DCB Hosts Northland on Saturday
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Bottineau, ND. – Dakota College at Bottineau (0-3) returns home this weekend to face Northland CTC (1-2) at Les Christian Field. Kickoff is at 2:00 PM.
DCB and Northland are tied 2-2 in the series with the Pioneers pulling out a 38-33 victory last fall in Bottineau.
DCB: The Lumberjacks enter MCAC West Division play without a win, but have improved and hope to start their path to a Division championship with a win over the Pioneers. DCB has had a slow start to 2019 as inconsistency on offense and unfortunate mistakes have hurt the Jacks. The offense showed some improvement last week, but turnovers in the red zone cost DCB dearly. Freshman Braedin Ross has been a bright spot on offense with 7 receptions.
DCB's defense has played very well despite injuries in the secondary so far this young season. The Jacks have surrendered only 36 points total despite spending many minutes on the field. Turnovers and Special Teams Mistakes returned for TD's have added 21 points to DCB's defensive totals. Sophomore Jalin Harris leads the Jacks in tackles with 25 followed by Soph Tyress Claiborne with 22. Freshman Malik Green is tied for first in the NJCAA with 7 sacks.
NCTC: The Pioneers have lost their last 2 games after a season opening victory at Vermilion CC. This is the MCAC West Division opener for both teams and DCB and NCTC each would love to get off to a hot start and take an early lead in the division.
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Located on the southern edge of the beautiful Turtle Mountains in northern North Dakota, Dakota College at Bottineau sponsors 7 varsity athletic programs with men's hockey members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, 5 NJCAA programs in the Mon-Dak Conference, and its NJCAA football program a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC).