Goal line saving touchdown

Abilene junior linebacker Zach Juhl (38) makes a fourth down tackle at the goal line to squelch a Concordia touchdown although the Panthers went on to win 14-6 over the Cowboys.

A week after piling up more than 300 yards, the Abilene Cowboys found the wet and muddy grass field insides Cowboy Stadium to be not a friendly turf.

Four turnovers by the offense and some untimely penalties stalled the Cowboys in a 14-6 North Central Kansas League loss to the Concordia Panthers.

Both teams are 1-1 after the game.

Junior quarterback Jackson Randles converted on a first and 30 yards to gain deep in their own territory for Abilene’s lone score in the game. Randles and the backs carried off their decoy handoffs well and Randles rumbled 80 up the left sideline for an 80-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.

The Cowboys trailed 8-6 after the score. Late in the final minute, Concordia converted on a first and goal to add the final score.

Abilene will host Chapman next week in the final NCKL game of the season for the Cowboys.

See complete action in Monday’s Reflector-Chronicle.

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