Monday, October 20, 2014

Hi Jack Fans,
This past Saturday the Jacks traveled to Wahpeton and took on the the Wildcats for the Lumbercat trophy.  The Jacks came away with a big 42 to 21 victory to move their record to 7 and 1 on the year.

The Jacks got rolling early with a pick on the second play of the game and then the offense was able to score in two plays to put the Jacks up early. The great play continued and the Jacks built up a 21 to 0 lead before Wahpeton put a couple of scores up before halftime to make the score 21 to 14.

The Jacks received the second half kickoff and drove down and scored. The defense got in the scoring act next as they intercepted on Wahpeton's first play and returned for a touchdown to make it 35 to 14 early in the third. Later in the third the defense came up big again as they returned a fumble 87 yards for a touchdown to make it 42 to 14. Wahpeton scored a touchdown later in the game to make the final 42 to 21.

This week the Jacks host Vermillion at 12 noon in the first round of the playoffs. Hope you can come out and see the Jacks in action this Saturday.

Hope you have a great week and Go Jacks!!!
Coach Pfeifer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hi Jack Fans,
This past Saturday the Jacks hosted FonduLac and came away with a 43 to 6 victory to raise their record to 6-1 on the year. The Jacks had some early opportunities to get the ball in the end zone but had to settle for field goals. The Jacks finally got in the end zone in the second quarter and took a 13 to 0 lead in at halftime.

In the second half the offense was able to get a couple more touchdowns and the defense came up big with a fumble recovery for a td and an interception return for a td. The Jacks had a great game on defense limiting them to 6 total yards of offense. The offense got untracked  a little bit and hopes that it can keep it going this week and the rest of the season.

This week the Jacks travel to Wapheton for the end of the regular season and then the next weekend the Jacks will host a first round playoff game. The time and opponent has not been decided yet.

Coach Pfeifer

Have a great week and go JACKS!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Good morning Jack fans,
The Jacks hosted Vermilion on Saturday for homecoming and came away with a 13 to 12 victory.
The Jacks jumped out to a 13 to 0 lead in the first quarter and had to hold on to come away with a victory.  The Jacks defense set the tone if the first quarter with 4 interceptions but the Jacks gave
it right back with 2 interceptions in the red zone.

The defense had another solid outing and the offense continued to struggle with penalties and turnovers.  The defense limited them to minus yards rushing for the second week in a row which is something that hardly ever gets done.

This week the Jacks are at home again looking to lock up a home playoff game on the 25th with a victory. Kickoff is set for 12 noon this Saturday.

Have a great week and go Jacks.

Coach Pfeifer

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!