The Dakota State football team will look to finish their season with a win this Saturday against the Presentation Saints. The team will head to Aberdeen, SD to try and end their season on a positive note. With an overall record of 4-5 the Trojans are looking for a win in order to cap off the season and finish with a winning record.
Last week the Trojans fell to Valley City State University in the final home game of the season. After fumbling the ball on the initial kickoff, the Trojans found themselves down 7-0. They were able to use a touchdown pass from Torren Devericks to Cooper McDermott and a 30-yard field goal by Joshua Snook to lead the game 10-7. That was the only time Dakota State would hold a lead in the game, though. Valley City would score once more before halftime and go into the break up 14-10. Entering the third quarter they would quickly grow their lead to 21-10. The Trojans would try and come back with a Devericks touchdown run but they would never retake the lead falling 30-18.
It certainly hasn’t been the season that the Trojans were hoping for this year. After going 3-8 last year, the Trojans were hoping to steal a couple more wins and hopefully be in the running for a conference title and have a chance to make a playoff run. However, the Trojan’s season won’t extend beyond next week. After losing to Briar Cliff, Dickinson State, Waldorf, and Valley City twice the Trojans are no longer in the running for a conference title, but that doesn’t mean that this week’s game is pointless.
According to sophomore quarterback Torren Devericks, defeating Presentation is vital for a
Beating Presentation means a lot for another reason as well. Devericks noted that winning this game is important as they head into the off-season. Ending with a win will give the returning players confidence so that they can return next year with a winning mentality. Beating
Going into every week the goal is to win. However, this week is
Head to Aberdeen this Saturday or tune in live at 1pm to see if the team can get the job done.