September 26, 2009

VIDEO: #17 Tommies defeat Piper football

St. Thomas’ Ben Wartman (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) ran for four touchdowns as he compiled 155 yards on the ground. Fritz Waldvogel (So., Mendota Heights, Minn.) caught a pair of touchdown passes from Greg Morse (So., Saint Paul, Minn.). The 22- and 24-yard receptions sandwiched the halftime intermission.

The Tommies’ other touchdowns came on an eight-yard quarterback-keeper by Dakota Tracy (So., Geneva, Minn.) and a pair of runs (45- and 1-yard rushes) by Colin Tobin (So., Itasca, Ill.).

The Tommies put 14 points on the board in each quarter except the second, in which they posted 21 points.

Hamline scored all of their points in the fourth quarter as sophomore quarterback Adam Meyer (Cold Spring, Minn.) connected with John Yates, III (So., Bemidji, Minn.) on a five-yard pass.

Derek Johnson’s (Sr., Casa Grande, Ariz.) kick was good, and the scoring capped an eight play, 64-yard drive. The drive included a 38-yard reception by Tim Queck (So., Annandale, Minn.).

The Pipers held St. Thomas to three-and-out on their next possession and Alex House (Jr., Champlin, Minn.) returned the punt 22-yards to the St. Thomas 43-yard line. The ensuing drive resulted in a 35-yard field goal by Johnson that made the score 49-10.

Tobin’s touchdown runs followed the field goal to finish out the scoring in the fourth quarter and reaching the 63-10 final.

St. Thomas’ Morse threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns on 14-for-21 passing. The Tommies tallied 599 total yards of offense on the day, rushing for 349 and throwing for 250.

Tobin led all running back with 16 carries for 173 yards while Wartman carried the ball 21 times for 155 yards rushing. Waldvogel had 139 yards on eight catches on the day.

Queck led the Pipers with 99 yards receiving on eight catches as Meyer threw for 202 yards and a touchdown on 22-for-38 passing.

A trio of Pipers had six tackles each - Dante Guther (Sr., Sacramento, Calif.), Lucas Jones (So., Farmington, Minn.), and Justin Bain (Jr., Spring Valley, Minn.).

With the conference loss, the Pipers are now 1-2, 0-2 MIAC. St. Thomas remains undefeated at 3-0, 2-0 MIAC. Hamline hits the road for the first time next Saturday, October 3, traveling to Augsburg for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.

For post-game reaction from Jim Good, Blake Cook (So., Fridley, Minn.), Anthony Iten (Jr., Fridley, Minn.), Eric Klaers (Fy., Elk River, Minn.) and Nick Wyatt (So., Jonesboro, Ga.), click here.