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!!!!!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Saturday afternoon the Jacks hosted the Wildcats from Wahpeton. The Jacks got off to a good start and grabbed an early 7 to 0 lead. The game was tied up at 7 at halftime. The Jacks had a couple very good scoring opportunities in the second quarter and could not get the ball in the endzone. The Jacks came out in the third quarter and grabbed a 13 to 7 lead again. They lead until late in the third quarter when the wildcats went on a scoring drive to take a 16 to 13 lead at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter the wildcats had two big pass plays and the jacks had one big pass play to make the final score 30 to 21 in favor of the cats.

The Jacks offense really struggled getting anything going consistently. At times the Jacks moved the ball and at other times the offense really struggled. I believe we can do some things  that can help us this weekend at Ellendale. The defense had a good first half only giving up one big play. In the second half we gave up 3 big plays that all lead to scores for them.

This weekend the Jacks travel to Ellendale for a game. Thanks for your support of Jacks football and have a great week.  Go Jacks

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Good afternoon Jack fans,
Last night the Lumberjacks hosted the Comet JV from Mayville State and came away with a 45 to 0 victory to run our record to 7 and 1.  The Jacks played their best game of the year to date. We played pretty solid football the whole night. The offense had a good night running the ball and only had one turnover. We were also able to eliminate some of the penalties that had been killing us.  We still have a ways to go, but if we can keep making some improvements that should help our offense.
The defense had a pretty solid night. We were able to keep them out of the end zone which is always a good thing. I thought we started out really well and then kind of leveled out. We had some chances to make some key stops and plays, but we were not as sharp as we have been lately.
Next week the Jacks host Metro State from Denver on Saturday afternoon at 2 PM. Hope to see you all there as the Jacks try to keep things rolling.

Have a great weekend and Go Jacks!!!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hi Jack Fans,
The Lumberjacks got another win yesterday with a 27 to 20 victory over Concordia yesterday.
The Jacks got off to another great start scoring on their first position to grab a quick 7 to 0 lead.
The defense got the offense the ball back in great field position, but the offense was not able to take advantage and gave the ball back on a turnover.
The rest of the game was a struggle on offense as the same things continue to hurt the offense. We continue to hurt ourselves with penalties and turnovers. The defense played a solid game and came up with a big stop in the end to win the game for us. 
The Jacks are back in action again on Friday night at 6 against Mayville State Junior Varsity. Hope to see you all there supporting our Lumberjacks.

Hope you have a great week and Go Jacks!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hi Jack Fans,
Yesterday the Jacks traveled to Wahpeton and came away with a hard fought 14 to 13 win to move their record to 5 and 1 on the year.  The Jacks started off fast scoring on their opening drive to grab a quick 7 to 0 lead. The rest of the first half was another half of frustration as the Jacks had some good scoring opportunities but could not get the ball back in the end zone. The Wildcats completed a couple of big pass plays that put them in position to score their two touchdowns. The Jacks had a great chance to take the lead just before half, but a big mental mistake took away a pick six.

The second half was a battle back and forth with the Jacks taking a lead early in the fourth quarter.
Wahpeton had a couple more chances but the defense came up big the whole second half. They had a big pass play and a couple quarterback scrambles that gave them a chance to kick a long field goal at the end, but it was not successful giving the Jacks a big win.

The offense still has a long ways to go. We still make to many unforced mistakes to be a good offense. When we hit on all cylinders we do some good things, but we have not been consistent enough over this whole year. The defense had another good game. We gave up two long pass plays, but other then that it was a good effort. We have a few things that we need to get better at and hopefully that will make our defense really solid.

Hope you all have a great week. The Jacks play next Sunday at Concordia.
Go Jacks!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hi Jack fans,
The Lumberjacks traveled to St Peter, MN this weekend to play the Gustavus Adolphus JV.
The Jacks came out with a victory with a score of 39 to 21 on a beautiful afternoon. The Jacks got off to a good start with a score on their first drive. The defense set the tone early and had a great first half, holding them scoreless and causing three turnovers. The offense sputtered off and on all day long. We had many nice drives that ended with fumbles, penalties, and dropped passes.

As we move forward, we believe we can improve on many areas of our football team.  We must fix our problems on offense if we are going to beat some of the teams coming up. We cannot keep hurting our offense with these kinds of mistakes.  If we can eliminate some of these things, then I think we can compete and have a great end to our season.

Hope all the Jack fans have a great week and Go JACKS!