Witbeck having solid senior season for Evart football
EVART – Two months ago, Evart senior Danny Witbeck didn’t know if he’d be throwing footballs or baseballs this fall.
Right now, the Wildcat quarterback is throwing the pigskin, and running with it, and has helped his team to three straight wins and a 3-2 record.
Witbeck is also a standout pitcher for the Wildcats but missed his junior season because of COVID. He played some summer basketball and then was ready to take over as quarterback for the football team. But in mid-August, the MHSAA decided to switch football to the spring.
Playing spring football would have been a challenge with the weather, Witeck said.
But two weeks later, the MHSAA decided to have fall football instead.
“I was excited, I was happy they brought it back to the fall,” Witbeck said. “We’re running on all cylinders. We’re doing well this year. I think we can go far.”
Witbeck is in his second year as varsity squad.
“We did pretty well last year,” he said. “The last two games were probably the best we had. I think I’ve gotten more explosive and can read the defense a little better.”
He considers the Evart offense to favor passing a little more.
As a defensive back, “I read the quarterback well.”
Witbeck said he occasionally goes to the diamond to do some baseball related things and get ready for the spring season. The MHSAA gave baseball coaches and players a certain amount of days they could work out during the fall. But football was brought back to the fall and baseball took a backseat.
On baseball, Witbeck said he’s been going to showcases and is looking at a college career.