Duster’s Strong Second Half Not Enough Versus Adams Central

Senior Gage Holt gains yards versus Chase County earlier in the season.

Senior Gage Holt gains yards versus Chase County earlier in the season.

Tate Florell, Staff Member

The Duster squad entered week six facing a very talented opponent the Adam Central Patriots. Coach Hale gave the week’s theme of being fearless on the field.

    The team found it hard to hold back the tough and high powered offense of the Patriots, falling behind 0-14 in the first quarter. The team kept fighting back, with Treven Melroy fielding a muffed punt by Adams Central at the four yard line. Two plays later, Drake Johnson scrambled out of the pocket to score for Holdrege. Two late scores in the second quarter by Adams Central, put the Patriots up 7-28 at the half.

A defensive highlight came in the third quarter when sophomore Rudy Sanko fell on a loose ball putting the Dusters in prime position to score. Senior Cole Watts caught a touchdown pass from Drake Johnson to give the Dusters their second score of the game.

In the fourth quarter, Holdrege managed to string together an impressive drive that marched down the whole length of the field. They capped it off with a rushing touchdown from Nate Anderson. The Dusters ended the night scoring a season high 21 points, in the 21 – 47 loss to the Patriots.

Leading the defense again this week was junior Zach Reed with 9 tackles. Other sizable performances on the defensive end came from junior defensive tackle Jordan Wilbur who had 4 tackles for a loss.  

“I like the connection we have as a team and the ability to lift one another up when we are down,” Imanol Munoz.

   As for the offensive side of the ball, Nate Anderson was the leading rusher for the Dusters. He had 50 yards on the ground and a touchdown for the Dusters. Aaron Drews accounted for 90 receiving yards of Drake Johnson’s 194 passing yards.