Tue, Oct. 15, 2013 - [Football]
The Loras College football team fell to 0-2 in the Iowa Conference on Saturday with their 56-0 loss to the #16 Coe College Kohawks. The Duhawks ran for over 100 yards but struggled in the passing game, while the visitors scored touchdowns on each of their first four possessions.
Coe moved the chains with an 85-yard drive on the game's first possession to open a lead, including a two-point conversion to make it 8-0. Loras moved the ball with a couple of first downs in the first quarter, but Coe responded each time with points following Duhawk punts by Nick Nunley. Kohawk quarterback Josh Rekers threw the first two touchdowns and tailback Carvin Thompson scored the next two.
The Duhawks were forced into three-and-outs on each possession of the second quarter and trailed 36-0 at the break.
The second half saw the Duhawks battle for better field position but they were still on their heels. Thompson continued to produce for the Kohawks as the lead grew. Loras and Coe both used multiple quarterbacks to offer different layers of the play book to the opposing defense. Loras slowed the Coe offense on the scoreboard over the final two quarters, keeping them to only a late defensive touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Individually for the Duhawks, Nate Carrier offered a long 18 yard run on his way to 59 total yards. He also caught a four yard pass. Dylan Jones completed five passes for 24 yards. Defensively, Mark Tilkes led the team with 11 tackles. Damon Davies and Tim Mikeworth each added sacks.
Loras hosts Simpson College (3-2, 1-1) in the Rock Bowl on Saturday at 1:00. The Duhawks invite youth football teams to the Rock Bowl for Take A Kid To The Game event.
Prior to the game against Coe, Loras welcomed their "teammate" and honorary captain Chryshaun Farran to the Rock Bowl in front of the Homecoming crowd. Chryshaun is 11 years old and goes to East Dubuque elementary school. He is in Boy Scouts, enjoyed camping and fishing and playing video games. He also love sports, especially the Packers and Iowa Hawkeyes. Chryshaun was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy just before his 8th birthday. There is no known cure for MD. Team IMPACT helped place Chryshaun with the Duhawks this season. He'll continue to attend practices and games with the Duhawks this year.
You can learn more about the American Football Coaches Association's "Coach To Cure MD" program and donate at their website.