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!!!!!!!

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!!!!