Lumberjack Football Begins MCAC Playoff Chase on Sunday

Jacks are making plans to go to Wahpeton.
Jacks are making plans to go to Wahpeton.

Friday, October 25, 2019


Bottineau, ND. – Dakota College at Bottineau (3-4 overall) is on the road this weekend in the MCAC playoffs to battle the North Dakota State College of Science (7-1) in Wahpeton, ND.  Kickoff is at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 27th.

The Series
DCB never had beaten the Wildcats until 2013.  Since then, NDSCS holds a 6-4 lead having won the last 3 meetings including a 20-6 win over the Lumberjacks earlier this fall in Wahpeton. 

The Teams
The Lumberjacks' took a long road trip to Ely, Minnesota last weekend and held on to defeat Vermilion CC 32-27.  The Jacks had several red zone stops in the last quarter and a half to hold off the determined Ironmen.  Freshman RB Tex Thompson gained 137 yards on the ground to pace the DCB offense.  Sophomore LB Jailin Harris had 7 tackles with one sack and a fumble recovery and interception to win MCAC West POW honors.

NDSCS: The Wildcats have had another fine season with a 7-1 record.  They defeated nationally ranked Mesabi Range last weekend on a FG with 1 second left in the game.  NDSCS has a strong running game and a solid defense and have to be one of the favorites to win the MCAC this year.  It will be a tough task for the Lumberjacks.  DCB and the Wildcats played a tight game earlier this year with the game remaining in the balance until a late NDSCS TD put it away.

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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).