The Yellow Jackets entered the game on Saturday ready to build on last weeks win at Dickinson State University. The Jackets really dictated the tempo from the kickoff. On their first possession they had one play go for 41 yards. Three plays later they would eventually score. They came out of the first quarter up 28-0 against the Hardrockers. “Mines is a better football team than what the score indicated. The fact that we didn’t turn the ball over and the defense kept everything in front of them all afternoon helped us jump on them early and maintain it throughout the whole game” said Coach Scott. The Yellow Jackets went on to win by a score of 58-0.
Offensively the Jackets had the long play to open the game and that set the pace for the rest of the afternoon. “We were able to run the ball which helped Drew settle in and help continue his progress. He really had a chance to work with the system on Saturday because of the way we ran the ball” added Coach Scott.
Defensively the Jackets starting defense really set the tone early as they were able to hold Mines scoreless through the first half. The defense forced Mines to punt on several times which allowed the Yellow Jackets great field position. They also caused two turnovers with one fumble and one interception on the afternoon. “Defensively everybody is doing their job and we are playing very unselfish football right now” said Coach Scott.
The Yellow Jackets will be back in action this Saturday in Spearfish as they take on Dakota State University. Game time is 1:00PM at Lyle Hare Stadium.
Offensive Players of the Week
Drew Hodgs, FR, QB, Douglas, Wyoming
Drew was 11-13 for 206 yards and accounted for three touchdowns.
Defensive Player of the Week
Forrest Sainsbury, SO, LB, Camp Crook, South Dakota
Forrest recorded 13 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Tom Tripp, FR, LB, Hartford, South Dakota
Tom had three tackles and a solid presence on special teams.
Scout Team Players of the Week
Trevor Olson, FR, TE, Spearfish, South Dakota
Jonathon Speicher, FR, DL, Pittsburgh, PA