Andover Central falls to 2-4, will host Ark City Friday in homecoming

Andover Central played Salina Central close most of the game before losing 26-0 Friday on the road.

“We went toe-to-toe with them. I wasn’t disappointed in the effort or how hard we played. I just think we got to execute better and play smart,” ACHS coach Tom Audley said. “We put ourselves in a position to successful as a group, but we’re having mistakes and penalties at the wrong time,”

The Jags (2-4) gave up a touchdown in each of the first two quarters to trail 13-0 at halftime. The Mustangs didn’t score again until the fourth quarter when they added two more touchdowns for the final score.

Andover Central’s offense had trouble getting started as the Jags had 214 yards total – 141 passing and 73 rushing. By contrast, Salina Central rushed for 304 yards.

Despite the outcome or the stats, Audley found one positive to build upon.

“That was the most physical we had played all year long,” Audley said. “It was a bone-crushing night on both sides.”