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North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral for short) in Mobridge, South Dakota, is the nation’s premier football mill developing a legacy of athletic and academic achievements. The Centre for Perpetual Motion, the Academy of Overly Complicated Mechanical Processes, the School of Reinvention, the Institute of Business Ethics and the School of Chrysopoeial Engineering form the core of the Institute’s varied academic offerings.  Actually, that’s about all we have for academic offerings.

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Plovers Regain National Championship

Miami Gardens, FL: North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) returned to the National Championship game after a one-year absence and took it by storm. The Freaking Plovers demolished the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets by a score of 35-7 in front of 80,119 fans at Joe Robbie Pro Player Dolphins Land Shark Sun Life Hard Rock Stadium

The Mobridge Mauler defense held the top ranked Tech rushing offense, which had averaged 312 yards per game over the season, to a mere 70 yards on 29 carries. Tech turned the ball over 4 times via fumbles.

The Tech passing game was unable to pick up the slack suffering 5 sacks and only 62 yards through the air.

On the other side of the ball, the only thing that could stop Plover offense was quarterback J. P. Richardson. The departing senior from Jennings, MO tossed two costly interceptions.

The first, in the second quarter, was an errant throw in the end zone just 2 plays after the Plover defense had recovered a Tech fumble at the 12-yard line. The second was an ill-advised screen intended for halfback Kyle McDonald that resulted in a 56-yard pick six late in the fourth stanza.

Kyle McDonald scampers for 19 yards on the opening play of the game.

Norcentral Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake, had a lot to say in his post-game press conference.

“Well folks, we’re back. The National Championship is ours again. Let’s win!”, he bellowed. “As I have always said, the Plovers are all about championships. It’s what we do. Let’s win!

I am always an optometrist about things so let’s talk about the defense first. I was proud of our defense today. They held the best rushing offense in the country to only 70 yards, that was stupendous. And big linebacker Steve Johnson got himself four sacks. Let’s win!

I can’t say enough about our offensive line. They were blowing open groping holes for Kyle all day and protected Richardson. Let’s win!

Speaking of Richardson, he’s a senior and he’ll be leaving us. I hope the screen door bangs him on the nose on his way out. Good remittance! Let’s win! He has not protected the ball like we teach. The two picks today were prophetic. Let’s win! He cost us 14 points!”

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
GT 0 0 0 7 7
Plovers 7 14 14 0 35
How They Scored:
1st  Quarter 3:38 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 5 yd run (B. Todd kick)
2nd Quarter 1:48 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 5 yd run (B. Todd kick)
1:34 TD Plovers: K. Powell 15 yd pass from J. Richardson (B. Todd kick)
3rd Quarter 3:22 TD Plovers: J. Burch 45 yd pass from J. Richardson (B.Todd kick)
0:25 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 3 yd run (B. Todd kick)
4th Quarter 1:34 TD GT: J. Williams 56 yd interception return (Z. Hemphill kick)
GT Stats: Plovers
9 First Downs 14
132 Total Offense 338
29-70-0 Rushes-Yds-TD 26-176-3
6-10-0 Comp-Att-TD 7-13-2
62 Passing Yards 162
1-7 3rd Down Conv 3-5
1-2 4th Down Conv 0-1
1-0-0 Red Zone-TD-FG 4-4-0
4 Fumbles Lost 0
0 Intercepted 2
3-42 Punts-Avg 0-0
9:57 T.O.P 10:03
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Plovers To Face Georgia Tech

Mobridge, SD (CNN): Top ranked North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) will return to the National Championship game after a 1-year hiatus. The Freaking Plovers will face the #2 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on January 7th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The ACC champion Yellow Jackets bring in the top rushing offense in the nation, averaging 312 yards per game. They will be facing the top rushing defense in the country in the Plovers. The Mobridge Maulers have held opponents to an average of -6 yards per game on the ground.

“We are looking forward to the conflagration of our rushing D against their offense. Let’s win!”, Plover Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake bellowed to reporters after practice yesterday.

He continued, “Here at Norcentral we are all about national championships. That is what we are here to do. It is our purchase. Let’s win!”

Plovers Dominate All-American Team

This year’s All American college football team has been announced and low and behold, there are 6 Mobridge Maulers on the first team offensive line. Plover linemen hold every offensive line position except tight end which went to Tom Hoffman of Virginia Tech.

Plover First Team All American Selections

PositionNameClasssHeightWeightHome Town
HB Kyle McDonaldSr5-10209Schertz, TX
WRKyle PowellSo6-1206Cincinatti, OH
LTWarren HuntSr6-6331Hendersonville, NC
LG Brian KiniryJr6-7321Benbrook, TX
CChris MillsSr6-0289Puyallup, WA
RGSteve LongFr6-2275Santa Anna, CA
RT Jonathan WatsonJr6-2266Lake Worth, FL
REShaun JohnsonFr6-2230Valencia Heights, SC
DTBubba SmithSr6-2293Berkely, MI
MLBAdam PhillipsJr6-1233Pine Ridge, SD

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