Versatility is the key

Evans’ knowledge of every offensive skill position makes him a dangerous weapon for our football team


Joji Ishikawa

Sophomore Chris Evans (12) scored three touchdowns in his varsity debut.

Justin Faires knew he had something special two years ago.

“We did a middle school camp at Lynhurst two years ago and I knew he was going to be special after an hour of working with him,” Faires said of now sophomore running back Chris Evans. “I worked with him on the weekends because he would call me and ask for extra training before last year.”

Faires liked what he saw so much, that Evans was moved up to the junior varsity team as a freshman.

“We had him skip the frosh team so that we could coach him last year,” Faires said. “He played a little in varsity but had a great JV season. I spent all winter planning how I was going to use him.”

Evans was key to our 26-20 win over Cathedral last weekend, scoring three touchdowns including a 69-yard pass reception that resulted in a score on BD’s first offensive play of the game .

Evans knows every offensive skill position, making him difficult for other teams to prepare for. He also knows how to open up opportunities for his teammates as well, making him the ultimate weapon (he also can play quarterback or wide receiver).

After his performance with the season opener at Lucas Oil, Evans looks to do as much as he can when he gets the ball.

“I just do whatever I can when I get the ball in my hands to score,” Evans said.

Friday he managed to rack up four receptions for 101 yards and two receiving touchdowns, eight carries for 40 yards and the game winning touchdown.

Football is a team sport and Evans is well aware of that, “I’m just another player on the team, and try to make plays,” Evans said.

The Giants look to use Evans more Friday night when they travel to Cincinnati to take on the No. 13 nationally ranked team, the Saint Xavier Bombers.