Person’s Versatility

By Jeremy McDonald

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DALLAS, Ore.–  Logan Person has always been a versatile athlete.

Running, blocking, receiving, kicking even.  He’s like a Swiss army-knife for the Dallas High School football team entering his Senior Year with the Dragons.  Something that has been his identity since he was little.

“It’s just been something I’ve had since I was a little kid.  I’ve done most things that I’ve been very lucky about and it helps the team out that I can go out there and kick, it’s more important than most people think.  One or three points can have an effect on the game,” Person laughed.

It has been a Summer of a lot of things coming off of Person’s Junior Year that saw Dallas go 5-1 on the year, their only loss being to 5A powerhouse Thurston in Week 6 of the six-week season.  Person had taken part in roughly eight-to-ten camps, working on his craft while getting his name out there as an athlete to the college coaches. 

The experiences also helped the incoming senior showcase his a few weaknesses and see where his strengths are as he returned back to the team with the first practice starting in two weeks.  Fine tuning the little things before their jamboree at Thurston leading into their Week 1 game against Canby on September 3.

Person exploding out of his running back position Monday evening at Dallas High School (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

“I think my main weakness is choppy cuts and being more decisive on the cuts.  One foot in the ground and go,” Person said.  “My Strengths, I’ve been working on my receiving skills.  All of these camps, they don’t have pads so not much running back stuff.  But getting out there in the slot or wide-out, work on my routes has been a big deal.”

Person pointed towards his versatility in showing he’s willing to bounce out to different positions like receiver has been a vocal point by colleges looking for guys to fill voids in different spots.

Now one of the few returners from last year’s squad, it’s those players like Person’s time to lead. 

“I think this year will take a lot more work and leadership from us Seniors now because we have a younger team.  We have five returning Seniors I believe, so that’s going to take a lot more work and we’re going to have to teach throughout practices, throughout the season.  Learn with our team,” Person said.  “Just teaching the younger guys as we go.  Helping them out and making them feel like they belong here.”

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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