“It really put the burden on him to carry the load on his own and he more than stepped up the challenge,” Wagoner coach Dale Condict said. “And the more carries we gave him, the better we got.”
Many wondered if Wagoner could replace Peterson, but that seems like a long time ago.
“It wasn't a lot of pressure, but it was like we can do it without Kevin,” Evitt said. “Everybody think we couldn't do it without KP, but I felt like we could do it without Kevin.
“Kevin, he was a wonderful athlete. I loved to play football with him, loved to run track with him and replacing him is a big responsibility to me.”