Sports

Auggies falter in final game


BY JOHN KIPPER, STAFF WRITER


Coming off last week’s victory against Hamline, Augsburg Football (4-6, 2-6 MIAC) was unable to carry the momentum over into its final game against Bethel (4-5, 4-3 MIAC), falling 42-22 to the Royals. Bethel won the game by stifling the previously red-hot Auggie rushing attack, giving up only 20 yards on the ground. Augsburg’s offensive success came through the air, with Nick Heenie catching both of quarterback Quinn Frisell’s touchdown passes. Defensively, the Auggies struggled a bit, unable to consistently disrupt Royal quarterback Jake Marsh. Special teams played well, with the punt return unit blocking a kick that sophomore linebacker Tony Moonen scooped up for a touchdown.

Despite the loss, several Auggie seniors stood out in their final collegiate game. Ray Guyton, Jr. had an excellent day, hauling in 11 receptions for 146 yards. Jabri Guy caught his third interception of the year, tying fellow teammate and senior Isaiah Malone. They both are tied for first place in interceptions in the MIAC. Fifth-year senior Matt Bowlin registered 11 tackles, and finished the year with 67 tackles, good for 4th on the team. Punter Glenn Myers was the best punter in the MIAC, averaging 40 yards per punt.


This article first appeared in the Friday, November 10, 2017, Edition of The Echo.