By Maxwell Harden

Herald Review Sports Writer

EVART — Costly penalties and first half errors hurt Evart in a 42-30 loss to Harrison on Thursday.

Carter Pritchard had two carries for 45 yards and a touchdown while completing 8-of-16 228 yards and three touchdowns and Kyle Stokes had two catches for 115 and two touchdowns while Jericho VanScoyoc finished with one catch for 62 yards and one touchdown.

Josh Dorn had 17 total tackles including a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery,and an interception. Donavin Reagan had eight tackles and Caleb Parrish added five.

The Wildcats mustered 28 yards of offense in the first half while giving up a punt return touchdown on special teams. The Hornets took a 20-0 lead at halftime.

The Wildcats (1-1) didn’t give up and outscored Harrison 30-22 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough.

“We shot ourselves in the foot,” head coach Pat Craven said. “We made a few adjustments at the half. I was impressed with their desire to keep fighting. I’m proud of them for that.

“We just made too many mistakes. But our kids will work extremely hard to fix them.”

Evart travels to face Pine River this week in the Armed Forces game to open the Highland Conference season.