Schartle became one of the most productive defenders in Georgia, finishing the year with a team-high 126 tackles, seven of which were for a loss of yards. He had double-digit tackles in seven contests this year, including a team-high 22 against Troup County on Sept. 26. Against Dalton, Schartle had a season-high four tackles for loss in the playoff win.
Schartle began attending Alexander during his sophomore year and quickly joined the football team, playing for the Cougars three years and saw the growth of the program first-hand.
“We worked hard on and off the field starting in January and it was a big team effort,” Schartle said. “We refused to lose and tried to prove everyone wrong by believing in ourselves.”
Outside of Alexander, Schartle is part of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy. He plans to continue to play football at the collegiate level, planning to major in kinesiology and possibly pursuing a career in coaching athletics upon graduation.