South Hamilton all-district senior recruited by Panthers to play fullback

South Hamilton senior Cade Flaugh (front, center) signed his letter of intent to play football at Ellsworth Community College on Wednesday. Joining him at the signing were (front) his mom and brother, Kris and Nic Flaugh, as well as (back) South Hamilton assistant coach Dan Brodie, his dad and sister, Ryan and Sydnee Flaugh, and Hawks’ head coach Corey Klemp. Photo by Rusty Wintermote

JEWELL — Cade Flaugh isn’t quite done with football. The sport isn’t quite done with him either.

On Wednesday, the South Hamilton senior signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. He’ll join the Panthers’ program in the fall.

Flaugh, a 5-foot-11, 230-pound fullback, led Class 1A District 2 in rushing with 1,165 yards, and he also scored 16 touchdowns, this past fall. The bruising runner and lead blocker helped to push South Hamilton to a 6-3 record.

Flaugh rushed for 1,260 yards and 17 touchdowns during his prep career with the Hawks.

“I’m very happy for him,” South Hamilton head football coach Corey Klemp said of Flaugh. “He’s a kid that has done everything we’ve ever asked of him from a work ethic standpoint. I’m just really pleased with the great senior year he had, as well as the opportunity he has to keep playing football.”

Klemp says Flaugh’s punishing style of play will fit in nicely at Ellsworth.

“His style of play, his physical play as a lead blocker and runner, are exactly what they were looking for,” Klemp said. “So I think it will be a great fit.”

A four-sport athlete, Flaugh also competes in basketball, track and field, and baseball for South Hamilton.