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HIGHLIGHTS: Salina Central Stomps Unbeaten Andover

Mike Hammett - November 8, 2013 9:39 pm

The Salina Central Mustangs continue to be road warriors, moving to 5-1 away from Salina Stadium this season with a 48-12 win over the previously undefeated Andover Trojans at Andover District Stadium on Friday night.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Mustangs got on the board first on a 70-yard touchdown run by Malik Veal. Andover would answer on Coen Rasmussen’s 2-yard run, but a two-point conversion try failed as Central led 7-6.
The Mustangs were back on the board on the next drive. Veal scored from five yards out to push the lead to 14-6 with 5:28 to go in the first half.
Andover went three-and-out, and the Mustangs needed just four plays to push the lead to 21-6 on Veal’s 22-yard run.
Andover would strike before the half on a 55-yard pass from Rasmussen to Miles Starks to cut the Central lead to 21-12.
The second half was dominated by the Mustangs. After Andover punted, Central continued scoring with an 18-yard run by Veal. Then, after the Trojans turned the ball over on downs, JW Maldaner scored on a 1-yard run to push the lead to 35-12.
An interception by Adrian Castelli set up another Mustang score, as Terrell Rodriguez scored from 17-yards out to lead 42-12 after three quarters.
In the final frame, Vance Johnson and Javon Burse added interceptions for the Mustangs, and Dalton Peters scored on a 1-yard run for the 48-12 margin.
Salina Central was led unofficially by Veal’s 265 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Maldaner had 77 yards rushing as the Mustangs ran for 430 yards as a team.
Andover was paced by Steven Young’s 127 yards rushing.
The Mustangs outgained the Trojans 454 to 279, and Central gave up just 74 yards of offense in the second half.
The 48 points scored is a season high for Central, and a season-high in points allowed for a Trojan defense which was giving up an average of 15.1 points per game coming in.
Salina Central moves to 5-5 on the season and will host Kapaun Mt. Carmel next week at Salina Stadium. Andover closes the year at 9-1.