Male Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month: Sabino RB/LB Mason Cade

Sabino’s Mason Cade overcame injuries that affected him during the regular season to have some of his best games in the postseason for the state champion Sabercats (

Mason Cade’s contribution in the running game and on defense in the playoffs proved to be a difference for the Sabino Sabercats in their 3A title quest.

His 374 yards rushing on 23 carries with five touchdowns in the state championship victory against Surprise Paradise Honors on on Nov. 25 was the second-most yards gained in school history.

Nathan Wize holds the record of 383 rushing yards against Marana Mountain View in 1997.

Cade, who in the semifinal game against Mohave scored on a 30-yard run late in the game, is the Jet Sports Training Athlete of the Month for November.

His 374-yard output on the ground in the 68-46 win over Paradise Honors in the state championship at Phoenix was more than half of what he gained all season.

Cade persevered through injuries this season to finish strongly.

He had 720 yards on 65 rushes with eight touchdowns this season.

Defensively as a linebacker, he was also valuable in the postseason. He had nine tackles and three sacks in the semifinal victory over Mohave.


January 2023: Sabino basketball player Weston Haebig
February 2023: Sunnyside wrestler Sergio Vega
March 2023: Catalina Foothills baseball player Ethan Bell
April 2023: Tucson baseball player Gennaro Brito
May 2023: Rincon/University track & field athlete Nathaniel Curtiss
June 2023: Former CDO track athlete Turner Washington
July 2023: Canyon View Little League outfielder/pitcher Ethan Burnside
August 2023: Sabino quarterback Cam Hackworth
September 2023: Pusch Ridge cross country runner Myles Floyd
October 2023: Ironwood Ridge golfer Brasen Briones
November 2023: Sabino running back/linebacker Mason Cade

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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