Willis: Logan Soole back on the gridiron for Monarch

Logan Soole, in action last season as a freshman, has rejoined the Monarch football team after initially deciding to concentrate solely on baseball.

Logan Soole had a change of heart.

Initially, the Monarch sophomore running back decided not to play football this season. He wanted to concentrate on baseball. As a left-handed pitcher/outfielder who threw a one-hitter as a freshman, one could see why.

But Soole, who also contributed to the football team as a freshman, eventually realized that playing football didn’t mean that baseball couldn’t remain his primary focus.

Soole took part in his required nine practices and played for the first time Friday night against Kennedy. He caught a 27-yard touchdown from Cole Watson and rushed twice for 23 yards.

Did it take a good sell from coach Phil Bravo to get him back?

“Nope,” Bravo said. “Logan got through his baseball adventures and said ‘Coach, I want to get back on the team.’ The guy is a returning letterman and started a lot of games for us last year. I brought it up to the captains, and the captains said ‘heck yeah.’”

He is listed as Kidd Soole on the Monarch roster — “Kidd is his middle name,” teammate Geoff Clary explained — and has switched from No. 31 as a freshman to No. 34.

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