Category: Division-III Football

Change in Focus Has Mike Emendorfer Leading Pioneers to New Frontiers

Head Football Coach Mike Emendorfer is in his 19th season at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he has turned the Pioneers into a national powerhouse, but it was a change in focus that helped to turn a good program into an elite one, and has the team reaching new frontiers. Introducing Mike Emendorfer They say…

Brandan Campbell, Hope College Hang on for 37-35 Victory

If you took a look at the boxscore of the Hope College-Lakeland University football game, you would be absolutely sure that Lakeland won this game. They had over 564-yards of total offense, had possession of the ball for 42:11, and had 101 total plays to 43 for the Flying Dutchmen. Yet, it was Hope that…

Chazz Middlebrook Grinds MacMurray to 48-34 Victory

MacMurray College rolled into St. Bonifacius, MN on Saturday afternoon looking to move to 3-0. Thanks to Chazz Middlebrook, the Highlanders ground out a 48-34 as the senior rushed for 279-yards and 4-touchdowns to lead the way. The performance by Middlebrook ruined a spirited comeback by Crown College, who fell to 0-3. After the Storm…

Like a Superhero, Michael Whitley Leads Muskies with Strength, Humility

Lakeland University quarterback Michael Whitley has developed a legend about himself that has turned the QB into a hero at the school. The Muskies senior has set all kinds of school records on the gridiron, but it is his strength of character and humility of spirit that has really made him a superhero on and…

Rodolfo Amezcua Leads Offense as Tigers Hang on for 41-34 Victory

A year after the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers won a close 19-13 affair over Crown College, the two teams were locked in a fantastic offensive showcase, as the Tigers held on for a 41-34 victory over the Storm. Rodolfo Amezcua scored 2-touchdowns and had 103-yards receiving, and Jacquez Hall ran for 122-yards in leading the way.…

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…

Taking on Challenges Drives Hamline Pipers Justice Spriggs

Junior quarterback Justice Spriggs has helped to turn the Hamline University Pipers football team into an up-and-coming program in the MIAC, embracing all the challenges and opportunities that have come along the way. Introducing Justice Spriggs A cliché that you will likely come across somewhere in your life is that someone has a “chip on…

Guiding Players to Maturity, Success Drive Tigers Michael Richtman

In his second year as the head football coach at Iowa Wesleyan University, Michael Richtman has already helped to improve the Tigers on the field, taking the team from one win in 2015 to three last season. He is helping to greatly improve the school’s football program, but is also helping to guide his players…

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…

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…

Pipers Defense Dominating in Hamline 51-0 Victory

Entering the 2017 season, the Hamline Pipers had some concerns about their defense, as they were fielding a much younger, inexperienced team than years past. This left a lot of question marks, which were answered right away on Saturday afternoon as the group held the Crown College Storm to just 166 total yards of offense…

Stan Zweifel Leaving No ‘Doubt’ He Was Right Choice at Dubuque

Entering his ninth season as Head Coach of the University of Dubuque Spartans football Team, Stan Zweigel has left no doubt that he was the right choice to lead the team to greater heights. Introducing Head Coach Stan Zweifel There are many cultures where the name that is given to a person is representative of…

Coach Colin Bruton Turns Muskies into Top Fish in the Conference

In his third season as the head football coach of the Lakeland University Muskies, Colin Bruton has turned his team into one of the top teams in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC). The Muskies have been the top fish the last two seasons, earning trips to the NCAA football playoffs in both of his…

Taylor Made with Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor

Hello everyone and welcome to Taylor Made – A program where you can get Taylor Made answers from Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor. Answers about such things as the Pipers football program, football or sports in general, or about life issues that you wish the coach to share his insights about. In our…

NCAA Division-III Football Championship: Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. UW-Oshkosh

On Saturday, the No. 1 ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders will take on the No. 5 ranked University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans in the NCAA Division-III football championship in Salem, VA. The winner of this contest will win their school’s first football championship. UW-Oshkosh has never played in the title game and this will be the second…