’24 QB off to a hot and efficient start to senior year
Got to love Pitzer’s frame. He is 6’5,” weighs 200-pounds and makes good decisions with the football. He is off to a hot start having thrown for 475-yards and four (4)-TD’s against no picks and clipping off completions at a rate of close to 70%. Thing is, Pitzer can break down defenses with his feet. Lots of programs showing interest in this QB who is captaining one of Kentucky’s most well-appointed and prestigious ships, the Covington Catholic Colonels.HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
Park Hills, Kentucky: There is a well-known English proverb which may have originated from Aesop’s fables. We are completely spiff-balling on the origin, but the proverb is one with which you will be well familiar.
“Slow and steady wins the race.” You see, I knew you would know it. Aesop’s fable about the race between the hare and tortoise comes to mind. In that race, it was the winning strategy.
Coach Eddie Eviston, from Covington Catholic, also has employed a slow and steady strategen in bring around his tall, slender, and physically gifted, signal-caller by the name of Evan Pitzer. Last season, as a junior, Pitzer threw for 1,082 yards with 10-TD’s, two (2)-picks, and three (3) rushing TD’s mixed amongst his 312-rushing yards.
Pitzer is off to a much quicker pace to this, his senior season. Pitzer, in his opening week, threw for 271-yards, on 17 for 24 passing with a TD toss. He also gained 63-yards on the ground, against Ryle, and logged a rushing TD.
In what is generally the biggest game of the year, especially if you play for either Highlands or Covington Catholic, Pitzer was again a model of efficiency, if not borderline fantastic. Pitzer completed 19 of 28 passing attempts for 205-yards with 3-TD’s while rushing for 47-yards, on 9-carries, one of which scored.
So far this young season, Covington Catholic is 2-0 with wins over 6A Ryle and 5A Highlands. Covington Catholic’s “steady as he goes” QB has completed 36 of his 52-passing attempts with 4-thrown TD’s, no-picks, and over 100-yards rushing with a pair of ground TD’s providing some offensive balance.
As for the Highlands game, Pithier had a direct hand in scoring four of the five TD’s in a 35-21 victory in (perhaps) the biggest game of the season. The 5th-TD came via sophomore, Joseph Harney (’26), and his 40-yard pick-six.
We have some bad news for the 4A classification. This new member is far from some wannabe.
Covington Catholic has won nine (9) state titles, four of which occurred with the Colonels competing one classification higher than the one in which she’s presently toiling. We have Catholic with titles in 1987, ’88, ’93, ’94, ’97, 2006, ’17, ’18, and ’19.
That means there won’t be any “choking down” the Colonels or hoping the spotlight is just too bright. They are slow, they are steady, and they win plenty of races.
Pitzer is being heavily recruited. Going over his followers on Xwitter, we see schools like DePauw, Culver-Stockton, Grand Valley State, Missouri S&T, and Hanover College. All of these programs are prestigious and are very competitive at their respective levels of play.
First, Pitzer has to take his teammates and coaching staff to the “Promise Land.” Pitzer is looking to add some luster to the program’s history in Park Hills, Kentucky on the Dixie Highway. Covington Catholic is looking to win another championship which would put the program in double figures.
Who’s most likely to win this race for this program? We’re betting on the terrapin.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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