Friday, October 21, 2022

State Farm Student Athlete of the week Sherwood Junior Garhett Cardwell

 We are so happy to announce this week’s State Farm Student athlete of the week from Sherwood junior, Garhett Cardwell. He was nominated by his head coach Paul Carney. Garhett plays running back and outside linebacker for the varsity football team. 

They are currently 4-4 and have won their last 3 games. Coach Carney nominated Garhett after his game last week against Russellville.

He had 18 carries for 298 yards and 3 touchdowns, and 1 catch for 14 yards. On defense he had 14 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 strip/fumble return for a 35 yard touchdown. When we asked Garhett what reasons he likes being a part of a team sport he stated “when you win a game with teammates you celebrate as a family. When you win as an individual it’s not the same.” We asked Garhett what is the toughest aspect of being an athlete and he stated “putting in the work and dedication to practice all the time and stick with it. You don’t have a lot of breaks.” We asked him how he stays motivated to play sports and he stated “he loves sports and it’s a break from everything else that is going on. It’s an outlet for him that he enjoys.” We asked Garhett what he feels it takes to become an elite athlete.

He stated “it takes lots of dedication, want and drive to get better. You just have to keep working at it.” It was a pleasure meeting Garhett and we wish him and the Marksmen the best of luck as they start districts next week.

Pictured left to right: Kellie Davidson, State Farm; Assistant Coach Joseph McCorkle; Garhett Cardwell, son of JR and Crystal Cardwell; Baylie Pitts, State Farm

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