Have a listen to the Jay Long Show Podcast – Coach Long talks about the shutout win over Adams State, announces a big award for a defensive Eagle and looks ahead to the showdown with CSU-Pueblo this Saturday!
Alliance celebrated Homecoming with a 31-14 win over District 8 rival Gering. Alliance got the home crowd roaring early when Senior QB Baden Shelmadine connected with Junior WR Brendan Brehmer on a 60 yard play with 9:17 to go in the first quarter. Senior Jeff Heusman added the PAT for an early 7-0 Alliance lead. The Home Team added another first quarter score a few minutes later when Senior I-Back Klayton Nordeen sprinted 25 yards for a score with 2:22 to go in the first. Heusman added the PAT to give Alliance a 14-0 lead after one. Heusman also connected on a 27 yard field goal early in the 2nd quarter to put Alliance up 17-0. Gering scored on a 25 yard pass from Austin Hoffman to Antonio Murillo with 6:37 to go in the half..Alliance blocked the PAT and took a 17-6 lead into halftime.
Alliance took the 2nd half kick off and drove the length of the field to score on Junior FB Jack Matulka’s 5 yard run. Gering then fumbled the kick off, Alliance recovered the loose ball and Matulka blasted in from a yard out just over 2 minutes later to give the Bulldogs a 31-6 lead at the end of 3 quarters. Gering would get another score early in the 4th quarter when LB Dylan Radzymski picked off a pass and took it 20 yards for a touchdown. The 2 point PAT made the score 31-14 with just over eleven minutes to play. Gering would drive inside the Alliance 10 yard line again late, but Jack Matulka picked off a short pass near the goal line to stop the drive and Alliance ran out the clock for the 31-14 win.
Head coach Chris Seebohm said his Bulldogs gave a great effort and he was pleased to get Homecoming win and go 1-0 in District 8 play. (audio interview)
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With the win Alliance improves to 3-4 on the season while Gering drops to 0-7. Alliance travels to Sidney Oct. 16. game time is 7 pm (MT). The game can be heard on KCOW, 1400 AM and panhandlepost.com
Hemingford improved to 5-1 with a 54-13 win over Dundy County/Stratton Friday night in Hemingford. The Bobcats used a strong running game and tough defense to pick up the victory. Head Coach Jordan Haas credits his players for being well prepared and and executing the game plan. (audio interview)
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Hemingford will host Creek Valley (0-6) Friday night in the final regular season home game. Kick off is set for 6 pm (MT). The game can be heard on KAAQ. 105.9 FM and on panhandlepost.com
Led by freshman Dakota Rice, seven Chadron State College contestants placed high in their events at the Laramie County Community College rodeo in Cheyenne this past weekend. The rodeo was the last on the fall schedule in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.
Rice, who is from Kellogg, Idaho, became the first Chadron State bull rider to win that event at a regional rodeo since the spring of 2012. He scored 71 points and was the only bull rider among the 32 entries in the first go-round to stay aboard until the eight-second whistle sounded. He didn’t make the whistle during the finals on Sunday, but still earned all of the event’s prize money, more than $1,000.
Rice also was second in the bull riding at the Chadron State rodeo this fall.
Two more CSC entries placed third in their events. They are Elsie Fortune of Interior, S.D., in the breakaway roping and Justin Kissack of Gillette, Wyo., in bareback riding.
Fortune won the opening go-round in 2.2 seconds and had an even faster time, 2.0 seconds, in the finals, but she broke the barrier and was assessed a 10-second penalty, leaving her third in the second go-round and third overall.
Kissack earned 67 points on both of his barebacks to place third and fourth in the go-rounds.
Freshman Lathan Lauing of Oral, S.D., completed both of his runs in tie down roping in 11.9 seconds to finish fourth in the event. Senior Clayton Van Aken of Descanso, Calif., and Trey Yates of LCCC were fourth in team roping in 6.2 and 11.0 seconds. There were 93 teams in the event.
Five Chadron State cowgirls were among the 15 finalists in goat tying. Brandi Cwach of Geddes, S.D., and Shelby Winchell of Scottsbluff shared fifth and sixth in the final standings to lead the CSC entries. Cwach completed her runs in 7.0 and 7.6 seconds. Winchell’s times were 6.9 and 7.7 seconds.
Other CSC goat tiers in the finals were Kelsey Knust of Verdigre, Neb., Abbie Frey of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Jordan Tierney of Oral, S.D.
Both Chadron State teams were fourth in the LCCC team standings. The men scored 295 points, their lowest at the five rodeos this fall, but they have 2,280 total points, putting them 382.5 points ahead of runner-up Eastern Wyoming College by 382.5 points and 635 ahead of third place Casper College at the end of the fall season.
The CSC women collected 155 points in Cheyenne, their second lowest of the season. They have tallied 855 points this fall, putting them fifth in the team standings, 300 fewer than the University of Wyoming, which is third. Gillette College has the lead with 1,403.30 points and Northeastern Junior College at Sterling, Colo., is second with 1,213.30.
The top three men’s and women’s teams from the region qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in June. The region’s spring schedule will begin in March. (Courtesy: Con Marshall, CSC)
By: The Associated Press
All Times EDT
(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)
Houston 2, Kansas City 1
Thursday, Oct. 8: Houston 5, Kansas City 2
Friday, Oct. 9: Kansas City 5, Houston 4
Sunday, Oct. 11: Houston 4, Kansas City 2
Monday, Oct. 12: Kansas City (Ventura 13-8) at Houston (McCullers 6-7), 1:07 p.m. (FS1)
x-Wednesday, Oct. 14: Houston at Kansas City, 8:07 p.m. (FS1)
Texas 2, Toronto 1
Thursday, Oct. 8: Texas 5, Toronto 3
Friday, Oct. 9: Texas 6, Toronto 4, 14 innings
Sunday, Oct. 11: Toronto 5, Texas 1
Monday, Oct. 12: Toronto (Dickey 11-11) at Texas (Holland 4-3), 4:07 p.m.(FS1)
x-Wednesday, Oct. 14: Texas at Toronto, 4:07 p.m. (FS1)
All games televised by TBS
St. Louis 1, Chicago 1
Friday, Oct. 9: St. Louis 4, Chicago 0
Saturday, Oct. 10: Chicago 6, St. Louis 3
Monday, Oct. 12: St. Louis (Wacha 17-7) at Chicago (Arrieta 22-6), 6:07 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13: St. Louis (Lynn 12-11) at Chicago (Hammel 10-7), 4:37 or 8:07 p.m.
x-Thursday, Oct. 15: Chicago at St. Louis, 4:37 or 8:07 p.m.
New York 1, Los Angeles 1
Friday, Oct. 9: New York 3, Los Angeles 1
Saturday, Oct. 10: Los Angeles 5, New York 2
Monday, Oct. 12: Los Angeles (Anderson 10-9) at New York (Harvey 13-8), 8:37 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13: Los Angeles at New York, 8:07 p.m.
x-Thursday, Oct. 15: New York at Los Angeles, 8:07 p.m.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
Friday, Oct. 16: Texas-Toronto winner at Kansas City or Houston at Texas-Toronto winner (FOX or FS1)
Saturday, Oct. 17: Texas-Toronto winner at Kansas City or Houston at Texas-Toronto winner (FOX or FS1)
Monday, Oct. 19: Kansas City at Texas-Toronto winner or Texas-Toronto winner at Houston (FOX or FS1)
Tuesday, Oct. 20: Kansas City at Texas-Toronto winner or Texas-Toronto winner at Houston (FOX or FS1)
x-Wednesday, Oct. 21: Kansas City at Texas-Toronto winner or Texas-Toronto winner at Houston (FOX or FS1)
x-Friday, Oct. 23: Texas-Toronto winner at Kansas City or Houston at Texas-Toronto winner (FOX or FS1)
x-Saturday, Oct. 24: Texas-Toronto winner at Kansas City or Houston at Texas-Toronto winner (FOX or FS1)
All games televised by TBS
Saturday, Oct. 17: Los Angeles-New York winner at St. Louis or Chicago at Los Angeles-New York winner
Sunday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles-New York winner at St. Louis or Chicago at Los Angeles-New York winner
Tuesday, Oct. 20: St. Louis at Los Angeles-New York winner or Los Angeles-New York winner at Chicago
Wednesday, Oct. 21: St. Louis at Los Angeles-New York winner or Los Angeles-New York winner at Chicago
x-Thursday, Oct. 22: St. Louis at Los Angeles-New York winner or Los Angeles-New York winner at Chicago
x-Saturday, Oct. 24: Los Angeles-New York winner at St. Louis or Chicago at Los Angeles-New York winner
x-Sunday, Oct. 25: Los Angeles-New York winner at St. Louis or Chicago at Los Angeles-New York winner
All games televised by Fox
Tuesday, Oct. 27: at American
Wednesday, Oct. 28: at AL
Friday, Oct. 30: at National League
Saturday, Oct. 31: at NL
x-Sunday, Nov. 1: at NL
x-Tuesday, Nov. 3: at AL
x-Wednesday, Nov. 4: at AL
By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer
(AP) – Chris Harris Jr. returned a fourth-quarter interception 74 yards for a touchdown and the Denver Broncos overcame a shaky day from Peyton Manning to beat the Oakland Raiders 16-10 on Sunday.
Manning was intercepted twice by 1998 draft classmate Charles Woodson and failed to lead the Broncos (5-0) to an offensive touchdown for the second time in five games this season. But Denver’s defense made sure it didn’t matter, getting a third defensive touchdown of the season to remain undefeated.
Derek Carr threw for 249 yards and one touchdown for the Raiders (2-3) but was done in by the interception midway through the fourth quarter with Oakland in position for a possible go-ahead field goal.
New England, Green Bay, Denver, Cincinnati and Atlanta all remain unbeaten through Week 5 of the NFL season.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Buffalo 14 Tennessee 13
Final Chicago 18 Kansas City 17
Final OT Cleveland 33 Baltimore 30
Final Tampa Bay 38 Jacksonville 31
Final Philadelphia 39 New Orleans 17
Final OT Cincinnati 27 Seattle 24
Final Green Bay 24 St. Louis 10
Final OT Atlanta 25 Washington 19
Final Arizona 42 Detroit 17
Final Denver 16 Oakland 10
Final New England 30 Dallas 6
Final N-Y Giants 30 San Francisco 27
Pittsburgh at San Diego
Thursday, Oct. 15
Atlanta at New Orleans,
The Chadron State Eagles powered for a season-high 305 yards on the ground and evened their record at 3-3 (2-2 RMAC), blanking Adams State University (1-5, 1-3 RMAC) 26-0 on Saturday at Elliott Field.
Tailback Derek Jackson led the Eagle rushing attack with 176 yards on 24 carries for a 7.3 yard per carry average. Kevin Coy was CSC’s second-leading rusher, carrying 14 times for 78 yards, andCody Paul followed closely with 72 yards on 11 tries.
However the star of the game, from opening kickoff to final whistle, was a punishing Eagle defense that registered four sacks, one forced fumble, and held Adams State to eight offensive first downs, 176 total yards of offense, and just 3-of11 on third down conversions.
Chadron State linebacker Collin Eisenman moved up to second in the RMAC for sacks with two against ASU. He now has 5.5 on the season. Eisenman also had a forced fumble at the start of the fourth quarter which effectively ended the Grizzlies’ chances of a comeback. He recorded six total tackles.
Freshman Kirk Durstche led the CSC defense in total tackles with 10.
“We had the defense come together as a unit and put together an outstanding complete game performance,” said Coach Jay Long. “We had guys making plays from everywhere on the field.”
All of the scoring in the game was left up to the Eagles.
On the opening drive, CSC took the ball at their 25 and went to the ground immediately with three straight runs by Jackson totaling 28 yards. Next up was Paul, who came in the game, went nine yards for a first down, then raced 33 yards for a score.
Chadron State’s Neo Wilkins pinned the Grizzlies deep in their own territory on the ensuing kickoff with a skillful open-field tackle on ASU’s Evan Ford. A few plays later, one of Eisenman’s sacks slowed the Grizzlies, who were unable to reach CSC territory.
Sophomore quarterback Matt Vinson took over on the Eagles’ second possession, going 4-for-4 for 44 yards with a touchdown to Brown. He finished 17-of-29 with 194 yards passing and a score.
The Eagles went 79 yards on their third possession, stalling at the ASU 10 yard line where a Randy Wentz kick of 27 yards was good, giving Chadron State their third straight scoring drive and taking a 16-0 lead into halftime.
On their opening possession of the second half, the Eagles marched 80 yards with Kevin Coy pounding the ball into the corner of the east endzone from 16 yards out.
Wentz provided the only other score, hitting from 23 yards in the fourth quarter. He was 2-for-3 kicking in the game, with his only miss coming from 43 yards away.
“This was probably the most complete game we’ve had so far this year, and it comes at the perfect time,” said Long. “We just need to take this performance and continue to build on it.”
The Eagles will next attempt to snap a six-game skid against the defending NCAA Division II National Champions, the ThunderWolves of Colorado State University-Pueblo. Game time is noon at Elliott Field.
The Chadron Cardinals are the Western Conference Volleyball Champions for a 3rd straight year. Chadron defeated Gering in the Championship Match 25-13, 25-17 Saturday in Mitchell. The Cardinals advanced to the title match by sweeping Pool A wth wins over Sidney 25-18, 25-20 and Alliance 22-25, 25-17, 25-17. Sidney also defeated Alliance in Pool A 25-14, 25-14. Gering won Pool B with a 16-25, 25-12, 25-18 win over Scottsbluff and 25-14. 25-20 sweep of Mitchell.
With the victory in the title match Chadron improves to 20-4 on the season, Gering drops to 14-15. Sidney defeated Scottsbluff 25-21, 21-25, 25-22 to take the 3rd place match. Alliance downed Mitchell to take the 5th place match. Alliance is now 9-14 on the season. The Bulldogs travel to Gordon Thursday for a Triangular with Valentine and Gordon/Rushville.
By: NU Athletic Communications
In a continuation of one of the longest stretches of close games in Nebraska football history, the Huskers watched Rafael Gaglianone’s 46-yard field goal sail through the uprights in the north end zone with four seconds left to give Wisconsin a 23-21 win at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The loss, Nebraska’s fourth of the season on the opponent’s final offensive play, dropped the Huskers to 2-4 and 0-2 in the Big Ten, while Wisconsin improved to 4-2 and 1-1 in the conference. It marked the seventh time in NU’s past eight games dating to last season, that Nebraska’s outcome has been decided by a single score.
Gaglianone’s field goal, which followed his 39-yard miss that hit the right upright with 1:26 left in the game, spoiled a fourth-quarter comeback by the Huskers.
Trailing 20-14 after Gaglianone’s 42-yard field goal with 6:17 left, Nebraska mustered an answer after Wisconsin had scored the first 13 points of the second half.
On 3rd-and-15 from the NU 20, Tommy Armstrong Jr. scrambled for a 16-yard gain to spark the offense. After a five-yard reception and a four-yard run by Terrell Newby, Armstrong handed the ball to Andy Janovich on a blast on 3rd-and-1. The senior hit the pile, bounced left and ran over a Wisconsin defender, before sprinting down the middle of the field 55 yards to paydirt. Janovich’s huge run tied the score at 20 and electrified the nearly 90,000 Husker fans in the Sea of Red in the 344th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium.
Drew Brown’s extra point put the Huskers back in front, 21-20, with 3:38 left after a six-play 75-yard drive that took 2:39.
Janovich finished with three carries for 59 yards on the day, matching Newby’s 59 yards on 15 attempts for the team rushing lead. Armstrong added eight carries for 50 yards and a score to propel the Huskers to 196 rushing yards on the afternoon. Armstrong’s seven-yard touchdown run tied the game at 7-7 with 2:40 left in the first half. Armstrong’s run capped a 14-play, 77-yard drive that consumed 6:56 of the second quarter.
On a windy day against a tough Wisconsin secondary, Armstrong completed just 11-of-28 passes for 129 yards and a score – a 41-yard strike to Alonzo Moore that gave Nebraska a 14-7 halftime lead. NU’s second scoring drive took just 1:29, quickly covering 62 yards in five plays.
Wisconsin outgained Nebraska, 469-325 in total offense on the day, as UW’s Joel Stave completed 24-of-50 passes for 322 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown pass to Troy Fumagalli to open the scoring in the second quarter for Wisconsin. Fumagalli, who had two receptions for 31 yards on UW’s game-winning drive, finished with seven catches for 60 yards on the day.
Stave’s favorite target was Alex Erickson, who finished with seven receptions for 113 yards, while Robert Wheelwright added five catches for 81 yards.
Dare Ogunbowale led the Badger ground game with 18 carries for 117 yards, while Alec Ingold added eight carries for 14 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run that gave Wisconsin a 17-14 lead early in the fourth quarter. UW finished with 147 yards on the ground as a team.
Despite Wisconsin’s yardage advantage, the Huskers appeared to have the game in hand when Gaglianone missed his second field goal of the game with 1:26 left. However, the Badgers had all three of their timeouts remaining, and forced the Huskers to a three-and-out while spending just 12 seconds on the game clock.
Wisconsin took over after Sam Foltz’s 47-yard punt against the wind pushed the Badgers to their own 30 to start their final drive with 1:03 left. In 54 seconds, Stave moved UW to the NU 28 when Gaglianone booted the decisive field goal.
Nebraska returns to Big Ten road action next Saturday, when the Huskers travel to Minnesota to battle the Golden Gophers. Kick-off is set for 1:30 p.m. (MT) ABC or ESPN or ESPN2
Nebraska vs. Wisonsin
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, Neb.)
First Quarter (0-0)
Second Quarter (NU, 14-7)
WIS, 9:45 – Joel Stave 7 pass to Troy Fumagalli (Gaglianone PAT). 13 plays, 77 yards, 5:22
NEB, 2:40 – Tommy Armstrong Jr. 7 run (Brown PAT). 14 plays, 77 yards, 6:56
NEB, 0:31 – Armstrong Jr. 41 pass to Alonzo Moore (Brown PAT). 5 plays, 62 yards, 1:29
Third Quarter (NU, 14-10)
WIS, 1:06 – Gaglianone 45 FG. 7 plays, 28 yards, 1:55
Fourth Quarter (WIS, 23-21)
WIS, 10:08 – Alex Ingold 1 run (Gaglianone PAT). 11 plays, 84 yards, 4:32
WIS, 6:17 – Gaglianone 42 FG. 5 plays, 40 yards, 2:26
NEB, 3:38 – Andy Janovich 55 run (Brown PAT). 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:39
WIS, 0:04 – Gaglianone 46 FG. 6 plays, 42 yards, 1:03
After defeating Western State 31-24 last Saturday, the Chadron State football team will strive to even its season record this Saturday, when it entertains Adams State during the Eagles’ Homecoming contest. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m..
The Eagles, who are 2-3, have fared well while playing before the old grads the past several decades. They are 32-13-1 on Homecoming since 1969 and 21-4 since 1990. Their only Homecoming setback this century was in 2011, when CSU-Pueblo prevailed 38-28.
By nearly every account, the Eagles played well at Western State. Their 512 total net yards was a season high and they turned the ball over just once. The defense gave up a season-high 387 yards passing, but held the Mountaineers’ vaunted rushing attack to a season-low 108 yards.
“We cleaned up some things that hurt us the previous game against Colorado Mesa,” CSC coach Jay Long said. “The offense moved the ball a lot better. Two of our running backs (Derek Jackson andCody Paul) each ran for over 100 yards and we threw the ball for a season-best 271 yards. These stats mean that the offensive line was playing well.”
Long also noted that after having to attempt 11 field goals in the first four games, the Eagles scored touchdowns four of the five times they drove into the Western State red zone. He added that both placekicker Alex Ferdinand and punter Zach Smith had excellent games.
Ferdinand sent four of his six kickoffs into the end zone and four of Smith’s punts were downed inside the 20-yard line.
Adams State is 1-4 on the season. The Grizzlies’ victory was the dynamic 52-51 double overtime triumph at Western State’s expense on Sept. 26. Western led 42-6 until Adams State scored on the final play of the first half when the Grizzlies scored a touchdown.
Adams State then rang up 29 points in the second half while holding the Mountaineers scoreless to send the contest into overtime and won it in the second extra session.
Western State isn’t the only opponent to score lots of points against the Grizzlies. The foes are averaging 50.8 points against them. The losses have been to Texas A&M-Commerce 48-17, Eastern New Mexico 44-30, Colorado Mesa 55-16 and CSU-Pueblo 56-0.
Through the five games, Adams State’s opponents have netted 1,533 yards on the ground and 1,190 through the air for a total of 2,723 yards, an average of 544.6 a game. The Grizzlies have accumulated 636 yards rushing and 1,323 passing, a total of 1,959 yards and 391.8 per game.
The Eagles have rushed for 1,119 yards and passed for 945 for a total of 2,065, or 412.8 per game, and given up 875 on the ground and 1,015 through the air for a 1,890 total and 378.0 a game.
CSC defensive coordinator Jeff Larson noted that Adams State’s second half surge against Western State illustrates the Grizzlies’ offensive potential. Those scoring drives covered 85, 86, 66 and 84 yards.
Adams State finished the game with 619 total net yards.
Larson noted that junior Auston Hillman is a capable quarterback. He has completed 99 of 160 passes for 1,085 yards and eight touchdowns. In addition, he’s the team’s second leading rusher with 150 yards, despite losing 122 yards while being sacked.
Hillman has been intercepted 12 times, half of them last week against Pueblo.
(Courtesy: Con Marshall, CSC)
Sidney def. Alliance, 25-23, 27-25, 25-15.
Sidney improves to 9-12 while Alliance falls to 8-12. Both Alliance and Sidney will compete in the Western Conference Tournament Saturday in Mitchell. The tournament schedule will see Sidney vs Chadron at 9 am, followed by Alliance vs Sidney around 10:15 and Alliance vs Chadron around 11:30 am. Those matches will be in Pool A at Mitchell High School. Pool B Matches will be at Mitchell Elementary School with Mitchell vs Scottsbluff at 9 am followed by Scottsbluff vs Gering at 10:15 and Mitchell vs Gering at 11:30 am. Following Pool play, the 5th place match will take place at Mitchell Elementary. The 3rd place and Championship Matches will be played at Mitchell High School.
Bridgeport def. Sutherland, 25-18, 25-16, 25-20
Chadron def. Scottsbluff, 25-19, 25-22, 25-13
Kimball def. Morrill, 25-7, 25-14, 22-25, 25-21
Pine Bluffs, Wyo. def. Leyton, 25-16, 19-25, 25-23, 24-26, 15-11
Sioux County def. Edgemont, S.D., 21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 13-25, 17-15
Hyannis def. Arthur County, 25-20, 27-25
Hyannis def. South Platte, 25-17, 25-13