Posted On: 02/19/17 9:00 PM

Kyle Kornovich was one of the youngest kids on the Rogers varsity roster as a sophomore. Although he didn’t get much playing time during the 2014 season, Kornovich learned a lot about what it takes to be a leader from some of his older Royals teammates.

Once he became a starting linebacker as a junior, that knowledge helped him blossom into a defensive leader. It continued into his final season for the Royals last fall.

“Before senior year I did my best to be an effective leader, from helping freshmen at summer workouts to encouraging everyone on the team to do their best,” Kornovich said via email. “I was fortunate enough to be voted as one of the captains.”

Kornovich has plans to play collegiately in the MIAC. He’s been recruited by most of the schools in the league and said St. Thomas and St. John’s have been the most active. He said the family atmosphere of the team and players at St. John’s made the Johnnies his current favorite, but he’s yet to make a final decision.

“I loved

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