Over the deration of the 2021 season and through the direction of Calvert Football’s Life Coach, Brian Berger, our coaches will share why our Cavaliers are Uncommonly Great through the Weekly Cavalier Spotlight.
#42 Devony Buckley
Devony Buckley is passionate about being part of the Calvert High football program. He has committed himself to not giving up no matter how challenging the process will be as a football player. He is not afraid of what he doesn’t know and he is willing to put in the hard work necessary to learn. He is usually one of the first players to volunteer for a drill, to help get something, or to be on the scout team. Devony has a desire to get better each day and to help the team get better. He is a great teammate who deeply cares about others. For these reasons, Devony Buckley is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#74 Conner Hammaker
Conner Hammaker is taking on the challenge as a first-year football player. He desires to learn and he is pushing himself to be the best football player he can be. He is very coachable and he trusts his coaches. His hard work and determination gives him the real potential to be a great football player. Although he is new to the sport, his confidence is growing each week. He is already growing into being a quiet leader because his effort and attitude speak for itself. Aside from football, Conner is rising up to be an all-around great young man. For these reasons, Conner Hammaker is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#45 Zayden Lanthier
Zayden Lanthier is one who leads by example in everything he does on the football field. When he makes a great play, he doesn’t look to be congratulated. His focus is simply to walk the walk rather than talk the talk. He always pushes himself at whatever drill, play, or conditioning he is doing. Zayden is very coachable and does not complain about anything. He puts the team first by doing whatever is necessary. He understands that sometimes that means being on the scout team for the blue squad while at other working with the gold squad to help teach the younger and inexperienced players. Even though facing the adversity of a recent injury, he continues to show up each day and be and encouragement for others. For these reasons, Zayden Lanthier is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#26 Walter Young
Walter “Wally” Young is new to the Cavalier family and he has been working hard to develop his skills as a football player. His improvement has been evident on a daily basis. He has demonstrated his ability to be coachable. There is nothing on the field that gets him down. He is an outstanding teammate and has shown this recently by providing guidance and support to a new fellow wide receiver that is learning a new position on the gold squad. His can-do spirit is evident and he is very encouraging to his teammates. Despite facing some challenging times in his personal life, Wally has persevered and has proven himself to be an outstanding guy. His coaches look forward to working with him over the next three years. Finally, his smile and attitude on the field are pleasant to be around. For these reasons, Wally Young is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#57 EJ Kareem
Elijah “EJ” Kareem as a senior has fought through adversity to become a good football player and student at Calvert High School. His outlook on life has taken a new look with a positive perspective. EJ is a great and caring teammate. He has taken on the responsibility as a leader to help the younger players to become good football players as well. He always has a smile on his face which no doubt brings a positive energy to the team. All in all, EJ has been a major asset to our program. For these reasons, EJ Kareem is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#20 Jordan Nathan
Jordan Nathan might be on the quiet side verbally. But the example that he sets through his character and actions speak loud and clear. His humility is evident and he has absolutely no ego. He does what coaches ask of him without complaint. He doesn’t ask many questions. He just gets the job done. Jordan is a good teammate through his support of others and by putting the team before himself. His ability to make his teammates better through his selfless play and actions is a gift to the program. He never quits under pressure and one coach described Jordan as being “tough as nails.” His hardworking energy is very evident on the field as well as in the classroom. For these reasons, Jordan Nathan is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#9 Stevie Oursler
Steven “Stevie” Oursler is a fun character in our program that brings joy to everyone else. The fact that he is coachable is important given the demands of his position require a great deal of understanding and effort. He understands the meaning of trusting the process. He demonstrates this through his consistency and dedication during the offseason to prepare himself for the regular season. He knows that not everything he does will be easy on the first try. Mistakes are inevitable. But Stevie is always coming back with a new mindset of being ready to learn from his mistakes. The fact that he accepts responsibility demonstrates his care for the program and his humility as a leader. For these reasons, Stevie Oursler is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#14 Logan Poole
Logan Poole plays wide receiver which is a very skilled position. While some of his fellow teammates at the wide receiver position are pretty seasoned, Logan works as hard as anyone to compete as he strives to improve. His work ethic is excellent and he has a motor that never stops. Even if a drill doesn’t require 100% intensity, he still takes it seriously and goes hard. His willingness to work at his position and support his teammates at the same time is what sets him apart in demonstrating uncommon greatness. He never gives up. His positive can-do attitude is an encouragement to his coaches and teammates. The quality of his character is evident through his respectfulness. His coaches are confident that he will continue to work on being the very best student-athlete that he can be. One of the highest compliments said by one of his coaches is that, “Every winning team has a Logan Poole.” For these reasons, Logan Poole is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#66 Anthony Stevenson
Anthony Stevenson rapidly understands his influence because of his contagious smile and ability on the field. He is already a good football player because of his efforts in pushing himself. His confidence has grown this year. Provided that his confidence in his abilities continues to grow, he has the potential to even be a great football player. His hard work and paying attention to details has led him to being a two-year starter on the offensive line. His leadership has been evident through him assisting our younger players. He is willing to ask the tough questions so everyone else in the room can better understand the mission. For these reasons, Anthony Stevenson is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
#3 DeAngelo Wallace
DeAngelo Wallace has been continuing to discover and understand some of the athletic gifts that he has been blessed with. His confidence in himself has begun to match his ability. At times, he has shifted positions in the middle of games to help the team. He is a pillar when one thinks about the concept of student-athlete. He is a member of Calvert High’s Mac Scholars group and has played several sports for the school. He balances school, athletics, and a part-time job while working to compete at a high level. DeAngelo doesn’t quit even when the odds are against him. Whenever he gets knocked down he bounces right back to get up and continue to put his best foot forward. DeAngelo gives an effort of 100% all the time! That includes in practice and for that his teammates get better because of the great look he provides on both sides of the ball. Further, the quality of his character is evident in that he is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. For these reasons, DeAngelo Wallace is uncommonly great as a Calvert Cavalier football player.
Cavalier Weekly Spotlight Provided by Brian Berger