Evart football team set for passing camps this week

EVART — Evart’s football team has had a full summer.

“Right now, we’re running a food booth at the Dulcimer (Festival),” varsity coach Pat Craven said on Thursday. “We’ve been doing it close to probably 20 years now. It’s for uniforms, whatever we need. The kids work four-hour shifts. We do three big dinners. (Thursday) it was roast beef.”

The Wildcats had a 7-on-7 passing camp scheduled for last Sunday at Eagle Village. This week is Evart’s team camp for Tuesday through Friday. Thursday and Friday will feature Harrison and Farwell for passing scrimmages at 6 p.m. Camps are 4-8 p.m. for the four days with the passing scrimmages consuming the last two hours on Thursday and Friday.

The sessions this week are for high school aged players.

“We ran a youth camp a couple of weeks ago,” Craven said. “We do a lot of fundamentals and basic techniques offensively and defensively.”

Craven has been impressed with the turnouts at Evart’s football events.

“We’ve had a good summer so far,” he said. “It’s been warm. You concentrate on being hydrated. The first two weeks the season, it could be 80 degrees for football.”

Evart’s practice season opens on Aug. 8. The regular season kicks off Aug. 26 at home against White Cloud.