Thunder Football game report for Saturday, August 29: Thunder 28, Minnesota State-Fergus Falls 0
Game Recap and Statistics:
The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football Team opened their 2015 season on Saturday afternoon at the Spartan Field Complex in Superior, Wisconsin. The Thunder hosted Minnesota State-Fergus Falls in a Minnesota College Athletic Conference match-up between teams playing across conference divisions the new alignment of MCAC Eastern and Western Divisions.
The Thunder defense played well on the way to posting the shutout. One of the early keys to the game was a goal-line stand by the Thunder defense in the second quarter which resulted in a blocked field goal by the Thunder’s Damon Barnes (Baltimore, MD). Interceptions by Thunder defensive back Donte Arnold (Woodstock, IL) in the third quarter and Thunder linebacker Kieran Bender (Ashland, WI) in the fourth quarter also highlighted the Thunder defensive effort.
Thunder running back Josh Bender of Ashland scored two rushing touchdowns to lead the Thunder scoring. The first big scoring play of the season for the Thunder was a 56-yard pass from quarterback Kendarian Carter (Houston, TX) to running back Te’Vaughn Hurse (Fort Wayne, IN) in the first quarter.
The Thunder take to the road next weekend to play North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND, on Saturday, September 5. Kick-off is set for 2:00 p.m.
Thunder Statistical Leaders:
Te’Vaughn Hurse, 11 carries for 48 yards
Josh Bender, 11 carries for 35 yards, 2 TD
Kendarian Carter, 13 carries for 37 yards, 1 TD
Te’Vaughn Hurse, 5 receptions for 93 yards, 1 TD
Tyrone Eastern, 3 receptions for 65 yards
Sam Johnson, 2 receptions for 64 yards
Thanks to Thunder Football Statistician Jonathan Becker for providing information for this report,