Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Hutchinson Community College freshman Tiyon Evans made quite a debut as a return specialist for the No. 1-ranked Blue Dragons on Saturday.
Evans opened the second half with Hutchinson's first kickoff return for a touchdown since 2014 and sparked the top-ranked Blue Dragons to a 34-27 victory at No. 7 Iowa Western on Saturday.
For his efforts, Evans was named the Jayhawk Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
A 5-foot-9, 215-pound freshman from Hartsville, SC, Evans immediately jump-started the Blue Dragons with a scintillating 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He broke out of eight tackles and a did a pirouette to slip away from another to boost the Blue Dragon lead to 27-13 just one play into the second half. It was Hutch Football's first kickoff return since Anthony Autry ran a kickoff back against Coffeyville on Oct. 11, 2014 (a span of 55 games).
Evans returned three kickoffs and averaged 50.7 yards per return.
Evans is the second Blue Dragon to earn KJCCC Player of the Week honors. Last week quarterback Mark Wright was the league's Offensive Player of the Week.