Athlete of the Week: Cadott quarterback, Mike Emery

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CADOTT, Wis. (WEAU) -- Entering week 4 of the prep football season, one team is off to their best start to a season since 2007, and one player has played a big part in their success. Cadott quarterback, Mike Emery, is our Osseo Automotive Athlete of the Week. Neil Hebert has the story.

A 2-1 record, 860 total yards of offense, and 6 total TDs for a senior who came into the year being viewed as a one-threat quarterback.

“When he sees the open ground, he’s taking it,” Cadott quarterbacks coach, Jason Poehls, said about Emery.

Mike is averaging over 90 yards on the ground in their first 3 games of the season; most of them have come by scrambling on broken plays.

“Our line really has stepped it up,” Emery said. “They give me time on a lot of the plays. They allow me to make the reads.”

A main reason for the success of the Hornets’ quarterback this season?

“He’s just so coachable,” Poehls said about Emery. “He’s willing to learn. He’ll sit and watch Hudl all the time. He’s watching what he’s done right and what he’s done wrong. He’s learning from everything he’s done.”

But what about the success of the team? They won 2 out of their first 3 games in a season for the first since 2007 and have played in 2 close games.

“The whole entire team; they don’t quit,” Emery said. “Last year, there were games where we were down a touchdown or 2 and they just give up. This year, they totally changed that.”

And it’s just not what he’s done in the film room; a lot of work was put in over the offseason.

“His dedication to the sport; he works on and off season so hard,” Bennett Bowe, a senior middle linebacker and running back for the Hornets said about his senior quarterback. “You can see how much he can scramble and run; that’s because of his off season work.”

After he graduates this spring, he plans to go to college and continue his athletic career.

“I’m planning on going to play college football somewhere,” Emery said. “I’m going to try and go as quarterback, but I think I’m athletic enough if quarterback doesn’t work out, I can always go and do something else.”

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