Evart football team closes home season with win

Carter Pritchard had a big night against Holton
Carter Pritchard had a big night against Holton

EVART — Evart closed its home season with a 48-41 win over Holton in non-league football action on Friday

Carter Pritchard had a big night at quarterback with 18-of-32 in passing for 368 yards and six touchdowns. He threw one interception. Evart had 111 rushing yards, led by Billy Conklin with 26 yards.

Cortez Bryant caught nine passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Kyle Stokes caught three for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Donivan Reagan had five catches for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Alexander Carneiro was 6-of-7 on extra points.

Defensively, Josh Dorn had four solo tackles and nine assists. Caleb Parrish had five solo tackles and a fumble recovery. Garrett Johnson contributed four tackles and four assists.

Holton was up 14-7 after the first quarter. Evart led 28-21 at halftime and 41-21 after the third quarter.

“I thought the kids responded well from that debacle last week,” Evart coach Pat Craven said, referring to a setback to Lake City. “Carter threw the ball quite well, and we protected him. We had quite a few guys suit up for this game. Holton earlier in the week canceled the JV game. They stepped in and played well for us.”

The Wildcats play at Maple City Glen Lake on Friday.  The Wildcats are 4-4 and a 5-4 record would make them playoff eligible, but not an automatic qualifier. It would depend on how high up Evart would finish with its computer rating. But the Wildcats have to beat a talented Maple City Glen Lake squad (5-2) that was state finalists a year ago.

“They’re pretty good again,” Craven said. “We’ll have to play well.”