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Warriors Open Season With Win Over Moundbuilders
September 11, 2010
Sterling, Kan. - In football on Saturday night, the Sterling College Warriors defeated the Southwestern College Moundbuilders in a game that was closer than the 28-17 final score. The Warriors were able to overcome five turnovers and a big rushing game by Southwestern College's Michael Coppock to come out with the victory.
The first quarter started slow, with both offenses struggling to get started until the six minute mark. At the six minute mark, the Warriors took control on a 71 yard scoring drive that lasted three minutes and 28 seconds and was capped off by a 35 yard rushing touchdown by senior running back Rashard Colquitt. When the first quarter was over, the Warriors had a 7-0 lead.
Southwestern College struck first in the second quarter on an Austin Ledy field goal at the ten minute mark to bring the Moundbuilders within four. Sterling was able to answer with the ground game that was the bread and butter for the Warriors in 2009. Colquitt scored his second rushing touchdown of the game on a four minute and seven second drive with one minute and 38 seconds left in the half. A bad snap on the Moundbuilders' ensuing drive gave the Warriors the football in the red zone. Keoki Burbank was able to capitalize on the field position, throwing a ten yard touchdown pass to Matt James with thirteen seconds left on the clock. At the half, the Warriors were leading 21-3.
Sterling struggled in the third quarter, allowing Southwestern to score their first touchdown of the game with eight minutes left. Moundbuilder quarterback Jordan Barrett completed a six yard touchdown pass t