EVART - Regardless of how the rest of the football season plays out, it's likely Evart senior Ty Sochocki won't soon forget a play he made as defensive back in Evart's 7-6 win over Manton earlier this season.

The win put the Wildcats at 3-0. They have lost their last four and hope to snap the streak Friday night at Roscommon.

Against Manton, Sochocki knocked down a pass thrown into the end zone for a wide receiver who had caused the Wildcats fits all night long.

It was the last play of the game.

Coach Pat Craven said he put Sochocki on the receiver to catch Manton off guard. The strategy worked.

"We knew it was coming the last play of the game," Sochocki said. "I anticipated it, went on him and knocked the ball away."

After the first five games, Sochocki had not had an interception but has had several knockdowns.

"I've improved quite a bit," he said. "My overall work ethic is better. Our defense is top notch in the conference. Our offense is struggling. If we can find that, we'll be fine."

Sochocki also plays baseball and basketball but said baseball is probably his favorite.

"I've always loved baseball since I was able to play and I played in the summer," he said. "I love each (sport)."