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Andale remains undefeated with a win over Collegiate to become district champs

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 11:32 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Andale doing what Andale does: running the ball and being nearly impenetrable on defense. The Indians haven’t allowed more than six points to be scored on them in a game all season long and Friday night was no exception. They handed Collegiate its first loss of the season, 29-6.

Andale head coach Dylan Schmidt said, “The only disappointing thing for me was the sideline deal, that was big for them to tack on 30 yards there, our defense had played so well and kept away the big plays. The fun thing for us is that we’ve got a lot of kids that want to fly around and love contact and want to get after it and you saw that tonight.”

Andale junior running back and linebacker Riley Marx said, “You’ve just got to think team the whole time. You’ve just got to run it down their mouths basically and we’ve just got to keep working, keep working, keep working.”

The top two teams in 3A, Andale and Collegiate were both undefeated, 7-0 headed into the District 7 title game. Wyatt Spexarth rolled out and launches it down the field and connected with Riley Marx over the defender. That rare passing play put the Indians in scoring position.

A yard out, Spexarth on the quarterback keeper, pushed it in for the touchdown. Andale added a two-point conversion and the Indians led 8-0.

Next drive, Marx got the handoff for Andale. He plowed through defenders and bounced off blocks to run it right into the endzone. That extended the Indians lead to16-0.

Third quarter, Cody Parthemer got a little help from his teammates and was shoved across the line for the touchdown making it a 22-0 game.

After gaining 30 yards off of penalties, Collegiate was able to get inside the five. Wesley Fair took the snap and ran it in, dove under and just barely crossed the endzone line for the Spartans first points of the night, 22-6.

Andale would go on to win 29-6 with another rushing touchdown.

“Yeah, we were going to come out and try to run the ball and early on it was kind of tough going and you saw as the game went on, they kind of loosened up a little bit,” said Schmidt. “Credit to our offensive line and just being able to get the tough yards and I think in the end we were able to wear them down a little bit.”

Andale is now District champs with an 8-0 record…looking forward to hosting the round one of the playoffs next week.

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