Coaches Pre Season Poll

The Rankings from the 2014 Midwest Conference Coaches Poll. The DIII national rankings will be out at the end of the month and I will post them as soon as I get them.

One note on the poll: In the last ten years the poll has accurately predicted where a team will finish only 22% of the time and has only predicted where the Fighting Scots will finish, 10% of the time.

2014 Midwest Conference Coaches’ Poll (1st Place Votes) Points
North
St. Norbert (8) 62
Ripon (2) 54
Carroll (2) 50
Macalester 35
Beloit 27
Lawrence 18
South
Illinois College (10) 65
Lake Forest (1) 47
Monmouth (1) 47
Cornell 45
Grinnell 26
Knox 16
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Parent/Fan Merchandise order form Open July 25th through August 6th

To order:

1. Open BSN Sports webpage www.bsnsports.com

2. Click on my team shop

My Team Shop

3. Click on login now

4. Enter access code fighti2YC

To view the order for Click on link MONMOUTH FOOTBALL FAN SHOP – MONMOUTH COLLEGE

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USA College Football Pre Season All Americans

The USA College Pre Season All American list posted

Congratulations to Kyle Vestal (3rd Team Offense), Jack Porter (2nd Team Defense), Jacob Wilson (Honorable Mention)

Full List can be found at http://www.usacollegefootball.org/14D3.htm

I have included a list of players that we will face this year.

First Team Offense

RB

Josh Osborn

Sr

Central (IA)

OL

Sam Cluck

Sr

Cornell (IA)

PK

Randy Hill

Sr

St. Norbert (WI)

RS

Kevin Shelon

Sr

Central (IA)

OL

Joe Droppers

Sr

Hope (MI)

Second Team Offense

QB

Michael Bates

Sr

Illinois College

WR

Brit Connor

Sr

Cornell (IA)

OL

Troy Bedard

Sr

Cornell (IA)

OL

Jerry Postlewaite

Sr

Illinois College

Third Team Offense

WR

Josh Gentile

Sr

Illinois College

OL

Kyle Vestal

Sr

Monmouth (IL)

OL

Cal Livingway

Sr

Hope (MI)

 

First Team Defense

LB

David Ternes

Sr

Grinnell (IA)

DB

Eric Larson

Sr

Central (IA)

 

Second Team Defense

DL

Jack Porter

Sr

Monmouth (IL)

LB

John Prston

Sr

Lake Forest (IL)

 

Third Team Defense

DL

Adam Hickson

Sr

Illinois College

LB

Matt Petersilka

Sr

St. Norbert (WI)

LB

Mitch Weissenhofer

Jr

Knox (IL)

Honorable Mention

Jacob Wilson, Sr – DB (Monmouth)

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Scrimmage Dates

The Scrimmage dates are August 23rd and August 30th at 1:00 pm

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Medical and Insurance Forms

The physical form, insurance form and Sickle Cell Trait forms are available on the Monmouth College Athletics department website.

http://www.monmouthscots.com/sports/2012/6/8/forms.aspx?tab=departmentforms

Each player must have a completed physical before reporting to camp on August 13th as well as a completed insurance form.

Read through the Sickle Cell Trait form and follow through with the correct documentation.

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The physical form, insurance form and Sickle Cell Trait forms are available on the Monmouth College Athletics department website.

http://www.monmouthscots.com/sports/2012/6/8/forms.aspx?tab=departmentforms

Each player must have a completed physical before reporting to camp on August 13th as well as a completed insurance form.

Read through the Sickle Cell Trait form and follow through with the correct documentation.

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URGENT: Required Monmouth Football Travel Gear for Players

Coach Bell wanted me to post the info for Team Gear. Your player should have received the same info in the mail.

The website for players to order their football gear opened on May 26th and closes on June 12th. You will not be able to access the online form after June 12th! The gear can only be ordered online and will be available for pick up on check-in day (the first day of camp on August 13th).

Note that some of the merchandise in the team shop is required as our travel gear for new players!!!  These items are designated with a Required item! next to them.  As well, our seniors have chosen to have everyone wear the same game socks which are designated with a Required item! next to them.

Important notes:      

-  All ordering is done online with a credit card!!!

-  A separate Online Merchandise Form with more items for parents/relatives/friends to order will be sent in the June newsletter!!! They can order off of either form.

To Order:

1. Go to BSN Sports website www.bsnsports.com

2. Click on My Team Shop (about the center of the page)

File-1374519518

3. Click on Log On Now

4. Enter fighti3NE as your access code

 * This is not run through the college, so please direct any questions to Coach Steve Bell.  (309) 457-2175

Thanks-

 Bart

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Support to Tornado Victims

Coach Bell would like to start a fund to support the victims of the weekends tornado. We have players from both Washington and Pekin.

If you are interested in donating please contact Coach Bell at (309) 457-2175 or sbell@monmouthcollege.edu

Washington high school had nine football players that lost their homes along with an assistant coach. Washington plays Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin (we also have a player from SHG) in the 5A semi finals this Saturday. SHG booster club has raised funds to send three charter buses to Washington so their fans who no longer have vehicles can make the trip to the game.

Link to Article on Washington and SHG support

If you would like to show your support to the teams the game is at SHG starting at 1:00pm.

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“We Can” Football Game Food Drive

We Can Poster

The Prairie Fire athletic department and Blessings in a Backpack are joining forces again to help children.

In a joint effort with Monmouth College, all fans attending the annual Bronze Turkey game between Knox and Monmouth on November 16 at the Knosher Bowl will have the chance to help make a difference in the lives of area school children by contributing non-perishable foods to the “We Can” campaign.

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from both schools will be working with partner agencies in their respective cities. In Galesburg, the beneficiary is Blessings in a Backpack, and all collections at this year’s contest between the two teams will support their program.

Students will be collecting donations at the gates of the Knosher Bowl, where the kick-off time is 1:00 pm. Non-perishable food items are welcome and will be distributed to the FISH Food Pantry to be used by Blessings in a Backpack in their ongoing effort to provide adequate, healthy, and nutritious meals to school-age children in Galesburg. In 2014, when the game is held at April Zorn Memorial Stadium in Monmouth, collections will help feed children through a program administered by the 1st Street Armoury.

Cash donations will also be accepted and a “Backpacks for Cash” event will be conducted during the game.

While the PA announcer shares information and facts about the Blessings in a Backpack program, students will dash through the fans soliciting donations for 162 seconds; this amount of time equals the number of students – and their families – who are currently served each week at Steele and Cooke schools in Galesburg through the delivery of backpacks stuffed with food. Plans are underway to expand into King and Nielson schools for the remainder of this school year, which will raise the number of students fed to 352.

At a cost of $80/year per child, there is no shortage of need – and 100% of cash donations will go directly to the cost of food in the program. Eventually Blessings in a Backpack hopes to serve all six Galesburg elementary schools. Your donations of non-perishable foods and cash can make a difference, and will help move us one step closer to ensuring that students do not go hungry at home.

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Knox Matchup

headshot_1_turkey  The Bronze Turkey

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1888.
  • This year’s game will be the 125th meeting.
  • Monmouth leads the series with 65 wins.
  • The last Knox victory came in 1998
  • Knox Preseason Ranking was 223rd
  • Knox ended last season ranked 116th  in total offense
  • Knox ended last season ranked 238th in total defense
  • Knox return 17 Starters (8 offense, 7 defense, 2 Specialists)

Knox Roster

Knox Statistics

Saturday’s Hourly Weather

 

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