Photo Credit: Mike Kaplan Photos
By Kyle Showalter
The Presentation College football team has had an interesting couple of weeks.
The Saints opened up conference play on September 22nd against #18 Dickinson State. It wasn’t the Saints’ day, as they were defeated by a score of 59-0.
However, before the Saints took on Dickinson, they were given some good news. After losing the opening game of the season to Trinity International University, it was discovered that Trinity had used an ineligible player over the course of the game. As a result, Trinity was forced to forfeit and PC was granted a win.
Now sitting at 2-2 on the season, Coach Miesbauer and his team headed into last week ready to take on Valley City State University Vikings. On top of this game being huge for helping the Saints playoff hopes, it was huge in that the Saints had never beaten Valley City in program history. That changed last Saturday. The Saints overcame a 13 point deficit in the first quarter to earn a 37-30 win. The Saints offense showed up big in the second quarter, putting up 24 points. Defensively, it was a tale of two halves for PC. They struggled in the first half, allowing 13 points in the first quarter and 14 in the second. When they came out for the second half, it was an entirely different story. The Saints defense pulled off their most impressive half of the season, holding the Vikings to only three points. Senior Quarterback Austin Eggl had a huge day for the Saints. He completed 36 of his 45 passes, good for a 80% completion percentage, for a season high 391 yards and 5 touchdowns. This stat-line earned him NSAA Player of the Week honors. Ty Fox was the defensive star for the Saints, tallying 12 total tackles, five of them solo and 1.5 for loss, and a pass breakup.
This brings the Saints to 3-2 on the season and 1-1 in NSAA play. They hope to build upon this big win when they take on Mayville State University Comets in the annual Halo Days Homecoming game on Saturday, October 6th. Kickoff is at 1:00 P.M.