Nominees in this week’s 4th Down Small School Player of the Week poll must have felt much like corners trying to cover Brady Evans on Friday night.
No matter what they did, they couldn’t catch him.
The junior Williams Valley receiver pulled in one of largest vote counts of the season with 2,208 this week to win POTW, easily topping everyone else, including Tri-Valley runner-up Kameron Wetzel. It followed a six-catch, 162-yard performance against Nativity BVM in which Evans caught three touchdowns of 45, 56 and 19 yards. The effort launched the VIkings to a 35-25 victory in the District 11 Class 1A semifinals and a rematch with all-too-familiar foe Tri Valley for the district title.
Evans, who also had a pick in the win, now has 681 yards and 10 TDs on 36 receptions this season. He has 18 tackles, one tackle for loss and two INTs this season.
While Wetzel earned an impressive 1,163 votes for second, Evans took home 47% of the 4,724 votes cast this week.