EnviroClean Chatham-Kent Cougar of the Week: Jonathan Cartier
Jonathan Cartier, nicknamed “Jonny Football,” was a recipient of this honour in 2013 during the month of May, and cracked the Team Ontario Selects team this past Fall.
Leading the Chatham-Kent Cougars Bantam team to a 41-40 comeback win over Hamilton last week, Cartier had three touchdowns in the game. One a 70-yard pass reception, a rushing touchdown in the opening quarter, and an interception, which he ran back for a touchdown.
“Jon scored 2 TD’s on offense plus a pick 6 on defense,” explained Bantam coach Matt Labute of Cartier’s performance. “He made 5 tackles on defense as well. Jonny has been a strong player for the Bantam team who returns to Bantam next year.”
A Wallaceburg resident who attended Christ the King this year, Cartier has been earning praise all season, and according to Cougars president Sel Jordan, is one of the organizations top players.
“Jonny Cartier has been a great weapon for the Bantam team on offense playing WR, RB, Slot, and QB,” says Jordan. “Jon has always been a threat to run, but is working hard on his hands as a wide receiver. Jon is an excellent safety, and is anticipating plays before they happen. If Jon catches an interception in the open field, he is always a threat to score.”
Jordan attributes Cartier’s success, along with that of his brother Andrew who plays for the Junior Varsity team, to the strong support of their parents Jason and Martha, as well as their off the field training.
Cartier and the Bantam Chatham-Kent Cougars will close out their season this coming weekend as they travel to face the Burlington Stampeders.