One thing you notice when Chisholm High School takes the field is that they have a very special player and a team leader with has speed, knowledge and love the game….Meet a player with a lot of passion…Cade Balenti.
Balenti is a senior on the 2018 squad and worked hard this offseason to improve his game and to make Chisholm a better team.
Six Star — How would you describe your style of play in your position to those who have never seen you play before?
Cade —I would describe my game as fast. I feel like the first thing that would come to people that first see me play is that I’m fast. And I can block well on the outside for my teammates.
Six Star — Describe your season and, how do you feel you played overall for 2018?
Cade —This season hasn’t been the best for me, we had a rough start to the year, and then I dislocated my shoulder and I’ve been out for two weeks. But that doesn’t stop me from supporting my brothers on the field. Blocking is one thing that has improved from last year to this year. And maturity is one thing that has changed for me.
Six Star — Tell us about the experience and what you were able to take away from it, what camps you attended?
Cade —I’ve been to a couple of camps. I went to NWOSU, UCO, and OSU this summer. And I went to Rivals Combine in Dallas, Texas. When I was at those camps there were some good competition all over. I loved competing against some of the best athletes.
Six Star — Most influential person
Cade —My coach has been the most influential. He sees the potential in me and has played me since my freshman year. He has believed in me through all my good and bad games.
Six Star — Next Level
Cade —NWOSU has some interest in me and I’ve been on an unofficial visit to McPherson in Kansas, but the school that has sent me the most letters is Texas State.
Six Star — Pre Game Ritual
Cade —Before games I always pray right after we run out of the tunnel.
Six Star — Favorite Song:
Cade —I listen to country music, but I don’t have a favorite song, but my favorite band if Florida Georgia Line.
Six Star — Favorite Class:
Cade —History, but my best class is Math.
Six Star — Best Game:
Cade —My sophomore year against our rivals Henessey. I had 3 receiving touchdowns and it was the funnest game for me.
Six Star — Biggest Weight room accomplishment
Cade —My biggest weight room accomplishment was squatting 300 pounds.
Six Star — My teammate who is likely to be a college athlete
Cade —The teammate that would be a college star in Noah Hann.
Six Star — Hardest working player on the team
Cade —The hardest working player on the team is easily TC Smith.
Six Star — Player to keep an eye:
Cade —TC Smith