Plovers Slip By Sooners

Mobridge (AP): Good news arrived for Plover Nation on Saturday afternoon as the North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers clinched a trip to the BI6 Conference Championship with a 21-10 win over the Sooners of Oklahoma.

Turnovers were significant in the game. Leading 7-0 late in the second quarter, the Plovers had driven deep into Sooner territory and appeared destined to score. It was not to be as Plover RB Seth Johnson fumbled at the Sooner 4 yard line. The Sooners returned it 48 yards, setting up a last second field goal to close the gap to 7-3 Plovers at half time.

The Sooners took the second half kickoff and were on a drive that would take the lead until the Plovers intercepted at the 11.

Johnson would carry the ball 30 times picking up 144 yards. QB John Flowers completed 5 of 7 passing for 174 yards and 2 TDs.

During his post game press conference, Plover Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake was clearly unhappy with Johnson.

“Seth needs to learn that the football is precocious, precocious as a tiny baby. He must always protect it. Let’s win!”

After a week off, the Mobridge Maulers travel to Houston, Tx. to face the 4th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide for the BI6 title and a likely trip to the National Championship Game.

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Sooners 0 3 7 0 10
Plovers 7 0 7 7 21
How They Scored:
1st  Quarter 3:06 TD  Plovers: G.Williams 39 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
2nd Quarter 0:00 FG Sooners: J. Fleming 45 yds
3rd Quarter 2:05 TD  Plovers: G.Williams 71 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
1:11 TD Sooners: J. Wade 31 yd pass from S. Jackson (J. Fleming kick)
4th Quarter 3:03 TD Plovers: C. Browning 1 yd run (W. Miller kick)
Sooners Stats: Plovers
11 First Downs 14
217 Total Offense 322
14-28-0 Rushes-Yds-TD 36-148-1
18-23-1 Comp-Att-TD 5-7-2
189 Passing Yards 174
2-6 3rd Down Conv 3-7
0-2 4th Down Conv 1-3
1-0-0 Red Zone-TD-FG 2-1-0
0 Fumbles Lost 1
0 Intercepted 0
1-41 Punts-Avg 1-45
0-0 Penalties 1-11
7:24 T.O.P 12:36
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Plovers Hook Horns

Austin: On Saturday night the North Central South Dakota Polytechnic Institute (Norcentral) Freaking Plovers rocked into Austin and rolled out with a hard fought 28-11 win over the Texas Longhorns.

The highly regarded Texas defense kept the Norcentral offense in check for most of the evening, limiting the Mobridge maulers to 299 yards. However the Freaking Plover defense equalled the task holding the Horns to 201 total yards.

Plover quarterback John Flowers made 12 completions on 18 attempts with 1 pick, good for only 142 yards but 2 scores.

Junior RB Seth Johnson led the rushing with 132 yards on 20 carries. Gary Wood picked up 28 yards but those were good for 2 TD.

      Lynette “Squeaky” McLean

During the game, Norcentral’s Head Football Coach and Chancellor (for life), Gomer S. Blake was seen pacing about the sidelines with his left arm in a black sling. According to the highly trusted news outlet Entertainment Tonight, Blake was injured during a late night intimate interlude with Plover Professional Co-ed Lynette “Squeaky” McLean at the Wrangler Inn.

We received a brief comment from Blake. “I was talking about new positions and Squeaky, bless her heart, didn’t apprehend that I was talking about the team, not us! Let’s win!”

Blake’s wife, Honeyloo, was not available for comment.

Next week the Plovers host 4th ranked Oklahoma in a game which will be pivotal for both the BI6 Conference Championship and a BCS appearance.

Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Plovers 7 7 7 7 28
Texas 0 0 3 8 11
How They Scored:
1st  Quarter 0:32 TD Plovers: G. Wood 2 yd run (W. Miller kick)
2nd Quarter 1:52 TD Plovers: G. Wood 5 yd run (W. Miller kick)
3rd Quarter 3:07 FG Texas:  H. Smith
0:44 TD  Plovers: G. Williams 14 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
4th Quarter 4:17 TD Texas:  W. Wright 5 yd run (2 pt)
2:42 TD Plovers: K. Powell 32 yd pass from J. Flowers (W. Miller kick)
Plovers Stats: Texas
16 First Downs 11
299 Total Offense 201
28-157-2 Rushes-Yds-TD 16-9-1
12-18-2 Comp-Att-TD 17-22-0
142 Passing Yards 192
5-7 3rd Down Conv 3-9
1-2 4th Down Conv 1-2
3-3-0 Red Zone-TD-FG 3-1-1
0 Fumbles Lost 0
1 Intercepted 0
0-0 Punts-Avg 3-45
0-0 Penalties 0-0
12:51 T.O.P 7:09
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