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Pella Christian Alum Delivers Thrilling Victory for Morningside College

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Morningside College

Pella Christian graduate and Morningside College freshman Kyle Nikkel stepped into the starting quarterback role on Saturday and led the 11th-ranked Mustangs to a thrilling 28-27 victory over 9th-rated Midland.

Filling in for Morningside’s injured starting quarterback, Nikkel finished the day with 16 completions in 29 attempts for 157 yards and two touchdowns, but none were bigger than his final pass of the game.

With time expiring and the Mustangs down by six, Nikkel launched a 50-yard Hail Mary to Kyle Schuck to win the game.

The victory gives Morningside a 3-1 record entering a bye week before the Mustangs’ Homecoming on October 8th.