WolfPack Try To End Season With An Even Record

07/12/08 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Trying to pull even on the season the 4-5 Springfield WolfPack play host to the Nebraska Extreme, a team that the WolfPack beat 45-20 earlier in the season. Live game scoring is available click here <---

Big Game For WolfPack Against The Blackhawks

07/05/08 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The 4-4 Springfield WolfPack host the 5-3 Iowa Blackhawks in a game that will either pull the WolfPack even with the Blackhawks or push them another game behind Iowa for a playoff spot in the APFL Northern Conference.

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Second Spot At Stake For WolfPack On Road With Iowa

06/15/08 - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - After trailing 14-19 at halftime, the Springfield WolfPack intercepted the ball in the Blackhawk end zone with :57 seconds left in the game to start their final drive of a game that would give the WolfPack a comanding second place lead or put them behind by 1/2 game in the APFL North Conference.

Springfield was on the 12 yard line poised to score when Pack quarterback Colby Hughes (10-22-78, 1 INT) was intercepted by the Blackhawk's Dontae Allen with :12 seconds left to end the game, a 29-26 loss for the WolfPack.

Hughes connected with Logan Hughes for a 7-yard score midway through the third quarter to give the Wolfpack a 20-19 lead. Then Jerry Lakin’s 34-yard field goal gave the Blackhawks the lead at 22-20 at 3:30 of the third quarter.

On the ensuing drive, Hughes hit Brett Lovekamp from 10-yards out to put the Wolfpack back in front 26-22 with 12:32 left in the fourth quarter. Iowa scored six plays later on a quarterback keeper by Jake Nimrod to pull ahead 29-26 with just under 8 minutes left to play.

After Iowa's Josh Hayes sacked Hughes for 8 yards, Ryan Dennhart blocked a Chris Shirato 53-yard field goal attempt. Iowa took over at Springfield’s 11-yard line but the Blackhawks couldn’t convert as Jason Mudge intercepted Nimrod's pass in the end zone. That set up the Wolfpack’s final drive that ended with Allen’s interception.

 

 

Scoring summary

1Q - 13:00 - IA – Mike Neville 11-yard pass from Mike Nimrod (Lakin kick), 0-7

1Q - 4:55 - WP – Colby Hughes 7-yard run (Shirato kick), 7-7

1Q - 1:00 - IA – Mike Nimrod 1-yard run (kick failed), 7-13

2Q - 8:50 - WP – Lee Coleman 7-yard pass from Hughes (Shirato kick), 14-13

2Q - :26 - IA – Mike Stuart 4-yard run (kick failed), 14-19

3Q - 7:08 - WP – Logan Hughes pass from Hughes (kick failed), 20-19

3Q - 3:30 - IA – Jerry Lakin 34-yard field goal, 20-22

4Q - 12:32 - WP – Brett Lovekamp 10-yard pass from Hughes (kick failed), 26-22

4Q - 8:02 - IA – Mike Nimrod 1-yard run (Lakin kick), 26-29

 

BOX SCORE

Springfield
7
7
6
6
-
26
Iowa
13
6
3
7
-
29

 

Rushing:

Springfield: 21-89 (Colby Hughes 13-57, Lee Coleman 5-30, Alvin Johnson 2-3, Winston Grimes 1-(-1)

Iowa: 19-44 (Elijah Simmons 7-20, Mike Stuart 6-20, Jake Nimrod 6-4).

Passing:

Springfield: (Colby Hughes 10-22-78-1)

Iowa: (Jake Nimrod 8-12-65-1).

Receiving:

Springfield: (Brett Lovekamp 5-34, Lee Coleman 3-22, Alvin Johnson 1-15, Logan Hughes 1-7)

Iowa: (Mike Neville 4-33, Mike Stuart 3-22, Brad Triplett 1-10).

 

Koyotes Survive Barn Burner In Wolves Den

06/07/08 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Springfield WolfPack and the Kansas Koyotes provided more thrills than anticipated Saturday night as the two teams swapped the lead seven times. The defending champion Koyotes worked the clock so that their last possession would be the one that mattered most as Nate Bouldin (13-26-129, 4TD) found Josh Freeman (3-19, 1TD) in heavy end zone traffic with 16.3 seconds left to play to give Kansas a hard-fought 36 - 33 win.

Kansas worked their opening possession for a score when Bouldin hit Justin Wrecke (7-87, 3TD) from 3 yards out to make it 7 - 0. The WolfPack held close at 14 - 13 after one half of play, then took the lead for the first time on a two yard run by Alvin Johnson to start the third period. The two teams traded touchdowns the remainder of the contest, with the WolfPack’s last lead coming with just 52 seconds left to go in the game when Colby Hughes (4-13-43, 2 TD) found his brother Logan Hughes (4-34, 2TD) for a 33-28 lead. The WolfPack failed on a two point conversion, setting the stage for the Koyotes last attack.

A penalty on the ensuing kick-off set the Koyotes up at the WolfPack 19 yard line. A 12-yard draw by Bouldin netted a first down at the seven, and then Freeman, who had dropped two passes earlier, made a spectacular grab between two defenders in the left corner of the end zone for the game winner.

The WolfPack managed to get the ball to the Koyotes 18 yard line but missed on a potentially game - tying 32-yard field goal as time was expiring.

Lee Coleman led all rushers with 58 yards on 11 carries for Springfield. Barry Howard stretched his string of defensive turnovers to five games with a pick-off of Bouldin in the first quarter.

The Koyotes retain the top spot in the APFL North with a perfect 6 - 0 mark. The WolfPack fall to 4 - 3 and a share of second place with the Iowa Blackhawks, who were idle. The two teams will battle for the second playoff spot this Saturday in Iowa.

 

Scoring summary

1Q - 10:30 - KK - 3 pass Justin Wrecke from Nate Bouldin (Chris Thompson) 0-7

1Q - 7:56 - WP - 1 run Colby Hughes (NG) 6-7

2Q - 5:10 - KK - 13 run Mike Steens (Thompson) 6-14

2Q - 1:00 - WP - 5 run C. Hughes (Chris Shiraito) 13-14

3Q - 11:45 - WP - 2 run Alvin Johnson (Shiraito) 20-14

3Q - 0:18 - KK - 4 pass Wrecke from Bouldin (Thompson) 20-21

4Q - 8:55 - WP - 9 pass Logan Hughes from C. Hughes (Shiraito) 27-21

4Q - 4:06 - KK - 31 pass Wrecke from Bouldin (Thompson) 27-28

4Q - 0:52 - WP - 6 pass L. Hughes from C. Hughes (2NG) 33-28

4Q - 0:16 - KK - 7 pass Josh Freeman from Bouldin (Bouldin 2) 33-36

 

BOX SCORE

Kansas
7
7
7
15
-
36
Springfield
6
7
7
13
-
33
WolfPack
Koyotes
1st Down
10
15
3rd Down Conv.
3 of 7
2 of 6
4th Down Conv.
2 of 4
1 of 3
Rush
27 for 103
18 for 88
Pass
5 of 14 for 62
13 of 26 for 129
Total Yards
165
217
Turnovers
2
2
Penalties
9/63
5/52
Time Of Possession
N/A
N/A

 

Rushing:

Springfield - Lee Coleman 11-58; Colby Hughes 14-41, 2 TD; Alvin Johnson 1-2, 1 TD; Troy McMain 1-2,

Kansas - Nate Bouldin 6-39; Donnell Smith 7-33; Mike Steens 5-16, 1 TD.

Passing:

Springfield - C. Hughes 4-13-43-2(6,9)-2; Lee Coleman 1-1-19-0-0

Kansas - Bouldin 13-26-129-4(3,4,7,31)-2

Receiving:

Springfield - Logan Hughes 3-34-2 (6,9); Coleman 1-17; Dewberry 1-11

Kansas - Justin Wrecke 7-87-3(3,4,31); Dwayne Allen 3-24; Josh Freeman 3-19-1(7)

Interception:

Springfield - Barry Howard, Rodrick Pickett

Kansas - Morgan Dewey, Henry Talley

Defensive Fumble Recovery:

N/A

 

 

Second Half Surge Lifts WolfPack Securely Into Second

05/31/08 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Nebraska Extreme hung tough with Springfield for two quarters, but a second half surge proved too much to handle as the WolfPack ran away to a 45-20 victory Saturday night.

Springfield took sole possession of second place in the APFL North at 4-2. The Iowa Blackhawks (2-3) suffered their third straight loss Friday night as conference-leading Kansas (5-0) squeaked by, 36 -31.

The Extreme scored first on the opening drive after a good return by Tyrone Rush gave them a short field at the WolfPack 15. Chris Bradford plunged in from one yard out to give Nebraska a 6-0 lead that would hold up until the 2:54 mark of the first period, when Coleman scampered in from 13 yards out to tie the game. The WolfPack took the lead on a three yard run by fullback Troy McMain with 3:46 left in the first half, and Springfield never looked back.

Two more Coleman TD’s of nine and four yards stretched the lead to 26-6, and then a 30 yard interception return by T.C. Christian salted the game away to close out the third quarter at 32-12. Winston Grimes (5-20, 1 TD) ended the scoring spree on a one yard run with just 1:07 left in the contest.

Coleman ran for three touchdowns as the WolfPack rushing game accounted for all but one offensive TD. He tallied 98 offensive yards as he ran for 69 and caught two passes for 29 yards.

Colby Hughes (11-22) threw for 104 yards including a 25 yard strike to Cedric Dewberry (6-57, 1 TD).

Bradford proved hard to tackle as he rolled for 128 yards and three TD’s rushing on 12 carries. But no one else could make headway as the Extreme ground game was held to 126 yards while the QB tandem of Bradford and John Foresman could combine for only 28 yards through the air.

The WolfPack gobbled up four Nebraska miscues including fumble recoveries by Michael Ugolini and Barry Howard, and interceptions by Christianson and Jason Mudge. The WolfPack committed no turnovers during the game.

 

Scoring summary

1Q - 11:49 - NE - 1 run Chris Bradford (NG) 0 - 6

1Q - 2:54 - WP - 13 run Lee Coleman (NG) 6 - 6

2Q - 3:46 - WP - 3 run Troy McMain (NG) 12 - 6

3Q - 7:53 - WP - 9 run Coleman (Shiraito) 19 - 6

3Q - 1:19 - WP - 4 run Coleman (Shiraito) 26 - 6

3Q - 0:00 - WP - 30 interception return T.C. Christian (NG) 32 - 6

4Q - 12:06 - NE - 13 run Bradford (NG) 32 - 12

4Q - 11:09 - WP - 25 pass Cedric Dewberry from Colby Hughes (Shiraito) 39 - 12

4Q - 5:44 - NE - 12 run Bradford (Bradford 2) 39 - 20

4Q - 1:07 - WP - 1 run Winston Grimes (NG) 45 - 20

 

BOX SCORE

Nebraska
6
0
0
14
-
20
Springfield
6
6
20
13
-
45
WolfPack
Extreme
1st Down
12
6
3rd Down Conv.
4 of 9
2 of 9
4th Down Conv.
1 of 3
1 of 4
Rush
20 for 100
24 for 126
Pass
11 of 22 for 104
4 of 16 for 28
Total Yards
204
153
Turnovers
0
4
Penalties
5/33
3/25
Time Of Possession
N/A
N/A

 

Rushing:

Springfield - Lee Coleman 10-69, 3 TD; Winston Grimes 5-20, 1 TD; Colby Hughes 4-8; Troy McMain 1-3, 1 TD

Nebraska - Chris Bradford 13-128, 3 TD; Porkchop Van Ornam 6-2; Tyrone Rush 2-1; John Foresman 1-(-7)

Passing:

Springfield - C. Hughes 11-22-104-1(25)-0

Nebraska - Foresman 3-10-24-0-1; Bradford 1-6-4-0-1

Receiving:

Springfield - Cedric Dewberry 6-57-1(25); Coleman 3-29; Logan Hughes 2-18

Nebraska - Dan Lohr 2-18; Rush 1-6; Dustin Hamilton 1-4

Interception:

Springfield - T.C. Christian (TD); Jason Mudge

Defensive Fumble Recovery:

Springfield - Barry Howard, Michael Ugolini

 

 

 

Records Set In WolfPack Win Over Minutemen

05/24/08 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Two new records, a new player, and sole possession of second place in the American Professional Football League's Northern Conference. It all happened during the Springfield WolfPack's 70-12 win over the Missouri Minutemen.

Scoring 10 times, the Pack set a team record for most points scored in a game (previously 69 against the same Minutemen team on April 26th) and Chris Shiraito set an APFL record for most extra points (10) by a kicker in a game.

The win, coupled with an Iowa's 43-50 loss to Kansas, puts the WolfPack in sole possession of second place in the Northern Conference.

It was also the first appearance by Charlie Hannema, sports anchor for KOLR-10 and KSFX Ozarks Fox 27 in Springfield, Missouri. Hannema saw 3 plays on offense with a pass from quarterback Chris Glenn sailing over his head, the closest Hannema came to catching a pass.

Springfield (3-2) took the opening kickoff and used the first 5 minutes to get on the board first at 10:02 on a 2-yard keeper from quarterback Colby Hughes. But the offensive player of the game was Lee Coleman who caught touchdown passes of 10, 13, and 6 yards.

Minutemen quarterback Ryan Reichow lost the handle on the ball and Springfield's Carl Thomas recovered it at the 6:50 mark setting up Coleman's first TD which came on a 10-yard across-the-field pass from Hughes to the right side hitting a waiting Coleman.

Then after an 18 yard pass interference call put the ball on the 8 yard line, Hughes hit Coleman again to give the WolfPack a 21-0 lead (extra point good) with 1:27 left in the first.

After the WolfPack defense held a frustrated Minutemen team on downs, getting the ball on Missouri's 15 yard line, Hughes hit Cedric Dewberry for an 8-yard score with 11:08 left in the 2nd quarter extending the Pack's lead to 28-0.

Hughes' 5-yard scramble with 5:20 left in the half extended the WolfPack lead to 34-0. But the Minutemen (1-4) answered back with 1:40 left on a 31-yard TD pass reception by Lucas Reimer from Reichow. The extra point was blocked.

With 35.4 seconds left Hughes hit his brother Logan with a 20-yard TD strike for a 42-6 WolfPack lead.

Missouri had an opportunity to score with just 27 seconds left in the half after the kickoff hit a WolfPack player on the 5-yard line. Couple that with a penalty and the Minutemen had the ball on the 2-1/2 yard line. On the next play, and with no time on the clock, Reichow's pass was deflected by the WolfPack defense out of the end zone.

Springfield continued the onslaught 7 minutes into the 3rd quarter after Barry Howard recovered Reichow's second fumble on the 8-yard line setting up a 6-yard strike to Coleman, who ran it in for the score.

After Carl Thomas' second fumble recovery, quarterback Chris Glenn entered the game for the WolfPack with 5 minutes left in the third, and with 1:02 remaining he increased the Pack lead to 56-6 on a 2-yard run.

Glenn, who doesn't mind running for the endzone, continued to run in the 4th quarter on a 16-yard bootleg with 9:00 showing on the clock for a 63-6 lead. Winston Grimes' 5-yard TD run and a good extra point gave the WolfPack their 70th point and a new team record at 3:42. That play was set up by a 20-yard pass interception by Darcell Clark on new Minutemen quarterback Demar Scott.

Missouri rounded out the scoring, this time scoring with no time on the clock when Scott scrambled for the endzone from 2-yards out.

 

Scoring Summary

1Q- 10:02 - WP - 2-yrd run Hughes (Chris Shiraito) 7 -0

1Q - 5:30 - WP - 10-yrd pass Lee Coleman from Colby Hughes (Shiraito) 14 - 0

1Q - 1:27 - WP - 8-yrd pass Coleman from Hughes (Shiraito) 21 - 0

2Q - 11:08 - WP - 8-yard pass Cedric Dewberry from Hughes (Shiraito) 28 - 0

2Q - 5:20 - WP - 5-yard run Hughes (Shiraito) 35 - 0

2Q - 1:40 - MM - 31-yard pass Lucas Reimer from Ryan Reichow (XP blocked) 35 - 6

2Q - :35.4 - WP - 20-yard pass Logan Hughes from C. Hughes (Shiraito) 42 - 6

3Q - 12:15 - WP - 6-yard pass Coleman from C. Hughes (Shiraito) 49 - 6

3Q - 1:02 - WP - 2-yard run Glenn (Shiraito) 56 - 6

4Q - 9:00 - WP - 16-yard run Glenn (Shiraito) 63 - 6

4Q - 3:42 - WP - 5-yard run Grimes (Shiraito) 70 - 6

4Q - 0:00 - MM - 2-yard run Demar Scott (No kick awarded) 70 - 12

 

 

Springfield WolfPack Shock BlackHawks At Home

05/17/08 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Following Springfield’s embarrassing 57-13 loss to Iowa two weeks ago, WolfPack Head Coach Terry Edwards had a warning for the Blackhawks.
“Just wait until they come down here,” said Edwards. “They will be shocked.”

After a rocky start Saturday night the WolfPack delivered on Edward’s promise, dispatching Iowa 39 - 21 to draw even with the Blackhawks at 2-2.

It looked at first as though Edward’s may have made an empty threat as Iowa quarterback Chuck Wright (13-29, 94 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT) hit Kurt Ferguson (3-30, 2 TD) for a 17 yard touchdown on just the second play from scrimmage. Meanwhile the WolfPack offense couldn’t get on track as quarterback Colby Hughes (17-28, 185 YDS, 5 TD 2 INT), fumbled away the first possession and then was picked off by Scott Yates (2 INT) after Springfield had failed on an earlier field goal try.

But the WolfPack defense played superbly throughout the half, holding Springfield in the game until Hughes could find Brett Lovekamp (4-18, 1 TD) from three yards out to tie the game with 4:12 left in the half.

The WolfPack took the lead for good at 13 - 7 with just 39 seconds left in the second period on an improvised one yard scramble by Hughes after bobbling the exchange from center.
Springfield stretched the lead to 20 - 7 on a 25 yard strike to recent addition Cedric Dewberry (7-109, 2 TD) late in the third.

Iowa battled back to within six when Wright found Ferguson for a second time from eight yards away. Springfield answered in the final stanza with Newberry’s second TD catch to make it 26 - 14 with 11:58 remaining.

The Blackhawks mounted one last assault a minute later, scoring on an eight yard run by Mike Stuart (4-16, 1 TD) to cut the lead to 26 - 21. But the last ten minutes belonged to the WolfPack, who scored twice on TD passes to Lee Coleman (3-27, 1 TD) and Logan Hughes (2-31, 1 TD) while the defense shut down Iowa.

Hughes led the rushing attack for the WolfPack as well with 21 yards on six carries. Barry Howard recovered a fumble and T.C. Christian had a key interception defensively for the WolfPack. As a unit, the WolfPack stopped Iowa on downs five times and forced two missed field goals.

The WolfPack will try to get back above .500 when they host Missouri on Saturday. The WolfPack handled the Minutemen easily in their first meeting this year, 69 - 13.

 

Scoring Summary

1Q- 13:20 - Iowa - 17 pass Kurt Ferguson from Chuck Wright (Jerry Lakin) 0 - 7

2Q - 4:12 - WP - 3 pass Brett Lovekamp from Colby Hughes (Chris Shiraito) 7 - 7

2Q - 0:39 - WP - 1 run C. Hughes (NG) 13 - 7

3Q - 3:19 - WP - 25 pass Cedric Dewberry from C. Hughes (Shiraito) 20 - 7

3Q - 0:57 - Iowa - 8 pass Ferguson from Wright (Lakin) 20 - 14

4Q - 11:58 - WP - 14 pass Dewberry from C. Hughes (NG) 26 - 14

4Q - 10:14 - Iowa - 8 run Mike Stuart (Lakin) 26 - 21

4Q - 6:32 - WP - 6 pass Lee Coleman from C. Hughes (NG) 32 - 21

4Q - 2:13 - WP - 23 pass Logan Hughes from C. Hughes (Shiraito) 39 - 21

 

BOX SCORE

Iowa
7
0
7
7
-
21
Springfield
0
13
7
19
-
39
WolfPack
Blackhawks
1st Down
11
5
3rd Down Conv.
3 of 6
1 of 9
4th Down Conv.
0 of 2
0 of 5
Rush
12 for 36
13 for 18
Pass
18 of 29 for 193
13 of 29 for 94
Total Yards
229
112
Turnovers
3
2
Penalties
15/125
4/31
Time Of Possession
N/A
N/A

 

Rushing:

Springfield - Colby Hughes 6-21, 1 TD; Lee Coleman 5-8; Winston Grimes 1-7.

Iowa - Mike Stuart 4-16, 1 TD; Eric Johnson 4-9; Elijah Simmons 4-(-2); Chuck Wright 1-(-5).

Passing:

Springfield - C. Hughes 17/28-184-5 TD- 2 INT); Lee Coleman 1/1- 8-0-0

Iowa - Chuck Wright 13/29-94-2 TD-1 INT

Receiving:

Springfield - Cedric Dewberry 7-109, 2 TD; Logan Hughes 2-31, 1 TD; Coleman 3-27, 1 TD; Brett Lovekamp 4-18, 1 TD; C. Hughes 1-8

Iowa - Ryan Kauffman 4-32; Kurt Ferguson 3-30, 2 TD; Chris Pommerleau 4-21; Brad Triplett 2-11

Interceptions:

Springfield - T.C. Christian

Iowa - Scott Yates (2)

Defensive Fumble Recovery:

Springfield - Barry Howard

Iowa - Travis Hines

 

 

BlackHawks Give WolfPack A Black Eye In Iowa

05/03/08 - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - The Springfield WolfPack turned the football over twice and the Iowa Blackhawk defense sacked Wolfpack quarterback Colby Hughes five times enroute to a 57-13 win at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

A stronger Iowa defense held Springfield to only 97 yards of total offense. Hughes was 8 of 22 for 63 yards and one interception.

Iowa led 30-7 at halftime with Blackhawks quarterback Chuck Wright connecting on 17 of 22 passes for 204 yards and five touchdowns. Wright hit Chris Pomerleau twice for scores and Brad Triplett on a nine-yard touchdown.

 

Scoring Summary

1st Qtr

IA -12:45 - Elijah Sullivan 10-yard run (Jerry Lakin kick) (7-0)

IA - 6:21 - Mike Stuart 4-yard pass from Wright (Lakin kick) (14-0)

2nd Qtr

IA - 14:04 - Chris Pomerleau 26-yard pass from Wright (kick failed) (21-0)

SW - 9:56 - Lee Coleman 8-yard run (Chris Shirato kick) (21-7)

IA - 3:52 - Eric Johnson 15-yard run (Lakin kick) (27-7)

IA - 0:00 - Lakin 20-yard field goal (30-7)

3rd Qtr

SW - 7:29 - Colby Hughes 5-yard run (kick blocked) (30-13)

IA - 3:10 - Chris Pomerleau 14-yard pass from Wright (Lakin kick) (37-13)

4th Qtr

IA - 10:36 - Brad Triplett 9-yard pass from Wright (Kick blocked) (43-13)

IA - 8:11 - Mike Neville 20-yard pass from Wright (Lakin kick) (50-13)

IA - 5:10 - Eric Johnson 5-yard run (Lakin kick) (57-13)

 

BOX SCORE

Springfield
0
7
6
0
-
13
Blackhawks
14
16
7
20
-
57

PASSING:

Springfield: Hughes 8-22-63-1

Iowa: Wright 17-23-204-0, Pomerleau 0-1-0-0

RECEIVING:

Springfield: Logan Hughes 4-34, Brett Lovekamp 2-16, Lee Coleman 2-13

Iowa: Chris Pomerleau 7-83, Mike Stuart 4-41, Kurt Ferguson 1-34, Mike Neville 1-20, Elijah Sullivan 2-13, Brad Triplett 1-9, Eric Johnson 1-4

RUSHING:

Springfield: C. Hughes 16-17, Lee Coleman 6-12, Winston Grimes 4-5

Iowa: Sullivan 8-45, Eric Johnson 4-32, Mike Stuart 1-9, Chris Pomerleau 1(-1)

 

 

Minutemen Ambushed By WolfPack In Home Opener

04/26/08 - SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Springfield WolfPack were relentless in their home opener against Missouri Saturday night, scoring a franchise high 69 points while holding the team from St. Joe to just 14 points.

Springfield took advantage of seven Missouri turnovers during the contest while out-gaining the Minutemen 278 -88. So dominating was the WolfPack that Missouri was held to negative three yards rushing, while Springfield never faced a fourth down play.

Springfield racked up 146 yards on the ground, led by Winston Grimes (8-60, 1 TD) and Lee Coleman (7-54, 2 TD).

Colby Hughes (6/10, 90 yds, 4 TD) threw for 90 yards on 6 of 10 passing. His four TD passes came on four straight passes during a stretch between the third and fourth quarters. Hughes did not have the highest passer rating in the game, however. In fact, both back-up quarterback Chris Glenn and Coleman had a perfect passer rating as each threw one pass good for touchdowns.

Chris Bodin (3-59, 2 TD) led the receiving corps with touchdown receptions of 25 and 23 yards, with Logan Hughes grabbing 3 passes for 32 yards and 2 touchdowns. Coleman and Colby Hughes got in the touchdown reception business as well as they each caught a touchdown pass to pad their gaudy stats on the night.

Fullback Alvin Johnson added a one-yard plunge to the scoring chart, as did Glenn on a QB keeper late in the contest.

Defensively, Stan Harris and Jason Mudge each had two interceptions, with Jonathan Frazier and Carl Thomas adding picks of their own. Ty Stokes gave the WolfPack their only defensive fumble recovery.

A 37 yard kick return by Linzell Harris II was the big highlight for the Minutemen, who managed only one offensive score when Caleb Brady leapt high in the corner to snag a 4-yard TD pass from Andre Robberson. Robberson ended up 6 of 19 for just 53 yards and four interceptions. Adam Marro added 5 of 15 passing for 38 yds and two interceptions.

The WolfPack head for Iowa this week before returning home to face those same Blackhawks.

 

Scoring Summary

1 st Qtr

SW 10:03 Lee Coleman 7 run, (Chris Shiraito) 7-0

MM 8:44 James Hunington safety 7-2

2 nd Qtr

SW 14:16 Chris Bodin 25 pass from Colby Hughes (Shiraito) 14-2

SW 10:10 C. Bodin 23 pass from C. Hughes (No Good) 20-2

SW 4:21 Alvin Johnson 1 run (No Good) 26-2

MM 3:09 Linzell Harris II 40 Kick Off Return (No Good) 26-8

SW 1:10 L. Coleman 7 pass from C. Hughes (Shiraito) 33-8

MM 0:05 Caleb bradey 5 pass from Andre Roberson (No Good) 33-14

3 rd Qtr

SW 13:34 Logan Hughes 7 pass from C. Hughes (Shiraito) 40-14

SW 0:00 C. Hughes 34 pass from L. Coleman (Shiraito) 47-14

4 th Qtr

SW 10:02 L. Hughes 8 pass from Chris Glenn (No Good) 53-14

SW 5:00 Winston Grimes 4 run (Shiraito) 60-14

SW 3:21 #19 Safety 62-14

SW 0:17 L. Coleman 2 Run (Shiraito) 69-14

 

BOX SCORE

Springfield
7
26
14
22
-
69
Missouri
2
12
0
0
-
14
WolfPack
Minutemen
1st Down
16
6
3rd Down Conv.
3 of 3
1 of 10
4th Down Conv.
0 of 0
4 of 8
Rush
23 for 146
9 for (-3)
Pass
8 of 12 for 132
11 of 34 for 91
Total Yards
278
88
Turnovers
1
7
Penalties
7/50
8/57
Time Of Possession
N/A
N/A

 

RUSHING:

Springfield: Winston Grimes 8-60-1 TD, Lee Coleman 7-54-2 TD, Chris Glenn 3-19-1 TD, Colby Hughes 3-10-0, Troy McMain 1-2-0, Alvin Johnson 1-1-1 TD.

Missouri: Andre Robberson 4-25-0, Adam Marro 3-(-2)-0, Stebey Townsell 2-(-26)-0.

PASSING:

Springfield: Colby Hughes 6/10-90-4 TD (25,23,6,7), Lee Coleman 1/1-34-1 TD (34), Chris Glenn 1/1-8-1 TD (8).

Missouri: Andre Robberson 6/19-53-1 TD (4)-4 INT, Adam Marro 5/15-0 TD-2 INT,

RECEIVING:

Springfield: Chris Bodin 3-59-2 TD (25, 23), Logan Hughes 2-33-2 TD (7, 13), Colby Hughes 1-34-1 TD (34), Brett Lovekamp 1-7-0, Lee Coleman 1-6-1 TD (6).

Missouri: Matt Shull 4-38-0, Stebey Townsell 2-36-0, Demar Scott 2-21-0, Caleb Bradey 2-10-1 TD (4), Linzell Harris II 1-8-0, Chris Brown 1-2-0.

INTERCEPTIONS:

Springfield: Jason Mudge (2), Stan Harris (2), Jonathan Frazier, Carl Thomas

DEFENSIVE FUMBLE RECOVERIES:

Springfield: Ty Stokes

Missouri: Caleb Bradey

 

 

Season Opener With Kansas A Tough One On The Road

04/19/08 - TOPEKA, KS - Although the majority of the 2008 Springfield WolfPack football roster is filled with new players, it was only fitting that their first game against the 5-time APFL Champions would also feature a Koyote team with a new look.

Gone from Kansas is Quarterback Chris Coffin, around for all five of the Koyotes' American Professional Football League indoor football championships and a force against the WolfPack passing for 182 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-26 win last season.

But if you look at the final score, a 40-28 loss for the Springfield WolfPack, one would be hard pressed to agree that the WolfPack defense actually had a good game.

With Springfield trailing 21-7 and Kansas poised to score, the WolfPack defense held the Koyotes on four plays, turning the ball over, and giving the WolfPack another chance to close the gap before the half.

Rob Richardson's 10-yard sack (2 total) of Koyote quarterback Nathan Bolden Jr. during that series pushed Kansas across midfield and they never recovered.

Offensively, the WolfPack sputtered at times showing moments of life but could only close a 20 point gap (twice in the game) to 13 on Colby Hughes' 31 yard pass to Lee Coleman with 8:45 left in the half.

Kansas would then retaliate after every WolfPack score, and used Henry Tally's interception of Hughes' 12-yard TD attempt to Chris Bodin in the end zone to start a Koyote rally.

Jonathan Frazier killed a Koyote drive in the 3rd quarter with his first interception of the season. Kansas stopped a rally by the WolfPack in the same quarter when Hughes' first down pass was blocked up in the air at the line of scrimmage and Bryce Kelly came down with the interception.

A 12-point deficit would be as close as the WolfPack would get. Hughes' 10-yard TD run with 17.1 seconds left in the game, and Chris Shirato's extra point made the game respectable.

 

Scoring Summary

KK - 10:14 - 1Q - (5/40) Nathan Bolden Jr. - 1 yrd run- QB Keeper, KG (7-0)

KK - 3:20 - 1Q - (4/43) Mike Steens - 9 yrd run, KG (14-0)

KK - 7:50 - 2Q - (6/38) Bolden - 9 yrd run, KG (21-0)

SW - 3:35 - 2Q - (8/40) Chris Bodin - 17 yrd pass from Colby Hughes, KG (21-7)

KK - 10:42 - 3Q - (2/10) Justin Wrecke - 10 yrd pass from Bolden, KNG (27-7)

SW - 8:57 - 3Q - (3/30) Lee Coleman - 30 yrd pass, KG (27-14)

KK - 6:38 - 3Q - (3/31) Steve Willis - 31 yrd pass, KG (34-14)

SW - 2:20 - 3Q - (5/25) Colby Hughes - 9 yrd run, KG (34-21)

KK - 9:20 - 4Q - (7/35) Bolden - 14 yrd run, KNG (40-21)

SW - 0:17.1 - 4Q - (6/36) Colby Hughes - 10 yrd run, KG (40-28)

 

BOX SCORE

Springfield
0
7
14
7
-
28
Kansas
14
7
13
6
-
40
WolfPack
Koyotes
1st Down
9
8
3rd Down Conv.
2 of 8
5 of 12
4th Down Conv.
1 of 4
2 of 5
Rush
15 for 28
21 for (-5)
Pass
9 of 24 for 108
13 of 30 for 158
Total Yards
136
153
Turnovers
4
1
Penalties
10/55
5/50
Time Of Possession
N/A
N/A

 

RUSHING:

Springfield: Lee Coleman 3-5-0, Colby Hughes 12-23-2 TD

Kansas: Donell Smith 5-3-0, Nathan Bolden 10- (-17)-0, Mike Steens 5-11-0, Ron Birhiray...... 1- (-2)-0.

PASSING:

Springfield: Colby Hughes 9/24-108-0 TD, 4 Int.

Kansas: Nathan Bolden 13/30-158-2 TD, 1 INT.

RECEIVING:

Springfield: Brett Lovekamp 4-31-0 TD (14), Lee Coleman 3-50-0 TD (13), Logan Hughes...... 1-12-0, Chris Bodin 1-15-0

Kansas: Justin Wrecke 9-75-2 TD (23), Dwayne Allen 2-44-0, Steve Willis 2-39-1 TD.

KICKING:

Springfield: Chris Shiraito - FG 0/0, PAT 4/4

Kansas: Chris Thompson - FG 0/0, PAT 4/6

INTERCEPTIONS:

Springfield: Johnathan Frasier.

Kansas: Ron Birhiray, Henry Tally, Brooks Meyers, Bryce Kelly