Cadets Punch State Title Ticket with Win Over Pioneers

Tom Hartbeck, Turret staff writer

In 2006 the Mehlville High Panthers fell 38-28 with a 2nd half comeback by David Kannapple, Rayon Simmos, and Clay Wolfe to send CBC to its first Show-Me Bowl. In 2011 Dalton Demos, Jonathan Parker and Aarion Penton willed the Cadets to a 66-10 victory over Saint Louis University High School. In 2014, senior Calen Taylor, junior Tré Bryant, and a stout defense led CBC to its third Show-Me Bowl appearance in school history.

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Tom’ Take: Sixth Shutout Lifts Cadets to District Title, Hawks Humbled

By Tom Hartbeck, Turret staff writer

On November 16, 2013 tears flowed from Tim Gant’s eyes and Tyler Creath could only watch as the Cadet football team fell 26-24 to the Hazelwood Central Hawks. On November 7, 2014, barely a year later, Calen Taylor raced to the student section, the District 2 trophy firm in his grasp. CBC had waited all year for a rematch with the Hawks and when it finally did come, it was a 45-0 thumping.

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Tom’s Take: Battle With Hawks Ahead for Cadets, Lafayette-Kirkwood Has CBC Fans Watching

By Tom Hartbeck, Turret staff writer

If you are familiar with CBC football, you know that one of the biggest games in our history was the 2006 meeting of Bob Shannon’s Cadets versus former St. Louis Ram Mike Jones’ Hazelwood Central Hawks. The two coaches were legends in the community; Shannon, for being one of the best football coaches in the area; and Jones, for his Super Bowl XXXIV saving tackle. CBC had risen from the ashes of a 2-8 season in 2005, while the Hawks had fallen to De Smet at the Show-Me Bowl. CBC had staged a Cinderella kind of season. David Kannapple had thrown for 2700 yards and Rayon Simmons had a 1000 yard season. Central was a heavy favorite rolling over all opponents.

I remember the way my brother, R.J. Hartbeck ’09 put it, “I had never been scared before a game until I saw Central’s warm-up routine.”

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CBC’s 2014 Basketball Outlook

Justin Frazier, Turret staff writer

As the CBC basketball team embarks on another journey for their second state championship in as many years.  The Cadets begin this year without star small forward Jordon Barnett who graduated last year and is playing for the University of Texas. Instead this year’s team is led by junior point guard Jordon Barnes. The team is going through preseason drills at the moment like conditioning and lifting.

“Our team has had volunteer works outs since the second week of school,” said Coach Justin Tatum.  “They also participated in several team camps over the summer to help them get ready for the season.”

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Tom’s Take: Football Regular Season Wrap-Up, Playoff Predictions

Tom Hartbeck, Turret staff writer

As I watched the Cadets play Rock Bridge High School this past Friday, I found myself saying, “We might actually lose.” In a game where CBC was down 13-3 at halftime, and staged a lack luster performance in the first half, I saw the Cadets come back and show who they really are by rallying to beat the Bruins.

“Our goal was to win the fourth quarter,” said senior NaMonte Hawthorne and junior Miles Taylor.

CBC did just that. The fourth quarter was a 16-0 shutout. Senior Mike Jones turned the tables on the Bruins with two crucial fumble recoveries. Rock Bridge’s Oregon commit Alex Ofadile and CBC’s Army commit, senior Calen Taylor were standouts on the field.

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