Mobridge, SD (AP) — Strange things were happening at John Reid Field at Cold War Memorial Stadium Saturday night as the North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers sauntered past the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a score of 26-0.
Norcentral’s Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake is known to occasionally show signs of lunacy. But Saturday he out did himself.
After Norcentral’s second touchdown of the game, Blake surprisingly benched the starting offense. Making matters more confusing, the starting defense did not return from the locker room after halftime. Plover reserves finished the game.
Senior kicker Brian Todd has been a frequent visitor to Blake’s dog house because of his inconsistency in making extra point conversions. After Todd missed yet another extra point in the first half, Blake called upon him for field goals twice. The juco transfer from Dodge City, KS, delivered with boots of 44 and 42 yards.
The Plovers strike in the first quarter.
|How They Scored:|
|1st Quarter||4:14 TD Plovers: K. Powell 52 yd pass from J. Richardson (B. Todd kick)|
|1:58 TD Plovers: K. McDonald 3 yd run (B. Todd kick)|
|2nd Quarter||4:37 TD Plovers: M. Weddle 14 yd pass from D. Tyson (Kick failed)|
|0:13 FG Plovers: B. Todd 44 yds|
|4th Quarter||4:28 FG Plovers: B. Todd 42 yds|
|1-6||3rd Down Conv||4-7|
|0-1||4th Down Conv||0-1|
During Blake’s post-game interview, the press corps was totally confused.
“I don’t understand what you guys are talking about. Let’s win!”, he bellowed. “We won that game 41-7 in a blinding snow storm! Let’s win! You are all moonatics. Let’s win!”
He then showed us the following graphics.
Anyway, the Plovers host the Texas Longhorns next week, we think.