THE BATTLE OF HIGHWAY 55 – The 18th ranked LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS couldn’t get out of their own way last night until they trailed the CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS 9-0 with 6:08 left in the 1st Quarter. QB Branden Cresap then led his team to a 21-9 lead on three consecutive possessions. A safety made it 23-9 at the Half. The Tigers, cheered on by their home crowd, made it a 23-22 game and LWC put in backup QB Dylan Beasley. Everything stood at 30-28 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. A 44-40 Blue Raiders lead late in the 4th barely withstood a successfull onsides kick by Campbellsville but 44-40 did indeed hold up as the final score.
THE PAINT BUCKET GAME – Meanwhile, even further west, the VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY VIKINGS battled the UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES for the Paint Bucket. Though this was the North Star Athletic Association Game of the Week it was a bit of a letdown. The Jimmies held the Paint Bucket after last year’s clash but the Vikings reclaimed it with ease last night. A 7-0 lead after 1 Quarter became 21-0 at Halftime, then 28-0 after the 3rd Quarter. The Jimmies snuck on the board in the 4th and a Field Goal from the Vikings made the final talley 31-7. Continue reading