UDALL — After a slow start, Argonia/Attica picked things up before halftime and eventually rolled to a 48-28 victory over Udall in an Eight Man I-District 2 contest last Friday.
The win moved the Titans to 3-2 overall, including 2-0 in district play. They will jump back into action on Oct. 11 when they host Oxford in another district matchup at Argonia. The Wildcats are 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the district following a 58-30 home loss to Caldwell.
On the other side, Udall suffered a second straight loss to fall to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in District 2. The Eagles will next travel to Medicine Lodge on Oct. 11. The Indians are 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the district following a 48-0 loss at South Central.
“We once again struggled with consistently putting out effort in this game,” said Udall coach Wyatt Williams. “We again turned the ball over numerous times. If we want to be competitive with the teams in our district, we have to get much more consistent.”
A/A jumped ahead in the first quarter on a 28-yard touchdown run from Noah Phillips for a 6-0 advantage. But the Titans opened things up before the break. Xander Newberry tossed a screen pass to Mason Miller, who went 73 yards for a touchdown. Blake Goodman then picked off a Udall pass and returned it 25 yards for a score to give Argonia/Attica a 20-0 edge.
The Eagles finally scored on a five-yard TD pass from Trevor Whiteman to Dylan Bishop. A/A answered before the break, though, with a 12-yard scoring strike from Newberry to Aden Rausch for a 28-8 edge.
Udall tried to hang tough early in the second half and got back within two scores on a seven-yard scamper into the end zone by Alan Garton. Newberry helped Argonia/Attica break the break wide open, though, with touchdown runs of 60 and 35 yards. Miller then scampered 20 yards for another score to bump the Titan lead up to 48-14 after three quarters.
With the game well in hand, the Eagles made things respectable in the final period with touchdown runs of 16 yards by Bishop and 10 yards by Whiteman.
Argonia/Attica had 283 total yards, including 187 on the ground. Newberry led the way with five carries for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Udall finished with 209 yards — 154 on the ground and 55 through the air.