'12 Intro: Block DT Denman Evans

Block High School (Jonesville, La.) is a Class A football powerhouse that's nestled in the rural farming region of northeast Louisiana. The Bears have some talented junior prospects on their roster, including 6-foot-4, 250-pound Denman Evans.

"I had seven sacks last year before I got hurt," said junior defensive tackle Denman Evans. "I only played the first five games, because I tore my ACT. I had surgery in early November and the rehab is going well. I work hard every day, and I'll be ready for summer."

Block, which ultimately reached the second round of the Class A playoffs, got off to a 4-1 start with Evans and senior Trey Vault holding it down on defense. Evans had particularly strong outings in the season-opener (18-6 win over 3A Vidalia), as well as a 25-7 win over Jena (also Class 3A) in Week Three.

"I had nine tackles against Vidalia, with three for loss and two sacks," said Evans (6-4, 250, 5.0). "Against Jena, I sacked the QB three times and had seven tackles.

"I like to bull rush through the shoulder of the offensive lineman. When we played Ferriday, though, I used my quickness. They had two linemen who were around 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-7 and 310 to 320 pounds. They couldn't come off the ball quick enough and there was nothing they could do against me."

Prior to his injury, Evans was squatting up to 450 pounds. He maintains a B average in the classroom and takes the ACT in April.

Block's 2010 season ended at the hands of eventual state champion White Castle. The Bears went 9-3 overall.

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