Andale rolls Frontenac to secure 3-peat
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Andale’s dominant run now has even more meaning after the Indians topped Frontenac 53-0 in the Class 3A state title game. The championship marks the first time in school history the school has won three in a row.
The Indian’s dominance has marked most of the last decade, and the run looks to be far from over. Andale notched 570 yards of total offense in the win, 504 of them coming on the ground. While the offense was able to move the chains at will, the defense eliminated any momentum Frontenac would attempt to gather holding the Raiders to 48 total yards on the day.
Andale head coach Dylan Schmidt enjoyed the ceremonial Gatorade bath as the clock was winding down but says the preparation for that moment is a year-round process. He notes the achievement his team has been reached is special.
“”That is neat for them to be able to say that they have done something that has never been done before,” Schmidt explained. “I am happy for the kids, they put in so much time and effort. I hope that our young guys recognize that and continue to put in that work, but what a special season,” he finished.
The work for Andale started in the first quarter when Jonah Meyer broke off a 46-yard run to put the Indians ahead. The offense would go on to add two more touchdowns before halftime to take an 18-0 lead into the break.
The third quarter only reinforced Andale’s dominance, seeing four Indian touchdowns, and a continued shut out from the defense.
“I felt like we wore them down a little bit and you saw those runs start to pop, that just gets more momentum and you saw it from our kids. They were excited about it,” Schmidt said about the third period.
Andale Quarterback Wyatt Spexarth agreed with his coach, noting the change to increase the lead.
“Coming back from the half up 18-0 just to have those plays we were able to wear them down, we were able to break and break and break and eventually we were able to just keep popping,” the junior signal-caller stated. “It was such a booster for us to go and keep rolling,” he ended.
Both Schmidt and Spexarth say this win, like every other this season, was a total team effort.
“It was a great team effort. Special teams was outstanding, offense and defense, it was a total team effort. Those are fun teams to be a part of, everybody buys in and does their part,” Schmidt shared.
Andale closes the season with a perfect 13-0 record extending their win streak to 38 games.
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