Conklin off to impressive start for Evart as sophomore linebacker

Billy Conklin
Billy Conklin

EVART — He’s only a sophomore, but Evart running back and linebacker Billy Conklin is working at getting off to a fast start for the Wildcats.

Evart started this football season with wins over White Cloud and Harrison. Against White Cloud in the season opener, Conklin started at outside linebacker.

“I came out with my nerves calm so I could focus on my job and do my job and not worry about anything else,” he said. “We played excellent. I thought in the first half, we had the intensity and we couldn’t be stopped.” 

Conklin continues to make a smooth transition from JV to varsity.

“It’s faster,” he said. “It just goes quicker. I feel very comfortable.”

As a linebacker, “I feel I do a pretty decent job at all my (duties),” he said.

The Wildcats opened their Highland Conference season at home against McBain and lost 32-14.

“We have to come out fast and furious with full intensity,” in every game, Conklin said.

Friday, Evart is at Manton.