Posts With Keyword ‘Central’

Central Wraps Up Outright Iowa Conference Football Championship

Posted: Sunday, November 8th, 2009 at 6:12 am

Quarterback Nate Snead passed for four touchdowns and ran for another—and the Central College football team needed them all Saturday, turning back a fierce challenge from preseason Iowa Conference favorite Wartburg College for a 41-33 victory, clinching an outright championship.
The win completes a 10-0 season for the Dutch, their 17th perfect regular season. Central is also assured of its 20th NCAA Division III playoff. Central, which has a bye week next week, completes the conference schedule with an 8-0 mark. It’s a record 30th league title for the Dutch.
Central’s Snead completed 18 of 21 passes for 202 yards without an interception. He also rushed for 82 yards on 18 carries, picking up several crucial first downs.
Wartburg outgained Central 461 yards to 419. The Dutch passed for 202 yards and ran for 217.
Wartburg made a determined effort to stop running back David Zachary in the first half and he was limited to just 16 yards on eight carries, but he finished strong, gaining 147 yards and a touchdown on 20 attempts overall.
Meanwhile, Wartburg quarterback Nick Yordi kept the heat on, connecting on 28-of-38 for 334 yards and a touchdown. He threw no interceptions and was sacked just once, although he did lose the ball on an errant shotgun snap in the third quarter, stifling a Wartburg drive and setting up a Central score.
With the running game limited in the first half, the Dutch were forced to go to the air, and did so smoothly.
Central awaits word regarding its seed and opponent in the 32-team NCAA Division III playoff field which will be announced Sunday, Nov. 15. First-round games will be played Saturday, Nov. 21. Earlier in the week Central was ranked No. 4 in the West Region.

Central Students at Hickory Ridge

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 6:22 am


A committee of Marion County residents and other partners are working to revive a Lake Red Rock campground, especially for campers and paddlers.

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Dutch Cruise to Another Iowa Conference Victory

Posted: Sunday, October 25th, 2009 at 6:51 am

There’s more than one tool in the box for the No. 6 Central College football team.
With Loras College keying heavily on Dutch rushing leader David Zachary, Central quarterback Nate Snead accounted for four touchdowns and helped the Dutch generate 379 yards of offense in a 41-17 victory Saturday. The Dutch are 8-0 overall and 6-0 in Iowa Conference play.

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Central Football Improves to 3-0

Posted: Sunday, September 20th, 2009 at 6:41 am

Fourth-and-goal plays loomed large for the Central College football team Saturday but this time it was the defense that delivered as the No. 16 Dutch escaped with a 41-27 victory at the University of Dubuque in the Iowa Conference opener Saturday.

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Central Football Upsets Wi-Stevens Point

Posted: Sunday, September 13th, 2009 at 6:50 am

Quarterback Nate Snead whose running rallied the Dutch from an 11-point deficit in the game’s final 6 minutes, muscled his way into the end zone with1:05 remaining on fourth down and goal from inside the 1 yard line and No. 25-ranked Central knocked off No. 7 Wisconsin.-Stevens Point 22-21 Saturday afternoon in the Dutch home opener . Wisconsin.-Stevens Point has a veteran club and played like it, particularly in the first half, outgaining Central 193 yards to 69 and leading 7-0 at intermission. The Dutch were limited to just nine yards rushing in the first half, however the Dutch offense came alive in the second half. Snead finished with 90 yards rushing, including 84 yards on 19 second-half carries with three touchdowns.    Snead’s one-yard rush capped a four-play, 50-yard drive on Central’s first drive of the second half to make it 7-7. Then a 40-yard Jake Viggers field goal with 6:49 left in the third quarter gave Central a 10-7 lead. Wisconsin Steven Point then score back to back touchdowns to re gain the advantage 21-10,   but Central came back with an 11-play, 56-yard drive with Snead scoring from three yards out with 5:06 left. The Dutch defense gave Central a final shot at its own 41-yard line with 3:14 remaining. A 30-yard strike from Snead to his brother Jeremy Snead was the pivotal play of the drive, giving the Dutch first down at the 8-yard line.   Following Snead’s touchdown, Wis.-Stevens Point drove to the Central 37 but under heavy pressure, Beckwith’s final pass fell incomplete as time ran out.   Central is 2-0 and opens Iowa Conference play on the road next Saturday, traveling to the University. of Dubuque for a 1 p.m. game.    

Central Golf at Mount Mercy Cropper Classic

Posted: Sunday, September 13th, 2009 at 6:49 am

The Central College Men’s golf team was in fourth-place after the first round of the Mount Mercy Cropper Classic yesterday. In their first action of the season, the Dutch were led by junior Jason Harvey, who shot a 69 and is in second place individually going into today’s final round. On the women’s side, two top-three performances have the Dutch in a tie for first place with the host team through the first round of the Wartburg Fall Invitational. Senior Eva Downes fired a career-best 73 and is tied for first individually, while sophomore Sarah Paulson is in third place after carding a 77. That tournament also resumes today.

Tough Day For Central Soccer

Posted: Sunday, September 13th, 2009 at 6:48 am

Yesterday was a tough day for the Central College soccer teams, as both squads faced strong teams from Gustavus Adolphus. The men’s squad fell just short in their bid to upset the nationally-ranked Gusties, as Gustavus Adolphus eeked out a 1-0 win in overtime. On the women’s side, three goals in the second half put plenty of distance between the Gusties and the Dutch, as Central fell 4-0.

Central Volleyball Wins Wi.-Superior Volleyball Title

Posted: Sunday, September 13th, 2009 at 6:48 am

Central College rallied for a five-set win over St. Catherine University and captured the University. of Wisconsin.-Superior Invitational volleyball title Saturday    Central is 7-2 overall and opens Iowa Conference play Tuesday with a match at Wartburg College in Waverly at 7:30 p.m.