Category: Midwest Conference

Michael Whitley Unstoppable in Lakeland Muskies Opening Victory, 43-29

The Lakeland Muskies took to the field Saturday night to open up the 2017 season. It was a festive occasion, as the team not only was playing in their newly remodeled stadium, but also was looking to build off of last year’s success which saw the team had to the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. Thanks…

Aerial Attack Brings in New Age of Macalester Offense: Scots Season Rewind

The 2016 Macalester Scots football season kicked off on September 3, and a lot of the players that manned key positions the previous season returned. That included QB Christian Adams, WRs Tre Nowaczynski, Sam Bordo, Garrett Eichhorn, and Jonathan Knee, but one huge difference would be that star running back Zandy Stowell had graduated, leaving…

Contradictions of Jacob Jones Make Him a Unique Commodity for Fighting Scots

As the temperature plunges toward freezing in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, one of the saddest thoughts for many Minnesotans is that a month from now they will wish the temperature is near 32 degrees. The Arctic temperatures will plummet below zero and wind chills will reach temperatures that could literally freeze your skin after…

NCAA Division-III Playoffs: Coe vs. Monmouth

The No. 13 Coe Kohawks will host the No. 17 Monmouth Scots on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. The Kohawks won the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) after going 10-0 and never scoring less than 23-points in a game. Monmouth also finished 10-0 behind an impressive defense that yielded…

Elijah Fort Leads St. Norbert in Season Ending Win over Scots

The Macalester College Fighting Scots entered the contest with St. Norbert on Saturday looking to win their eighth game of the season, just the second time in school history that they have accomplished the feat. However, the Knights had other plans all together, as St. Norbert scored 14-points in the second quarter and 21 in…

The Scots Scheme with Macalester College Head Football Coach Tony Jennison

The Scots Scheme with Coach Tony Jennison is a weekly program that will be available each Thursday morning during the Midwest Conference (MWC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Macalester College football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life in general. Coach Jennison has the…

Glen Hartford Defining Leadership for Macalester Fighting Scots

As the campaign season has finally reached a merciful end, a country attempts to figure out how it can get along with one another after a divisive, often obnoxious election process that left the country more divided than it has been since the Civil War. It is not just that the country seems to have…

Macalester Fighting Scots Grab Early Lead, Hang on for 48-36 Win

Heading into the half, the Macalester College Fighting Scots were dominating Cornell College, leading 35-13. However, the Rams came out in the second half fired up and battled back to make this a close game before Jacob Jones sealed it with a one-yard score to give the Fighting Scots the 48-36 victory. That moved Macalester…

Cody Petrich Returns to Lead Macalester College to 21-14 Victory

For the last two games Cody Petrich sat out for the Macalester College Fighting Scots, recuperating from a hit late in the team’s victory three weeks ago. The offense has been struggling of late and it was hoped that his return would help the team to get back on track. While not the offensive showcase…

Joey Valdivia Unstoppable in Leading Lake Forest to 35-14 Victory

The Lake Forest Foresters entered Macalester Stadium looking to let their all conference runner, Joey Valdivia, lead them to their fifth victory of the season. The Macalester Fighting Scots were looking to stay undefeated in the Midwest Conference and extend their winning streak to five. Something had to give and it was not going to…

Forest Redlin Shows Heart, Commitment for Macalester College

When one thinks of a Macalester College student the thought that frequently comes to mind is how successful this young man or woman will be once they head off into the real world. A Macalester education is as prestigious as attending Harvard, Yale, or Stanford, and the chances of having a highly lucrative career seems…

Macalester Scots Score Early, Hang on for 17-7 Victory over Lawrence

For the second straight week, the Macalester Scots had to rely on their defense to enable them to stay undefeated in the Midwest Conference. This time the offense scored two quick first quarter touchdowns, then watched the defense bend but not break in leading the team to a 17-7 victory. The Scots jumped out on…

Nick Egersdorf: Mild Mannered Student by Week, Energizer Beast on Saturday

Halfway through the Midwest Conference season, Macalester College finds itself in the same position it was two years ago, standing at 4-1 with a perfect MWC record of 3-0. Two seasons ago it was a bruising and battering ground attack coupled with the brilliant play of QB Samson Bialostok that led the offense, and a…

Liam Peebles, Nick Egersdorf Lead Macalester to Tough 16-8 Victory

Through the first four weeks of the season this had been the high-flying Macalester Scots with their big play offense. However, the team showed that they can grind out a win, counting on their defense to make big plays for them. That is exactly what they got on Saturday, when the defense held Ripon College…

Stephan by Ground, Beatty by Air, Macalester College Downs Grinnell 34-0

For fans of Macalester Scots football, you have to be feeling pretty good about the future of this team, especially in its offense. If the performance of its sophomores is any indication, this team is going to be a dynamic group that is going to be hard to stop. That was on display on Saturday…

Cody Petrich Leads Impressive Offensive Display, Scots Win 45-35

Sophomore Cody Petrich was neck-and-neck with Christian Adams during fall camp, but an illness near the end forced the team to give him a couple of extra weeks. After Saturday’s performance he may have solidified his spot and made it impossible for the Macalester Scots coaching staff to look anywhere else. The quarterback passed for…

Ray DeFrisco Makes Relationships the Focus to Success at Illinois College

Legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” A lot of coaches talk about how they care about their players but, when it’s all said and done, they really care more about the wins and losses than anything else. If the team…

Josiah Harris Scores Twice to Lead Hamline to 21-7 Victory Over Macalester

The Macalester College Fighting Scots rolled into Hamline University Saturday with both teams coming off of first week victories. The Pipers would be the team that would come away from the contest still undefeated, as Josiah Harris scored two touchdowns and Justice Spriggs threw for 238-yards in the 21-7 Hamline victory. Sophomore defensive lineman Mitchell Maday…

Christian Adams, Macalester Scots Go to Air to Down Carleton Knights, 30-23

The Macalester College Fighting Scots opened the 2016 football season looking to erase the memories of a fallen 2015 season. They also looked to erase the ideas of what fans have become accustomed to out of the team’s offense as the team threw 40 times in a 30-23 victory over Carleton College. That gave the…