Ransom fulfills many key roles for Wildcats



EVART - Reese Ransom had the winning point after touchdown kick in Evart's 7-6 win on Friday over Manton on Sept. 13.

But an even bigger focus was on a Ransom interception, which turned the game around when Manton was leading 6-0 in the fourth. Ransom's interception led to the go-ahead point for the Wildcats.

Evart is off to a 3-3 start.

"It's pretty special and I don't think we've done that in a long time," Ransom said. "(The interception) was awesome being able to get the ball back to my team. Danny (Witbeck) tipped it up to me and I grabbed it."

"Reese Ransom is a real cerebreal player," Evart coach Pat Craven said. "He was in the right places in the right times. He's a back up fullback playing center. He's an unselfish kid and we need him. He can kick and the interception he returned is because he has great ball skills. Center is where our need is and he's an unselfish kid."

Ransom started kicking his freshman year.

On the PAT, "I have to remind myself to kick through the ball," he said.

If he needs to kick a field goal, Ransom reminds people he booted a 40-yarder in practice.

The Evart defense allowed 18 points after its firt three games.

"The defense is super fast and we're flying to the ball every play," Ransom said.

Evart is home with Lake City for homecoming on Friday.

"We need to keep playing hard on defense," Ransom said, "and improve on offense a little bit."

As a center, "I like it," Ransom said. "You get to be in the middle of the offense."