The days of dominace in the KCAC have drastically changed when the once perennially strong Swedes of Bethany suffer a lopsided shutout from the Warriors of Sterling College. Change is welcome as the Warriors continue a drive for postseason play defeating the Swedes 47-0.
While Bethany searched for identity on Saturday, the Warriors made theirs apparent as the ground game once again flourished, gaining over 200 yards running, posting over 350 total. The defense also put in a stellar effort as Bethany could only muster 137 yards of total offense, rarely even running plays on the Warrior side of the field.
After an opening drive with a key 3rd down Tyler Degenhardt pass to Johnelle Murphy for 30 yards for the Warriors, Sterling would score on a Murphy run to begin the scoring. With the wind blowing firm, the Warriors kept the kickoffs low, which created an opportunity in the 1st quarter as Josh Wheeler's kick after the first score struck a Swede upback and caromed into the hands of a covering Warrior, giving the Warriors offense a short field to drive and go up 12-0, both conversion attempts failing.
After a '3 and out' by the Swede offense and a short punt, the Warriors would once again get a short field where a Tyler Degenhardt 17 yard pass would find Carlos De Los Reyes for a touchdown to take a thr