EVART\u00a0\u2014 Garrett Johnson has one varsity season\u00a0under his belt for Evart football and baseball. During the summer, he\u2019s preparing to have an improved junior season in both sports. Johnson has been active during the summer. He\u2019s playing baseball for his dad, Evart coach Josh Johnson. \u201cWe hit the ball well and fielded well behind our pitchers,\u201d Johnson said after a recent win over Coleman. Johnson came off his first varsity season\u00a0in the spring. \u201cI had a .300 batting average, close to that,\u201d he said. \u201cI struck out\u00a0a lot but I\u2019m working on getting that down this summer. I have to keep my eye on the ball.\u201d Evart recently completed its summer season. Seasonable summer weather is helpful for players to work\u00a0on their craft for next spring, Johnson agreed. \u201cWe have plenty coming back next year,\u201d he said. \u201cWe only lost\u00a0two seniors.\u201d Johnson also is playing football and is a defensive back. He played varsity last season. \u201cI read the ball well,\u201d he said, adding he\u2019s also been a sure tackler. \u201cThis year, we\u2019re working on getting stronger. We have a strong offensive line. We\u2019re trying to push our way all the way through the defense this year.\u201d Johnson acknowledged the importance of summer baseball and football. \u201cIt helps me out because I want\u00a0to be a college athlete, and I have to stay active and get stronger to do that,\u201d he said.