Blue Hawks stun Jimmies lateIt wasn’t coaching genius, or a savvy stroke of strategy, rather a gut reaction that got Hank Biesiot win No. 257 of his legendary career.
By: Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun
It wasn’t coaching genius, or a savvy stroke of strategy, rather a gut reaction that got Hank Biesiot win No. 257 of his legendary career.
After nearly 60 minutes of lackluster offense, the Blue Hawks drove 75 yards for their lone touchdown of the game to get within 7-6 on a scoring strike from Matt Harkless to James Smith Saturday afternoon at Rollie Greeno Field.
Instead of kicking the extra point and likely forcing overtime, Biesiot and the Blue Hawks rolled the dice.
With just 14.6 seconds left, Harkless rolled right found Presley Straub open to stun the Jimmies 8-7 and spoil homecoming weekend at Jamestown College.
“We were going to kick it, but they called timeout and I figured, what the heck, let’s have some fun,” Biesiot said in his trademark baritone voice. “It was as simple as that. Nothing more.”
The frantic and exciting finish capped an otherwise ragged day for both offenses. The two teams combined for 17 punts, nine by the Blue Hawks.
The Jimmies, who dropped to 2-5, held Dickinson State (2-5) to less than 200 yards of offense, but were again left with a stinging defeat.
“It’s tough. We played 3 1/2 quarters of good football, but that’s not enough,” said senior stalwart defensive lineman Andrew Hammond. “All we can do is use this as a learning experience. We’re not going to quit. We’re going to learn from it and get better. That’s all we can do.”
Jamestown College 8, Dickinson State 7
Dickinson State 0 0 0 8
Jamestown College 0 0 0 7
JC—Lance Johansen 17 yard run (Ryan Benke kick), 10:14.
DSU—James Smith 6 pass from Matt Harkless (Presley Straub pass from Harkless), :14.6.
First downs 14 15
Rushes-yards 42-122 43-99
Comp-Att-Int 8-24-1 12-23-0
Passing yards 75 120
Total offense 197 219
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-0
Punts-avg. 9-35 8-43
Penalties-yards 6-55 6-74
Rushing: Presley Straub 13-50, Myren Moore 12-37, Matt Harkless 16-34, Kyle Stanton 1-1.
Passing: Harkless 7-18 68 yards, 1 TD. Thad Lane 1-6 1 INT.
Receiving: James Smith 5-58, Straub 1-9, J.T. Keith 1-7, Wyatt Mirich 1-1.
Sacks: Colton Hill 2, Stephen Spitulski, Cord Berg.
Rushing: Lance Johansen 19-82, Matt Mithaugen 11-30, Steve Nelms 3-8, Dan Snider 1-0, D’Marco Smith 2-(-4), Ramasco 7-(-17).
Passing: Ramasco 12-23 120 yards.
Receiving: Michael Sena 8-76, Matt Wilson 2-37, Johansen 1-5, Snider 1-2.
Interceptions: C.J. Costello.
Sacks: Ram Flores 2, Andrew Hammond, Logan Hurd, Maua Vole, Bradley Brooks.
Records: Dickinson State 2-5, Jamestown College 2-5.