“Some games kind of seemed boring, but I guess that means they respect me,” Evans said. “And I knew those other guys were going to make plays on the other side.”
Evans was also a huge part of the offense and special teams.
In Norman North's season-opener against Norman, with the Timberwolves trailing 20-17, Evans scooped up a kickoff and returned it 71 yards to set up what proved to be the game-winning touchdown a play later.
“I think that kick return was my favorite,” Evans said. “I knew we had to get left, so I started going that way and then saw a cutback lane to the right and followed it.”
Evans continually found ways to make plays happen in the return game.
He had special-teams touchdowns in each of the Timberwolves' first three playoff games.
“I know a lot of times, maybe it wasn't designed to go to him but we put him in positions to be able to freelance a little bit to get to the ball,” Standley said. “I was certainly glad he kept fielding them.”
Evans returned five kicks for touchdowns.
In a second-round win over Broken Arrow, Evans had a 90-yard punt return for a score and had four of his sacks as well as forced two fumbles.
“He was an absolute force in that game,” Standley said.