Posted On: 11/6/18 4:00 PM

North Woods has gone to two straight state championship games and as good a chance as any team to win the Class A State Title this year. Cade Goggleye’s been the driving force for that success.

One of the top guards in the state, Goggleye heads into his final season with the Grizzlies hoping to do big things.

“I’m very excited for the upcoming season,” said Goggleye. “We are ready to prove that we didn’t fall off the top because we lost so much. The key for us will be commitment. All of my teammates and I have been putting in hours to get better and hopefully people will see that during the season.”

Goggleye averaged better than 22 points, seven assists and five steals as a junior and could put up similarly gaudy numbers again this winter as he’ll take on more responsibility with several key guys gone to graduation.

“I want to bring everything I can to every game,” Goggleye said. “Scoring, passing, rebounding, steals; whatever it takes to win. I’ve added some things to my game over the summer and I think a big part of my growth has come from understanding the game better.”

Googleye’s ability to score from all over the court and makes his teammates better as well as impact the game defensively are definite calling cards for the next level and he’s drawn a lot of interest from a number of local schools.

“I have been in contact with a lot of DIII schools and a couple of DIIs but I still don’t know where I’m going to go,” Goggleye said. “A lot of good schools – now I just have to pick the one that is the best fit for me.”

North Woods has won more than 30 games each of the last two seasons and is one of the top-five teams in Class A heading into the season. Goggleye has lofty individual and team goals.

“This year our goal is the same: win the section,” said Goggleye. “Then we can worry about state. For me, I want to hit the 2,000 point mark and hit 850 career assists.”