Evans scores clutch last-minute goal to advance

The Evans Knights scored in the final minute of their boys soccer game against Mt. Zion, winning the matchup and advancing in the playoffs.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:13 PM
Last updated 11:06 PM
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The top of the Evans boys soccer team's three-part scouting report for its first-round playoff game screamed two words, typed in all capital letters and followed by two exclamation points: mental toughness.

The Knights had their focus tested for all 80 minutes against Mt. Zion-Jonesboro on Wednesday night, a game they controlled throughout even though they scored in the final minute. That's when, only 54.4 seconds away from overtime, Chris Burton's long throw-in header squirted in front of the goal and Joe Rizner ripped it into the net for the only goal in the Knights' 1-0 win in the first-round Class AAAA playoff opener.

Look for the full story in tomorrow's Chronicle.

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