Mobridge (AP): North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) opened their 2021 home season at John Reid Field at Cold War Memorial Stadium hosting the Penn State Nitany Lions. After sputtering through the first half, the Freaking Plovers pulled away to a to a 29-13 win.
Penn State drew first blood on their first possession of the game made possible by an interception at their own 8 yard line. Both teams were sloppy in the first half, tossing up 2 interceptions each.
It was not until the waning seconds of the half for the Plovers to respond with a score of their own plus the 2 point try.
It was more like business as usual in the second half with the Mobridge Maulers scoring thrice to wrap up the win.
After that appalling first half senior John Flowers completed 4 of 7 passes for 129 yards and 2 TD.
Senior Seth Johnson rushed for 189 yards on 26 carries with 1 TD.
Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake was seen leaving the stadium immediately at the conclusion of the game. He has not returned our phone calls and text messages.
Next week Norcentral hosts Notre Dame.
|How They Scored:|
|1st Quarter||0:03 TD Penn St: J. Edmonds 10 yd pass from C. Williams (N. Graham kick)|
|2nd Quarter||0:35 TD Plovers: A. Wilson 6 yd run (2 Pt)|
|3rd Quarter||3:44 TD Plovers: G. Williams 47 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)|
|1:53 TD Penn St: P. Ward 14 yd pass from C. Williams (2 Pt failed)|
|1:19 TD Plovers: K. Benson 65 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)|
|4th Quarter||1:51 TD Plovers: S. Johnson 5 yd run (W. Miller kick)|
|4-6||3rd Down Conv||6-8|
|0-0||4th Down Conv||0-0|