GODDARD -- The Arkansas City High School football team's defensive unit has been playing lights out for much of the season. But the inability of the offense to sustain drives wore down the defense again Friday night in a 19-0 loss at Goddard-Eisenhower in AV-CTL D-II play at Goddard District Stadium.
The Bulldogs (0-5, 0-3 AV-CTL D-II) held Eisenhower scoreless through 2 1/2 quarters. But much like last week's home loss to Maize South, the Tigers (4-1, 3-1) wore down the defense.
Ark City recovered a fumble, intercepted Eisenhower quarterback Collin Mackey and blocked a field-goal attempt in the first half. And the defense held the Tigers on fourth down on the final two drives of the half inside the red zone to keep the game scoreless.
The Bulldogs intercepted Mackey again in the third quarter at the Ark City 2-yard line to snuff out yet another threat.
Eisenhower finally out together a 15-play drive capped by a 27-yard touchdown pass from Mackey to Mason Tierney with 4:20 remaining in the third quarter.
The Tigers struck again on the second play of the fourth quarter when Mackey hit Jordan Vincent on a 9-yard TD pass.
Ark City blocked an extra point, trying to stay within striking distance. But The Tigers iced the game on Dakota Cook's 15-yard touchdown run with 3:43 remaining.
For complete coverage of Ark City High School football, see Tuesday's CourierTraveler.