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Evans falls to Warner Robins on the road

Warner Robins 34, Evans 6

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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.”

Warner Robins 34, Evans 6

Evans 0 0 0 6 – 6

Warner Robins 7 24 0 3 – 34

First Quarter

W–Danny Hite Jr. 51 run (Matt Monday kick)

Second Quarter

W–Jaquan Burns 1 run (Monday kick)

W–Rod Harris 27 fumble return (Monday kick)

W–Monday 49 FG

W–DeAnthony Mack 41 pass from Caden Johnston (Monday kick)

Fourth Quarter

E–Damian Foreman 96 pass from Matlin Marshall (kick failed)

W–Monday 32 FG

E W

First Downs 8 12

Rushes-Yards 25-43 37-257

Passing Yards 136 58

Comp.-Att.-Int. 5-15-1 2-9-0

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Evans–Joacinto Grimes 8-21, Stephon Jacobs 6-17. Warner Robins–DeAnthony Mack 5-41, Jaquan Burns 4-16, Danny Hite Jr. 18-141, DD Wright 10-59.

PASSING: Evans–Chandler Shoemaker 4-11 37, Marshall 1-3 97. Warner Robins–Caden Johnston 2-9 58.

RECEIVING: Evans–Damian Foreman 1-96, Justin Scruggs 1-14. Warner Robins–Mack 2-58.

Records: Evans 2-2, Warner Robins 3-1. Next: Greenbrier at Evans, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Jones County at Warner Robins, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.


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