EVART —  Dillon Danley won’t soon forget one memorable game he enjoyed as a sophomore last season for Evart’s football team.

He’s hoping to pick up a few more this season as a junior.

Danley was a running back and outside linebacker last season.

“I thought I did pretty good,” he said. “I learned a lot for being the person I was on varsity.”

There were some major highlights for Danley, including scoring three touchdowns against Lake City, along with a 92-yarder.

“It was just perfect blocks,” he recalled. “I had a lead block all the way down.”

Danley spent plenty of time during the summer on football. “I feel like I’ll be more mentally prepared and physically,” he said. “I’m stronger and more durable.”

He’s among the few players back for Evart this season from the 2013 squad that was 7-3.

“We’re going to go mostly passing,” Danley said. “Me and Cory (Pritchard) are the only two backs we’ve got.”

Speed and endurance are among his strengths. Outside contain will be his main objective as a linebacker. Danley expects to see where the ball is going effectively and hitting hard.

Practices “are going well, we’re improving a lot,” he said. “We’re actually improving a lot. There’s not too much experience. It means we have more room to improve.”

Danley expects Beal City and McBain to be among the toughest foes in the Highland.

“We have to outlast teams,” he said. “We’ll be the fittest team out there. We want to outlast the other teams.”

Correction

In last week’s Herald-Review, an Evart player handling a football was misidentified in a photo. The correct name was Trevin Ladd.