501 Football Team 2023: Gavin Reardon – Cabot

The Cabot Panthers cracked into the Top 2 of the 7A Central in 2022, and Gavin Reardon will never forget the moment that ultimately got them to that point–hosting and defeating Conway in Week 6. 

“It’d been like eight years of just nail-biting defeats,” Reardon said. “It felt like the whole state was watching. Going out there, dominating the way we did … it was euphoric.”

Reardon, a senior H-back/tight end for Cabot, will be a three-year starter for the Panthers this fall.

“Gavin is very physical, has excellent hands, is intelligent and has a good feel for route running,” Cabot Coach Scott Reed said. “He has excellent strength and tenacity, and he finishes blocks. Gavin will be an integral part of our plans for the fall. He is a weapon on offense and will play on special teams as well.”

Reardon recorded 19 catches for 180 yards and three touchdowns in 2022 and earned All-Conference honors.

“I want us to finish the season holding a first-place trophy at War Memorial,” Reardon said. “Growing up in Cabot, I’ve seen so many good teams play. Our town has a culture of great football. I’ve been so lucky to take part in that culture.”

Reardon is a member of National Honor Society, president of the Poet’s Society at Cabot High, and a member of the Cabot High School AP Academy. He also wrestles for the Panthers and serves on the Cabot Mayor’s Youth Council.