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Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week - Brandon Evers

Reported by : Ross Field
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Updated: 12/04/2013 6:36 pm
The Enterprise High School football team ran it's record to 12-0 with a 40-14 victory over Paradise in the Northern Section Division-One championship game.

The Hornets are now being considered for a Northern California Division 2 Bowl Game, which they'll find out if they're a part of this Sunday.

A big reason why Enterprise has been so successful is their big man on the offensive line, who comes up large in the classroom as well.

Standing 6-foot-7 and weighing 290 pounds, Brandon Evers is as physical as any other lineman in the northern section, but he wasn't always mixing it up in the trenches.

"I started as a quarterback, then I went to receiver, and I found my home with the lineman, and once I got down with the line, I knew that's what I wanted to do," said Evers.

When he found his permanent home on the line, Evers started to excel.

At the tackle spot, he seals the edge and gets to the next level of the defense quickly.

Last year, he blocked for Section Offensive MVP, Brad Woods and this year he paved the way for Izzy Mathews who's run for more than 1,500 yards.

"Playing for Enterprise is just great because you always have great backs so it's absolutely amazing," said Evers.

While Evers brings pure power to the football field, it's his brain power that has college coaches knocking on his door.

The senior carries a 4.3 GPA and he's received full ride offers from Washington State and San Diego State.

Other schools like Stanford and Oregon have expressed interest as well.

He says he'll make a decision soon but he's got a lot of growing to do in order to get ready for the next level.

"Technique wise, I can always improve on everything. I need to get stronger, I need to put on more weight, and at the end, it's all about the work you put into it. It's exciting but who know what's going to happen," said Evers.

What's also exciting for Evers and Enterprise., their football season might not be over.

After capturing the section title, the Hornets are awaiting word as to whether or not they'll be selected for a Northern California bowl game.

"We're just taking it as more time we can spend with each other. If we're going to get the bid, we're going to practice just as hard, if we don't then we're going to move on," said Evers.

Brandon Evers - a big man with an even bigger future.




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