Boys Varsity Football · Friday Night Preview; Cascade Cadets @ Monrovia Bulldogs (Battle for I-70)

The Cascade Cadets are back in action this week against longtime rival Monrovia Bulldogs at Monrovia High School. The two schools separated by 20 miles created a brand new tradition for the years to come. The winner of the game each year will take home the Battle of I-70 traveling trophy.

Cascade dropped their final home game of the season toSpeedway 28-6. Cadets had multiple opportunities to put points on the scoreboard but could not capitalize on the attempts. Cadets look to bounce back this week.

The Bulldogs enter the game with a record of (1-6, 0-5) and are coming off a loss vs Indianapolis Lutheran 56-0.  The Cadets enter the game with a record of (2-5, 1-5) dropping 2 of their five losses to #7 Triton Central and #1 Indianapolis Lutheran. The Cadets two wins have come by a combines score of 83-13.

Game Details

  • 2A Cascade Cadets (2-5, 0-5) at 2A Monrovia Bulldogs (1-6, 0-5)
  • Time: 7p.m., Friday October 9th, 2020
  • Location: Monrovia High School, Monrovia, IN
  • Tickets: Total of 230 tickets total for the Cascade Cadets Away Stands
  • Broadcast: Web broadcast through Monrovia Athletics

Cadets look to gain some momentum going into their final two games of the regular season Friday Night. This will be the 19th meeting for the Cadets and Bulldogs, with the Bulldogs leading the series 12-6, but Cascade won the previous meeting on 10/25/2019 – 49-21 at Cascade High School. The last Monrovia win came two years ago on 8/24/2018 – 38-0 at Monrovia High School.

Cadet Notes

Cadets look to keep gain momentum going this week vs Monrovia. SO Quarterback MaKye is under center for the Cadets. On the season, MaKye Tharp looks to bounce back from his previous performance and get back on track in the passing game. SR Running back Dane Dubois and SR Running back Stephen Alderson will tote the rock this week against a attacking Bulldog defense.  SR Wide Receiver Zarik Chmielewski and SR Aiden Roach look to gain on their previous games at the receiving corps.. Defensively, Cadets look to keep ground and pound Bulldogs offenseoff the scoreboard. Cadets defense has forced 14 takeaways over the course of the season. Sr Linebacker Dane Dubois leads the team in tackles with 39. SO Liam Farmer also leads the team in sacks with 4 and 11 tackles for a loss. SR Aiden Roach and SR Zarik Chmielewski are tied with 2 interceptions a piece.

Offensive Starters

QB-MaKye Tharp, RB-Dane Dubois, RB-Stephen Alderson, TE-Henry Smith, WR-John Hurst, Aiden Roach, Zarik Chmielewski, OL-Austin Phillips, Joe Nogle, Walker VanNess, Deagan Shirar, Trevor Smith

MaKye Tharp:   46-105   719 yards   10TD /11INT  (15.6 yds/completion)

Dane Dubois:    35 carries – 147 yards  –  1TD,  11 catches – 158 yards  –  1TD  (4.2 yds/rush)

Stephen Alderson:    84 carries – 444 yards  –  2TD   (5.3 yds/rush)

Zarik Chmielewski:    15 catches – 269 yards  –  4TD   (17.9 yds/rec)

Aiden Roach:    19 catches – 277 yards  –  2TD  (14.6 yds/rec)

John Hurst:    12 catches – 150 yards  –  2TD    (12.5 yds/rec)

Henry Smith:   5 catches – 87 yards  –  1TD    (17.4 yds/rec)

Defensive Starts

DL- Joe Nogle, Austin Phillips, Liam Farmer, LB-Dane Dubois, Caiden Clements, Stephen Alderson, SAF-Aaron Creech, Henry Smith, John Hurst, CB- Aaron Creech, Aiden Roach

Dane Dubois: 39 Tackles – 1 Interception

Henry Smith: 34 Tackles – 8 TFL’s – 1 Sack – 1 Interception – 5 Passes Defended

Liam Farmer: 32 Tackles – 11 TFL’s – 4 Sacks

Walker Van Ness: 30 Tackles – 3 TFL – 1 Interception – 1 Fumble Recovery

Aaron Creech: 31 Tackles – 4 Passes Defended

Aiden Roach: 23 Tackles – 1 TFL – 2 Interceptions – 4 Passes Defended

John Hurst: 17 Tackles – 1TFL – 1 Interception – 1 Touchdown

Stephen Alderson: 20 Tackles – 1 TFL

Logan Bickel: 16 Tackles – 2 TFL’s – 1 Sack

Coach Staff

Head Coach – Connor Simmons

Assistant Coaches – Rob Hurst, Matt Minardo, Jordan Galliher, Aaron Clark, Jerry Williams, Tim Horning, JR Dugan, Mark Chmielewski and Chris Appleby

Scouting the Bulldogs

Bulldogs are coached by 1st year Head Coach Andrew Olsen (1-6 this year)

Under center for the Bulldogs is Dalen Clements. On the season, Clements is completing 29-68 429 yards 5tds-10ints. Todd Camic and Corbin Padgett lead the running corps combining for 132 rushes 746 and 5 touchdowns.

Defensively, the Bulldogs are led by Hunter Wray with 63 tackles, Alex Scdoris with 35 tackles and Lennox Tkachuk with 30 tackles.

Looking Ahead

The Cadets will be on the road for their final game of the season. Next week, Cadets travel to take on Cardinal Ritter on 10/16/2020.

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