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Posted On: 12/14/17 4:39 PM
Six-foot-7 big Elijah Elkerton is a two sport athlete from Spring Lake Park having an excellent senior year in both football and basketball.
“We have started well being 2-1 but had a tough loss in our first game,” Elkerton said. “We had three sophomores starting in our last game with a lot of talent.”
Elkerton and solid sophomores Blake Remme and Gabe Myren lead the way all in double figures and the Panthers have beaten St. Francis and Mounds View by double figures. Elkerton has been there to lead the way inside.
“I am a better leader this year than in the past, I’m stepping into a role where I need to be consistent day in and day out. I have put a lot of time in on my athleticism and footwork over the past couple of years.”
The Northwest Suburban is always a tough league but the expectation at Spring Lake Park is success.
“We are looking to have a successful year and plan to advance in the tough section that we are in,” Elijah said. “We have a sophomore returning that started as a freshman in Gabe Myren and have many guys with experience coming back.”
Elkerton has big goals for his senior year both individually and as a team.
“I am looking to be an all conference player this year and help my team to be competitive in every game and surprise people this year.”
At some point Elijah has to make the call on where he will go to school. He has scholarship offers to play football or he could play basketball.
“For basketball there is a lot of d3 schools talking to me in St. Mary’s, Stout, St. Olaf, Augsburg, Hamline, and Northwestern,” Elkerton said.
“Then for football I have three division 2 offers in Southwest Minnesota State, Minot State, and Concordia St Paul, then I have a division 1 non scholarship in Drake and then I have had an official visit to SMSU and plan to visit Drake in January.”