Garrett Cheadle Named SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Garrett Cheadle Named SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week

CLAREMONT, Calif. - CMS junior running back Garrett Cheadle was named the SCIAC Football Offensive Player of the Week for games through Oct. 27, it was announced today by the league office.

Cheadle earned the honor after breaking a 31-year old program record for rushing yards in a game, tallying 274 on 22 carries in a 34-21 win over Whittier on Saturday. That total passed the old school mark of 261, which was set by Chris Dabrow against La Verne back in 1987.

Cheadle scored three touchdowns in the first half, on runs of 52, 30 and 75 yards, with the 75-yarder putting him over 1,000 yards for the season, the first CMS running back to do that since Ryan Gocong in 2002. He had 204 yards at the half, and ended up passing the single-game rushing mark midway through the fourth with a 15-yard carry. 

It marks the third time this season that CMS has won the Offensive Player of the Week Award. Sophomore quarterback Jake Norville also earned the honor after throwing for four touchdowns in a win over La Verne, while offensive lineman Brian Wahl won it for his role in helping the Stags take a big 17-10 road win at Redlands. 

The win improved CMS to 6-2 overall on the season and 5-0 in the SCIAC, maintaining sole possession of first place in the league, one game ahead of Redlands, which it defeated head-to-head. The Stags need one more win to clinch their first SCIAC title since 1987, the same year Dabrow set the rushing record, and will get their first chance when they host Chapman on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest at Zinda Field.