Top-seeded Mustangs brought down by Phillips
Aaron Clayton gave Evergreen Park a sampling of its own medicine Saturday afternoon.
And it left the Mustangs with a bitter taste, not to mention a batch of unfinished business.
What Clayton’s end-zone interception did to Evergreen was ruin a late comeback bid against Phillips in Round 2 of the Class 4A playoffs. The Mustangs’ defense had performed similar acts of last-minute thievery itself during the course of a perfect 10-game stretch, most notably versus Richards, which allowed Evergreen to grab a one-point victory in the season’s fifth week and seize control of the South Suburban Conference Red race.