Patriots drop opener 34-7

Adams Central's Ben Kiolbasa is tackled by Grand Island
Northwest's Ryan Gill after an incomplete pass in the fourth
quarter Friday night in Hastings.

The new era of Adams Central football received a rude welcome back into the ranks of Class B.

The Patriots fell 34-7 against Northwest in Shawn Mulligan's first game as head coach. The Vikings kept the AC offense from getting anything going on the ground, while the Northwest offense nickle-and-dimed its way down the field.

"They controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. I felt like that was a key coming into the game. Whoever could control the line of scrimmage would win the game," Mulligan said. "I thought the score was not indicative of how our team played. I thought we played really hard, and that's what I ask from the kids each and every week.

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