Logan runs over the competition with ease

Senior running back Lavarion Logan breaks a tackle against Andrean. Logan ran for four touchdowns in that game.

Tom DiGrispino

Senior running back Lavarion Logan breaks a tackle against Andrean. Logan ran for four touchdowns in that game.

Amaya Earls, Staff Writer

Watching Senior Lavarion Logan plow through players on his way to the end zone, he certainly lives up to his nickname “Tank.”
Logan, who returned to MHS last year after a season with Joliet Catholic, has dominated this season with 23 touchdowns in seven games.
“ I was really excited to come back and play football.” Logan said. “ It’s different here than at Joliet Catholic because I grew up with these guys and they’re like my brothers.”
In this weekend’s game against Valparaiso, Logan gained 192 yards and four touchdowns in the Pirates’ 42-7 rout, which left the team at the top of the DAC with a 7-0 record.

Football has always been a passion for Logan who started playing at a young age.
“ I started playing football when I was 8 years old,” he said. “What I like most about playing is the brotherhood. I met a lot of friends and great coaches playing this sport that I feel will be there for me through any and everything.”
Head Coach Brad Seiss said that Logan is a good example to all the other players.
“He does a great job at practice,” Coach Seiss said. “He’s also in the weight room; he’s taking care of himself really well. You know, he’s really strong . . .
“His grades are really good too, so you never have to worry about him as far as taking care of himself, taking care of his grades and behaving.”
Logan has received several offers from a variety of colleges, though he is not yet sure of which one he wants to continue his career at.
“I’ve received scholarship offers and I’m very thankful,” Logan said. “The schools that have offered me are Illinois State, Indiana State, Fordham, University of Northern Iowa, Eastern Illinois, Navy, Air Force Academy and Missouri State.”
Watching Logan, he seems unstoppable when he puts on the speed and weaves through his opponents with the crowd cheering him on. He has now scored four touchdowns in four different games this season.
“Scoring a touchdown feels great and coming back to the sideline celebrating with my teammates and coaches are moments I’ll never forget.”