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Great Bend Panther Payton Mauler (#32) tosses the ball to a referee as he celebrates catching an interception. The Great Bend Panthers defeated the Andover Trojans in the KSHSAA Class 5A Regional playoff game with a score of 16 to 7 at Memorial Stadium in Great Bend, Kansas on November 4, 2016. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)

5A Regional Andover Football versus Great Bend 11-4-16

Ever feel like you saw the exact thing happening as if you were looking into a mirror? The two competitors in the Class 5A Regional game could definitely say that.

The Great Bend Panthers hosted the Andover Trojans and former GB coach Tony Crough. Coach Crough brought his spread style offense to the Butler County school. His replacement, Coach Erin Beck, kept the offense and some of the defensive schemes the same as last year.

Both teams knew much of what the other would do given this familiarity. This caused the game to be a tight back and forth affair.

Great Bend put points on the board first, but Andover added a touchdown to even up the score as the teams went in for Halftime.

The decisive play of the game was an errant high snap by the Trojans near the end zone. The ball rolled out of the back of the end zone to give the Panthers a Safety and two points. In the Fourth Quarter, Great Bend added another touchdown to make it a 16 to 7 final score.

Great Bend now prepares to face the Valley Center Hornets.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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