Despite Effort and Heart, Dutch Topples Storm


by Tara Maurer

Simpson football suffered a loss Saturday after rival Central College dominated the field, leaving the score 10-38 in favor of the Dutch.

“I feel that our kids played their hearts out and gave great effort,” Head Football Coach Jim Glogowski said. “Unfortunately, we missed on a couple of opportunities early in the game, which allowed Central to gain momentum.”

The Dutch held a 403-131 yard advantage over Simpson. Central’s quarterback Nate Snead accounted for three touchdowns, including a career long touchdown pass.

Defensively, the Dutch also excelled. Defensive lineman Shane Wong, who was ranked third in the league in sacks before Saturday’s game, had three sacks against the Storm.

However, Simpson refused to go home without a fight.

A 45-yard rush by freshman Michael Chia set up a 33-yard field goal by junior James Gale in the third quarter, leaving the Storm down 3-24. The third quarter continued without a Storm touchdown.

A blocked punt was returned by sophomore wide receiver Matt Gregory with 3:51 left in the fourth quarter giving Simpson its first and only touchdown, and making the final score 10-38.

Glogowski saw room for improvement in both Simpson defense and offense.

“We certainly need to cut down on the big plays that we seem to give up on defense,” Glogowski said. “We need to capitalize on opportunities offensively and then special teams needs to create more big plays.”

In regards to Simpson being a young team, however, Glogowski is still confident.

“Our team is hanging tough and fighting week in and week out,” Glogowski said. “Although we have some younger guys playing we just need to focus on being consistent play after play.”