Wolves’ Schetter goes down fighting

POWERS – The career of the greatest player ever to don the green and gold of Carney-Nadeau ended with him sitting on the bench. But not before Wade Schetter received a standing ovation from every fan in the jam-packed North Central gym and a school record in his grasp.

It was quite a career for Schetter, the ultimate underdog, the definitive example of hard work and dedication.

Schetter was hounded from start to finish Wednesday evening by a tenacious Jets defense and entering the fourth quarter, he had scored only seven points.

He needed 20 points coming into the game to become the school’s all-time scoring leader by MHSSA standards, which does not accept points scored as an eighth grader.

However, as those last eight minutes of an illustrious high school career, rich with highlights ticked down, Schetter rose to the occasion, taking his team upon his shoulders and did what he needed to do to win. The Jets also did what they needed to do to win though.

Schetter had an amazing 18-point fourth quarter, finishing with 25 points and the title of career scoring leader at Carney-Nadeau, but it was North Central that came away with the victory,

“Wade was giving it his all and that’s been a credit to him his whole career,” said Wolves coach Jake Polfus. “He’s never said die. He just fought each and every minute.”

Schetter wraps up his Wolves career with 1,561 points. He also had eight steals in Wednesday night’s game and finishes his career 12 steals away from eclipsing the all-time state record.

The Wolves’ senior guard will likely continue his career at the next level. He is still awaiting and reviewing scholarship offers.

“Hats off the Wade Schetter,” said Jets coach Adam Mercier after the game. “He’s had a great career and I wish him well in college. I have nothing but respect for Jake (Polfus) and his players.”