Schafer working on another season as Chippewa Hills quarterback

REMUS — Cade Schafer’s baseball season has ended and now it’s time for Chippewa Hills football.

Schafer and former Chippewa Hills athlete Brett Walcutt returned from Calfornia last week where they played in the Palomino World Series with a Mount Pleasant team.

On Monday, Schafer was at Chippewa Hills’ football practice field, getting ready for his senior season at quarterback.

“We went 0-2, but we played pretty good,” Schafer said. “The first team we played was from Aruba and the second team was from Youngstown, Ohio.”

The Mount Pleasant team lost 11-10 to Aruba and 18-0 to Youngstown.

But it was still a fun trip Schafer will remember for a long time.

“Baseball (results) was not that much fun but it was nice being around California, San Francisco and all of those different places,” he said.

The season for the Warriors opens at home on Aug. 24 against Muskegon Oakridge.

Going into the first week of practice, Schafer was upbeat over the team’s progress.

“We’re pushing hard and doing pretty good for where we’re at right now,” he said.

Schafer quarterbacked a Chippewa Hills team that narrowly finished second to Reed City in both of the Central State Activities Association Gold Division and the Division 5 districts.

“That was one of the best teams, and we’re filling in the spots this season,” Schafer said. “Last year was good. I’m definitely pumped up with my role as a senior.”

His strength this season “will probably be being a better leader and role model,” Schafer said.

Finding the open receiver is a strength for Schafer who, when carrying the ball, will look for the open hole and try to break tackles.

“I think we’re capable of doing just as good as last year and filling the roles,” Schafer said.

Cade Schafer is in his senior season at quarterback.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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