Alec Lohman spent last season biding his time on the offensive side of the ball.
Buried on the running back depth chart behind four seniors — Hancock County co-Player of the Years Tyler Dicks, Anthony Burnett and Andy Spears, plus Kameryn Risper — Lohman carried the ball just 20 times in Mt. Vernon’s 13 games. Lohman did find other ways to contribute; his five interceptions were tops in the county.
After MV lost Dicks, Burnett, Spears, Risper and their 4,290 combined rushing yards to graduation, Lohman was tabbed in the preseason as one of the Marauders that needed to deliver if a repeat sectional championship was possible.
The senior has done his part — and then some.
The 6-0, 170-pound speedster has 1,041 yards on 110 carries this season, good for an average of 9.5 yards per tote and 12 rushing touchdowns. Lohman’s rushing total is second-highest in the county, and his average yards per rush is also second in the area for rushers with at least 100 carries. Lohman’s 12 rushing TDs are tied for third-highest in the county.