Monday, September 29, 2014

This past Saturday the Jacks played in Virginia, MN and came away with a 12 to 0 victory.
The defense had an outstanding day limiting Mesabi Range to around 10 yards of total offense.
The offense moved the ball well at times and were hurt by some big penalties that killed a couple of nice drives.
This is homecoming week for the Jacks. Kickoff is set for 12 noon on Saturday and hope to see you at the game. We play another team with a very good defense, so we must work hard to eliminate those drive killing things that have been getting us.
Have a great week and go Jacks.

Coach Pfeifer

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Saturday the Jacks traveled to Grand Rapids, MN to take on Itasca CC. The Jacks came out with a 17 to 13 victory in a very hard fought game. The Jacks got on the board first when the defense came up big with a fumble recovery for a touchdown. The offense had a nice drive going and stalled out on a bad snap and had to settle for a field goal to go up 10 to 0. Itasca came right back on a quick drive and scored right before half to make it 10 to 7.

The second half was much like the first half until Itasca got behind our secondary for a touchdown pass that put them ahead 13 to 10. With about 10 minutes to go in the game the Jacks got in the end zone to put us up 17 to 13. That was all the scoring and the final ended up being 17 to 13.

The Jacks had their poorest outing of the year I believe. We had way to many turnovers, bad snaps, blown assignments, blown coverages, and penalty yards. Hopefully we can clean up some of those things this week.

Next week we travel to Virginia, MN for a 1 PM kickoff.

Go Jacks and have a great week.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Good morning Jack fans,
The Jacks played at home this weekend and lost to Central Lakes 45 to 31. The game was not as close as the final score indicates. The Jacks were not able to get anything going on offense and when we did we always did something to hurt us. The defense had trouble shutting down their offense also.

The first half was a good battle back and forth, but the third quarter was a bad one for the Jacks.
Central Lakes got it going on offense and the Jacks couldn't answer back falling behind 38 to 3 at one point. The Jacks were able to get some offense going in the fourth quarter, but the game was already decided.

We have a lot of work to do to try and fix a few things. The Jacks are on the road this week to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Hope you all have a great week.

Go Jacks!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Good Morning Jack Fans,
The Jacks traveled to Fergus Falls this past Saturday and came away with a hard fought 24 to 20 victory. The Jacks got on the board first with a field goal after failing to get in the end zone from a couple yards away. Fergus came back with a score and the Jacks fell behind 7 to 3. Once the Jacks got back on top they stayed there the rest of the game.

The offense really had trouble in the red zone as we were down there 4 times and only got 3 points out of it, so that is really disappointing. We need to get better in that area of the field. Overall on offense we did some good things, but the bad things stick out when you don't finish drives. Something to work on this week that is for sure.

The defense had a solid day other than a few big pass plays that we gave up. One we had two guys run into each other, I thought for sure we would intercept it, but it got threw to the receiver and the others we just didn't get good position. Overall I thought the defense played a good game, but we still have things that we need to do better there also.

I thought our special teams were good except our punt return is not were we want it yet. Our kicker was solid both in kick offs, punts, and place kicking.

Thanks for checking on the Jacks.
We play at home next Saturday at noon.

Go Jacks!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Good Morning Jack fans,
The Lumberjacks opened the season on Saturday with a 22-9 victory over Minnesota West at Worthington. The Jacks recovered a fumble on the opening offensive play but were not able to put the ball in the end zone and had to settle for a field goal attempt that just was a little wide. The Jacks defense held and the offense was able to get it in the end zone for our first touchdown of the year. We followed that up with another field goal to take a 10 zero lead after the first quarter.  The offense really struggled the second quarter with mistakes. They scored on a punt return with about 6 minutes left in the half. The Jacks were able to put together a drive and had a pass dropped in the end zone and missed another field goal as we went to half time with a 10 to 7 lead.

The second half started with the jacks holding and getting the ball back and driving down and scoring.  A couple plays later the defense came up big with a pick six. The offense had some drives but were never able to get it in the end zone again, but the defense played solid the whole game.

The Jacks are off this week, but will be put to good use to sharpen up our offense and a couple things on defense.

Have a Great Day and Go Jacks!!!!
Coach Pfeifer

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hi Jack Fans,
The Lumberjacks played in the Salt City Bowl this past Saturday in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Jacks came out on the short end of the score, losing 57 to 0.  It was a great experience for the Jacks and hopefully next time we will do a lot better.  The weather was cold and a slight wind made it feel like it was around zero. It was a beautiful stadium with artificial turf and a great seating area on both sides.
We got behind early on a couple big pass plays and then made a couple of great defensive stops. We struggled on offense all day and never were able to get anything going. We had some things we thought we could take advantage of but were never able to come up with a play when we needed it.
I thought for the most part we did an ok job with stopping the run, but we gave up way to many pass plays for big yards and touchdowns.
The Jacks had a great year with many things to be proud of. We hope going forward this will help us to continue to build our program and make more student athletes want to play for the Jacks. Thanks for all your support of Jacks football and may you all have a Merry Christmas. Seems weird saying that in a football blog.

Thanks again for following the Jacks,
Coach Pfeifer

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Jacks traveled to Ellendale to play Lions from Trinity Bible on Saturday afternoon. The Jacks came away with a tough 6 to 0 victory. The Jacks struggled all day scoring in the red zone. We were in the red zone 5 times before we were finally able to get one in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

The offense was able to move the ball but was hurt by penalties, a wet field, a 25 to 30 mile an hour wind, and missed assignments at crucial times. The only drive we scored on we had no penalties and played good football. It was a tough day to move the ball and score with the field conditions and the wind but we did an ok job. We just had to many mistakes to get the ball in the end zone.

The defense had a good day. We kept them out of the end zone which is always a great thing. For the most part the defense played well. When we gave up some yards it was because of missed assignments. Overall a good performance by the defense.

The Jacks have completed their regular season and have had a very good year. We have been contacted about the possibility of playing in a bowl game in December. We will know more and will be sure to let you know if that comes true.

Have a great week and Go Jacks!!!!!!!