Aberdeen American News
12:45 AM EDT, September 11, 2012
The area college football season is heating up, with Presentation College returning to Aberdeen this weekend.
The Saints (1-1) will host Northwestern College (1-1) of St. Paul at 1 p.m. Saturday at Swisher Field in Aberdeen. Last week in Iowa, PC led Waldorf College 22-18 at the half, but fell 47-29.
Northern State suffered a heart-breaking loss at Swisher Field Saturday as Southwest Minnesota State defeated the Wolves 32-30 on a last-second, 26-yard field goal. The Wolves (0-2) will try to rebound on the road against Winona State (1-1) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Through two weeks, Northern State linebacker Logan Fahnhorst is second in the NSIC in tackles with 26. Augustana College senior linebacker and Groton graduate Austin Luecke is third with 25. Fahnhorst is tied for seventh in the nation in total tackles, while Luecke is tied for 10th.
Meanwhile, Trinity Bible College (2-1) will continue its four-game homestand by playing Mayville State (0-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ellendale. The Lions wrap up that homestand at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 against Waldorf College.
In Brookings Saturday, South Dakota State will host the 17th annual Cereal Bowl game against California-Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday at Coughlin Memorial Stadium in Brookings. There will be a free barbeque in the Cereal Bowl tailgating tent just north of the Dykhouse Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Last week in the Jacks’s 31-14 win at Southeastern Louisiana, Zach Zenner earned the Missouri Valley Football Conference offensive player of the week with his 278 yards rushing. That set a SDSU rushing record in the Division I era (previous record 259 by Cory Koenig in 2007) and was the third-most in school history — 13 yards shy of the school record. In two games, Zenner has gained 461 yards and is averaging 8.1 yards per carry. Zenner is leading the FCS in rushing yards.
Here are the top 10 rushing games in SDSU history:
1, Nov. 13, 1999: 291 yards on 41 carries by Josh Ranek vs. St. Cloud State.
2, Oct. 24, 1998: 282/39 by Ranek vs. North Dakota State.
3, Sept. 8, 2012: 278/34 by Zenner vs. Southeastern Louisiana.
4, Nov. 16, 1985: 268/41 by Dan Sonnek vs. Northern Colorado.
5, Oct. 26, 1985: 266/40 by Sonnek vs. Augustana.
6, Oct. 20, 2007: 259/21 by Cory Koenig vs. Cal Poly.
7, Oct. 20, 2001: 254/26 by Ranek vs. NDSU.
8, Nov. 6, 1999: 248/33 by Ranek vs. University of South Dakota.
9, Oct. 27, 2001: 245/30 by Ranek vs. USD.
10 (tie): 244 by Ross Owen vs. Columbus College in 1922 and by Ranek vs. Morningside on 31 carries on Nov. 14, 1998.
NAIA Hall of Fame inductees
Northern State women’s basketball coach Curt Fredrickson is one of 13 inductees into the NAIA Hall of Fame.
Other inductees include: Dr. Gerald Robert Burns, John Brown University (Ark.), meritorious service; Lowell Pitzer, American Midwest Athletic Conference, meritorious service; Dr. Arthur Wallace “Toby” Williams, Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.), meritorious service; Pat Curran, Lakeland College (Wis.), football athlete; Eddie Eviston, Georgetown College (Ky.), football athlete; Kurtiss Riggs, University of Sioux Falls, football athlete; Edward “Ted” Ledbetter, Oklahoma City University, baseball athlete; Derrick Atkins, Dickinson State University (N.D.), men’s track and field athlete; Aaron Cleare, Dickinson State University (N.D.), men’s track and field; Duane “Moose” Woltzen, Lakeland College (Wis.), men’s basketball coach; George Wilson, College of the Ozarks (Mo.), women's basketball coach; Kyle Blaser, Oklahoma City University, men’s golf coach.
SDSU Hall of Fame
Five former standout South Dakota State University student-athletes have been chosen for induction Oct. 13 into the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame.
Inductees are Clear Lake native Joel Brandt, 1980s cross country/track and field; Brad Reynolds, 1970s/80s swimming; Hayti native Karla Stevenson, 1980s basketball/softball; Cherokee, Iowa, native Adam Timmerman, 1990s football; and Milbank native Don Trapp, 1960s/70s wrestling. Timmerman went on to play 12 seasons with the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Rams, playing in four Super Bowls and winning a title with each team. Trapp won a pair of North Central Conference wrestling titles and a national championship in 1970.
Also being honored for the Ralph Ginn Award for Coaching Excellence is 1988 SDSU graduate and Arlington High School volleyball coach Anita Boeck. She is the mom of former NSU basketball standout Mitch Boeck.
Here are the other members of the South Dakota State Jackrabbit Hall of Fame:
Charles Coughlin (1909, year he graduated); Cleve Abbott of Watertown (1916); Frank Welch of Madison (1925); Weert Englemann of Miller (1930); Clarence Schutte of Hecla (1923); Dick Emmerich of New Ulm, Minn. (1936); Jim Emmerich of New Ulm, Minn. (1940); Ross Owen of Fort Scott, Kan. (1936); Jim Schmidt of Dell Rapids (1948); Joe Plihal (1934);
Frank Kelley of Tyndall (1927); Pete Retzlaff of Ellendale (1953); Joe Thorne of Beresford (1962); Herb Bartling (1951); Doug Eggers of Wagner (1952); Rube Sorbel (1929); Bob Ehrke of Groton (1954); Jim Sutton of Onida (1957); Eldon Kellar of De Smet (1950); Wayne Rasmussen of Howard (1964);
Dal Eisenbraun of Delmont (1957); Warren Williamson of Hurley (1951); Jim Langer of Royalton, Minn. (1970); Don Jacobsen of Lake Norden (1961); Dee Brainerd of Fort Dodge, Iowa (1963); Len Spanjers (1959); Sid Bostic of Pipestone, Minn. (1964); Ed Maras (1966); Clyde “Buck” Starbeck of Montevideo, Minn. (1927); Darwin Gonnerman of Adrian, Minn. (1969);
Pat Dobratz of Sioux Falls (1974); Doug Peterson (1964); Guy Mackner of Sisseton (1969); John Thomas of Alexandria (1969); Gene Zulk of Spencer (1969); Garry Bentley of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (1975); Lee Colburn of Brookings (1973); Dave Thomas of Hitchcock (1973); Dean Krogman of Lismore, Minn. (1972); Larry Frank of Winner (1972);
Clyde Hagen of Webster (1971); Dennis Womeldorf of Wessington Springs (1971); Nancy (Joyce) Keppen of Sioux Falls (1980); Greg Schmidt of Rockham (1970); Dave Manke of Marshall, Minn. (1976); Bill Matthews of Wessington (1979); Lori Bocklund of Burnsville, Minn. (1983); Rick Jensen of Watertown (1979); Jeff Hohertz of Minnetonka, Minn. (1981); Elaine (Kempf) Zell of Woonsocket (1982);
Kristin (Asp) Schoffman of Lamberton, Minn. (1986); Steve Brown of Bryant (1978); Jennifer (Johnson) Kornbaum of St. Cloud (1988); Mark Tetzlaff of Hayti (1985); Stan Opp of Aberdeen (1973); Dave Lane of Shakopee, Minn. (1986); Audrey (Stavrum) Riggs of Eden Prairie, Minn. (1985); and Jeff Tiefenthaler of Armour (1986).
Former Northern State men’s basketball player Matt Hammer will be an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s basketball programs at Saginaw Valley (Mich.) State this season. Former NSU assistant Randy Baruth is the head men’s basketball coach at Saginaw.
See the college standings in today’s Scoreboard.
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