Category: Bethel University

Bethel Royals Defense Shucks Cobbers in 41-13 Thrashing

For the fourth time this season, the Bethel University defense held an opponent under 14 points, this time dominating the Concordia Cobbers in a 41-13 thrashing on Saturday. The Royals defense allowed just 30 yards passing and 136 yards of total offense to Concordia, allowing just eight first downs in the victory. The defense added…

Quick Slants with Bethel University Head Football Coach Steve Johnson – Season 4

Quick Slants with Coach Steve Johnson is a weekly program that will be available each week during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Bethel University football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life in general. Coach Johnson has the final say on all questions that will be used during the show.

Jaran Roste, Defense Spur Royals to 35-7 Crushing of Oles

The St. Olaf Oles entered Saturday afternoon’s game as one of three teams in the MIAC who were still undefeated. That is not the case any longer. The Bethel Royals used the combination that has been the hallmark of their success this season – a powerful running game and dominating defense – in a 35-7…

Bethel Royals Defense Smothers Gusties in 31-0 Victory

After allowing a total of 56 points in their first two contests, the Bethel Royals defense opened up conference play with a decisive showing, holding the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties to just 139 total yards in a 31-0 crushing of the Gusties. Bethel got 1.5 sacks from Cameron Monson and the team broke up seven passes,…

Royals Ride Hot First Quarter to Victory Over Falcons, 32-27

It was the home opener for the Bethel Royals football team on Saturday afternoon as they welcomed the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to town. The Royals would jump out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 32-27 victory. Sophomore tailback Sam Gibas had another big afternoon, rushing for 159…

Quick Slants with Bethel University Head Football Coach Steve Johnson – Season 3

Quick Slants with Coach Steve Johnson is a weekly program that will be available each Thursday morning during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Bethel University football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life in…

Levi Duininck Rushes for Three TDs in Royals 54-14 Victory

Levi Duininck is not a name you often hear about during a Bethel Royals football game and, truth be told, his name was only called five times on Saturday, but he made the most of those opportunities, scoring three touchdowns as the Royals downed the Fighting Pipers 54-14 to close out the season 5-5. Bethel…

Joel Koenecke King for a Day as Royals Down Gusties, 24-3

There are a lot of things that can help a team to pull off a much needed victory, and Joel Koenecke was more than willing to do his share on Saturday afternoon at Gustavus Adolphus. The receiver made 5-receptions for 79-yards and added a kickoff return for 92-yards in the Bethel Royals 24-3 victory. The…

Jake Marsh Leads Resurgent Bethel Offense to Victory, 64-7

The Bethel Royals entered Saturday’s contest against St. Olaf 0-3, and were really trying to find an identity for their offense. It looks like they have found it, as Jake Marsh threw for 323-yards and 4-touchdowns, and Bryce Marquardt and Joel Koenecke each had over 100-yards receiving and touchdown in the 64-7 victory. That moved…

Shawntrel Garner Leads Red Men in Blanking of Bethel, 31-0

The Bethel Royals traveled to Kenosha, WI on Saturday and found the Carthage Red Men to be quite ungracious hosts, as the defense for Carthage allowed just 162-yards of total offense in blanking Bethel, 31-0. Shawntrel Garner led the squad with 9-tackles, including a sack, and scored a touchdown on an interception return, and Kyle…

Conor Feckley Leads Dubuque Comeback; Spartans Win 32-26

Last season, the Bethel Royals traveled to the University of Dubuque to take on the Spartans to open the campaign, and helped produce one of the wildest games in school history. Both teams put up over 700-yards of offense as the Spartans prevailed 70-53. Head Coach Steve Johnson wanted his team to play a lot…

Cale Ferrin, Defense Lead Bethel Royals to 17-14 Victory

It has been a very interesting season for the Bethel Royals in 2016. The campaign kicked off with a 70-57 offensive showcase and ended with a 17-14 defensive struggle, won when Blake Hottle kicked a 31-yard field goal with 42-seconds left in the game to down Hamline University. Cale Ferrin led the Royals defense with…

Quick Slants with Bethel University Head Football Coach Steve Johnson

Quick Slants with Coach Steve Johnson is a weekly program that will be available each Thursday morning during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Bethel University football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life…

Gunnar Bloom Leads Offensive Showcase as Bethel University Wins 62-27

The last two seasons, fluky situations have led to two very gut-wrenching losses for the Bethel University Royals vs. Augsburg University. Saturday afternoon it looked like it might be three in a row when the Auggies jumped out to a 20-14 lead, but the Royals took the lead heading into the half, before putting on…

With Arm, Legs Jake Marsh Leads Bethel to 32-17 Giving Steven Johnson 200th Win

The Bethel University Royals entered their contest with Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday looking for their third win in four weeks. It has been a tough start to the season, but one area that has been very impressive has been the offense, especially at the quarterback position. Saturday afternoon freshman Jake Marsh continued his maturation, throwing…

Gunnar Bloom Leads Offensive Barrage as Bethel Royals Down Carleton, 56-8

It has been a tough start to the Bethel University Royals football season, as they reached the halfway point 1-4, however, the offense has been a big bright spot for the team early on. That was on display Saturday, as the potent group put up 533-yards, including 241 on the ground. Sophomore Gunnar Bloom led…

Bethel Royals Jackson Canfield Shows How to Defeat Adversity

Half way through the 2016 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) season, the Bethel Royals football team is having a bitter-sweet year. They are just 1-4 through the first five games, but have quickly proven to possess one of the most dynamic offenses in all of Division-III football. With three different quarterbacks who can all make…

Drew Neuville Truly Embodies Christian, Bethel University Spirit

In Galatians 5:13, Paul exhorted the Believers in the region telling them, 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. This is truly one of the more thought-provoking verses in the Bible, because it is…