Stories tagged: whitworth football
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Locally: Whitworth’s Tyler Adamson named Offensive MVP Honorable Mention at National Bowl All-Star Game
Whitworth’s 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman was named Offensive MVP Honorable Mention for his performance in a 2018 National Bowl All-Star Game Dec. 9 in Daytona Beach, Florida, in which his National …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
By many metrics 2018 was one of the best seasons in Whitworth football history: a 10-1 record and a playoff victory, feats accomplished by only this and the 2006 Whitworth …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Leif Ericksen threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, but the Pirates (10-1) fell 45-24 to Saint John’s in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in Collegeville, …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018
The score stands out, certainly: 84-6. That’s the margin – a playoff record-setting margin – by which Martin Luther lost to Saint John’s last week in the first round of …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
Four programs – Mount Union, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Linfield – have won 17 of the past 18 NCAA Division III national football championships. Add in St. Thomas, which has …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
Ralph Walter: For high-flying WSU, EWU, Whitworth football diehards – Yippie ki yay, mustache faithful!
And now for the big Hollywood ending. Nearly three months after The Spokesman-Review kicked off the college football season with a special section inspired by classic sports films, we’re sprinting …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Teams have tried all season to run the ball against Whitworth, and if there was a team equipped to do it well, surely that was the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Minnesota, Texas, Tennessee or Georgia: Whitworth’s playoff possibilities could take Pirates far from Pine Bowl
Making their first playoff appearance, the Stags (7-3) are unranked but heralded as champion of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They are one of two playoff teams with three …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg got a call this week, he said, from officials at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Pirates’ opponent Saturday. They were asking for heaters on the sidelines.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The Pirates (9-0) are preparing to host on Saturday the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags (7-3), a team they’ve never faced and the winner of the only Division III football conference besides the …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Whitworth will host thClaremont-Mudd-Scripps at noon Saturday, its first playoff home game since 2006.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
The Whitworth Pirates put an exclamation point on their undefeated regular season Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Coach Rod Sandberg told his Whitworth Pirates football team this week that their season is half over.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
On an afternoon when he wasn’t great, Whitworth quarterback Leif Ericksen made the throws he had to. And when he had to, he looked for Garrett McKay.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
The 12th-ranked Whitworth football team will take the field at the Pine Bowl on Saturday in need of one more win to claim the Northwest Conference championship and a spot …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018
One win away from clinching a conference title, Whitworth has no plans of slowing down after the regular season ends
All that stands between Whitworth (7-0) and a playoff appearance is a win against either of the bottom two teams in the NWC standings: Lewis & Clark on Saturday, or …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
After striking early and often the last three games, the Whitworth offense didn’t look like itself early on against Pacific on Saturday.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
Two-thirds through their nine-game schedule, the 14th-ranked Whitworth Pirates enter Saturday’s home game against Pacific in position to all but clinch the Northwest Conference title.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
After waiting his turn to take over under center, Whitworth’s Leif Ericksen leading the way for unbeaten Pirates
At Glacier High School in Kalispell, Leif Ericksen didn’t start at quarterback until his senior year. At Whitworth, he waited two seasons behind record-setter Ian Kolste. Even his academic pursuit …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Leif Ericksen threw for three touchdown passes and Mason Elms rushed for 167 yards and two scores Saturday, powering the Whitworth Pirates’ 47-13 Northwest Conference football victory over Puget Sound …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
In its quest to secure the guaranteed playoff bid tied to the Northwest Conference title, the Whitworth football team can take a big step Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Whitworth (5-0, 3-0 NWC) scored six first-half touchdowns and held Pacific Lutheran without a first down until just before halftime, coasting from there to a 55-13 victory at the Pine …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
So far this year the Pirates (4-0, 2-0) have been assessed an average of 9.5 penalties per game for 97.3 yards. That’s about double the team’s 2017 numbers, when those …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
Scan the crowd at a Whitworth football game and there’s a good chance you’ll find a section from Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Last week, a road game, was no different.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
Leif Ericksen threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Whitworth avenged last season’s Northwest Conference football loss to George Fox.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Last season, the Whitworth football team took two good wallopings in conference play.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Whitworth came out of halftime and held Linfield without another first down until the final play of the third quarter. By then the Pirates’ offense had started rolling, and Whitworth …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018
Decade of dominance: Defeating Northwest Conference power Linfield at top of to-do list for Whitworth football
A senior with 23 career starts on the Whitworth offensive line, Jacob Hubbard has been part of the football program’s resurgence under fifth-year coach Rod Sandberg.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Quarterback Leif Ericksen, known for his throwing ability, passed for 324 yards, but added a rushing touchdown. So-called running quarterback Connor Johnson came through with a rushing touchdown, but also …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
The Pirates wrap up their brief two-game non-conference slate when they host the Chapman Panthers, reigning champion of their southern California conference, the SCIAC.