Jackets Face Stiff Road Test
| September 26, 2007
The Yellow Jackets Football Team will leave Saturday morning for Dickinson State University. “We are coming into this week looking at Saturday as a chance for a fresh start. We are playing a strong DAC team at their place which will make it difficult. The guys are excited to get going in the right direction and are determined to make things right” said Coach Scott. Both teams will be playing with a sense of urgency on Saturday in their second conference test. Black Hills State and Dickinson State are 1-3 on the season so far.
Offensively Dickinson State really found consistency last week in their first conference game, with a 24-3 victory over South Dakota School of Mines. “What Dickinson State does offensively they do really well. They like to establish a run game and put a small load on the quarterback. They have a lot of returnees from a very young offensive group a year ago and they upgraded in the backfield” added Coach Scott.
Defensively Dickinson runs a disciplined 3-4 defense that they have played for a number of years. The majority of their defensive unit from a year ago returned. “They have kids that understand the concepts and really execute them well. They are very well coached” said Coach Scott.
Black Hills State enters the game after a 30-14 loss at Minot State University a week ago. Offensively the Yellow Jackets will continue to build around Drew Hodgs the young quarterback from Douglas, Wyoming. They will look to be more patient with the running game giving Drew time to develop the passing game. Defensively the Yellow Jackets will look to bounce back from a couple of injuries suffered last week against Minot State. “We have to play really good team defense. What hurt us last week is that when frustration set in we started trying to make things happen individually” added Coach Scott. Game time will be at 1:30 PM Mountain Standard Time on the Dickinson State University campus.
Offensively - Joe Beehler questionable
Defensively - Sid Colglazier, Rodney Wasche, Tony Dill, Wacey Coleman and Nathan Batteen all questionable