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Schobel and Wilson shine for the Cardinals

November 06, 2019 - 00:00
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    Citizen | Royce Caldwell LEFT: Quarterback Brock Schobel passes the ball.
  • Schobel and Wilson shine for the Cardinals
    RIGHT: Receiver Kaycon Wilson lands a reception.

This week’s player spotlight shines on Columbus Cardinal senior quarterback No. 8 Brock Schobel and Junior wide receiver No.6 Kaycon Wilson.

Schobel has had an exceptional senior season, throwing for 865 yards, accounting for 9 touchdowns with only three interceptions. Schobel said he holds himself to a leadership standard. “The fact that it’s my last year and that it’s my last time to ever play with the people I grew up with is what motivates me to work hard and have the best season that we can.”

He described his playing style as smart, alert to what’s going on around him and a risk taker. “If I feel I can make a throw or a run, I will take that chance to help my team win. I play because I love the game of football, I was born into a football family, so it’s definitely something I’ve always dreamed about,” Schobel explained.

For those who don’t know, Brock is the son of All-Pro Buffalo Bills defensive end and Columbus Cardinal alum Aaron Schobel, and the nephew of Columbus ISD Athletic Director and head football coach Matt Schobel.

B. Schobel’s Uncle Matt was a Columbus football standout as well, and played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles.

When asked what is the team’s goal for this year, Brock said simply, “Play as one group and win the state championship.”

Junior wide receiver No.6 Kaycon Wilson’s elite track speed and ability to beat opposing teams’ defensive coverage is getting him noticed. So far this season, Wilson has racked up 21 receptions for 482 yards, three TDs (including a 102 yard kick off TD). Wilson is a proven threat for opposing defenses and special teams. He describes himself as a “utility player” can play both sides of the ball. “Where ever coach needs me to play, I will make something happen,” Wilson said.

He said making his team, family and coaches proud help keep him motivated on and off the field. “I love the game of football; the crowd, atmosphere and just the overall excitement of it. I would love to make it to state and send our seniors out the right way, because I know if this was my last year to play I would want to go all the way,” Wilson went on to say.