Sterling draws Morningside in first round of playoffs

By Steve Sell
November 12, 2017

Sterling College’s reward for winning the KCAC football regular-season championship is a road game on Saturday against powerhouse Morningside College of Iowa, which is 11-0 on the year.

Sterling (9-2) wrapped up the KCAC title on Saturday with hard-earned 50-34 victory over upset-minded McPherson College. The game had been tied at 21-all at the half and the Bulldogs were within 36-34 early in the fourth quarter.

Tabor College, which shared the KCAC regular-season title with Sterling, but lost on the tiebreaker, did not qualify for the 16-team playoffs despite shellacking Bethany College 65-21 on Saturday.

Ironically, Morningside opened its season with a 65-14 victory over Tabor in the KCAC-GPAC Series.

• First Round Schedule •

• Saturday, Nov. 18 •

Game 1 – Benedictine (Kan.) (9-2) at Saint Francis (Ind.) (10-0)

Game 2 – Concordia (Mich.) (9-1) at Reinhardt (Ga.) (9-0)

Game 3 – Sterling (Kan.) (9-2) at Morningside (Iowa) (11-0)

Game 4 – Southeastern (Fla.) (8-1) at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (10-0)

Game 5 – Dickinson State (N.D.) (9-1) at Southern Oregon (10-0)

Game 6 – Georgetown (Ky.) (8-1) at Baker (Kan.) (10-1)

Game 7 – Northwestern (Iowa) (9-1) at Langston (Okla.) (10-0)

Game 8 – Grand View (Iowa) (9-2) at Saint Xavier (Ill.) (9-1)erkiewicz is doing it the right way. He had considerable success at Hastings College earlier in his coaching career and is closing in on 30 years in the profession. He knows what he's doing. It just takes time.