Calvert Football Cavalier Spot Light, Third Edition

Gold

#19 Colin Ebey

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Colin is a Cavalier that always brings great effort.  He has a fun spirit and has been an encouragement to me.  He will often complement me on my passes during wide receiver individual time.  He is extremely supportive of his team and does whatever is asked to help the program succeed.  Colin displays Uncommon Greatness through his care for his teammates and coaches.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Colin is new to the Cavalier program and has excelled as a freshman in understanding his position.  Colin has an excellent relationship with his teammates and enjoys competition.  Colin does a wonderful job balancing athletics and sports.  I look forward to seeing Colin grow within our program.”

  • Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

#77 Shane Fitz

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Shane transferred to Calvert High as (a) sophomore without ever playing football.  He is eager to learn and brings a passion for becoming Uncommonly Great.  He has made incredible improvements over the season and has a great can-do attitude.  He has a quiet character with a kindness that is encouraging to others.  I look forward to his development as a player and (as) a person.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Shane Fitz is an all-around great young man.  Shane is taking on the challenge as a first-year football player.  His hard work and determination are helping him get better every week.  He is very coachable, he is learning and trusting his coaches to lead him in the right direction, and he does not complain at all.  This attitude will help Shane to become a great Calvert High football player and student.”

  • Coach Sean Coleman (CHS football offensive line coach)

“Shane Fitz is a guy who never complains (and) always comes to work.  He never asks to get in and is always ready for when it’s his time and gives me 100% of his ability.”

  • Coach Dom Pasch (CHS football defensive line coach)

#5 Landon Fowler

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Landon is one of the few sophomores on the Gold Team and is only playing his second year of football.  He has learned new positions this year and has never backed away from a challenge.  He is so positive on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.  He pours into his teammates with encouraging words and kindness.  Landon is Uncommonly Great because he is a CEO, Chief Encouragement Officer of Positivity!”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Landon has good leadership skills.  He’s a role model…plays hard every snap…not afraid to try something out of his comfort zone for the team.”

  • Coach Keith Hicks (CHS football quarterbacks coach and Gold Team head coach)

#16 Novorriya Smith

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Novorriya has so much potential and regularly bounces back after setbacks.  He had to work his way back onto the field after a knee injury last spring and he never wavered or gave in.  He fought his way back and continues to work to regain his strength while playing for the Gold Team.  When his personal belief in himself matches his potential, he will be an unstoppable Cavalier.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Novorriya unfortunately has had a few injuries keeping him from competing at the level that he is capable of.  Although he has had setbacks, his attitude and willingness to become a great student-athlete hasn’t changed.  Novorriya will continue to grow and contribute to the Cavalier program.”

  • Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

#76 David White

Why he is uncommonly great…

“David has a comeback story like no other.  He suffered a break in his leg that prevented him from using that leg for a year.  He missed two years of football and this past summer was the first time he was able to run and athletically perform on both of his legs.  It has certainly been an up-field battle for David yet he has never wavered or complained.  He has always remained positive, worked hard, supported his teammates, and continues to do the little things to help our program remain Uncommonly Great.  David has inspired me and his teammates with his perseverance and Uncommonly Great attitude.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“David White is an awesome young man.  David has fought through adversity as a young man and is working hard to overcome those adversities.  This is helping him become a good football player and student at Calvert High School.”

  • Coach Sean Coleman (CHS football offensive line coach)

“David is a great kid and teammate.  He’s always eager to learn and ask more questions and grow in the game.”

  • Coach Dom Pasch (CHS football defensive line coach)

Blue

#33 Damon Mansfield

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Damon is a very stoic Cavalier.  He is a young man of few words but demonstrates a can-do attitude and has been a bright star in our sophomore class.  He works extremely hard and is extremely dependable.  He lives up to the Cavalier Core Values and because he remains consistent, courageous, (and) has a high level of character he is living out Uncommon Greatness.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Damon Mansfield is a gritty player who has improved by leaps and bounds in a year.  I had the pleasure of coaching Damon when he was in youth ball.  He has grown into a mature, respectful kid that comes to work every day and does whatever you ask him.”

  • Coach Tyler Payne (CHS football linebackers coach)

#10 Colin Short

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Colin playing in his senior year has filled many roles on the field and has done whatever he possibly can to help his team become Uncommonly Great.  He plays offense, defense, kicks, and does it all with a great deal of wit and humor.  He encourages the younger Cavaliers and remains one of the most supportive teammates on the team.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“He is a great example of what it means to put the team ahead of the individual.  He was willing to switch positions on both sides of the football in order to help the team.  He puts extra work in every week and continues to improve at his new positions while also helping his teammates around him.  His selflessness as a senior is an example for the entire program.”

  • Coach Kent Uber (CHS football tight ends coach)

“Colin is a smart player who is very likeable and a great teammate.  (He) gives his best both on and off the field.”

  • Coach Scott Purcell (CHS football defensive line coach)

#8 Jullian Sullivan

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Jullian is a new player to the Cavaliers, and he has fit it well because of his great character and encouraging spirit towards his teammates.  He has moved positions and endured through an injury that cost him a couple weeks of practice, but he never missed a day and remained positive.  He is eager to learn and anxious to regularly play.  I appreciate his desire to contribute on the field but his character is what continues to make a positive impact on our program each day.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“He has dealt with several different injuries this year.  However, he has displayed determination to do whatever is necessary to still be a part of the team and continues to be at practice and prepare mentally when he could not participate physically.  When healthy, he is an active participant who does what he can to improve and help his teammates improve.”

  • Coach Kent Uber (CHS football tight ends coach)

#6 Keegan Thorne

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Keegan is another sophomore who is making his presence felt…on the field, in the locker room, in the classroom, and in our community.  He has a great work ethic and a positive attitude.  He is extremely coachable and truly trusts his coaches and teammates, which allows him to play at (a) very high level.  He responds well from setbacks and grows quickly.  He has Uncommonly Great character and courage and inspires me to continue to find ways to keep him growing as a young man.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Keegan is an outstanding young man who selflessly works to help his teammates.  Keegan is a stellar athlete and very easy to work with.  As Keegan continues to contribute to the success of our program, he will leave a legacy for others to follow.”

  • Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

#54 Kyle Wilcox

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Kyle is another one of our seniors and he may be the smallest “Tank” in the program, but he plays with a ginormous heart.  He has pushed through two-foot surgeries that would have put many out of the game indefinitely, but he bounced back in record time.  He leads well with spot-on insight and encouragement towards his teammates and his work ethic is a model in which any Cavalier should follow.  He is a great young man who brings so many Uncommonly Great values to the program that I am grateful to be able to call him one of ours.”

  • Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Kyle (is someone) I have now coached for four seasons.  (He is) a true Cavalier who is a great young man.  Whether he’s in the game or not, he’s always engaged in the game.  (It has) been an honor to coach him.”

  • Coach Scott Purcell (CHS football defensive line coach)

Cavalier Weekly Spotlight Provided by Brian Berger


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