Evans scores clutch last-minute goal to advance

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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