Andover withstands Eisenhower comeback to improve to 2-1

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Andover's defense has been out to prove something after giving up 35 points to Great Bend week one.

Sep, 13, 2018; Goddard, Kansas, USA; during an AVCTL matchup betwen the Andover Trojans v the Goddard Eisenhower Tigers ©Kelly Ross

Last week, they held Maize South to just three points. This week, they capitalized on three first quarter turnovers from Eisenhower en route to an early lead, one that never went away.

Jacob Wolfe got things started right away, picking off Tiger quarterback Collin Mackey on the very first play of the game. Wolfe would continue his hot game, jumping on an errant Eisenhower snap in the endzone for the game's first score.

But the Tigers kept things interesting. Mackey left the game early with an injury, but sophomore backup Nick Hogan went out and tossed a touchdown to Chance Omli to cut the Andover lead to 13-7 before half.

In the second half, Andover's offense turned it on. Eli Fahnestock put two third quarter scores on the board to quickly increase the lead to 27-7.

Eisenhower cut the lead to eight points late, but after forcing Andover into a fourth down, couldn't stop Fahnestock on the ground, and the Trojans held on for the 30-22 victory.

Next week, Eisenhower will face off with their rival from down the road Goddard, while Andover prepares for a non-league battle with Kapaun Mt. Carmel.


Sep, 13, 2018; Goddard, Kansas, USA; during an AVCTL matchup betwen the Andover Trojans v the Goddard Eisenhower Tigers ©Kelly Ross