Year-By-Year: 1970 - 1979
In 1976, Bob ford (35) and Randy Hagen (14) prepare to block for teammate Craig Weber. (NSU Beulah Williams Library Archive Photo / October 5, 2012)
W…South Dakota Tech…23-6
At Russellville, Ark.
Coach: Jim Kretchman.
Of interest: South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference champions.
With a starter (Vaughan Kary) out with an injury, Northern used 12 running backs in its 45-0 win over South Dakota Tech in Rapid City. Top runners for the Wolves were Rich Larson, Jeree Meyers, John Brown, Roger Day, Steve Schulte and Richard Artis.
Northern went 6-0 in the conference, outscoring league opponents 259-41 with three shutouts.
Northern State took a 14-0 lead at halftime of Huron College’s homecoming game, only to see Huron rally to tie the score. Then the Wolves unleashed fullback John Brown, who led his team to successive drives of 75, 34 — now-NSU women’s basketball coach Curt Fredrickson recovered a fumble to set up that drive — and 67 yards for three touchdowns and a 35-21 win.
PLAYERS: Vern Jark, Aberdeen; Rich Andrzejewski, Arlington; Lenny Evangelisto, Warner; Steve Graf, Milbank; Pat Murphy, Watertown; Bruce Lundie, Watertown; Rod Kutter, Hecla; Curt Fredrickson, Aberdeen; Roger Day, Highmore; Wayne Geary, Conde; Jeree Meyers, Aberdeen; Rich Artis, Beaumont, Texas; Mike Berg, Dell Rapids; Randy Sutton, Clark; John Brown, Brandon; Rich Larson, Webster; Gary Call, Aberdeen;
Greg Saunders, Groton; Vaughn Kary, Eureka; Tim Hofer, Hitchcock; Tim Tracy, Waubay; Steve Schulte, Aberdeen; Dwight Hossle, Winner; Jim Parker, Hazel; Alan Armstrong, Ashton; Mark Murphy, Huron; Paul Murray, Selby; Howard Taylor, Warner; Henry Wiedrich, Roscoe; Leon Breske, Roslyn; Kevin Carson, Langford; Mark Shannon, Aberdeen; Larry Cannell, Johnstown, N.Y.; Bill Wilkinson, DeSmet; Larry Akkerman, DeSmet;
Troy Brown, Highmore; Joe Kramer, McLaughlin; Carlton Hupke, Langford; Bruce Olson, Aberdeen; Jim Holderby, Lake Andes; Steve Ewer, Aberdeen; Leo Schroeder, Winner; Tom Thorpe, Leola; Tom Steiner, Eden; Rod Schrank, Corsica; Rob Tobin, Gettysburg; Jack Hurley, Milbank;
Ed Wilkinson, DeSmet; Roger Konrady, Watertown; Randy Nelson, Brandon Valley; Gary Kruse, Alcester; Tim McMahon, Miller; Dennis Dietterle, Mobridge; Russ Kornder, Delmont; Bruce Tucker, Huron; Rick Carlson, Big Stone City; Steve Hanson, Clear Lake; Gerry Tomek, Aberdeen; Jerry McPartland, Conde; Mike Wengler, Fredricktown Mo.