(Exira) The Exira-EHK Spartans outstanding season continues with a 49-14 win over Ar-We-Va in Week 8. The Spartans rushed for 7 touchdowns on the night. Trey Sander ran for three scores, giving him 21 touchdowns on the season, while Drew Peppers and Nick Peppers each had two TD runs.
Exira-EHK's defense and specials teams kept the offense in great field position all night. Taber Anderson and Trey Sander each picked up big punt returns, which set up scores. The Spartans attacking defense put pressure on Ar-We-Va all night and junior defensive back Tate Simpson picked off two passes. Ar-We-Va's two touchdowns came late in the game after the starters had exited the contest.
Exira-EHK moves to 8-0 on the season and will finish off the regular season with Heartland Christian next week. The Spartans clinched a district championship with the victory. 2-6 Ar-We-Va takes on Glidden-Ralston in Week 9.