Simpson football falls short in final second

Saturday, Oct. 17 the Simpson football team (2-5, 1-4 IIAC) suffered another loss for the season against Dubuque. The score ran a close 36-33, with Simpson making a touchdown and field goal in the final second of the game.

“This game gave us an opportunity to keep developing and working at becoming a more complete team,” Glogowski said.

With a total of three touchdowns the Storm had 213 yards rushing on the field. Sophomore quarterback Chris Garza was able to rack up 254 yards passing for the game as well as one touchdown.

Junior running back Matt Claassen scored the first touchdown for the game in the first part of the second quarter. He also led the Storm rushing attack with 124 yards overall.

“We did a good job with the ball, but we just need to do that more consistently,” Claassen said.

Senior safety John Wolfe was able to get in a sturdy 118 yards from returning five kickoffs.

Freshman kicker Kevin Morgan was also able to obtain two out of three good field goals for the Storm. He hit a career-long with a 41-yard kick for his first field goal of the game.

Freshman wide receiver Taylor Rogers scored a touchdown with the last second on the clock, making it his sixth straight game with a touchdown. He ended up leading the Storm in rushing with 108 yards off of five catches.

On defense, senior defensive back Martin Rounds was able to break up two passes and senior defensive back Wardell Watkins was able to come off the field with a pick. Senior defensive end Ben Reutzel also had a sack and a couple tackles. Overall, senior linebacker Cody Jensen topped off the game with 12 tackles and had a solid one-handed interception towards the end of the fourth quarter.

Simpson will have a chance to turn around the season, after three consecutive losses, with a game against Coe this Saturday. The kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Cedar Rapids.