Evan Schob does whatever it takes to help the team
Favorite subject: history
Wgt.: 190 pounds
Honor: 2017 All-Ohio honorable mention in Division VI
College: Marietta College
Family: Andy and Candi Schob; Jason Schob (brother), Heidi Linder (sister), Tiffany Smith (sister), Addie Schob (sister)
Question: You play on both sides of the ball. Do you like offense or defense better?
Answer: No preference. I’ll just do whatever I can to help the team. I like both positions, fullback and middle linebacker. I definitely like hitting.
Q: When you’re at fullback, do defenders try to strip the ball from you?
A: Oh, yeah, but I keep both hands on the ball. Ball security. There’s a lot of arms in there, but our line does a great job. I haven’t fumbled once this season.
Q: When you’re at your linebacker position, do you try to strip the ball?
A: Well, the first guy makes the tackle, and the second guy will try to strip the ball carrier.
Q: When did you start playing football?
A: In the fourth grade. I was a 130-pound offensive and defensive tackle.
Q: You were a lineman?
A: (Laughs) I was moved to fullback in the sixth grade at Warren. I became a Cadet in the eighth grade when my dad became principal at Fort Frye.
Q: Since your freshman year, Fort Frye has only lost one regular-season football game. That’s pretty remarkable. Do the guys ever talk about it.
A: We really don’t think about it. We take it game by game. The focus is always on the next game. This week, it’s Caldwell.
Q: What do you think about Caldwell?
A: They’re a good football team. I mean, they’re 5-2. They’re well-coached. It’s going to be a tough game.
Q: And, no starts like Barnesville had last Friday night, right?
A: (Laughs) They had two big plays to start the game. They’re a good football team. We’ll have to play well.
Q: You were injured earlier this season?
A: I hurt my foot in week two. But I definitely wasn’t going to miss the Waterford game in week three. The foot’s much better, now.
Q: Would you like to play college football after you graduate from Fort Frye?
A: I would. I’ve already talked to Andy Waddle (Marietta College boss). We’ll see. I’m keeping an open mind.
Q: Do you have a favorite NFL team?
A: My dad likes the Pittsburgh Steelers, and so do I.
Q: How about your favorite college team?
A: (Laughs) The Oklahoma Sooners.
Q: Sooners? You’re kidding me?
A: Again, my dad likes them, and I do, too.
Q: Who has helped impact your football career?
A: My dad and brother. When I was younger, I watched Jason play. I think I would also like to coach someday.
Q: Have you ever thought about being coached by your brother?
A: (Laughs) Jason (Marietta High head coach) tried to recruit me. But I decided I wanted to stay with my teammates and friends at Fort Frye.
Q: What do you do off the playing field? Any hobbies?
A: Just work out and lift for football. I also play video games, and hang out with my friends.
Q: Anything else that you’d like to say or shout out?
A: Just that I want to thank all my coaches for everything.
Ron Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org