The Monmouth College football team hosted its first ever night game on Saturday, September 4, 2022 against Wartburg College. However, the 7:00 p.m. kickoff did not go as planned. Due to several lightning delays, the game ended up starting over 3 hours late with the initial kickoff finally taking place at 10:20 p.m. The game concluded around 1:00 a.m. with the Scots losing to Wartburg with a final score of 34-7.
“We had a crowd and good energy, but the weather overall changed everything for us,” said junior offensive lineman Malik Boxley.
Offensively, the Scots averaged -9 yards rushing with 31 carries. Devin Lawrence led the Scots rushing with a total of 9 yards. Quarterback Carter Boyer was sacked four times which resulted in a loss of 42 rushing yards. The lone touchdown for the Scots was a 42-yard pass from Boyer to Nate Thornton. On the defensive side, senior Tanner Tomaschke led the Scots with 10 tackles while Caleb Endicott ended with 8 tackles.
“All of the players took advantage of the time to hangout with their friends and catch up on what had been going on outside of school,” said senior defensive tackle Dylan Cullick.
The Fighting Scots can be seen in action this Saturday, September 17th at 1pm against Illinois College at April Zorn Memorial Stadium.
Lydia Perez – Sports Editor