Plovers to host Open House

North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) is opening its doors for a rare look inside its program on May 5.

The Plover Plane

The Freaking Plovers are hosting the Blake Center dedication and open house from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Blake Center and give fans an opportunity to take a tour through the facility.

The Blake Center dedication will begin at 10 a.m. and the ribbon cutting will occur at 10:30 a.m. At that point, the $136 million facility, which was completed in March, will be open to fans.

Among the areas included on the tour are Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life) Gomer S. Blake’s office, the players’ lounge, locker room, weight room, massage parlor and practice field.

Fans can also take pictures on John Reid Field with the Plover Plane. Other areas of the Cold War Memorial Stadium will also be open to fans including the press box.

Lynette “Squeaky” McClean will be autographing balls

Tickets are free, but are required. They must be obtained on the PloverSports.com website. Tickets are available in one-hour increments. Parking is free and fans can enter through Gate 97 or Gate 1204.

Food will be available for purchase and people who attend the open house will get a coupon for $5 off the 2 p.m. Plover baseball game against the Mobridge American Legion Post 4.

While there will be no coaches or players at the event, members of the Plover Professional Co-eds will be there to autograph balls.

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Plover Fans Enjoy the 2018 Spring Game

Mobridge (AP): North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) held its annual Spring Football Showdown on Saturday afternoon. The 2018 version of your Freaking Plovers was divided into two imaginary teams, Team Plovers+j and Team Plovers-j with Team Plovers-j prevailing by a score of 39-7.

Heisman Trophy Winner Rich Hooker

As usual, an Honorary Head Coach led each unit. Team Plovers+j was led by Plover all time rushing champion Donnie Scruggs while Team Plovers-j was led by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Rich Hooker.

As usual, an Honorary Head Coach led each unit. Team Plovers+j was led by Plover all time rushing champion Donnie Scruggs while Team Plovers-j was led by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Rich Hooker.

We spoke with Norcentral’s Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake at the Caboose Lounge in Downtown Mobridge.

“I was mostly pleased with the scrimmage today. Let’s win! I was a little disproportioned that the Team Plovers+j was unable to induct any turnovers but I was pleased that Team Plovers-j had the capacitance to score mostly at will. Let’s win!”

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Team Plovers+j 0 7 0 0 7
Team Plovers-j 7 3 13 16 39
Team Plovers+j Stats: Team Plovers-j
10 First Downs 12
169 Total Offense 382
19-45-0 Rushes-Yds-TD 23-178-2
16-21-1 Comp-Att-TD 8-10-2
124 Passing Yards 202
3-8 3rd Down Conv 1-3
0-2 4th Down Conv 0-1
1-1-0 Red Zone-TD-FG 5-3-1
0 Fumbles Lost 0
0 Intercepted 0
3-35 Punts-Avg 0-0
10:40 T.O.P 9:20

 

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