Knights, Turner don't need any late heroics

When Evans began the season with 10 new faces on offense, senior running back Jamerson Turner, the lone returner, admitted he was concerned.


But after the Knights followed two close victories with a blowout win over Glenn Hills on Friday, Turner's outlook has changed.

"I feel pretty comfortable with the team now," he said.

Turner rushed for four touchdowns and Evans remained unbeaten with a 49-13 win over the Spartans.

The Knights (3-0) entered with a pair of team-bonding wins, fending off Richmond Academy's offense in the fourth quarter of the season opener, then posting a comeback win at Grovetown in the waning moments.

This time, Evans needed no late magic.

Glenn Hills (0-2) stifled its chances early and often with five turnovers and 12 penalties. Two first-half turnovers led to 14 points for Evans, allowing the Knights to take a 35-13 halftime lead.

After the game, Glenn Hills coach Andrew Young told his group of 40 players to remain optimistic and that the team is improving. Young has been leading the program for only three months, and the squad still has eight games left in the season to perfect the new offensive and defensive schemes he brought with him.

"I've asked a lot from them," he said. "We've just got to get tougher mentally and get more focused."

Evans, which didn't commit a turnover, scored on its first six possessions.

On 10 carries, Turner rushed for 123 of the team's 191 yards. Quarterback Glenn Cassedy completed 7 of 8 passes for 110 yards.

Glenn Hills quarterback Kendrick Armstrong rushed for 121 yards.

Evans 49, Glenn Hills 13

PLAY OF THE GAME: After Evans scored late in the second quarter to take a two-touchdown lead, Knights defender Jabari Nelson stripped returner Hakeem Tribble at the 35 and went into the end zone untouched.

STAR OF THE GAME: Evans running back Jamerson Turner rushed 10 times for 123 yards and scored four touchdowns.

WHY EVANS WON: The Knights' offense did not commit a turnover.

WHY GLENN HILLS LOST: Twelve penalties and five turnovers are a lethal combination.

WHAT'S NEXT: Evans is off; Glenn Hills at Westside, 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Glenn Hills 0 13 0 0 -- 13

Evans 14 21 14 0 -- 49

First Quarter

EV--Will Scott 25 run (Jamie Galvin kick), 7:46

EV--Jamerson Turner 1 run (Galvin kick), 3:11

Second Quarter

GH--Kendrick Armstrong 18 run (Desmond Smith kick), 11:22

EV--Glenn Cassedy 1 run (Galvin kick), 6:03

EV--Jabari Nelson 35 fumble return (Galvin kick), 5:50

GH--Eric Leverett 58 pass from Armstrong (run failed), 3:12

EV--Turner 44 run (Galvin kick), 2:35

Third Quarter

EV--Turner 1 run (Galvin kick), 10:03

EV--Turner 8 run (Galvin kick), 2:13

First Downs1213
Passing Yards123110


RUSHING-- Glenn Hills: Kendrick Armstrong 16-121, Davonte McCloud 8-51, Webster Thacker 1-0. Evans: Jamerson Turner 10-123, Will Scott 9-45, Glenn Cassedy 5-18, Jay Grimes 3-5, Francisco Perez 2-0.

PASSING--Glenn Hills: Kendrick Armstrong 7-16-2 123. Evans: Glenn Cassedy 7-8-0 110.

RECEIVING--Glenn Hills: Eric Leverett 2-62, Corey Johnson 2-32, McCloud 2-13, Thacker 1-16. Evans: Blake Ward 4-54, Trevor Foreman 2-44, Bradley Spires 1-12.

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Game action photos by staff photographer Corey Perrine

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