Coming into Friday night, the Andale Indians hadn't given up more than 12 points in a game all season. The Cheney Cardinal offense haven't struggled with points, putting up totals of 49,55, and 70. The battle of the two giants would come down to execution as Andale completes another season sweep of its opponents winning 29-22 over the Cardinals.
Oct 11, 2019; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a matchup between the Andale Indians and Collegiate Spartans ©KellyRoss
Andale's defense has been the story all season long, being able to hold opponents scoreless in multiple contests and even creating points on defense from turnovers. Easton Hunter continued the theme of turnovers for the Indians with a first half interception in the red zone. Andale would ultimately turn the ball back over on a fumble on the next play. Cheney was able to put a dent in the armor tonight by finding points on big plays in the first half. The Cardinals found success through the air through big plays from their dual quarterback offense. Both Zac Block and Harrison Voth showcased big play ability finding receivers like Riley Petz and Luke Grace in the end zone.
Andale stuck to the ground game and was able to chip away at a strong defensive front from Cheney. The Cardinal's defensive line featuring Landon Ayres and Braden Black clogged lanes for Andale runners in the first half. Ultimately, a healthy dose Andale's stable of running backs combined with physical play from a solid offensive line gave the Indians enough momentum to drive the field on numerous occasions.
Andale enters the post season undefeated and will host Clay Center next week while Cheney drops its second game of the fall. The Cardinals open the post season against Rock Creek.