Hamline News

Johnnies win "Snow Bowl" in Collegeville to end season

The Johnnies scored their first three touchdowns on short runs, two of them in the first quarter.

Jakob Reding carried the ball in from two yards out at just over two minutes after the opening kickoff for the first Saint John's touchdown.

The Pipers drove into the red zone in the first quarter, setting up for John Broback to attempt a 21-yard field goal at 6:49. However, Saint John's was able to block the attempt and keep the Pipers off the scoreboard.

Quarterback Joe Boyle then held on to the ball for a pair of scores, the first at 2:45 in the first. That six-yard scoring run was followed up by a four-yard run at 11:00 in the second quarter.

Boyle then connected with Sam Pederson on an 86-yard touchdown pass at 6:15 in the second quarter. The Johnnies scored their final touchdown of the first half with 12 seconds on the clock as Nick Schneider scored on a 13-yard rushing touchdown. The Johnnies led 35-0 at halftime.

Saint John's scored twice more on Boyle TD passes in the third quarter before the two teams played a scoreless final 15 minutes.

Boyle hit Stephe Johnson on a 21-yard pass at 9:31 before connecting with MItch Bidleman on a 39-yard pass at 5:54.

Boyle threw for 318 yards on 11-for-17 passing. He scattered his passes amongst several receivers, but Max Forster led the receiving corps with 90 yards on two catches.

Adam Meyer (Jr., Cold Spring, Minn.) threw for 166 yards on 15-for-30 passing. Anthony Iten (Sr., Fridley, Minn.) led all Hamline receivers with 82 yards on seven catches, including a long of 21 yards.

Tim Queck (Jr., Annandale, Minn.) added 41 yards on three catches, including a long of 20.Fy.

John-Michael Vandenberg (So., Bothell, Wash.) led the Hamline defense with nine tackles (six solo, three assists). Brad Quinn (Fy., Tucson, Ariz.) had an interception for the Pipers.

Hamline ends the season at 1-9, 0-8 MIAC while the Johnnies finish at 7-3, 6-2 MIAC.