In Warner Robins, Danny Hite, Jr., rushed for with 141 yards and a touchdown and the Warner Robins defense produced three turnovers in a Region 2-AAAAA victory over Evans.
Evans scored its touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter when quarterback Matlin Marshall connected with Damian Foreman on a 96-yard pass play.
Evans (2-2, 0-1) played a deliberate style on offense. The Knights didn’t huddle, but they used about 20 seconds at the line before running a play.
The approach cost Evans a pair of delay/substitution penalties, and at the end of the first quarter, the visitors trailed 7-0.
“We didn’t want to get into a shootout with these guys,” Evans head coach Marty Jackson said.
Sophomore Jaquan Burns scored on a 1-yard plunge to double Waner Robins advantage at 14-0. Seconds later, the Demons (3-1, 1-0) were in the end zone again.
Senior Rod Harris scooped up an Evans fumble on the kick return and ran it 27 yards for the score. Ironically, the Knights had secured long kick returns on their first two attempts.
“We had some really good returns,” Jackson said. “Against a team like (Warner Robins), you can’t turn the ball over.”