TOPEKA, Kan. (Capture it Kansas) – St. James Academy gained Saturday’s Class 4A condition title 28-21 around Andover Central. The Thunder have won back-to-back condition championships.
Andover Central rapidly went up 14-. Ashton Barkdull had two of his 3 hurrying scores in the very first 50 %. The Jaguar defense compelled two turnovers in that span (Mason White interception, Collin Sheeran forced fumble).
Down 14-, St. James Academy fought again. Thunder quarterback Jackson Household linked with Tiave Watts for a 51-property touchdown, to slice the Jaguars lead to 14-7. Watts would insert a speeding touchdown to tie the match at 14 just right before 50 %.
It was a tied game at the finish of the third quarter. Andover Central and St. James Academy ended up tied at 21.
Household would crack the tie with the go-forward hurrying touchdown in the 4th quarter to give the Thunder a 28-21 guide. The Jaguar offense was held scoreless in the fourth quarter, primary to the Thunder’s victory and second consecutive condition championship.
Andover Central senior operating back again Ashton Barkdull had 21 carries for 123 yards with three speeding touchdowns Saturday. Jaguars quarterback Kai Kunz was sensational with his legs, speeding for 79 yards on 11 carries.
St James Academy junior quarterback Jackson Property threw for 255 yards with 3 complete touchdowns.
Although the Jaguars fell brief, Andover Central had a dominant time. Before today’s point out championship activity, the Jaguars averaged 35 details-per-recreation on offense and the protection allowed all-around 11 factors-for each-game.
Andover Central is getting rid of a senior course with a lot of important starters, but head mentor Derek Tuttle likes the path his program is heading in.
“The thrilling matter is we got a whole lot of superior kids coming up,” Tuttle said. “The very best factor about what the seniors did is that they left a truly great legacy for the children coming up.”
Andover Central finishes their 2021 marketing campaign with an 11-2 record.
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