Category: Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC)

Furious Comeback Falls Short, Greenville Downs Crown 34-33

For 30-minutes Saturday afternoon, the battle between the Crown College Storm and the Greenville College Panthers was a defensive struggle that saw the two teams head into the half with the Panthers leading 13-7. They would extend their lead to 34-21, but a feverish late rally led by Ryan Synoground saw the Storm fall just one-point…

Jeremy Sather Modeling Pathway to Faith, Success at Crown College

If you spent even one minute looking in the direction of Defensive Coordinator Jeremy Sather it may cause some to lose control of their bodily functions. The Crown College Coach has a look about him that says “Get Back!” but if you were to really get to know the Defensive Coordinator you could quickly find…

Kenneth Jinkins Leads Impressive St. Scholastica Victory, 49-13

The St. Scholastica Saints welcomed Crown College on Saturday, and delivered one of the most complete performances of the season, moving to 4-0 with a 49-13 victory. The Saints jumped out a 42-0 lead, thanks to a punt return and an interception return by Kenneth Jinkins. Four interceptions aided the victory in a game that…

Crown College Defense Dominates, Running Game Relentless in 32-0 Victory

The Crown College Storm headed to New Ulm, MN looking to get their offense on track. That was accomplished as the team grounded out 244-yards rushing and put up 413 total yards of offense. However, it was Storm defense that was the big story, holding Martin Luther to just 233-yards, while recording 4-sacks in the…

Jalen Phoenix, Chris Strange form Powerful Team of Hits, Faith for Crown College

If one thinks about inspirational Christian movies related around sports the one that most will probably think of is Facing the Giants. Where most find the big inspirational moment is when the big touchdown or scoring play occurs in the final seconds to pull a victory from the jaws of defeat. It is feel good…

BJ Foster, Northwestern Eagles Soars Over Crown in 21-0 Victory

The Crown College Storm opened up the 2016 UMAC schedule taking on rival Northwestern University. This was to be a real test for the new offense of Matt Bremmer and for first year quarterback Taylor Watkins, but the results were less than what was hoped for. The defense for the Storm looked solid, holding the…

Justice Spiggs leads Hamline University in Domination of Crown, 29-9

The Crown College Storm entered the 2016 season with big hopes, and Hamline University was to be the first gauge of where this team is at. Following this contest, the Storm will be reassessing where they are at after Justice Spriggs threw for 333-yards and 3-TDs to lead the Pipers to the 29-9 victory. Hamline…

Michael Veldman Shines in Gustavus Adolphus Debut

There is a new sheriff in town for the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties. A year after star Mitch Hendrix graduated and took his aerial show with him, Michael Veldman took the reigns as the new Gusties Gunslinger. Many questioned what the team’s offense would be like after Hendrix so masterfully led it for the last three…

Matt Michaud and Josh Edlund Form Thunder and Lightning for Crown College Storm

While tornadoes get all the headlines related to storms, the two most destructive forces that the earth produces naturally are thunder and lightning. Because they occur much more frequently, they are two of the most dominant forces (joining wind and rain), leaving destruction and disaster in their wake. The Crown College Storm have their own…

Coach Adam Hayes Brings Heart and Soul to Crown College Storm

One of the more interesting aspects of interviewing coaches is that it is usually quite easy to figure out which coaches were former defensive coordinators and which ones were formerly running the offense. The defensive coordinators are usually the ones that are a bit more cautious and worried. They fear mistakes of their own offense…

Brandon McCormick Leads Crown College to 22-14 Victory over Greenville

The Crown College Storm rode the arm of their quarterback, Brandon McCormick, Saturday afternoon, as they defeated the Greenville Panthers, 22-14. This was an exciting game of halves, as the Panthers dominated the first and fourth quarters, while the Storm used the second and third to propel them to victory. Neither team was able to…

Brandon McCormick Proving to Be ‘Genuine’ Leader for Crown College Storm

On Saturday afternoon, Crown College quarterback Brandon McCormick will be looking to lead his team to their third win of the season. It will even the team’s record at 3-3, and give Crown College a real shot at finishing the season above .500 for the first time since 2010. It also will continue the progression…

Josh Edlund Grounds Blue Jays in Crown College 29-21 Win

Despite the fact that Fulton, MO is over 1000 miles away from the East Coast, the Westminster Blue Jays got a taste of a Storm that rolled through town. No, Hurricane Joaquin did not make some dramatic turn. This Storm came from Crown College, who pounded out 291 yards on the ground, 195 by junior…

Crown College Storm Ride Early Wave To Down Martin Luther, 43-33

Crown College Head Football Coach John Auer talked earlier this week about the need for his team to get off to a quick start. The two previous weeks his team found themselves down early and he did not want to see that happen against Martin Luther College. His goal was to score early and score…

Gusties Gunslinger Lights It Up in Gustavus Adolphus 56-13 Victory

Note to Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) teams this season; Mitch Hendricks is back for Gustavus Adolphus and maybe better than ever. That fact was on display Saturday night were Hendricks threw for 385 yards and 4 touchdowns in a little over a half of work in leading the Gusties to a 56-13 victory over…

Crown College Finds that Coach John Auer Makes Intentions Reality

We live in a day and age where the primary and, often, the only way that a coach is measured is by wins and losses. Alumni and faithful fans often turn a blind eye to serious issues of conduct if that means they will see wins on the field, conference championships and national acclaim. These…

Pick-8? St. John’s Defense Shuts Down St. Scholastica in 35-7 Win

All season long the defense of St. John’s has proven that they can play any kind of football an opponent wants to throw at them. A triple-option attack. Smash mouth power backs. Aerial shows. It doesn’t matter; they simply deliver. Saturday was no execption as the St. Scholastica Saints came to Collegeville, MN looking to…

Division-III Football Playoffs: St. John’s University vs. College of St. Scholastica

Match-up: On Saturday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time the College of St. Scholastica Saints (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, 10-0, 9-0) will travel to Collegeville, MN to play the St. John’s University Johnnies (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 9-1, 7-1) in the first round of the Division-III Football playoffs. St. John’s enters the playoffs ranked 13th in…

Hamline Pipers Play Beautiful Music in 37-6 Victory over Cougars

The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamlin is one that dates back to the 1600s. The legend tells of a piper who was angered when the people refused to pay a tribute to him, so he played and led the children away from the town never to be seen again. The legend seems a…

Mitch Hendricks Calms the Storm in 44-17 Rout for Gustavus Adolphus

One thing is absolutely sure about the Gustavus Adolphus offense this season: they are really good. After rolling up 44 points and 389 yards of offense there can be little doubt at this point. The Gusties sure taught the Crown College Storm that lesson Saturday afternoon in a 44-17 victory in the season opener for…