His main sport is baseball, but he’s also good at football and basketball. In fact, really good.
Easton Good is a three-sport standout for the Lewis Cass Kings.
He’s part of an athletic senior class that has led the Kings football team to a 3-0 start and No. 3 ranking in Class 2A.
The Kings host No. 8 Tipton (3-0) for a top 10 showdown on Friday night for their Hoosier Conference East Division opener.
“It’s our first conference game. We focus for every game but this is a big one,” Good said. “We know they’re pretty high in the rankings, so we’re going to take it serious and be ready to play four quarters of physical football rather than a half of a game like we have the last two weeks. We’re ready to play a full game.”
The Kings opened the season by ending Pioneer’s 30-game winning streak with a 28-22 win. They’ve then shellacked Maconaquah and Benton Central over the last two weeks by a combined score of 117-6.
Good, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior, is a starting wingback/wide receiver for the Kings, who run both wing-T and spread offenses.
He’s rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns and is averaging over 10 yards per carry. He also has two touchdown receptions.
After starting quarterback Isaac Chambers left the Maconaquah game in the first half with an ankle injury, Good has filled in ably over the last two weeks and is 6 of 8 passing for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
Chambers is set to return on Friday night.
“Isaac will be playing. His ankle should be full ready to go, so we’re glad to have him back. It should be a big boost for our offense,” Good said.
Good also starts at safety and has an interception and fumble recovery for a score on defense.
He’s just happy to be back on the football field for the Kings after sitting out his freshman and sophomore seasons to focus on baseball.
“I played all the way up to eighth grade and then I focused on getting recruited for baseball, playing fall baseball rather than playing football in the fall. Once I was sure where I wanted to play baseball at I decided to come back and play football and I’m glad I did,” he said.
Good has verbally committed to play baseball at Miami of Ohio, where he plans to be a middle infielder. He led the Kings in runs scored last spring (24) for a team that went 19-6 and were Hoosier Conference champions. He hit .316 and had a .446 on-base percentage, two home runs, 16 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.
“I’m going on athletic scholarship there, 50%, which for baseball we can’t get full rides like I wish we could in basketball and football, but going on scholarship there, hopefully stay there for four years and I love everything about it, so I can’t wait to get there,” Good said.
Good plays a good shortstop for the Kings and throws right and bats left.
“That’s all my dad. He wanted me to be a left-handed hitter. You’ve got a couple extra steps out of the box than a righty does and be able to drag bunt too, that’s a big part of my game too,” said Good, who added he has studied the swings of Ken Griffey Jr. and Robinson Cano.
Good also shows his athleticism in basketball. He averaged 20 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.7 assists per game last year as a junior.
He’s hoping to have a strong senior season in basketball as well under first-year coach Kyle Johnson, the former coach at Winamac.
“We have guys that last year would have been starters and they’re playing this year. I have no doubt that they can jump right back in after taking a year off and be completely fine. So I’m excited for that,” Good said.
Good is the son of Matt and Jessica Good of Galveston. He said his younger brother Tyson is already 6-foot-5 and will likely contribute to the Lewis Cass varsity basketball and baseball teams this year as a freshman.
Good is looking to help the Kings post some more championships this year, starting with football in Class 2A.
“We all think we can go all the way, go to the state championship and I know all of our guys believe they can win it,” he said. “I think one of the biggest pieces is just believing that you can actually get there. I think we’re surrounded by a lot of guys and coaches included who think we can go win that.”
The following is a question-and-answer session with Good:
Q. Of the sports you play, which is your favorite?
A. Baseball is my favorite sport, because I have a passion for baseball that makes me want to play it for a living.
Q. How did you first get started in sports? At what age?
A. My dad got me started in sports and was throwing me baseballs as soon as I could walk.
Q. Do you have any family members who played sports?
A. My dad played college baseball and played football and basketball in high school. My brother plays baseball and basketball.
Q. How do you feel you’ve improved as an athlete since you first started playing?
A. I think growing helped me a lot, I used to always be the little guy and growing and lifting weights helped me improve.
Q. Who do you consider your biggest role model? Why?
A. My dad for sure. He shows me what it’s like to be a man who takes care of his family and gives everything he can.
Q. What experiences have you had in sports have made you the athlete you are today?
A. I have struggled more than people may see and the struggles make the success so much better. Because it’s not always easy.
Q. What is something that not everyone knows about you?
A. I want everyone to know I plan on you guys watching me in the MLB one day and I will keep pushing myself until I get there.
Q. What is your favorite memory of playing sports at your school?
A. Winning the first ever Hoosier Conference in any sport at Cass last baseball season was my favorite sports memory.
Q. Your favorite music, movie, TV show, etc.?
A. Music artist: Drake. Movie: The Sandlot. TV Show: Prison Break. Book: Derek Jeter autobiography. Sports team: Yankees. Athlete: Tie between Derek Jeter and Kobe Bryant.
Q. Who is the best athlete in your respective sport you’ve ever gone up against?
A. George Karlaftis.
Q. What are your goals for your future? Do you plan on attending college?
A. Play baseball at Miami University and keep moving on up in baseball after that striving for the Major Leagues.
Each week during the school year the Pharos-Tribune recognizes an athlete from one of five area high schools. The recipients are selected by each school’s athletic department.