Jimmies wrap season with a winJamestown College finished the season similar to the way they started. They scored a bunch of points and won. The middle part of the 2010 campaign was a little shaky, but in the end the Jimmies closed on a four-game winning streak, capped by a 48-14 win over Mayville State on Sunday at the DAC Bowl in the Fargodome.
Jamestown College finished the season similar to the way they started.
They scored a bunch of points and won.
The middle part of the 2010 campaign was a little shaky, but in the end the Jimmies closed on a four-game winning streak, capped by a 48-14 win over Mayville State on Sunday at the DAC Bowl in the Fargodome.
The Jimmies, who wrapped up the season with a 5-5 record, scored touchdowns in four different ways en route to finishing as Dakota Athletic Conference’s top scoring team.
“We’re proud of the way the kids hung in there through some tough times,” coach Bud Etzold said. “I thought it was a real nice way to end the season, especially for our seniors. They never had a losing season in their time here and definitely made in impact in our program.”
It was a pretty typical outing for the Jimmies.
The offense sputtered early, but got on track late in the first quarter.
Josh Ewalt turned an end-around into a 34-yard touchdown run to break the ice. Later in the quarter, quarterback Michael Beehler connected with Ewalt for a 20-yard scoring strike.
“We finally got Josh Ewalt involved a little more. He’s a kid that can make big plays when he gets the ball, as he showed today,” Etzold said.
The first time the Jimmies and Comets played it was 38-0 at halftime.
It was 28-7 Sunday after Lance Johansen piled in from two yards out at the 13:54 mark of the second.
Mayville State scored next, but the Jimmies came right back when Beehler hit Casey Hausauer with a 28-yard touchdown.
“Once we were able to settle down, I thought it was a pretty workmanlike effort,” Etzold said. “I thought we were pressing a little early in the game, but we were able to work through it.”
The Jimmie defense and special teams got on the board in the second half.
Up 34-7, Joe Sackmann scored the hard way. The sophomore from Lemmon, S.D., not only blocked a punt attempt by Tony Evenstad, but then flopped on it in the end zone for a JC touchdown.
The Jimmies’ final score came, fittingly, from standout senior safety Dustin Erbes, who returned his ninth interception of the season for a touchdown 90 yards. Erbes had two interceptions in the game. He also had a team-leading six tackles.
Reid Haagenson added five tackles. Blake Williamson and Dillon Kelly had sacks.
“Our defense played well from the get-go,” Etzold said. “They were really consistent. (Mayville) only had one real drive the whole game.”
The Jimmies pulled the starters early again.
Beehler finished his stellar two-year run as the team’s quarterback with a 179-yard, three-touchdown performance. The third score going to Max Boe, who set a new school record for touchdown receptions (22) in a career. Boe caught five balls for 75 yards.
Matt Mithaugen (9-60), Johansen (7-46) and Jared Volk (6-43) each ran for over 40 yards as the Jimmies piled up 340 yards of offense, did not commit a turnover and punted just three times.
“We enjoyed this football team this season,” Etzold said. “Would we have liked to win more games? Of course. But these kids represented Jamestown College the right way, and in the end, that’s something we can all take pride in.”
Jamestown College 48, Mayville State 14
Mayville State 0 7 0 7 — 14
Jamestown College 13 14 21 0 — 48
JC—Josh Ewalt 34 yard run (pass failed), 3:59.
JC—Ewalt 20 pass from Michael Beehler (Nate Nygard kick) 1:49.
JC—Lance Johansen 2 run (Nygard kick), 13:54.
MSU—Dominique Bradley 3 run (Tyler Yamanouchi kick), 10:39.
JC—Casey Hausauer 28 pass from Beehler (Nygard kick), 7:30.
JC—Max Boe 42 pass from Beehler (Nygard kick), 12:26.
JC—Joe Sackmann punt blocked in end zone (Nygard kick), 10:41.
JC—Dustin Erbes 90 interception return (Nygard kick), 5:07.
MSU—Bradley 1 run (Yamanouchi kick), 9:11.
First downs 17 16
Rushes-yards 42-133 32-161
Comp-Att-Int 13-28-3 11-17-0
Passing yards 168 179
Total offense 70-301 49-340
Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-yards 5-32 6-65
Punts-avg. 7-22 3-37
Rushing: Dominique Bradley 20-90, Mitch Ford 17-39, Tony Evenstad 1-2, Tanner Carpenter 2-2, Victor Redd 2-0.
Passing: Carpenter 9-22 151 yards, 1 interception; Evenstad 4-6 17 yards, 2 interceptions.
Receiving: Brandon Sloan 3-56, Taylor Kunkel 4-42, Bradley 1-30, Taylor Elsenheimer 3-27, David Ramirez 1-7, Redd 1-6.
Rushing: Matt Mithaugen 9-60, Lance Johansen 7-46, Jared Volk 6-43, Josh Ewalt 1-34, Rob Gibson 3-0, Max Boe 1-(-1), Michael Beehler 1-(-12).
Passing: Beehler 11-16 179 yards, 3 touchdowns; Rob Gibson 0-1.
Receiving: Boe 5-75, Hausauer 2-42, Volk 2-25, Ewalt 1-20, Joe McLaughlin 1-17.
Interceptions: Dustin Erbes 2, Joe Sackman 1.
Records: Jamestown College 4-4 DAC, 5-5 overall; Mayville State 1-7 DAC, 2-8 overall.
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