No. 25 North Shore (Texas) rebounds from loss to Katy (Texas) without two of its stars

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Without the services of star running back Zach Evans and wide receiver Shadrach Banks, North Shore rolled past Ridge Point (Texas) 38-7 Thursday night. The Mustangs, who are the state’s defending Class 6A Division I state champ, rebounded from last week’s season-opening loss to Katy behind star junior quarterback Dematrius Davis, who ran for 191 yards and passed for 194. He had a hand in all five touchdowns, running for two and passing for three.

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Evans, who is considered the overall No. 1 college football recruit in the country, sat out for disciplinary reasons, while Banks continues to rest a leg injury that is expected to keep him out of action until mid-season.

However, when it comes to Evans return, North Shore head coach Jon Kay told the Houston Chronicle, he’s not sure when the 5-star back will return after reports surfaced on social media that he and Evans were having issues.

 “Zach’s part of our program, and he’s a phenomenal talent, as everybody knows. We’re working through some things but we love him to death, he’s a great teammate, and we’re going to continue to work.”

Jon Kay, North Shore head coach via the Houston Chronicle

On his Instagram account, Evans said he was missing practice because of family issues.

North Shore and Ridge Point both sport 1-1 records.

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