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Carthage plays giveaway to N.C.

Five turnovers didn’t do the Carthage football team any favors in a 53-23 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin loss to North Central during the Cardinals’ Homecoming on Saturday afternoon at Benedetti-Wherli Stadium in Naperville, Ill.

The Red Men fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the CCIW, while North Central — ranked 12th in the latest NCAA Division III poll — improved to 5-1 and 3-0.

North Central raced out to a 21-3 lead through the first quarter and 31-9 at halftime as Carthage never threatened the lead.

Required viewing



The Carthage football team did not throw away the film from last year’s meeting with North Central.

Red Men rally, but fall to Elmhurst, 49-42 in 2 OTs


KENOSHA — A commendable second-half comeback turned into a minor footnote for the Carthage football team on Saturday afternoon.

Overcoming a 21-point halftime deficit, the Red Men had too many miscues after regulation in a deflating 49-42 double-overtime loss to Elmhurst before a Homecoming crowd of 1,950 at Art Keller Field.

Carthage vs. Elmhurst

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Art Keller Field

Garner makes impact for Carthage as a freshman

KENOSHA — Except for an untimely injury that briefly kept him off the field, Shawntrel Garner has had an eventful start to his college football career.

The Carthage freshman free safety has three interceptions to go along with six passes defended — both team highs. He also ranks third on the team with 19 tackles (11 solo), including 11/2 for loss.

Carthage to honor 2004 football team

KENOSHA — In the last 40 years, no Carthage football season compares to 2004.

The Redmen captured their first CCIW championship in more than 30 years and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs where they lost to powerhouse Mount Union, 38-20, in a game that they trailed 24-20 early in the fourth quarter.

Carthage beats Illinois Wesleyan to end CCIW skid

For the second week in a row, the Carthage College football team killed a nasty streak.

Seven days after ending an overall 11-game skid, the Red Men defeated Illinois Wesleyan 20-10 in Bloomington, Ill., on Saturday. The victory ended Carthage’s 13-game College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin losing streak in the league opener for both teams.

Carthage (1-2) vs. Illinois Wesleyan (2-1)

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tucci Stadium (Bloomington, Ill.)

Turnovers coming Carthage’s way

KENOSHA — The Carthage football team is hoping that its defense can continue its opportunistic ways when the Red Men begin College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin play against Illinois Wesleyan at 6 p.m. Saturday in Bloomington, Ill.

After recording only 10 interceptions in 2013, the Red Men have picked off six passes in three games, tying them with Illinois Wesleyan and Augustana for the league lead. Free safety Shawntrel Garner has two while cornerbacks Richard Motter and Marcus Hartnett, linebacker Greg Money and safety Zac Pallissard have one apiece.

Carthage rallies by Lakeland


It wasn’t necessarily a thing of beauty, but the Carthage football team won’t be apologizing for any wins at this point.

The Red Men showed some fourth-quarter grit on Saturday night, rallying to score 14 unanswered points to beat Lakeland 21-14 in a non-conference game at Art Keller Field. It snapped an 11-game losing streak for Carthage — its last victory was a 52-6 drubbing of Lakeland in the season opener last year — while extending its winning streak to 11 over the Muskies.

Carthage (0-2) vs. Lakeland (0-2)

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Art Keller Field

Improvement the name of the game for Red Men

What was the theme of the bye week for the Carthage football team?

“Just to get better at football,” Carthage coach Mike Yeager simply stated. “The fundamentals of football. Blocking and tackling. Get better at our schemes and know what we’re doing so that we don’t make mistakes.

Red Men struggle

One statistic from the Carthage football team’s non-conference defeat to Adrian College on Saturday afternoon told the story.

The Red Men rushed for 26 yards on 28 attempts and the Bulldogs piled up 25 first downs and 302 yards on 54 carries.

Carthage (0-1) vs. Adrian (1-0)

When: Noon Saturday

Where: Multisport Performance Stadium (Adrian, Mich.)

Carthage ready for Adrian’s passing threat

Carthage cornerbacks Marcus Harnett and Richard Motter probably didn’t need to see a scouting report this week to know that they would be playing important roles in Saturday’s non-conference game at Adrian (Mich.).

All they had to do was look at the statistics from Adrian’s season-opening 35-13 victory at Defiance (Ohio.).

St. Norbert rallies past Carthage



Popcorn and soda won’t be served when the Carthage football team assembles to view Saturday afternoon’s season opener.

Carthage faces big test vs. St. Norbert in season opener today



Next to UW-Whitewater, there aren’t many NCAA Division III football programs in the state that have experienced as much success as St. Norbert.

Carthage football program going young for one more season


If the Carthage football team hopes to bounce back from last year’s winless College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin season — the program’s first since 1992 — it will do so with one of the youngest squads in recent memory.

Craving consistency



Taking a step or two forward.

Coaches put Red Men at the bottom of the CCIW

The Carthage football team was picked to finish last in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin this season according to the preseason coaches poll released on Wednesday.

North Central, which advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs last season, was predicted to capture its ninth straight league title. The Cardinals (13-1, 7-0 CCIW in 2013) received seven first-place votes and 49 total points.

FLASHBACK: Carthage’s Jodat recalls his Super Bowl



Thirty-four years ago today Carthage College’s Jim Jodat returned the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XIV. This feature is republished from the Kenosha News’ January 30, 2000, edition

Carthage goes 0-fer the CCIW


The Carthage College football team wrapped up its first winless season in College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin play in more than 20 years with a 28-21 loss to Millikin on Saturday at Art Keller Field.

Carthage finished 1-9 overall and 0-7 in the eight-team CCIW. The Red Men will carry a 13-game CCIW losing streak into next season.

Millikin vs. Carthage

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Art Keller Field … Carthage is offering free admission to the game

Bradford grad Djurickovic wraps up Carthage career

KENOSHA — A former quarterback turned wide receiver, punter and kickoff returner, Pete Djurickovic wraps up a memorable five-year collegiate career as the Carthage football team’s jack of all trades.

The former Bradford standout makes his third consecutive start at wide receiver — in replace of injured wideout Jamahl Wright — as the Red Men look to snap an eight-game losing streak in their regular-season finale against Millikin 1 p.m. Saturday at Art Keller Field.

Blocked PAT costs Carthage at Elmhurst

The Carthage football team had a game-tying extra point blocked with 4 minutes, 10 seconds remaining and never got the ball back in a 10-9 loss to Elmhurst on Saturday afternoon at blustery Langhorst Field.

It was the 12th consecutive CCIW defeat for the Red Men, who dropped to 0-6 in league play (1-8 overall). Meanwhile, Elmhurst (4-5, 3-3) won its third game in a row.

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    No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown

    1 James Cobbs III WR 5-10 178 Fr. Urbana (Ill.)

    2 Derek Bellamy RB 5-7 178 Sr. Sacramento (Calif.)

    3 Marquis Hines Jr. WR 6-0 204 Jr. Green Bay

    4 Marcus Harnett DB 5-6 141 Sr. Dolton (Ill.)

    5 Shawntrel Garner DB 5-10 188 Fr. Milwaukee

    6 Richard Motter DB 5-11 184 So. Dayton (Ohio)

    7 Curt Doornbos DB 5-9 142 Fr. Hudsonville (Mich.)

    8 Tristan Peterson RB 5-11 178 Fr. Crown Point (Ind.)

    9 Antwan Morrison DB 6-1 181 Fr. Maywood (Ill.)

    10 K.J. Simpson LB 6-0 204 So. Blue Island (Ill.)

    11 Gregory Jinks DB 5-7 156 Fr. New Orleans (La.)

    12 Dimetri Chatman WR 5-8 152 Fr. Elkhart (Ind.)

    13 Brock Kap WR 5-10 186 So. South Ogden (Utah)

    14 Nick Anzelmo QB 6-1 207 So. Schaumburg (Ill.)

    15 Niko Messino WR 5-10 175 Fr. Plainfield (Ill.)

    16 Ethan Olles QB 6-2 186 So. Palatine (Ill.)

    17 Jamahl Wright WR 5-10 165 Jr. Brookfield

    18 Andrew Miller DB 5-9 178 Sr. Sherrard (Ill.)

    19 Bobby Suchecki QB 6-2 218 Fr. Rolling Meadows (Ill.)

    20 Brandon Sullivan DL 5-8 216 Jr. Rockford (Ill.)

    21 Stewart Cunningham LB 5-10 209 Jr. Chicago (Ill.)

    22 Zac Pallissard DB 5-11 186 Sr. Bourbonnais (Ill.)

    23 Thomas Brannen K/P 6-2 206 Jr. Indian Head Park (Ill.)

    24 Tyler Walsh RB 5-8 181 Fr. Oswego (Ill.)

    25 James Sowa DB 6-0 160 Jr. Roselle (Ill.)

    26 Sam Calderaro RB 5-7 178 Jr. McHenry (Ill.)

    29 Carlos Singleton Jr. WR 5-6 148 So. Chicago (Ill.)

    30 Jonnie Evans Jr. RB 5-8 163 So. Kankakee (Ill.)

    33 Will Fairchild LB 5-11 198 Jr. Land O’ Lakes (Fla.)

    34 Terrance Allen DL 6-4 219 Jr. Woodridge (Ill.)

    35 Dan Riddle DB 6-0 191 So. Palatine (Ill.)

    36 Eddie Cardenas LB 5-11 217 Fr. Arlington Heights (Ill.)

    38 Jesse Neely LB 6-3 188 So. Las Vegas (Nev.)

    39 Billy Buhle DB 5-6 131 Fr. Wheaton (Ill.)

    40 Greg Money LB 5-10 212 So. Palatine (Ill.)

    41 Darquise Holman LB 5-9 177 Fr. Peoria (Ill.)

    42 Rocco Zaccaro LB 5-10 184 Jr. Addison (Ill.)

    43 Steve Hansen LS 5-10 181 Fr. Batavia (Ill.)

    44 Mark Clark RB 5-7 227 Jr. Downers Grove (Ill.)

    45 Fred McCann P 6-2 178 So. Caledonia

    46 Evan Shortreed LB 6-0 234 Fr. Janesville

    47 DeMarco Johnson DL 5-10 243 Fr. Downers Grove (Ill.)

    48 Leo Arvanitakis LB 5-10 226 Fr. Downers Grove (Ill.)

    49 Seth McDorman DT 6-1 236 So. Bourbonnais (Ill.)

    51 Sean Oroni LB 5-8 198 Jr. Batavia (Ill.)

    54 Michael Marek OL 5-11 245 Fr. Skokie (Ill.)

    57 Pete Laughlin DL 6-1 216 Fr. Oswego (Ill.)

    62 Danny Booth OL 6-1 301 Jr. Berwyn (Ill.)

    64 Zak Georgitsis OL 5-11 268 Fr. Lombard (Ill.)

    65 Scott Hoffmann OL 6-1 297 Fr. Hoffman Estates (Ill.)

    66 Joe Godlevske OL 6-0 257 Fr. Indianapolis (Ind.)

    67 Jimmy Penzel OL 6-2 244 So. Burlington

    69 Dan Kish OL 6-3 272 Jr. Addison (Ill.)

    70 Nick Wolf OL 6-1 320 So. Maineville (Ohio)

    71 Rocco Rasnic OL 6-2 255 So. Woodridge (Ill.)

    73 Ryan Belden OL 6-2 235 Fr. Avon (Ind.)

    74 Jacob Alten OL 5-10 241 Jr. Loveland (Ohio)

    76 Kevin Blank OL 5-11 263 Jr. Neenah

    77 Gus Eisele DL 6-2 342 Fr. Poplar Grove (Ill.)

    78 Jalen Reams OL 6-0 281 Fr. Downers Grove (Ill.)

    79 Isaiah Trussell OL 6-3 314 Fr. Racine

    81 Ethan Chester TE 6-4 210 Fr. Lemont (Ill.)

    82 Malcom Levy WR 5-8 161 Fr. Montgomery (Ill.)

    83 Tyndale Dahnweih WR 6-0 195 Fr. Arlington Heights (Ill.)

    84 Ryan Tuma WR 5-8 156 Fr. Schaumburg (Ill.)

    85 Brendan Dix TE 6-1 210 Jr. Oak Lawn (Ill.)

    86 Jon Gomulka TE 6-2 230 So. Lake Villa (Ill.)

    87 Robert Anderson TE 6-0 226 Sr. Chicago (Ill.)

    88 Ryan Dalton WR 6-1 179 Fr. Lockport (Ill.)

    89 Javier Rhoades TE 6-1 235 So. Chicago (Ill.)

    90 Gus Shipp DL 6-1 200 Fr. Northbrook (Ill.)

    91 Lucas Kailing LB 6-2 244 Fr. Sheboygan

    92 David Gahgan DL 6-0 242 Sr. Ingleside (Ill.)

    93 Alex Tinkoff P 5-11 209 So. Des Plaines (Ill.)

    96 Zach Rosillo DL 5-10 245 Fr. Imlay City (Mich.)

    98 Elliott Stahler K/P 6-2 179 Jr. Santa Monica (Calif.)

    Cameron Ayres DB 6-0 190 Fr. Antioch (Ill.)

    Agustin Bahena LB 5-10 204 Fr. Round Lake (Ill.)

    Tom Benko DB 5-9 195 Fr. Racine

    Tony Block Jr. WR 6-0 210 So. Willowbrook (Ill.)

    Nick Boelte DL 6-0 182 Fr. Rockton (Ill.)

    Colin Boie DL 6-0 257 Fr. River Forest (Ill.)

    Demetrios Bralis RB 5-10 201 Fr. Plainfield (Ill.)

    Diontay Brown LB 5-11 191 Fr. Joliet (Ill.)

    Ryan Casey QB 6-2 191 So. Kenosha

    Evan Cherney LB 6-0 194 Fr. Naperville (Ill.)

    Jonathan Cochrane DB 5-9 168 Fr. Smithville (Mo.)

    Camden Cotter OL 6-3 258 Fr. South Elgin (Ill.)

    Gabe Cotton WR 5-10 180 So. Vernon Hills (Ill.)

    Collin Cousins WR 6-0 162 Fr. Sturtevant

    Isaac DeGroat TE 6-3 200 Fr. Blaine (Minn.)

    Luke Durbin DL 5-11 238 Fr. Harwood Heights (Ill.)

    Dan Figueroa RB 5-7 210 So. Kenosha

    Darrin Funches Jr. DB 5-7 163 Fr. Merrillville (Ind.)

    Nicholas Gamble DL 6-0 297 Fr. Mentone (Ind.)

    Nick Ganzke DB 5-11 186 Fr. New Berlin

    Brian Graham TE 6-6 226 Jr. Downers Grove (Ill.)

    Alan Hall OL 5-10 262 Fr. Calumet City (Ill.)

    Antonio Johnson Jr. WR 5-10 170 Fr. Dolton (Ill.)

    Tyler Kirkeeng OL 6-0 259 Fr. Burlington

    Evan Kurtz RB 6-1 210 Fr. South Elgin (Ill.)

    Alvin Lacy WR 5-9 165 Fr. Park Forest (Ill.)

    Erwin Lane DL 5-8 253 Fr. Glen Ellyn (Ill.)

    Conor Lee DB 5-8 181 So. South Elgin (Ill.)

    Jake Lintvelt QB 5-9 203 Fr. Oak Park (Ill.)

    Ricardo Mancilla DB 5-11 165 Fr. Chicago (Ill.)

    Khali Mitchell LB 6-1 205 Fr. Calumet Park (Ill.)

    Kyle Muss OL 5-9 301 Jr. Park Ridge (Ill.)

    Dan Olson OL 5-11 328 Fr. Lake Mills

    Joey Pausa DB 5-9 143 Fr. Island Lake (Ill.)

    Dan Pauscher DL 6-0 225 Fr. Elk Grove (Ill.)

    A.J. Phillips DL 6-4 200 Fr. Minooka (Ill.)

    Jason Piles LS 6-0 218 Fr. Chesterfield (Mo.)

    Patrick Purvin DL 6-4 272 Fr. Ingleside (Ill.)

    Adrian Reilly LB 5-11 170 Fr. Fitchburg

    Ian Rennels DB 5-11 178 Fr. Yorkville (Ill.)

    Tommy Riggin DL 5-10 263 Fr. Gurnee (Ill.)

    Joey Rodgers DB 5-10 169 Fr. Arlington Heights (Ill.)

    Caleb Rogers-Purham DL 5-11 277 Fr. Romeoville (Ill.)

    Niko Saladino WR 5-11 161 Fr. Wyoming (Mich.)

    Justin Sanchez OL 5-10 302 Fr. Schaumburg (Ill.)

    Steven Sanz RB 5-8 203 Fr. Northfield (Ill.)

    Gabe Schaefer-Space DB 5-11 168 Fr. Middleville (Mich.)

    Kyle Stevens DL 6-0 242 Fr. Chicago (Ill.)

    Jake Sutter QB 6-0 174 So. Lake Geneva

    London Townsend RB 5-11 172 So. Milwaukee

    Herbert Triplett WR 5-8 162 So. Joliet (Ill.)

    Torrie Tyson WR 5-10 176 Fr. Kenosha

    Jonathan Walker DB 5-6 144 Fr. New Orleans (La.)

    Alec Weitzer OL 6-1 288 Fr. New Berlin

    Denzel Wilson DL 5-11 199 Fr. Kankakee (Ill.)

    Tyran Winston LB 5-8 200 Fr. Chicago (Ill.)

    Anthony Woods WR 5-6 153 Fr. Plainfield (Ill.)

    Head coach — Mike Yeager, second season; Assistant coaches—Jared Elliott (co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Dustin Hass (specials teams coordinator/defensive backs), Joe Hensel (defensive line), Kyle Rooker (offensive coordinator/offensive line); Part-time assistant coach—Eric Kosterman (tight ends); Graduate assistant coaches—Shawn Chaffee (defensive tackles), Cory Connolly (safeties), Todd Taylor (running backs), Terrance Turner (wide receivers).

Carthage schedule and results


    Sept. 6 — St. Norbert 25, Carthage 13

    Sept. 13 — Adrian (Mich.) 40, Carthage 14

    Sept. 27 — Carthage 21, Lakeland 14

    Oct. 4 — Carthage 20, Illinois Wesleyan 10

    Oct. 11 — Elmhurst 49, Carthage 42 (2OT)

    Oct. 18 — at North Central*, 2 p.m.

    Oct. 25 — Augustana*, 1 p.m.

    Nov. 1 — at Millikin*, 1 p.m.

    Nov. 8 — at North Park*, 1 p.m.

    Nov. 15 — Wheaton*, 1 p.m.

    *CCIW game




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