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The 2016 Carlinville High School varsity football team includes, front row, from left, Colten Perkins, Will Kincaid, Collin Gibbel, Bryce Paul, Mitch Newby, Ethan Wallace, Dyllan Shaw, Cameron Shaub, Cameron Rainey, Chase Lawless and Cole Combs; middle row,  Alex Dawson, Blaze Ballowe, Nick Walton, Tucker Hughes, Jordan Bressler, Seth Taylor, Alex Morton, assistant coach Ken Garrison, assistant coach Quinn Steiner, assistant coach John Reels, head coach Chad Easterday, assistant coach Michael Morrison, assistant coach Don Borgini, manager Mike Bolomey, Dylan Chism, Ryan Bowman, Jake Ambuel, Bryan Golbricht, Cyler McClain, Jonathan Stilwell and Logan Rosentreter; back row, Will Walton, Kyle Dixon, Jordan Chism, Jake Hannig, Zeke Gray, A.J. Chapman, Zach Simons, Jacob Dixon, Adam Walton, Nate Thompson, Brady Jamieson, Killian Mitchell, Brady Egelhoff, Konnor Emmons, Blake Richardson, Hayden Thompson, Ryan Kleeman, Jarret Easterday, Max Rogers, Josh Hinzman, Garrett Campbell, Joe Fraser and Donovan King. Not pictured is Daniel Card, Gabe Long and assistant coach Alan Cooper.  Photo by Sara Way of Timeless Moments Photography.

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The Cavalier Coaches

The Carlinville High School football coaching staff includes, from left, manager Mike Bolomey, assistant coach Don Borgini, assistant coach Quinn Steiner, assistant coach Ken Garrison, head coach Chad Easterday, assistant coach John Reels and assistant coach Michael Morrison.  Not pictured is assistant coach Alan Cooper.  Photo by Eric Becker of the Enquirer~Democrat.

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The 2016 Carlinville High School football captains are, front row, from left, Jacob Dixon and Dylan Chism; back row, Brady Egelhoff, Nate Thompson and Adam Walton.  Photo by Eric Becker of the Enquirer~Democrat.

2016 Carlinville High School Football Schedule


Head Coach:  Chad Easterday
2015 Record:  8-3 (Class 3A)
2016 Official Enrollment: 429.00

 Date  Opponent
 Location  Time
Aug 26  Roxana* Home
7:00 p.m.

Sept 2  Vandalia* Away
7:00 p.m.
Sept 9  Greenville* Away
7:00 p.m.

Sept 16  Pana *
7:00 p.m.

Sept 23  Staunton*
7:00 p.m.
Sept 30
7:00 p.m.

Oct 7  Hillsboro*
7:00 p.m.
Oct 14  Southwestern* Away
7:00 p.m.

Oct 21  Litchfield*
7:00 p.m.
Oct 29
 IHSA State Playoffs

   (*) - South Central Conference        









Carlinville Friday Night Rivals Training Camp Tour Preview

Adam Walton and Brady Egelhoff talk football

Meet the Ryans - Kleeman and Bowman

Meet Jacob Dixon and Konnor Emmons

Sunday, July 10
PREP YEAR IN REVIEW: Small-Schools Football Player of the Year Jacob Dixon of Carlinville

Photo by Billy Hurst for The Telegraph

Jacob Dixon’s move from receiver to running back paid big dividends

By Pete Hayes -

CARLINVILLE — Jacob Dixon became a marked man last season for the Carlinville Cavaliers. But the running back was so elusive, more than a few opposing defenders missed the mark.

And if not for a switch in position, it’s possible no one would have ever known just how good he could be. Dixon made the switch from receiver to running back following his sophomore season with Cavies. And that made all the difference.

Dixon, who will be a senior next season, rushed for 2,029 yards in 2015, eclipsing former Cavies standout Babatunde Ridley of 1,659 for the most yards on the ground in a nine-game season. He also scored 32 touchdowns, breaking a record set just a season earlier by Kinney Myles, who had 25 TDs.

He’s the 2015-16 Telegraph Small School Football Player of the Year – and he’s coming back for more.

Even though the move to running back was obviously the right one, even Cavies coach Chad Easterday admitted he was unsure of what to expect heading into the 2015 campaign.

“We didn’t know what his actual role would be,” Easterday told reporters last season. “I thought he’d have this many yards, if not more, but I didn’t think most of it would be rushing yards. I thought Jacob would be a multiple threat, but it kind of evolved to this.”

Just to be clear, Dixon didn’t have as much much down time during Cavaliers games as one might think. On defense, he had 21 solo tackles, 35 assists at defensive back.

Dixon and the Cavaliers put together an 8-3 season and advanced to the second round of the IHSA Class 3A playoffs before falling to St. Joe-Ogden.

In 2015, the Cavaliers went 1-1 out of the gate, dumping Roxana in the season opener 48-24, but losing to SCC rival Vandalia 27-18.

In the opener, Dixon served notice that he would be more than just a fill-in at running back for Myles, who had graduated. Dixon ran for 138 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns in the win over the Shells.

And he was just getting started.

In the loss to Vandalia, dixon gained 225 yards and had three touchdowns.

In a 56-26 victory over Greenville, Dixon picked up 191 yards and three more touchdowns.

It became a familiar scene the rest of the season. The best view oposing defenders had in most games was the back of Dixon’s jersey as he scampered down the field.

In a 59-12 win over Staunton, Dixon had 289 yards and scored four touchdowns, including on on a 45-yard punt return.

The rest of the Dixon’s mileage the rest of the season included 265 yards against Gillespie, 214 yards against Hillsboro, 216 against Southwestern and 185 in the regular-season finale against Litchfield.

The Cavies won all those games, setting them up with a 7-2 mark heading into the playoff opener against the same team they had opened the season again – Roxana.

Facing the Shells for the second time, Dixon gained 150 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 52-12 win.

Then came the second-round game against St. Joe-Ogden. Dixon gained 129 yards against the top-ranked Spartans and scored a touchdown. But it was the only one the Cavies had that day in a 42-7 defeat.

Dixon was able to meet former Carlinville great Ridley a week before breaking the rushing record. The former Cavie was in Carlinville for a visit. He works in Washington, D.C. for the Department of the Navy.

“It was neat to meet someone I have always looked up to,” Dixon said.

While records are nice, Dixon is more concerned with team.

“I try not to think of (the rushing record) as my record,” Dixon said after breaking Ridley’s mark. “It says a lot about our team and our line. Everybody has to do their job. I can’t do it on my own.”

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