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Pointers Dominate Britons 59-14

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The Pointers got rolling right away as they drove down field on the first possession of the game and running back Kyle Fuhrman scored from one yard out to put the Pointers on top 7-0.

The Pointer defense then got the next score as safety Joe Mleziva picked off a Briton pass and returned it 50 yards to the end zone putting the Pointers on top 14-0.

After stopping the Briton offense again the Pointers scored on a punt return as Albion muffed a punt and Peter Peterson returned the punt 45 yards to the endzone putting the Pointers up 21-0 after one quarter of play.

Albion scored with 10:02 remaining in the half to make the score 21-6, but the Pointers quickly answered scoring less than one minute later on a 69-yard pass from Jake Swank to Anthony Aker, putting the Pointers on top 28-6.

Fuhrman added another score, again from a yard out, to put the Pointers on top 35-6 with four minutes to go in the half.

The Britons scored on a 54-yard pass and converted a two point conversion and Pointer kicker Jered Fohrman added a 34-yard field goal before the half, as the Pointers entered the break leading the Britons 38-14.

In the second half the Pointers used strong running performances by Mike Griffin and Fuhrman to help expand their lead and run out the clock. Griffin and Fuhrman each scored second half touchdowns and Swank found Jared Jenkins for a touchdown pass as the Pointers outscored Albion by 21 in the second half.

Swank finished the day completing 14 of 24 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Pointer offense. Jenkins led the team with seven catches, and Aker led the team in receiving yards hauling in five passes for 110 yards.

The Pointer running game finished the day with 248 yards on the ground, led by Griffin who had 84 yards on the ground and Ingram finished the day with 82 yards. Fuhrman added 61 yards on the ground as the Pointers added 5.5 yards per carry.

The game was also the first known pink game by any NCAA football team, as Pointer players wore white jerseys with pink numbers in a game dedicated to cancer awareness. Player's jerseys were auctioned off after the game, as well as other prizes.

Former Green Bay Packer Bill Schroeder and former Pointer and Pittsburgh Steeler Clint Kriewaldt were in attendance signing autographs for fans during the game and all in all $20,400 was raised for cancer.

The Pointers return to action next week as they will travel to UW-Eau Claire to face off with the Bluegolds in the Pointers WIAC opener. Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m.

 

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