The Emporia High Spartan football team came up a score short in keeping their playoff hopes alive, losing in Andover 28-21 Friday night.
Tanner Taylor threw two touchdown passes for Emporia High. one to Alex Luthi and the other to Cody Campbell and scored a rushing touchdown to give the Spartans a 21-7 lead in the 3rd quarter. Andover would scored 21 unanswered points beginning with a 94 yard kick-off return for a touchdown. They scored the go ahead and winning points with 1:17 to play in the game to steal the win. The Spartans close out the season next Friday at Valley Center.