Evan Rochon fills the stat book for the 2018 season

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Evan Rochon fills the stat book for the 2018 season

Owen Greiner, Staff Writer

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  Lakeview’s varsity running back/quarterback/linebacker, junior Evan Rochon, had an amazing season. Rochon has been playing football since third grade when he played for St. Isaac Jogues where he started off as a running back and safety. Rochon rushed for 833 yards and12 rushing touchdowns. He also had 54 passing yards and 111 receiving yard.

  Rochon also plays defense as a outside linebacker. At that position, he has 14 solo tackles with 15 assisted tackles. Rochon, in addition to the total 21.5 tackles, has 3 of those tackles for a loss, 5 pass break ups, and 4 fumble recoveries.

  Rochon led the team in touchdowns with 12 for the season, which he is pretty proud of.

  “It’s a cool experience being the leader of a football team that is having a great season and it’s an honor to be apart of the success,” said Rochon.

  Rochon is a very crucial part to the offense, according to Lakeview’s gym teacher and varsity football offensive coordinator, Jason Kedrow.  

  “He plays a important role at running back, quarterback and wide receiver; he does a really good job at all three. To have him off the field at any point on a offensive drive really hurts us a lot.”

  Not only is Rochon a important role to the offense but, the defense as well.

  “Defensively, again, he is a emotional leader out there. He does a good job, he’s one of our hardest hitters on the team, I think he does a fantastic job on defense,” said Kedrow.

  “He is a talented kid with various skill sets which helps him perform so well, which allows him to be able to cover. His speed helps him cover the pass and run,”  stated, Lakeview’s head coach Patrick Threet.

  Even though his stats may look better on the offensive side of the ball, the coaches believe that defense is his strong suit for playing at the next level.

  “I think it’s really tough to say. At times, he can just completely take over a game from a offensive standpoint, but I think where I can see him playing at the next level, he may better suited as a defensive player,” said Kedrow.

  “From what I see out of him, he does a real fantastic job leading our team. He is only going to get better. At times his biggest strength is also his biggest weakness in terms of his leadership. He is a very emotional person, similar to how I was when I played in high school, and you can really see it show out there on the field. He really just does a fantastic job getting our team motivated before a game and when he’s on the field,” said Kedrow.

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