam Eagles at 2A Cascade Cadets (Senior Night)

By Connor Simmons | Oct 11, 2023 10:34 PM

Cascade Cadets will honor their 2023 senior class Friday and renew an old rivalry with 1A #6 South Putnam Eagles. GAME DETAILS 1A #6 South Putnam Eagles (7-1, 4-1) at 2A Cascade Cadets (5-3, 1-3) Time: 7:00 PM, Friday October 13th, 2023 Location: Cascade Memorial Sports Complex, Clayton, IN 46118 Tickets: (Online Tickets ONLY) Video Links: ISC Sports Network Broadcast: (Commentary) HUDL Broadcast: (No Commentary) Sagarin Ratings Cascade Cadets: 56.32, 125th out of 315 teams overall, 13th in Class 2A South Putnam Eagles: 62.24, 100th out of 315 teams overall, 5th in Class 1A Statewide Polls Cascade Cadets are not ranked in Class 2A. South Putnam Eagles remain at #6 in the state Class 1A Associated Press poll. In the IFCA Coaches poll, South Putnam comes in ranked #6. RECAP OF WEEK 8 Monrovia Bulldogs 42, Cascade Cadets 35 (Cadets fall to 5-3) Heritage Christian 19, South Putnam Eagle 36 (Eagles improve to 7-1) HEAD COACHES Connor Simmons, 17-23 in his 4th season at Cascade, 19-29 in his 5th year overall. Chuck Sorrell, 39-15 in his 5th year at South Putnam, 43-40 in his 8th year overall. 2023 vs Common Opponents Cloverdale (CC won 68-0, SP won 69-0) Edgewood (CC won 63-2, SP won 56-13) North Putnam (CC won 49-39, SP won 28-6) Owen Valley (CC won 40-19, SP won 46-6) All-Time Record South Putnam leads series 27-18. The Eagles currently hold a 9 game winning streak. Last Cascade win came in 2006 57-0 at home. These two teams haven’t played since 2015. SETTING THE SCENE Friday Night Cascade will wrap up their regular season schedule and Senior Night against South Putnam Eagles. South Putnam currently leads the series 27-18 and is on a 9 game winning streak dating back to 2006. Cascade will wear all black for the pink out game. Cascade is coming off a shootout loss to Monrovia 42-35 where the scoreboard lit up in the second half and saw 842 yards of total offense by the teams combined, but 608 came from Monrovia. Cascade will look to get back to normal this week against a really good South Putnam Eagles team. What’s at stake for both teams? Both teams want to get momentum going into the IHSAA Sectional next week. These two teams, separated by 16 miles down Highway 40, look to renew an old WCC rivalry with their 46th meeting Kurt Darling and the ISC Sports Network will be in town to broadcast the football game live. A LITTLE PIECE OF HISTORY Cascade checked off their second straight above .500 regular season, which hasn’t happened since 2005 and 2006. 2023 CASCADE FOOTBALL SENIORS (19 Total: 13 Players / 6 Managers) Players: #2 Wyatt Nohren, #6 Chase Durbin, #9 Gavin Weakley, #16 Chad Newgent, #24 Caiden Clements, #30 Damien Appleby, #33 Chase Schnarr, #41 Jackson Cornelius, #52 Fox Edwards, #54 Jacob Kehrein, #60 Ryan Bell, #61 Jacob Potts, #86 Brayden Cartmel, Managers: Kylee Clark, Payton Mundt, Cameron Rance, Kyler Schmalz, Aaron Smith, Mara Starika CADET NOTES Cascade looks to get back to their roots and get the ball rolling into sectional week with visiting team South Putnam Eagles. The two teams haven’t played since 2015 where the Eagles knocked off the Cadets 45-21. Cascade uses a No-Huddle Wing-T attack on offense and a base 3-4 on defense. Cascade will honor their senior class Friday Night before the game at 6:45 PM. Cascade is looking to get to 6-3 for the first time since 2006. The Cadets are a young group with a bright future ahead with 9 starters on offense and 7 starters on defense being juniors or below. Cascade has had 7 fumbles in the last 4 weeks that has kept points off the scoreboard. Cascade will need to play great defense and run the football in order to have success Friday Night. SO Brady Trebley leads the offense that averages 355 yards per game. Trebley is completing 57% of his passes for 441 yards, 7 touchdowns and has zero interceptions on the year. Trebley also adds 3 rushing touchdowns on the ground. Trebley jumped into 4th place all time in passing touchdowns with his 17th of his career last week surpassing Chase Edwards at 16. He looks to settle in and continue to be the leader of the no-huddle wing-t attack as the Cadets compete against South Putnam in week 9. FR Rhyder Williams will serve as the back-up quarterback for the Cadets. Multiple running backs will look to carry the rock. SO Toby Savini leads the backfield with 782 yards, averaging 11 yards per rush and a team high 12 touchdowns. Toby Savini topped 1,000 yards for his career against Owen Valley. SR Damien Appleby added 499 yards, averaging 7.1 yards per carry and 7 touchdowns. Appleby surpassed the 1,000 yard mark for his career. SO Dayton Mink 430 yards with 7 touchdowns and SR Caiden Clements has 321 yards for 3 touchdowns. The running back group is averaging 298 yards per game with 34 touchdowns and 7.3 yards per rush on the ground. Wide receivers will continue to add in their hands to the pass attack this year. SO JT Roshong leads this group with 3 catches for 57 yards and 1 touchdown. JR Daemen Mason had 3 catches for 30 yards. SO Marcus Hobson came up with the lone touchdown reception last week for his first touchdown of his varsity career. Tight ends will look to be both physical blockers and pass catchers at the tight end position. Both played a vital role in the success of the rush attack, but also in the play action pass. FR Trent Austin has hauled 7 catches for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns averaging 15 yards per reception. Four Juniors continue to anchor the offensive line for Cascade. The offensive line averages in weight a combined 200lbs. Last week, the Cadets only managed 234 yards of offense against Monrovia. This group has led the way to a total of 2,839 total yards and 41 touchdowns through eight games. The offense averages 39.1 points per game. The defensive line will look to bounce back after giving up 608 yards to rival Monrovia with 573 coming on the ground. JR Duncan White leads the defensive line up front with 24 tackles, 9.0 TFL, 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble. They will need to plug holes and use their speed to contain the Eagles No Huddle Spread offense which averages over 416 yards per game. The linebacking group will look to anchor the 2nd level defense. SR Jacob Potts and SR Brayden Cartmel have combined for 108 tackles and 13 tackles for a loss. SR Jackson Cornelius came off the bench and piled up 36 tackles and 5 tackles for a loss. Three Seniors lead this group and will look to play aggressive and fill the gaps against South Putnam. The defensive backs will be up for the challenge this week against one of the top passers in 1A football. This group is the youngest on the team with 3 sophomores and 1 freshmen starting. FR Lucas Farmer leads the entire defense with 66 tackles and has only played in 7 games. SO Toby Savini added in 50 tackles, 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 fumble recovery for a 70 yard touchdown last week. SO Marcus Hobson, SO JT Roshong and JR Daemen Mason will look to lock down the corner spots and limit the heavy pass attack that averages 229 yards per game. SCOUTING THE EAGLES South Putnam Eagles are led by 5th year Head Coach Chuck Sorrell and currently hold a 7-1 record. The Eagles are coming into the game riding a four game win streak defeating Edgewood, West Vigo, Brown County and Heritage Christian. South Putnam is led by a Junior Quarterback Wyatt Mullins who has passed for 1,666 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Eagles have rushed for 1,494 yards, 6.1 yards per carry and 27 touchdowns on the year. Eagles will lean Senior Linebacker Aiden Beatles who comes in with 107 tackles and 29 tackles for a loss. IHSAA SECTIONAL Cascade received a first round home game in week one of the IHSAA Sectional 37 drawing. Cadets will host the South Vermillion Wildcats. 2023 Cascade Varsity Schedule Triton Central 13-42 (Loss) at Beech Grove 35-13 (Win) vs Edgewood 63-2 (Win) vs Cloverdale 68-0 (Win) at Lutheran 13-49 (Loss) at North Putnam 49-39 (Win) at Owen Valley 40-19 (Win) vs Monrovia 35-42 (Loss) vs South Putnam vs South Vermillion (Sectional Round 1) VARSITY COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH Connor Simmons 4th year at Cascade with an overall record of 17-23 2020: 3-8 (Sectional Semifinals) 2021: 3-7 2022: 6-5 (Sectional Semifinals) 2023: 5-3 ASSISTANT COACHES Troy Edwards (DC - year 1) Matt Minardo (QB - year 4) Alan Trump (WR/DB - year 1) Tony Appleby (OL/DL - year 2) Scott Fisher (WR/DB - year 3) Chris Appleby (OL/DL/JV OC - year 3) JR Dugan (JV HC - year 4) Don Rushton (ILB/JV DC - year 1) Tim Horning (STC/RB - year 4) Connor Horning (RB/Spotter - year 2) Steve Phillips (Sideline Assistant - year 1) Bryson Phillips (Pressbox Assistant - year 2) STUDENT MANAGERS Kylee Clark, Kyler Schmalz, Mara Starika, Payton Mundt, Cameron Rance (Filmer), Aaron Smith (Filmer) MEDICAL STAFF Amanda Miles ADMINISTRATION Jim Diagostino (Superintendent) Stacey Monnett (Assistant Superintendent) Brandt Donovan (Principal) Lori White (Assistant Principal) Scott Stevens (Athletic Director) CASCADE SPORTS Follow CHS Athletics on Facebook (Cascade High School Athletics), Twitter (@Cadethletics), online (, our CHS Football Facebook (Cascade High School Football), or our Cascade Cadets Football Website for more information on our sports and football program.

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