Evart junior playing key role on both sides of the ball

EVART — Josh Dorn is in his junior season for Evart after a valuable year of varsity experience.

Dorn is a second-year varsity player at offensive guard and linebacker and is comfortable on both sides of the ball.

“I feel like I’ve improved a lot mentally,” he said. 

As a linebacker, “I read my keys really well,” Dorn said.

He takes pride in being effective at both positions and doesn’t feel he favors one more than the other.

Evart’s running game proved to be very effective in its season opening win over White Cloud. The Wildcats followed that up last weekend with a win over Harrison and is 2-0.

“Everybody has to play together,” Dorn said.

Evart has allowed only three touchdowns in the first two games. The key to having success, Dorn indicated, is “containing plays,” and not allowing the big plays.

The Wildcats started out 1-0 last season and ended 4-5, one win away from qualifying for the playoffs with a 5-4 record via the state’s point system. Six wins automatically qualifies a team for the postseason. But Evart, at 2-0, is obviously looking at Highland Conference title and playoff qualification contention.

“We have to keep the intensity up,” Dorn said. “We feel we can do more this season.”