Evart quarterback getting the job done

EVART —  Carter Pritchard took over as quarterback for the Evart Wildcats early in the season and sees his 5-3 team one win away from qualifying for the postseason playoffs.

The Wildcat sophomore took over when the coaching staff decided to move Trevin Ladd to an end to take advantage of his blocking and pass catching abilities.

Early in the season, a tough loss came against Beal City.

“We made too many turnovers,” Pritchard said after that game. “You can’t turn it over against a team like that. When we got down, we just couldn’t get back up.”

Going to varsity quarterback, “has gone pretty well,” Pritchard said. “It’s a big jump from JV. It’s exciting, it’s faster and I like it.”

As a quarterback, “I think I’m pretty smart and I feel like I can lead the team,” he said.

Pritchard considers passing to be more of his strength.

“I feel like I do a decent job of avoiding the rush,” he said. “I can throw an accurate ball.”

As the season progressed, Pritchard was confident of the team’s potential.

“I think we look pretty good,” he said. “We look like a playoff team, if we want to be. These tough games, we have to win. We have to take care of the football and play to our potential.”

Evart can automatically clinch a playoff spot with a win Friday night over Baldwin in the regular season finale.

“Playoffs are definitely a goal,” Pritchard said.