The Abilene Cowboys improved to (3-0) on the season with a 25-7 victory over Andover Central. In the process they got revenge against a Jaguar team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year in the quarter finals by a single point.
Andover Central was short-handed as they were without their starting senior quarterback Taylor Cole, who suffered a season ending injury last week in a loss to Buhler. The Jaguars started Junior Jack Steiner, who accounted for 151 total yards unofficially, in his first start.
Abilene’s offense struggled last week with just 140 yards in a 14-12 victory over Marysville. Against Andover Central, the Cowboys had over 150 yards by halftime with most of it through the air. Abilene Senior Quarterback Ryan Wilson connected on touchdown passes of 64 yards to Carter Wildey and 16 yards to Parker Base in the first half to give Abilene a 13-0 advantage at halftime.
In the second half Wilson used his legs on a 4 yard run to push the lead to 19-0 with 2:18 to go in the third. Andover Central would then score their only points of the game on a 10 play 55 yard drive in which they converted a fake punt pass and two other fourth downs. This is including a 4th and goal from the Abilene two, in which Dante Rodd scored from two yards out to make the score 19-7 with 7:08 to play. Abilene would end the scoring for the night with a Dominick Campbell 27 yard touchdown run with 4:23 to go in the fourth to make the final 25-7.
The Cowboys will have a Dickinson County match-up next week with Chapman who fell to (1-2) on the season with a 30-14 loss at home to Concordia.
The Jaguars fell to 0-3 with the loss and will face Andover next week at home.