EVART — Josh Decator and Andrew Race were running pass patterns in back of the Evart gymnasium Monday morning for one main reason:

Getting ready for the 2013 fall football season.

The official start of practice is Aug. 12 and players are getting in as much summer practice as they can.

Decator is a senior tight end who has been working out in the summer as much as possible. His schedule has included weightlifting. This week, the players are working out every day until Friday.

“This helps me remember some of the pass routes,” Decator said.

Looking at the team, Decator is also on the line and hopes to help the Wildcats have consistent success against opposing offenses.

Race, a senior, is coming off a strong all-conference baseball season.

“It went very good,” he said. “The team struggled a little bit. Once they got the hang of it, they did pretty good.”

It was his second varsity baseball season.

On the gridiron, Race plays tight end, defensive end and linebacker. His best position, Race indicated, is defensive end.

It’s been a busy summer of football for Race. He especially emphasizes his skills on football during the summer.

”It’s good because it gets you ready and gets you in shape,” he said.