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Knights take down Warriors

Evans 37, Grovetown 17

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 11:27 PM
Last updated Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 12:03 AM
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PLAY OF THE GAME: After Grovetown threatened to steal the game’s momentum in the second quarter, Evans responded with a dynamic special teams play. Malik Vandiver took the kickoff on the far left side, ran right, and found a huge hole en route to an 89-yard kickoff return for a score.

STAR OF THE GAME: Evans quarterback Matlin Marshall showed off his dual-threat ability. The junior carried nine times for 89 yards and two touchdowns, while passing for 112 yards and another score.

WHY EVANS WON: Big plays helped buoy the Knights. Evans scored on Vandiver’s kickoff return, a 50-yard touchdown strike from Marshall to Robert Clay, and a 68-yard touchdown run by backup quarterback Colin Dominy for the game’s final score.

WHY GROVETOWN LOST: The Warriors had more first downs than the Knights and, at times, moved the ball consistently. However, Grovetown could not do enough against Evans’ defensive front.

QUOTABLE: “We control our destiny. We’ve got Houston County coming next week. It’s a big game. ... I told the guys before the game that this is kind of like Amen Corner for us. We’re in our Sunday round of the Masters right now.” – Evans coach Marty Jackson on the critical stretch of the season for the Knights.

RECORDS: Evans 4-3 (2-2 Region 2-AAAAA); Grovetown 1-6 (0-3 Region 2-AAAAA).

NEXT: Houston County at Evans, Friday; Grovetown at Warner Robins, Friday.

EVANS 37, GROVETOWN 17

Grovetown 0 10 0 7 – 17

Evans 7 10 7 13 – 37

First Quarter

E–Matlin Marshall 19 run (Larry Beauchamp kick), 2:32

Second Quarter

E–Beauchamp 20 FG, 8:06

G–Linward Jackson 12 run (Noah Gilbert kick), 2:36

E–Malik Vandiver 89 kick return (Beauchamp kick), 2:22

G–Gilbert 34 FG, 0:00

Third Quarter

E–Robert Clay 50 pass from Marshall (Beauchamp kick), 6:22

Fourth Quarter

E–Marshall 7 run (kick failed), 8:39

G–Reginald Cox 6 pass from Justin Dears (Gilbert kick), 4:31

E–Colin Dominy 68 run (Jonathon White kick), 2:40

 GE
First Downs1412
Rushes-Yards42-10931-228
Passing Yards133112
Comp.-Att.-Int.11-18-15-11-0
Fumbles-Lost2-11-1
Punts-Yards6-25.32-35.0
Penalties-Yards9-645-51

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Grovetown: Dears 9-8, Jarred Cox 2-10, Jackson 15-52, Eugene Govan 6-14, Shiyear Woodberry 3-12, Ben Jean 1-MINUS 3, Desmond Sampson 2-6, Austin Wiese 4-10. Evans: Stephon Jacobs 7-25, Vandiver 1-4, Ronnie Graham 11-39, Marshall 9-89, Tyler Spence 1-3, Joacinto Grimes 1-0, Dominy 1-68.

PASSING– Grovetown: Dears 11-17-0 133, Sampson 0-1-1 0. Evans: Marshall 5-11-0 112.

RECEIVING– Grovetown: Govan 1-11, Sampson 2-67, Jackson 2-15, Jake Renner 1-10, Jean 3-22, Cox 1-6, William Brisbane 1-2. Evans: Spence 1-9, Grimes 3-53, Clay 1-50.

 

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