Evart football team falls to Harrison

HARRISON — After a victory in Week 1, the Evart Wildcats fell to Harrison on Friday, 39-6. 

Harrison took a 31-point lead into the halftime before Evart scored its only points of the night in the fourth quarter on a 23-yard strike from Trevin Ladd to Anthony Dawson to make the final 39-6. 

“They were pretty good, they kind of overmatched us up front,”  Evart coach Pat Craven said. “We had a rough time stopping the run game and getting any type of momentum going offensively. It was a long night for us and our kids, but was a good learning experience for us.”

Evart had opened the season with a 25-3 win over White Cloud on Aug. 28.

Ladd also had seven carries for 32 yards on the evening. 

“We have to control the things we can control,” Craven said. “We have to make sure we’re working as hard as we can and we’re executing our assignments as well as we can and are worried about ourselves and not so much our opponents. We made a charge after the game to concentrate on making ourselves better individually and make the team better as a whole. We’ll go with that from here on.”

The Wildcats (1-1) return to action Friday at home against Manton (2-0).

“They have a brand new coach and they want to run the football,” Craven said. “They seem to have a young talented quarterback also who throws the ball pretty well. They’re a lot like Harrison in the things they want to do. They’re a lot like us with multiple formations and wing T and try to mix up the run and pass game. We’ll have to play well and hopefully start out the Highland Conference schedule with a win.”

Herald Review sports writer Daine Pavloski contributed to this report.