Mobridge (AP): Hurricanes often visit Miami. They come from the Gulf of Mexico, they come from the Caribbean, they come from the Atlantic. On Saturday one came from the high plains of South Dakota, a Category 6 storm named “Hurricane Donnie”.
Senior running back Donnie Scruggs led the North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers to a 35-14 defeat of the Miami Hurricanes at rain soaked Joe Robbie, Pro Player, Dolphins, Land Shark, Sun Life, New Miami, Hard Rock Stadium. Scruggs rolled up 252 yards on 25 carries with 3 touchdowns.
Scruggs’s performance solidified his position atop the Heisman Watch list.
For the second week in a row, senior Quarterback Walter Barclay was used sparingly, throwing the ball only 3 times for 49 yards. Barclay matched his sole touchdown strike with an interception, his first of this young season.
The Plover “bend but not break” defense yielded two touchdowns, the most of any game this season against a potent Hurricane attack.
Donnie Scruggs is not to be denied from the 8 yard line
We reached Norcentral Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life) Gomer S Blake at Magic City. “I am a little disappointed in our defense sneezing up two touchdowns but otherwise this was a nice win for Plover Nation. Let’s Win! Donnie Scruggs once again showed us his Heisman potency”
Senior quarterback Theo Cannon once again saw no action in today’s game.
Next week the Aggies® of Texas A&M® come to Mobridge. In 2014 the Aggies stunned the college football world with a 25-22 upset of the Plovers.
|2-2(100%)||3rd Down Conv||5-9(55%)|
|0-0(0%)||4th Down Conv||0-2(0%)|
|4-4-0 (100%)||Red Zone-TD-FG||1-1-0 (100%)|
|How They Scored:|
|1st Quarter||4:13 TD Norcentral, C. Dodds 29 yd pass from W. Barclay (B. Todd kick)|
|1:18 TD Norcentral, J. Dunn 8 yd run (B. Todd kick)|
|2nd Quarter||3:30 TD Norcentral, D. Scruggs 3 yd run (B. Todd kick)|
|1:20 TD Miami, M. Bain 6 yd run (A. Small kick)|
|3rd Quarter||0:03 TD Norcentral, D. Scruggs 8 yd run B. Todd kick)|
|4th Quarter||3:25 TD Miami, S. Peters 28 yd pass from J. Casey (A. Small kick)|
|2:01 TD Norcentral, D. Scruggs 1 yd run (B. Todd kick)|