Pressure : 29.88 in
Dewpoint : 63.0 °
Wind : South
Hastings Broncos face Dakota Wesleyan
It was a battle of unbeatens on the football field with the potential of being one of the most exciting games in college football in the country Saturday. It was a game right down the road at Lloyd Wilson field on the campus of Hastings College.
The new Hastings Broncos were firing up the fans all day.
In the first quarter, the Broncos were at the DWU six, and John Dostal dropped to throw. He lofted one to the end zone where Kendall Ferguson made the catch and the sophomore from Kimball gave the Broncos a 7-0 lead.
The fans hardly had time to sit back down when on their first play from scrimmage, the Broncos Alex Gildon picked off the Johathan Bane pass and he was off to the races. It was 29 yards for the pick six and the Broncos led 14-0. Alex was certainly happy about that as his teammates congratulated him on the sidelines.
The Broncos led 17-3 at the half. During halftime four longtime professors at Hastings including Gilbert Adrian were honored as legacy teachers for their service.
In the 2nd half, the Tigers made a run. Jonathan Bane found Derek Carlson with a 12 yard touchdown pass and the Bronco lead was cut to 17-10.
John Dostal and his offense answered. John found Nick Blunt wide open from 52 yards out; the Broncos led 24-10 after a touchdown.
John threw two more TD passes in the 2nd half and the Broncos held off the DWU Tigers 40-30 to go 4-0 on the season.
"Confidence and the time he's been spending working, he has a really concentrated focus on making himself a better football player and with those receivers getting open that gives John confidence. We're just going to ride our offense and keep getting better," said Bronco Coach Tony Harper.
"The defense played great; they made big stops. They made big turnovers. Our receivers caught the ball on the line and did a fantastic job. We executed really well today," Dostal said.
"In my opinion, it was alright, our defense was struggling a little bit. Our offense, we had some problems too, but overall as a team we played together and, I think, that was the main thing that held us together and helped us to get the win," said running back Keenen Ballage.
KHASTV on Facebook