The Evart Wildcats football team at the top

EVART – Evart (4-1, 5-1) rebounded from last week’s 26-21 loss to Beal City on Friday to hand host McBain (2-3, 2-4) a 48-20 loss on Friday at the Action Highland Conference.

Evart had leads in the quarters of 7-6, 14-6 and 27-12. It was a 21-8 scoring lead for Evart in the fourth quarter.

Cole Hopkins had 26 rushes for 193 yards and four touchdowns. Preston Wallace went 12-for-21 for 186 passing yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Marcel White had four catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Jaxson Craven had 14 tackles. Tanner Graber had 13 tackles. Dakobe White had two interceptions, including one that returned 35 yards for a touchdown. Hopkins had 10 tackles and one fumble recovery. Jake Ladd had seven tackles and caused a fumble.

“I think our kids bounced back really well from last week,” Evart’s trainer Pat Craven said. “We had a tremendous week of practice with the intention of really getting back on the field and doing it again against McBain. I am very proud of his effort. We got a big win over McBain. It’s never an easy place to play.”

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