Carlinville High School Football: Welcome

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Welcome to the online home of Carlinville High School football. This website is intended to help promote CHS football and its rich tradition on the gridiron. If you have suggestions for the website, please drop me an e-mail at

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The 2014 Carlinville High School varsity football team includes, front row, from left, Jacob Dixon, Ethan Suttles, Dylan Chism, Seth Egelhoff and Brady Egelhoff; middle row, Jared Gansz, Hayden Thompson, Michael Bolomey, Jake Hannig, R.J. Picotte, Cole Simons, Garet Gwillim, Devyn Fones, assistant coach John Reels, assistant coach Alan Cooper, head coach Chad Easterday, assistant coach Ken Garrison, assistant coach Michael Morrison, assistant coach Quinn Steiner, Broedy Long, Ryan Kleeman, Adam Walton, Brenden Devantier, Blake Richardson, Zach Simons, Tyler Gwillim and Ryan Bowman; back row, Ezekiel Gray, Jack Reiher, Matt Bolomey, Blake Roberts, Killian Mitchell, Dylan Rostentreter, Mitchell Bolomey, Aidan Groves, Zach Rogers, Nate Thompson, Kinney Myles, Joeb Easterday, Brady Jamieson, Max Chapman, Ben Rogers, Trevor Clardy, R.C. Kirk, Joe Bates, Jay Broom, Elijah Barber, Jessy Robinson, Chandler Seago and Konnor Emmons.

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The Cavalier Coaches

The Carlinville High School football coaching staff includes, from left, assistant coach Quinn Steiner, assistant coach Alan Cooper, head coach Chad Easterday, assistant coach Ken Garrison, assistant coach John Reels and assistant coach Michael Morrison.

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The 2014 Carlinville High School football captains are, front row, from left, Elijah Barber, Garet Gwillim and Max Chapman; back row, Kinney Myles, Ben Rogers and Joeb Easterday.

2015 Carlinville High School Football Schedule


Head Coach:  Chad Easterday
2014 Record:  9-2 (Class 3A)
2015 Official Enrollment: 429.00

 Date  Opponent
 Location  Time
Aug 28  Roxana* Away
7:00 p.m.

Sept 4  Vandalia* Home
7:00 p.m.
Sept 11  Greenville* Home
7:00 p.m.
Sept 18  Pana *
7:00 p.m.

Sept 25  Staunton*
7:00 p.m.
Oct 2
7:00 p.m.

Oct 9  Hillsboro*
7:00 p.m.
Oct 16  Southwestern* Home
7:00 p.m.

Oct 23  Litchfield*
7:00 p.m.
Oct 31
 IHSA State Playoffs

   (*) - South Central Conference        









What it takes to be Number 1


Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place.  I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

Every time a football player goes to play his trade he's got to play from the ground up-from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That's O.K. You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.

Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization-an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win-to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don't think it is.

It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That's why they are there-to compete. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules-but to win.

And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

I don't say these things because I believe in the "brute" nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.

...Vince Lombardi