Evart junior off to fast start

September 7, 2017

By John Raffel

Evart junior running back Kyle Stokes has emerged as among the area’s top offensive threats after two weeks of the season.
In last Thursday’s 42-30 football loss to Harrison, Stokes had two catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

In the season opening win against Fremont, he had 93 yards on six carries.

He plays safety on defense but starts on offense.

“It hasn’t been going bad,” he said. “We’re scoring touchdowns and getting yards.”

Stokes has been getting a lot of his yards on cuts and using his speed. He indicated the team’s performance was equal in the first two games despite losing one and winning the other.

As a receiver, “I have good hands, good concentration, good speed,” he said.

Kyle Stokes

Kyle Stokes

Evart has been blending a good mix of passing with running in its offense, he indicated.

“We have to wrap up (on defense) and on offense we have to block and make plays,” Stokes said

He was busy during the summer and said offseason work has paid off so far. This Friday, Evart is at Pine River.

“They’re going to be fast,” he said. “We have to do what we practice.”

Stokes was also an excellent track athlete for Evart and indicated the two sports complement each other.

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