The NAIA Championship Game is set for next weekend and will pit Morningside College (Defending Champs) against Marian University.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE TIGERS battled the COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO BULLDOGS for the CCCAA title. The 1st Quarter ended with the Bulldogs up 7-3 before the Tigers grabbed a 24-7 lead by the Half. The College of San Mateo pulled to within 24-14 in the 3rd Quarter but Riverside won out 31-14. * THE TIGERS ARE CCCAA CHAMPIONS *
NCAA DIVISION TWO
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS are once again THE story of the D2 playoffs! Yesterday they took it on the road against the FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie remained unchanged at Halftime but the 3rd Quarter ended in a 14-10 edge for the Bulldogs. In the 4th the Argonauts exploded for a 28-14 comeback victory.
SECOND SEMIFINAL – This game pitted the MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS against their hosts the SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY “ROCK”. In a very snowy affair the Mavericks were on top 16-8 in the 1st Quarter and 30-8 by the Half. From there, dominant Minnesota State coasted to a 58-15 blowout win.
NCAA DIVISION THREE
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The storied UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT WHITEWATER WARHAWKS welcomed the SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY JOHNNIES on Saturday. The opening Quarter ended in a 7-5 edge for the Johnnies, but the Warhawks went up 22-21 by the midpoint. Each team added a Field Goal in the 3rd Quarter, with UW-Whitewater outscoring Saint John’s 10-8 in the 4th to win it 35-32.
SECOND SEMIFINAL – In this game the NORTH CENTRAL (IL) CARDINALS traveled to face the MUHLENBERG COLLEGE MULES. The Cardinals seized a very quick 21-0 1st Quarter advantage over the Mules and never looked back from there on their way to a 45-14 triumph.