Of interest: South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference champions.
Three Wolves were voted honorable mention NAIA All Americans: Don Pitkin, Harold Pardew and Joe Phipps.
Northern started its season with four shutouts, outscoring opponents 168-0.
Nationally ranked No. 6 Kearney comes to play No. 5 Northern State in the regular-season finale in front of thousands at Simmons Field. The Antelopes come away with a 40-27 win and a post-season bid. Kearney lost to St. John’s University of Collegeville, Minn., in the NAIA semifinals, and St. John’s went on to win the national title under coach John Gagliardi, who in 2012 began his record 64th season as a collegiate head football coach with a career mark of 484-133-11. This is his 60th year at St. John’s.
PLAYERS: Joe Phipps, Bel Air, Md.; Ron Gilbreath, Sidney, Neb.; Mike Mahoney, Hulett, Wyo.; Bill Schlosser, Cresbard; Ron Wicks, Watertown; Norm Neu, Redfield; Andy Parks, Fredricktown, Mo.; Jim Brietag, Leola; Rick Schliebe, Britton; Clarence Stern, Bowdle; Byron Nuttall, Onida; Don Pitkin, Kidder; Bob Sherwood, Watertown; Lynn Ray, Chandler, Ariz.; Ron Birchem, Rosholt; Harry Little, Watertown; Cliff Arneston, Benson, Minn.; Clark Swisher, Aberdeen; Mike Williams, Watertown; Ron French, Edgemont;
Doug Glader, Mobridge; Dave Krifer, Minneapolis, Minn.; Jim Welsh, Custer; Tom Cramer, McLaughlin; Dennis Wylie, Aberdeen; Larry Gauer, Ipswich; Greg Wiitala, Frederick; Ray Barnett, Pierre; Elroy Likness, Langford; John Stoeker, Aberdeen; Bob Taylor, Faulkton; Tom Gauer, Ipswich; Joe Planasky, Hemingford, Neb.; Myron Wolff, Lemmon; Al Milner, Council Bluffs, Neb.; Norg Sanderson, Wessington Springs; Jim Judd, Newport, N.H.; Harold Pardew, Bel Air, Md.; James Bishop, Thunder Hawk; Raymond Mack, Watertown; Raphael Mack, Watertown; Jerry Schlekeway, Britton; Ken Holler, Britton; Tom Petrosky, Pittsburgh, Pa.
W…School of Mines…32-0