The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Hesston didn’t mind, dispatching Clay Center 28-27 in a Kansas high school football matchup on October 25.
The Tigers’ offensive output in the final quarter kept the fat lady from singing until the very end, but the effort still wasn’t enough as the Swathers pulled away for good.
The Swathers jumped over the Tigers when the fourth quarter began 21-14.
Hesston fought to a 14-6 halftime margin at Clay Center’s expense.
The first quarter gave the Swathers a 7-0 lead over the Tigers.