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All-State football: Wagoner's Lawrence Evitt takes over as playmaker

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE RUNNING BACK — Entering the season, Wagoner was tasked with replacing the playmaking ability of Kevin Peterson, and then running back Devin Hawkins tore his ACL. That left Lawrence Evitt as the playmaker, and he delivered.
by Jacob Unruh Published: December 23, 2012

Not too bad of a replacement for Peterson, who was last year's Defensive Player of the Year and is now playing as a freshman defensive back at Oklahoma State.

“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.”

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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