EVART\u00a0\u2013 Danny Griffin recalls many ups and down the Evart Wildcats enjoyed during the 2015 football season. But the Wildcat senior is hoping to help his team enjoy plenty of ups this season. Griffin and his team started preparing for the season during Sunday night\u2019s midnight madness to kick off the practice schedule. \u201cIt\u2019s not too hot and everyone\u2019s around,\u201d Griffin said. This is his third varsity season. Last season a highlight was an upset win over Beal City. But then the Wildcats didn\u2019t win a league contest the rest of the season. \u201cWe beat the best team in the conference but lost the rest of the (league) games,\u201d Griffin said. \u201cThat\u2019s pretty heartbreaking.\u201d The season starts at home Aug. 26 against White Cloud and Griffin has high hopes. \u201cOur line will be way stronger,\u201d he said. \u201cWe had a couple of sophomores on our line. This year, they\u2019re way stronger.\u201d Griffin will be a running back and cornerback. Speed is his strength at running back and man-to-man coverage is his top asset at cornerback. Griffin played a lot of football and basketball during the summer. He indicated he\u2019s improved on his speed and strength. \u201cI\u2019ve grown a lot,\u201d he said. To win this season, the key in each game will be \u201cmore leadership and pick up someone when they do bad,\u201d Griffin said.