Rebounded from a season-opening pounding by rival Franklin to win five straight, including a 43-41 OT shootout defeat of Oakwood and a 34-7 Week 6 win at Preble Shawnee. Losses to Madison (11-3) and Milton-Union (4-6) followed, knocking Carlisle out of playoff contention. Took out Eaton and Dixie in Weeks 9-10 to tie Preble Shawnee for runner-up in the Buckeye Division and build momentum for 2018.
Senior LB Spencer Mayes ranked third in the SWBL with eight sacks and senior DB Jake Moore had four INTs. He also was the starting QB.
Electrifying senior D.J. Chambers saved his best for last, putting a career-high 202 yards rushing and three TDs on Dixie in a blowout win. The speedster accounted for 1,175 yards of offense and 16 TDs. He’ll continue his career at Wilmington College.
Nathan Berger, 6-2, 185, sr., OL/DL
Dane Flatter, 5-11, 170, sr., RB/LB
Zach Jewell, 6-3, 200, sr., QB/DL
Ryan Neal, 5-6, 140, sr., RB/DB
Chandler Workman, 6-2, 245, sr., OL/DL
A four-season contract with Miami Trace has ended. Instead, Carlisle will host Springfield Kenton Ridge (6-4) of the Central Buckeye Conference in Week 2.
Also, Eaton (3-7) is bumped with a Week 5 visit to Brookville (6-4) in the SWBL crossover rotation.
“Will be young, but have experienced seniors.” – coach Brown.
Thorpe would become one of the world’s most recognized athletes after starring in the 1912 summer Olympics at Stockholm. Many of his Native American teammates at Carlisle joined him with the Canton Bulldogs in what served as the NFL precursor.
Week 1: Fri., Aug. 24 at Cin. Hills Christian Academy
Week 2: Fri., Aug. 31 KENTON RIDGE
Week 3: Fri., Sept. 7 at Oakwood
Week 4: Fri., Sept. 14 at Dixie
Week 5: Fri., Sept. 21 at Brookville
Week 6: Fri., Sept. 28 NORTHRIDGE
Week 7: Fri., Oct. 5 at Madison
Week 8: Fri., Oct. 12 at Waynesville
Week 9: Fri., Oct. 19 PREBLE SHAWNEE
Week 10: Fri., Oct. 26 MILTON-UNION