Evart junior having strong season

EVART — Layne Nadig has had a successful transition from junior varsity to varsity this season for the football Evart Wildcats.

A junior, it’s his first varsity season. But he spent a lot of offseason work to get ready for 2015.

“I went in the weight room and it helped me get stronger,” he said.

On offense, he plays receiver and cornerback on defense. He especially has focused on pass coverage.

A major highlight for Nadig was six solo tackles and three assists against Manton. He said he’s working at “getting more reps, getting better at it. I think we’ve been doing well, but still you can always get better, like getting to the right spots.”

Defense came through last month in a 17-7 win over No. 1-ranked Beal City.

On offense, if there’s a situation the ball would be in his hands, Nadig would bank on his quickness to get yardage.

Against Beal City, “we have to shut them down,” Nadig said prior to the game. “ We have to get better each week and try to make the playoffs.”

Evart, 2-4, is at Pine River on Friday.