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Warrior Football Leads North Star Conference.

Quarterback Hilton Joseph scrambling to find an open receiver in Saturday’s game. Photo by Mark Esquivel

By: Jarod McKee

Waldorf University’s football team is off to an impressive 3-0 start in conference play after defeating the Dickinson State Blue Hawks on Oct. 6 in a tightly contested battle, 23-22.  The fourth quarter of play was huge for the warriors. The Warriors were down by 12 points with 11:20 left on the clock, and cinched the win by scoring 13 points. Dickinson State had been previously undefeated in conference play for the past three years.

“Why not us,” said Josh Littrell, Head Football Coach, before the game on Saturday. “Why not the Warriors?”

The Warriors defense had five takeaways, two of which were forced fumbles by sophomore defensive tackle, Nick Harrison. The other three takeaways came on interceptions by redshirt Junior, Cameron Newsome, true Freshmen, James Jackson Jr., with the game clinching interception by true freshmen, Macoy Yeakel. Leading the team with 12 tackles was true freshmen defensive back, Daequan Nelson. “Our defense, that’s the best I’ve seen our defense play,” said Littrell. “Those defensive guys–they played their tails off today.”

On the offensive side of the ball, freshmen running back Bo Evans ran for 177 yards on 26 carries with a touchdown. Redshirt junior quarterback Hilton “Bo” Joseph had 19 completions on 28 attempts for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns, and rushed for an additional 48 yards. On the receiving end, junior Samuel Huntley led the way with 8 catches for 85 yards.

Waldorf University’s next football game is Saturday, Oct. 13 against Valley City State in Valley City at 2 p.m.