Cobblers Earn First Win at Rushmore Bowl

The Cobblers’ football team earned their first victory of the season at the Rushmore Bowl.

By Sarah Thormahlen

Responsible for seven touchdowns in Friday night’s Rushmore bowl, junior tailback, Jeremy Weidmann led the Cobblers to a 54-27 victory over the Sturgis Scoopers. Rapid City’s annual Rushmore Bowl opened up Friday night when Rapid City Stevens took on the Watertown Arrows, and following right after Rapid City Central took on the Sturgis Scoopers.

The Cobblers took a quick lead when Weidmann scored on the first play catching a 56-yard touchdown pass from sophomore fullback Kohl Meisman. The Cobblers came into the game 0-2 looking to turn the season around. “After going 0-2 it’s easy for a team to start to turn on each other but we have stuck together,” says senior captain Tate Remmers. The Cobblers started this turnaround with a dominant performance against the Scoopers lead by Weidmann’s versatility with four rushing touchdowns, one passing, one receiving, and just to top it off a 98-yard kick return touchdown.

The Scoopers did not go down without a fight, scoring 20 points in the second half, but the effort wasn’t enough to overcome the impressive game by the Cobblers’ single wing offense. “The season for sure got off to a slow start but we hope to keep building on what we got started on Friday and carry that through the rest of the season,” says Remmers. The Cobbers will host the Brandon Valley Lynx this coming Friday at O’Harra Stadium.