ANDOVER, Kan. With Eli Fahnestock out, not many were picking Andover to hang with powerhouse Andover Central Friday night. But they did for most of the game, although the Jaguars were too much, taking it in the end 31-13.
Oct, 4, 2019; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during an AVCTL matchup between Maize South and Andover Central ©Kelly Ross
A couple costly Trojan mistakes early could have spelled trouble right away, but the Jags were only able to get a 3-0 lead out of it. The Andover defense did it's job early, highlightsed by an interception of a screen pass by Dillon Schobourgh. That turnover led to a Trojan TD as Ashton Ngo found Max Middleton in the endzone on a tipped ball. The early score was 7-3 Andover.
But Central eventually punched back on a long TD run by Ty Hermann as the 1st quarter was nearing its end. Central retook the lead at that point 10-7, and they never let it go again.
At the half, Central led 17-10. David Kemp added 54 yard FG for the Trojans to cut the lead to four points late in the 3rd.
But Shomari Parnell ran one in for the Jags shortly after to extend the lead to 24-13, the biggest of the game at point. The Jags added one more 4th quarter TD to ice it 31-13.
The Jags move to 6-1 on the year. They'll close out the regular season against Arkansas City.