Around the AV-CTL II: Week 8
Goddard Eisenhower (2-5) at Arkansas City (1-6)
After an 0-5 start, the Goddard Eisenhower Tigers have won two straight, stopping Andover 35-21 last week on the road.
Arkansas City fell to Newton 42-34, giving up a late score to snap a tie game. The Bulldogs have lost five straight games with three losses by two touchdowns or less.
Eisenhower has moved up to 12th out of 16 teams in the Class 5A, West District, while Arkansas City has dropped to 15th.
Ark City’s Cevin Clark has hit 76 of 160 passes for 1,091 yards with eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Clark also has 98 carries for 251 yards and four touchdowns. Andrew Brautman has 19 catches for 324 yards with four touchdowns, followed by Montez Robinson with 17 catches for 267 yards.
For Eisenhower, Tyler Trudo has 116 carries for 721 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Trudo has hit 27 of 47 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Parker Wenzel has 115 carries for 540 yards and two touchdowns. Tanner King has 11 catches for 167 yards and a touchdown.
Andover (3-4) at Valley Center (5-2)
Andover was stopped by Goddard Eisenhower last week, while Valley Center was downed by Goddard 57-7 in a game that decided the league race in favor of Goddard.
Valley Center has lost two straight and has slipped to sixth in the district. The Hornets have still locked a first-round home playoff spot.
Andover is in ninth, but can gain a home playoff spot with a win, coupled with losses for Great Bend or Wichita Heights.
Wyatt Lange returned as the full-time, first string quarterback for Valley Center last week and has hit 15 of 34 passes for 215 yards with a touchdown and five interceptions. Back-up junior Parker Schrater has hit 33 of 66 passes for 527 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. Larry Wilson has ran 137 times for 579 yards and four touchdowns. Wilson also has nine catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns. Dalton Cross has 14 catches for 252 yards and two touchdowns.
For Andover, Eli Fahnstock has hit 105 of 211 passes for 1,125 yards with six touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also has 112 carries for 390 yards and six touchdowns, followed by Peyon Henry with 77 carries for 384 yards and three touchdowns. Ben Smith has 41 catches for 396 yards and a touchdown.