Evans, Eagles' defense shine in 36-6 win

Sep. 28, 2013 @ 11:09 PM

Head coach John Ward anticipated his Warren County defense being strong this season, but the unit has exceeded his expectations to this point.

“But that’s to this point,” said Ward. “There’s nothing final about that evaluation.”

Warren County (3-2) won at Weldon 36-6 Friday following a shutout against Northwest Halifax last week.

Ward said the defense played “pretty doggone gone” Friday against the 1-A Tar-Roanoke Conference Chargers (1-4) with the exception of Weldon’s third-quarter scoring drive.

Quarterback Kaelen Evans led the Eagles with 108 yards on 16 carries and two rushing touchdowns. He was 3-of-7 passing for 68 yards and had a 53-yard touchdown pass to Jaquan Jones.

Jones wrapped up Warren County’s scoring with his second kick return for a touchdown of the season. This one was from 65 yards. He also the found the end zone on a punt return earlier this season.

Warren County led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and 20-0 at halftime.

Chris Privett opened the scoring for the Eagles by forcing a safety on a tackle in the end zone that led to prime field position on the next drive when Privett ran in for a 19-yard score.

Jones had two successful runs on two-point conversions and Evans added another.

Warren County hosts Louisburg (3-2) this week.

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