Charger comeback falls short in week 2 loss at Woodward

Offense was at a premium during AC/GC’s week two contest in Woodward. 
Leading 2-0 at the half, the Chargers failed to hold onto the ball as Woodward-Academy prevailed, 13-8. 
The Knights scored 13 unanswered in the third quarter to take control as AC/GC (0-2) struggled to punch the ball in the end zone, turning the ball over six times. 
Running back Ben Kingery led the way offensively, producing 140 yards on 28 carries, a five yards per carry average. 
Gabe Rowley rushed for 60 yards while Bryce Littler scored AC/GC’s only touchdown on a one-yard quarterback sneak in the fourth quarter. 
Kingery also recorded a team-best 6.5 tackles.
The Chargers have lost nine straight games dating back Sept. 6, 2017. First-year head coach Cody Matthewson has seen a few encouraging signs in the first two weeks, though the Chargers are yet to play as a cohesive unit. 
“We still haven’t put all the pieces together yet,” he said. “(The) defense gave up to many big plays and that was the difference. We put the ball on the ground six times and you are not going to win a lot of games when that happens.”
The Chargers host Nodaway Valley this coming Friday. The Wolverines are 0-2 and struggle to score, getting shutout in a loss to Mount Ayr in week one and thumped by Clarke, 38-12. Nodaway Valley has produced just 115 yards in eight quarters. 
“Nodaway Valley will be another good opponent,” Matthewson said. “They are improving every week and we need to focus on executing our game plan to be successful. When you do not execute the game plan, the result becomes very similar to last friday.”
First kick is set for 7 p.m. in Guthrie Center. 

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