Springfield, Mo. (For OzarksSportsZone.com) -- Elza Evans scored four touchdowns and rushed for nearly 300 yards as the Lebanon Yellowjackets ran away from Glendale on Friday, 38-0, in Springfield.
Lebanon (3-1 overall, 3-1 Ozark Conference) was coming off a hard fought 20-17 loss in week 3 to Camdenton, and a thrilling win in week 2 at Waynesville on a last-second interception return for a score.
Friday's contest left little to chance as LHS jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the second quarter and cruised to the win in the second half.
"I thought, without a doubt, it was the most complete effort that we've had," Lebanon head coach Will Christian said. "We talked a lot about the need for us to play well in the second half and we came out of the gate really fast."
Evans went 80 yards on the first play of scrimmage to open the second half with another touchdown, his fourth of the night, giving Lebanon a 35-0 lead.
The 'Jackets capped the scoring with 11:13 remaining in the fourth quarter on a 27-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Kendrick Tiller.
Evans had touchdown runs of 61, 51 and 37 in the first half and finished the game with 297 yards rushing on just 12 carries.
"I thought our offensive line played exceptionally well," Christian said. "Anytime you run the football that effectively they are what starts it off."
Glendale (0-4 overall, 0-4 Ozark Conference) had moments in the game in which they were able to move the ball through the air, but saw an early opportunity to score on its first possession come up short as a holding penalty stalled the Falcons first drive of the game. Glendale missed a 52-yard field goal that came up short near the goal line and failed to come away with points.
Lebanon forced Glendale punts on each of the Falcons next two possessions. The Falcons appeared as though they might fight its way back into the game after Evans scored his first touchdown as Glendale took over at midfield and marched the ball all the way to the LHS 27. But a sack and a bad snap marched the ball all the way back near midfield. Two plays later, Glendale attempted another long field goal but came up short again.
Lebanon senior Dylan Bradshaw scored on a fourth-and-two from eight yards out to cap the LHS scoring with 51 seconds remaining in the first half.
Glendale again moved the ball shortly before the half, going from its own 39 to the Lebanon 33, but another big quarterback sack by the 'Jackets ended that drive as well.
The second half was all Lebanon as the 'Jackets jumped out to a 35-0 lead on the first play from scrimmage then worked several reserves into the contest.
The 'Jackets played with two starters on Friday as linebacker Nick Brown and two-way standout Austin Evans did not play due to injury.
"We just keep getting better and we got good contributions from a lot of people," Christian said. "It is a really good sign when you get a lot of contributions from a lot of Yellowjackets."
LEBANON 38, GLENDALE 0
at Glendale High School
Lebanon 7 21 10 0 — 38
Glendale 0 0 0 0 — 0
LHS — Elza Evans 61 yard run (Kendrick Tiller kick),3:47
LHS — Evans 51 yard run (Tiller kick), 7:46
LHS — Evans 37 yard run (Tiller kick), 6:13
LHS — Dylan Bradshaw 8 yard run (Tiller kick)
LHS — Evans 80 yard run (Tiller kick), 11:41
LHS — Tiller 27 yard field goal, 11:13