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K-State Falls To Arkansas State 35-31 To Open 2020 Season

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

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MANHATTAN, Kansas – A 17-yard touchdown catch by Jonathan Adams with 38 seconds remaining lifted Arkansas State to a 35-31 win over K-State in the season opener for the Cats on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

K-State scored 10 straight points in the fourth and led 31-28 with 2:30 to play following a 35-yard field goal by Blake Lynch. The visiting Red Wolves (1-1) responded with a 65-yard drive in less than two minutes for the deciding score. The game-winning touchdown finished off a big day for Adams, who had 98 receiving yards and three touchdown grabs for the Red Wolves in the win.

Skylar Thompson threw for 259 yards with touchdown passes to Phillip Brooks and Briley Moore. Deuce Vaughn and Harry Trotter had a rushing score each while combining for 90 yards on the ground.

Will Jones II had a blocked punt and an interception for the Cats, while Wayne Jones and Justin Hughes led the way defensively with six tackles a piece.

K-State travels to Oklahoma on September 26th with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff. Catch the game on Classic Hits 1530 AM/106.7 FM in Norton and Classic Country 1570 AM/94.1 FM in Marysville.

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