Shaw confident Evart football team can have success

EVART — Andy Shaw and his Evart football teammates have had a busy summer, and are looking forward to translating that into a busy preseason.

The Wildcats observed last week as its official dead period, but previously was busy with a full slate of conditioning sessions, practices and camps.

A senior offensive center, Shaw has been on the varsity three seasons and said 2016 was his best year.

“Last year I was stronger,” he said.

He’s expecting to play defensive line and center again this year.

Following the ball, he said, is a strength on the defensive line. He’s looking for a solid season of snapping the ball consistently to quarterback Carter Pritchard, and also providing holes for the running game.

It’s been a busy summer for Shaw, who as of mid-July, said he’s been to one 7-on-7 passing camp, but was expected to be at other sports later on.

“This will get me in shape and I’ll be a lot stronger,” Shaw said.

He’s also been involved in baseball and wrestling, but Shaw is clearly focused on football right now. Practices will start on Monday and the season kicks off at home on Aug. 25 with non-league foe Fremont.

“It looks like we’ll have a lot of speed,” Shaw said.

A busy summer football schedule has ended, but it’s been a critical one.

“It’s very important,” Shaw said. “We’ll know what the plays are.”