Plovers Slip By Bulldogs

Athens (AP): The North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers opened the 2021 college football season Saturday night with a somewhat less than stellar win over the Georgia Bulldogs by a score of 28-14.

After a controversial offseason quarterback controversy, senior Deon Childress won his first start at the helm of the Plover offense.

His debut was unsatisfying.

If it were a Broadway play it would be called a flop.

Shut down during intermission on opening night.

Childress completed 6 of 10 passes for 139 yards, 3 TD and 1 pick. The interception, in the Bulldog end zone, wasted a 70 yard drive in the second quarter. Two sacks of Childress early in the critical 4th quarter and a squibbed Plover punt allowed the Bulldogs to temporarily close the gap to 21-14.

Senior running back and Heisman candidate, Seth Johnson, picked up 166 yards on 23 carries.

Next week the Mobridge Maulers return to the Peach State for a showdown with second ranked Georgia Tech.

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Plovers 7 7 7 7 28
Georgia 0 7 0 7 14
How They Scored:
1st  Quarter 1:57 TD  Plovers: G Williams 7 yd pass from D. Childress (W. Miller kick)
2nd Quarter 4:09 TD  Plovers: G Williams 52 yd pass from D. Childress (W. Miller kick)
0: 44 TD Georgia: G. McIntire 6 yd pass from J. Robinson (S. Fowlkes kick)
3rd Quarter 0:53 TD Plovers: A. Wilson 2 yd run (W. Miller kick)
4th Quarter 4: 12 TD Georgia: R. Kidd 2 yd run (S. Fowlkes kick)
3:48 TD  Plovers: K. Benson 65 yd pass from D. Childress (W. Miller kick)
Plovers Stats: Georgia
10 First Downs 11
309 Total Offense 214
27-170-1 Rushes-Yds-TD 20-(-12)-1
6-10-3 Comp-Att-TD 17-23-1
139 Passing Yards 226
4-7 3rd Down Conv 6-11
0-1 4th Down Conv 1-2
2-2-0 Red Zone-TD-FG 3-2-0
0 Fumbles Lost 0
1 Intercepted 0
1-18 Punts-Avg 3-30
9:29 T.O.P 10:31
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Plovers Release 2021 Schedule

Mobridge (AP): A mere 3 days before opening day, North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) has released their schedule for the 2021 football campaign.

Norcentral further announced that Covid 19 protocols remained in effect and all spectators for home games at John Reid Field at Cold War Memorial Stadium  are required to wear a mask.

DateOpponent
4-Sep At Georgia
11-SepAt #2 Georgia Tech
18-Sep#11 Penn State
25-SepNotre Dame
2-OctAt Arkansas
9-Oct#12 Arizona
16-OctOpen Date
23-Oct#3 LSU
30-Oct#9 USC
6-Nov#8 Navy
13-Nov#24 Oregon
20-NovAt #17 Nebraska
27-NovAt UTEP
Conference games are in bold text. # Pre Season Ranking

Freaking Plover Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake was not available for comment. Blake is on a recruiting junket to Bishop Sycamore High School and the IMG Academy. Reports are that he is scouting for a QB with NFL experience.

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