The Wildcat football team lost their final home game 6-64 this past Saturday to No. 1 Iowa Western Community College (IWCC). According to National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) polls, IWCC is the best in the country for a reason, calling the team a powerhouse averaging 63 points a game.
The Cats were allowed much on offense and IWCC capitalized on their mistakes, scoring 28 points in the first quarter with just defense alone. At the half the score was 38-0.
Eric Mielke, Cambridge, Minn., was the lone Wildcat to score points, with two field goals. NDSCS starting quarterback was Josh Hansana, Gwinner, N.D., finished the day with 26 of 41 completed passes and a total of 255 yards. Lamont Osborn, Indianapolis, Ind., had a total 126 yards rushing. Johntae Outten, Portsmouth, VA., had 57 yards received on seven competed plays.
Although IWCC had an overbearing offense, Trey Sims, Duluth, Ga., was able to make 16 total tackles on the defensive end. Andrew Bewley, Missoula, Mont., helped with 14 tackles and Lane Mitchell, Appleton, Minn., added 10 tackles - nine being unassisted.
The NDSCS football record moved to 3-3. The Wildcats travel to Iowa Falls, Iowa, on Saturday to play a very important conference game against Ellsworth Community College. Game time is 1 p.m. Catch the pre-game radio show at 12:45 p.m. on AM 1450 KBMW, or go to www.ndscs.edu/athletics/live.