Calvert Football Cavalier Spot Light, Sixth of Seven Editions

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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.

Gold Team

#22 Macon Altman

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Macon has been a pleasure to work with.  He is encouraging towards others and gives 100% on and off the field.  His character is consistent which demonstrates a high level of integrity.  Macon is a freshman who has already figured out the path to being an Uncommonly Great Cavalier and human being.”

-Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Macon is a first year player in the Cavalier program.  Macon quickly picked up the offensive system and proved to be a valuable player with the Gold squad.  Macon’s work ethic and understanding of how to play the game allowed him to perform at a high level.  Macon’s calm demeanor is an asset on and off the playing field.  I look forward to seeing Macon grow as a Cavalier.”

-Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

“Macon is the future of Calvert football.  He shows up every day with the attitude that Coach Sneade preaches to the players every day.  He works hard, he’s coachable, he’s a team player, he’s energetic, and (an) excellent leader.  I feel honored to coach a kid like Macon.”

-Coach Tim Ingram (CHS football defensive backs coach)

#54 William Berrich

Why he is uncommonly great…

“William was reluctant to play this year, only because he wasn’t certain that he wanted to play football.  He made a decision to be a Cavalier who plays football and we were glad he did.  He modeled great courage and character this season and proved to his teammates that making great decisions are important even when in challenging circumstances because the impact it could have on your brothers.  He took the high road and earned a great deal of respect and admiration from his team and our school community.  He inspired us all and we are grateful for his influence in our lives.”

-Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Will as a freshman has shown all the traits that make up a Calvert Cavalier.  Will was put in a situation earlier in the year that he handled in a manner that made us all coaches proud.  I look forward to working with Will and him becoming one of our leaders on the offensive line.”

-Coach Luis Garcia (CHS football offensive line coach)

“Will Berrich is a kid I knew before playing football.  He’s always had great character and a positive attitude.  He has great heart and is always putting the team above himself.”

-Coach Dom Pasch (CHS football defensive line coach)

#40 Aaron Ellison

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Aaron always has a very positive attitude and is very inquisitive.  He is a sponge for information and enjoys the process of learning.  He regularly helps his teammates and is extremely selfless.  He promotes a very positive team environment and consistently has a can-do attitude no matter what the mission of the moment entails.”

-Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Aaron is a dedicated Cavalier who can be counted on to always be present and always give his best effort whether it is a drill in practice or a game.  He also shows a dedication to increasing his knowledge of the game by asking questions to improve.  He is uncommonly great as a teammate and in the classroom and his dedication and work ethic is an example to all.”

-Coach Kent Uber (CHS football tight ends coach)

“Ellison is a great kid and a hard worker.  (He is) always asking questions and looking to get better.  (We are) looking forward to seeing his leadership qualities grow as he continues to develop.”

-Coach Scott Purcell (CHS football defensive line coach)

#4 David Kauten

Why he is uncommonly great…

“David had a tough, season-ending injury that greatly impacted the team not just on what he did for the team on the field but how the team felt about playing alongside him.  Many were crushed and rallied around David.  David handled the challenge with a smile and positive mindset which encouraged the team.  He thought about his brothers and the team over himself which is a great character trait that inspires us all.  We missed him but his drive to get healthy provided a spark for the program and we can’t wait for David to get back out there with us in full capacity.”

-Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“David Kauten started the season at receiver because he felt that would give him a better chance to play on varsity next year with Stevie coming back.  I approached him about moving back to quarterback because of his knowledge of the offense from his freshman year.  That became valuable because we could see the young players had confidence in him leading the offense right away.  One of his biggest assets was his ability to run our play action game and make good throws on the run.”

-Coach Keith Hicks (CHS football quarterbacks coach)

“David is a proud Cavalier.  He loves to make impactful plays and enjoys being around the team.  He shows leadership when it’s needed and he is everything we look for in our program.”

-Coach Tim Ingram (CHS football defensive backs coach)

#21 Cortez Mackall

Why he is uncommonly great…

“We are grateful that Cortez decided to join us in his sophomore year.  Cortez has had limited experiences in playing football but that never stopped him from giving his best effort and trying to learn.  No matter how difficult it was he never stopped trying and smiling the entire time.”

-Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Cortez was a first year player on the Gold team.  Cortez continued to work throughout the season to improve on the offensive side of the ball.  Cortez was an excellent team player and was well respected by his teammates.  I look forward to working with Cortez over the next few years.”

-Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

Blue Team

#1 Jalen Barnes

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Jalen is a great young man, who brightens my day with his smile and sincerity.  In my conversations with Jalen, I get a sense that he cares deeply and does not want to disappoint.  He had a great season and although his athletic potential is high, his ability to influence the program and our community with his character and care for others is much higher.  I look forward to working with Jalen in the future and watching him grow into Uncommon Greatness on the field, on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.”

-Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Jalen was a great contributor on the Blue team, yet I don’t think Jalen fully understands what his potential could be.  As a sophomore there are lots of things Jalen can do to become an elite player.  I am confident that Jalen will put the work in on and off the field to become a great Cavalier.”

-Coach Chevy White (CHS football wide receivers coach)

#75 Cornell Johnson

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Cornell is a pleasure to be around.  He not only brightens my day but also, he brings tremendous joy to others.  He is so much fun, and his laugh is contagious.  He is genuine and has an old soul.  I am grateful that we have him as a part of our program and school community.  He has big muscles which makes him a physical presence, but it’s his heart muscle that spreads care and love to others that I enjoy the most.”

-Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“Cornell Johnson is an all-around great young man.  His determination has helped him become a starting varsity football player as a sophomore.  His determination has also made him a good student as well.  Cornell has been a pleasure to coach this year and I am looking forward to the years to come.”

-Coach Sean Coleman (CHS football offensive line coach)

“Cornell has the biggest smile you will ever see.  (He is) an extremely hard worker who strives for perfection.  (He) is very talented but also is a great teammate.  (He) has been a joy to coach.”

-Coach Scott Purcell (CHS football defensive line coach)

#7 Erron Touch

Why he is uncommonly great…

“Erron is a wonderful young man.  He brings so much encouragement to me and those around him.  He will go out of his way to check in on me, his coaches, and teammates.  He is so genuine in his care, and I hope others recognize how good of a friend he is.  He is extremely selfless.  I watch him push others to the front and help his teammates and others along.  Erron will no doubt have an amazing future because he truly understands that the world is bigger than us as individuals.  That the biggest accomplishment is not what we do for ourselves but how we lift and encourage others.”

-Coach Rick Sneade (CHS football head coach)

“The bar is very high for him.  He is a good player but he can even be better and he needs to realize that himself.  The opportunity for him to be an elite student and player is right in front of him but he has to be willing to put the work in.  He does show up every day.  Me as one of his coaches (has) to find (a) way to make him realize that he is a gifted athlete and if he (is) willing to put the work in, then great things can happen for him on and off the field.  The ball is in his court.”

-Coach Barry Moomau (CHS football linebackers coach)

Cavalier Weekly Spotlight Provided by Brian Berger


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