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Andale wins back-to-back titles, tops Perry Lecompton

Indians go out on top in 2020
Published: Nov. 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM CST
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - There wasn’t any doubt the Andale Indians had clinched their second state title in two years while the clock was winding down against Perry Lecompton. Having a three-score lead and a handful of forced turnovers, the Indian defense was still focused on finishing the job. The task at hand was to reclaim the 3A state title, which they did, winning 20-0 on Saturday.

Indians’ head coach Dylan Schmidt watched those final seconds run off the clock as his team showered him with a celebratory Gatorade shower. When asked about that moment, Schmidt said he felt at ease.

“It was just relief that we were able to get here and get it done,” he explained. “With everything going on outside of football, we knew we felt like we could get here and that we had a special group. You just never know if it is going to add up or be enough to get it done so it felt pretty good.” Schmidt finished.

Andale’s quest to stay on top wasn’t limited to one game as their dominance has been on display all season. Walking through the regular season and playoffs, the Indians proved week in and week out to be head and shoulders above their competition. Saturday’s state title game was no different.

The Indian defense put together the perfect game plan to stall Perry Lecompton and hold them scoreless. Turnovers were a key to victory as the Indians came away with 4 interceptions and even stopped a Kaws’ drive on downs to regain possession.

Elijah Aouad led the way for the Indians on defense coming away with 13 tackles and two sacks. Caden Parthemer followed closely with 11 tackles and two interceptions while Jacob Engelbrecht came away with two interceptions of his own.

Offensively, Andale put on its usual clinic of overpowering defenses and wearing them out en route to points. Eli Rowland and Noah Meyer combined for the normal rushing attack finishing with three scores and 238 yards between them.

With the win, Andale’s win streak stays alive and now sits at 25 games heading into 2021.

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