Dorn eyes banner season for Evart football

EVART — It’s Josh Dorn’s senior football season, and the Evart two-way player is looking for it to be his best.

It’s his third varsity season and there’s been some key highlights. Beating perennial power Beal City his sophomore season was one of them.

But it was a significant highlight for Dorn and his 2016 squad to qualify for the playoffs.

“I remember the overall speed we had,” Dorn said.

It was a busy summer for Dorn, who said the first several days of official football practice last week “were a lot easier because I’ve been conditioning all summer.”

Dorn is a linebacker and offensive guard.

As a linebacker “I have good vision,” he said. “(His role this year) is about the same.”

Dorn considers his speed to be a strength on offense.

“We’ll try to execute differently this season,” Dorn said. “We lost some seniors last year but we’ll be able to make up for it.”

He saw a lot of improvement in the first week of practice.

Dorn expects Beal City to be tough again in the Highland. Making the playoffs will again be a goal.

“We need to execute our game plan,” he said.

The Wildcats are home Friday against Fremont.