Of interest: South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference champions.
Northern’s winning tradition was carried on as new coach Jim Kretchman leads the Wolves to a 9-0 record, conference title and a No. 12 ranking in NAIA. Kretchman was named the District 12 Coach of the Year.
Twelve sets of bleachers were added to Northern’s home Simmons Field for the second home game. When the Wolves hosted Valley City State in the opener, many fans complained to the school about the lack of seating. The Wolves’ second home game against Eastern Montana drew 6,500 fans.
PLAYERS: Greg Gabler, Cresbard; Rich Andrzejewski, Arlington; Wayne Schlekeway, Britton; Gordon Fliehs, Tulare; Pat Murphy, Watertown; Marley Forman, Milbank; Jim Jensen, Sioux Falls; Mike Pritchard, Sioux Falls; Gary Schumacher, Aberdeen; Roger Larson, Pierpont; Randy Nelson, Brandon Valley; Lee Wilson, Westport; Larry Sutton, Garden City; Dave Pastian, Gregory; Rich Larson, Webster; Mark Gauer, Ipswich; Tim Schliebe, Kidder; Don Voorhees, Ellendale; Mick Goodrich, Highmore; Jerome Appl, Browns Valley, Minn.; Steve Swartos, Volga; Mike Frey, Aberdeen; Jim Parker, Hazel; Bill Kiewiet, Buffalo Center; Jerry Lohrenz, Denver; Joe Carolan, Sioux Falls; Henry Weidrich, Roscoe; Mike Breidenbach, Aberdeen; Dan Ott, Aberdeen; Greg Youngman, Alexandria; Dennis Kalisek, Port Lavaca, Texas; Chester Jones, Stockton, Calif.; Monte Hillestad, Watertown; Kerry Johnston, Aberdeen; Randy Hermansen, Aberdeen;
Joe Kramer, McLaughlin; Carlton Hupke, Langford; Bill Doucette, Reading, Mass.; Joe Hoff, Scotland; Gordon Fliechs, Tulare; Barry Huitema, Yankton; Bob Warwick, Brandon; Butch Bachman, Isabel; Ron Kaaz, Leola; Jack Hurley, Milbank; Ed Wilkinson, DeSmet; Dick Carlson, Beresford; Mike Wilson, Westport; John Hoover, Onida; Bob Luce, Aberdeen; Gordon Groos, Sisseton; Dave Schwab, Aberdeen; Greg Brewer, Faulkton; Dick Maynes, Milbank; Earl Lindell, Onida; Bill McKiver, Groton; Mike Wengler, Fredricktown, Mo.
W…@Black Hills State…64-19
W…South Dakota Tech…54-21