Plovers Lay Egg

Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end?
Nelly Furtado

Mobridge (AP): Good things do come to an end and that end came for North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) on Saturday night as the Freaking Plovers fell to the USC Trojans by a score of 33-30.

It was business as usual as the game opened with the Plovers scoring on their first possession.  From then on, business was far from usual as a relentless USC passing attack combined with a lackluster Plover defensive performance and five failed extra point conversions proved to be more than the Plovers could overcome.  The Trojans closed it out with 22 seconds remaining on an 11-yard strike from Brad Jones to Mike Fry.

Signal caller J. P. Richardson was the lone highlight for the Plovers.  Richardson completed 13 passes on 15 tries for 319 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Kyle McDonald led the rushing with 83 yards on 12 carries.

The loss closes out Norcentral’s current winning streak at 44.

Norcentral’s Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake was unavailable for comment.

Next week the Plovers host the Oregon Ducks.

OLB James Vinson stops Trojan back dead in his tracks in the first quarter

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Trojans 3 7 8 15 33
Plovers 6 12 0 12 30
How They Scored:
1st  Quarter 2:43 TD Plovers: B. Ford 11 yd pass from J. Richardson (Kick failed)
0:13 FG Trojans: I. McLaurin 24 yds
2nd Quarter 2:52 TD Plovers: B. Moyer 58 yd pass from J. Richardson (Kick failed)
1:35 TD Trojans: R. Carlson 32 yd pass from B. Jones (I. McLaurin kick)
0:08 TD Plovers: B. Moyer 25 yd pass from J. Richardson (Run failed)
3rd Quarter 2:01 TD Trojans: R. Carlson 16 yd pass from B. Jones (2 pt)
4th Quarter 4:17 TD Plovers: J. May 2 yd run (Run failed)
2:27 TD Trojans: M. Fry 35 yd pass from B. Jones (I. McLaurin kick)
1:13 TD Plovers: B. Ford 32 yd pass from J. Richardson (Kick hit upright!)
0:22 TD Trojans: M. Fry 11 yd pass from B. Jones (2 pt)
Trojans Stats: Plovers
13 First Downs 15
315 Total Offense 444
15-(-11)-0 Rushes-Yds-TD 25-125-1
20-26-4 Comp-Att-TD 13-15-4
326 Passing Yards 319
5-7 3rd Down Conv 6-7
0-0 4th Down Conv 1-1
3-2-1 Red Zone-TD-FG 3-2-0
0 Fumbles Lost 1
0 Intercepted 0
1-38 Punts-Avg 0-0
0-0 Penalties 1-15
9:28 T.O.P 10:32
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