Knights score 22 unanswered points in second half to defeat Warriors

After being down 6-5 at halftime, the Evans Knights dominated the second half of the Sept. 22 game 22-0 to defeat the Grovetown Warriors 27-6.

Evans has won the last five meetings in the region rivalry with Grovetown’s last win coming in 2018.

The Knights began the game on their first drive going for it on fourth down but failed to convert.

Grovetown led at the half, but Evans came back to chalk up the win on Sept. 22. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good News

Grovetown’s offense took advantage of the field position and quarterback Amare Clark ran in the 2-yard touchdown. The Warriors failed the two-point conversion, making the score 6-0 with 6:04 left in the first quarter.

A long run by Evans running back Rayshaun King gave the Knights the ball at the Grovetown 34-yard line and in scoring territory. The Knights would attempt to go for it once again on fourth down but failed for the second time.

A fumble by the Grovetown punter gave the Knights good field position once again, but Evans failed to convert on fourth down for a third time. The very next play, Evans defensive end Jack Harrington forced a Warrior’s safety and cut the Knights lead to 6-2 in the second quarter.

Evans Kicker Tyler Wallace converted a 33-yard field goal, and the Knights were down 6-5 at halftime.

Evans High School ran over the Grovetown Warriors in the second half of Friday’s game. Christopher Rickerson/Augusta Good News

An 18-yard touchdown rush by Eli Hogan late in the third quarter gave the Knights the lead. King rushed in the two-point conversion to make score 13-6.

Evans’ safety Dontevius Williams gave the Knights all the momentum with interception inside Grovetown territory to end the third quarter.

Brandon Mims, another Evans running back, ran in two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to close the door on Grovetown.

Evans (2-3) next game will be at home against another rival in Lakeside (2-2) Friday, Sept. 29. Grovetown (2-3) will go on the road to play Brunswick (2-1) also next Friday.

Christopher Rickerson, an Augusta University graduate, has covered area sports for Augusta University, The Augusta Press and Augusta Good News. Subscribe to the Augusta Good News newsletter here.

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