Saints Offense Still Rolling Despite Injuries

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Saints Offense Still Rolling Despite Injuries

By: Colton Hall

Explosive offense heightens the excitement in a game of football, and although all wins are good, they just seem better when your team puts up major points. The Presentation College Football team has enjoyed an explosive offense to this point in the season, and Head Football Coach Chuck Meisbauer has liked what he has seen so far. He said,  “I think that we have done some really good things offensively. We’re running the ball pretty well, holding our blocking assignments up front, and spreading the ball around to a couple different receivers. We’ve got to continue to get better and keeping working hard.”

The offensive success comes despite multiple injuries to the offensive side of the ball. The Saints lost four major players before the halfway point of the season. “Injuries are tough, but they happen in football” Meisbauer continued, “We’ve got to have that next man up mentality.”

At one point in the season, the Saints were forced to turn to their 3rd string quarterback, Zachary Sebern, to play running back. That move proved beneficial for the Saints, as Sebern took advantage of the opportunity, and is currently the team’s leading rusher with 298 rushing yards on 35 carries. He is also leading the team in rushing touchdowns with three. Coach Meisbauer said, “it’s definitely not good when you have a lot of injures, but Zach’s made the most of his opportunities.”

Injuries have not, however, plagued the receiving core. Former First Team All-Conference, junior wide receiver, Logan Weisser, has kept up his reputation, and is leading the team in catches (54) and touchdowns (7). “Weisser is a great player, and he’s a great leader for our team” Miesbauer explained, “but the person that I am most impressed with is William Moffet.”

William Moffet of Kindred, North Dakota is having a standout senior season. Moffet is currently leading the team in Receiving yards, and is second to only Weisser in catches (42), and touchdowns (6). Miesbauer admires Moffet’s leadership and work ethic. He said, “I love William’s overall attitude about life, not just football. He comes in, and works real hard. You look at the kid, and you can just tell that he’s special.”

Junior Quarterback, Austin Eggl, is reaping the benefits of the good running game and impressive receivers. Eggl, a native of Minot, North Dakota, is enjoying a great season himself. He has thrown for 1962 yards and 19 touchdowns, while forfeiting only 7 interceptions. Moffet praised Eggl’s decision making on the field as he said, “Austin is a very smart kid, and he’s making great decisions on where to go with the football”.

With the season coming to a close, Chuck Miesbauer wants to emphasize the importance of finishing strong. He stated, “For the most part, we’ve been playing pretty well. The important thing to do is to close out the season and finish strong for our fans. I’d like to keep singing that fight song. Go Saints”

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