There was a time not long ago when Jason Evans could not lead by his actions. The Loyola High quarterback missed four weeks of practice and the Cubs' first game nursing a sore right shoulder and an itchy trigger finger.
The soreness lingered even while the Cubs opened the season with five consecutive wins. Finally healthy, Evans accumulated 215 yards in total offense Saturday night at Glendale High as Loyola defeated Notre Dame, 24-0. The game was the Del Rey League opener for both teams.
The Cubs (6-0) are ranked No. 15 in the nation by USA Today.
"That really is impressive that our team can do so much," Evans said when reminded of the lofty ranking. "It's really hard to believe that I'm the supposed commander of this team."
He was a commander by example against Notre Dame.
Evans, a junior, passed for 138 yards on 8 of 14 attempts and ran for 77 yards while directing Loyola's option attack.