Central (Iowa) Dutch

Overall record: 0-0 - Conference: 0-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/14 at Augustana L, 34-14
9/21 vs. Loras * • W, 17-7
9/28 at Upper Iowa * • W, 50-0
10/5 vs. Coe * • W, 21-20
10/12 vs. Simpson * • W, 21-7
10/19 at Dubuque * • W, 37-0
10/26 vs. Wartburg * • L, 14-0
11/2 at Buena Vista * • W, 28-14
11/9 vs. Cornell * • W, 48-0
11/16 at Luther * • W, 33-3
Overall record: 0-0 - Conference: 0-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/21 vs. Loras * • W, 17-7
9/28 at Upper Iowa * • W, 50-0
10/5 vs. Coe * • W, 21-20
10/12 vs. Simpson * • W, 21-7
10/19 at Dubuque * • W, 37-0
10/26 vs. Wartburg * • L, 14-0
11/2 at Buena Vista * • W, 28-14
11/9 vs. Cornell * • W, 48-0
11/16 at Luther * • W, 33-3
Coe 8-1 10-2
Wartburg 8-1 10-2
Central 8-1 8-2
Simpson 6-3 6-4
Loras 4-5 5-5
Cornell 3-6 4-6
Luther 3-6 4-6
Buena Vista 3-6 3-7
Dubuque 0-9 1-9

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 IIAC)
2015 (6-4, 4-3 IIAC)
2014 (8-2, 6-1 IIAC)
2013 (6-4, 4-3 IIAC)
2012 (5-5, 4-3 IIAC)
2011 (7-3, 6-2 IIAC)
2010 (8-2, 6-2 IIAC)
2009 (10-1, 8-0 IIAC)
2008 (6-4, 4-4 IIAC)
2007 (12-1, 8-0 IIAC)
2006 (10-1, 8-0 IIAC)
2005 (9-2, 7-1 IIAC)
2004 (6-4, 5-3 IIAC)
2003 (5-5, 3-5 IIAC)
2002 (8-2, 8-1 IIAC)
2001 (9-2, 8-1 IIAC)
2000 (12-1, 10-0 IIAC)
1999 (10-2, 9-1 IIAC)

Team Quick Facts



Coach: Rich Kacmarynski
Conference: IIAC
Enrollment: 1426
Location: Pella, IA
Colors: Red, White
Stadium: Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium (6000)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 22, 2016
Records tumble in wild 51-37 Central win over Wartburg
PELLA, Iowa — Rolling up 42 unanswered points in that first-half span propelled the Central...
October 15, 2016
Central air attack blows away Nebraska Wesleyan
LINCOLN, Nebraska — Opening up its record-setting passing attack on the Nebraska plains, the...
October 8, 2016
Central comeback foiled by Coe
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa--What was trending towards another dramatic comeback victory for the Central...
October 5, 2016
Central takes on another unbeaten foe
PELLA, Iowa — Another week, another Iowa Conference co-leader on the schedule for the Central...
October 1, 2016
Dubuque takes advantage of Central miscues in battle of unbeatens
PELLA, Iowa — Not even 503 yards of offense could trump six Central College turnovers as the...
September 27, 2016
Recruited from on campus
The way head coach Jeff McMartin summarized wide receiver Sam Markham’s journey to the Central...
September 24, 2016
Record day for Markham fuels Central comeback
DUBUQUE, Iowa — After giving up 304 first-half yards and trailing again late in the third...
September 17, 2016
Central moves to 3-0 with shutout of Buena Vista
PELLA, Iowa ? On a day in which Central College honored its iconic former football coach Ron...
September 10, 2016
42-point, 15-minute flurry lifts Central past Augustana 45-17
ROCK ISLAND, Ill.--Held to just a field goal in the first half Saturday after last week’s...
September 3, 2016
Franklin, Central knock off ranked foes
Franklin scored in the final minute to defeat No. 11 Thomas More, while Central traveled 1,500 miles...
November 14, 2015
Mistakes stymie Central as Dubuque claims title
DUBUQUE, Iowa — After a season of largely error-free football, Central College was hampered by...
November 7, 2015
31-point 2nd half powers Central past Buena Vista
PELLA, Iowa — Central College’s ground game sprang to life in a 31-point second half to...
October 31, 2015
Back-up QBs rally Central to 31-24 win at Simpson
INDIANOLA, Iowa--Injured starter Riley Gray had to stay on the sidelines so coach Jeff McMartin...
October 27, 2015
Central looking for offensive consistency
PELLA, Iowa — Consistency is high on the agenda for the Central College football team this...
October 24, 2015
Central gets key stops to secure win over Coe
PELLA, Iowa — Central College spent much of the afternoon on defense but got the stops that...
October 23, 2015
Central scrambling to climb back into league race
PELLA, Iowa--A pair of squads scrambling to climb back into a wild Iowa Conference race clash...
October 17, 2015
Loras outlasts Central in scorefest, 55-48
DUBUQUE, Iowa — The record books took a beating Saturday as the Central College football team...
October 13, 2015
Central braces for Loras air assault
PELLA, Iowa — A week after tackling the Iowa Conference’s most prolific running game,...
October 13, 2015
Central braces for Loras air assault
PELLA, Iowa — A week after tackling the Iowa Conference’s most prolific running game,...
October 10, 2015
24-point 2nd quarter powers Central to lopsided win
PELLA, Iowa --A 24-point second-quarter eruption powered the Central College football team to a...
October 3, 2015
No. 6 Wartburg outlasts young Central squad, 21-13
WAVERLY, Iowa — Central College dodged the knockout blow until the final minute before No. 6...
September 19, 2015
Central reserves shine in 65-0 victory at Maranatha Baptist
WATERTOWN, Wis. — Playing time was plentiful for Central College’s reserves in a 65-0...
September 12, 2015
Record pass play sparks Central OT comeback win at Monmouth
MONMOUTH, Ill. — Central College got the miracle it needed to win the football game it...
September 5, 2015
Benedictine holds off Central, 21-19
PELLA, Iowa — The Central College offense sprang to life but a fourth-quarter comeback...
July 20, 2015
Nebraska Wesleyan coming to IIAC
NWU hasn't played a Division III opponent in football since 2002 but will jump back in in full force...
March 4, 2015
Central tabs former Lakeland QB Maiuri as coordinator
PELLA, Iowa — Ryan Maiuri, a former standout Division III quarterback with coaching experience...
November 8, 2014
Central interception secures 32-25 win at Buena Vista
STORM LAKE, Iowa — Central College seemingly couldn’t get a stop in the second half but...
November 4, 2014
Central prepares to tackle high-powered Buena Vista offense
PELLA, Iowa--Central College’s final football road game in 2014 might also be its most...
November 1, 2014
Central stifles Simpson, 17-0
PELLA, Iowa--Simpson College had six drives reach the Central College football team’s...
October 25, 2014
Central overpowers Coe with 28-point second half
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A 28-point second half let Central College take command in a 45-28 Iowa...
October 18, 2014
Central goes airborne in 41-14 victory over Loras
PELLA, Iowa--Running back Josh Osborn topped the 100-yard rushing mark for the seventh straight...
October 11, 2014
Roundup: ODAC gets wacky, Centre rolls, Luther falls
Shenandoah jumped out big and held on vs. Guilford, while E&H won a battle of unbeatens, Nash...
October 11, 2014
Central hands Luther first loss, 47-7
DECORAH, Iowa—Central College found the best way to slow the powerful Luther College football...
September 20, 2014
Two TDs in 5 seconds, 37 1st-quarter points power Central
PELLA, Iowa — About the only thing lacking from Central College’s 65-12 football rout of...
September 13, 2014
Monmouth rallies past Central with big second half
PELLA, Iowa--After scoring touchdowns on its first three possessions, the lights went out on the...
September 12, 2014
Central ready for prime time--first home night game in 38 years
PELLA, Iowa--Central College will play its first home night game at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium--...
September 6, 2014
Big-play defense lifts Central past Benedictine
LISLE, Ill. — The Central College football team was in need of a big play and the Dutch...
August 25, 2014
Veteran offense, large freshman class fuel Central season enthusiasm
PELLA, Iowa--Experience in some key areas is lacking but there’s no void in enthusiasm for the...
November 16, 2013
Osborn-fueled Central knocks off Coe
PELLA, Iowa — Searching for offense in a wind-swept finale Saturday, the Central College...
November 16, 2013
Osborn-fueled Central knocks off Coe
PELLA, Iowa — Searching for offense in a wind-swept finale Saturday, the Central College...
November 9, 2013
Field goal lets Wartburg escape Central, 16-14
WAVERLY, Iowa— A stifling defensive effort by the Central College football team threatened to...
November 2, 2013
Central siblings fuel win at Loras
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Scoring on five of its first six possessions, the Central College football...
October 26, 2013
Central blocks Luther bid, 22-12
PELLA, Iowa--Three more blocked kicks along with three Luther College fumbles gave the Central...
October 19, 2013
Blocked! Big play seals comeback Central football win
PELLA, Iowa--Buena Vista was inches away from a go-ahead score in the final two minutes but instead...
October 15, 2013
Central eyes turnaround
PELLA, Iowa — It’s not often that a 0-5 squad is referred to as dangerous, but that&rsqu...
October 12, 2013
Central stalls at Simpson, 14-10
INDIANOLA, Iowa — The defenses were dominant and the Central College football team found the...
October 7, 2013
Central looks for first league win
PELLA, Iowa —The intensity will be dialed up a bit more Saturday as the Central College...
October 5, 2013
Turnovers undo Dutch at Dubuque, 23-21
DUBUQUE, Iowa — A 3-0 advantage in turnovers translated to a 23-21victory for the University...
September 30, 2013
Central opens league slate on the road
PELLA, Iowa — If the Central College football team is going to be a factor in what looks to be...
September 28, 2013
Osborn, Central run past Albion in the rain, 31-6
PELLA, Iowa--It was a day made for running and Central College’s Josh Osborn ran like never...
September 14, 2013
Eiseler powers Central past Augustana, 38-13
ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—Quarterback Aaron Eiseler completed nine of his first 10 passes as the...
September 7, 2013
No. 12 Wis.-Oshkosh escapes Central, 24-20
PELLA, Iowa--A much-improved Central College football team threw a huge scare into No. 12 Wis.-Oshko...
September 7, 2013
No. 12 Wis.-Oshkosh escapes Central, 24-20
PELLA, Iowa--A much-improved Central College football team threw a huge scare into No. 12 Wis.-Oshko...
September 3, 2013
Central tackles ranked foe in football opener
PELLA, Iowa — It won’t take long for the Central College football team to measure its...
August 28, 2013
With 15 returning starters, Central eyes football climb
PELLA, Iowa--Central returns 15 starters and coach Jeff McMartin is hoping more experience translate...
November 10, 2012
Central loses early momentum in season finale, but future bright
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa--Stymied after gaining some early momentum, the Central College football team was...
November 3, 2012
Central holds on in final minute to knock off Wartburg, 31-28
PELLA, Iowa — In a game of wild momentum shifts, the final swing went Central College’s...
October 27, 2012
Big second quarter sparks Central, 27-10
PELLA, Iowa — A pair of pivotal plays fueled a 17-point second quarter and the Central College...
October 17, 2012
Central hoping for faster start at Luther
PELLA, Iowa—Finding the end zone early will be a point of emphasis Saturday as Central College...
October 6, 2012
Late flurry not enough for Central
PELLA, Iowa — The offense sprang to life in the final 19 minutes but the Central College...
September 29, 2012
94-yard interception return lets Central knock off Dubuque
PELLA, Iowa — A Central College defense that had to endure 100 plays on a warm fall afternoon...
September 22, 2012
Central outgains Albion but tumbles, 35-16
ALBION, Mich. — Coach Jeff McMartin has long believed that statistics often don’t tell...
September 8, 2012
Central grinds out win over Augustana
PELLA, Iowa--Central College pounded on the door for three quarters before finally breaking through...
September 1, 2012
Central staggered by Wis.-Oshkosh first-half firepower
OSHKOSH, Wis.— Staggered by a record-setting 41-point first half and trailing Wis.-Oshkosh...
April 1, 2012
Central hires football assistants from Mary Hardin-Baylor, Anderson
PELLA, Iowa--Central College has named Mary Hardin-Baylor graduate Carl Coleman and former Dutch...
December 28, 2011
Former Central player to officiate BCS title game
For just a moment on the evening of Jan. 9, Brad Van Vark will allow himself to think about the fact...
November 12, 2011
Snead, Central run over Simpson, 37-14
INDIANOLA, Iowa — It was the final game of a record-breaking career for quarterback Nate Snead...
October 29, 2011
Time runs out on Central in 20-13 loss at Wartburg
WAVERLY — Just 3 more yards. The Central College football team drove 64 yards on its final...
October 22, 2011
Central run game, pass rush overpower Cornell
PELLA, Iowa — Central College rolled up 529 yards, including 340 yards and six touchdowns on...
October 17, 2011
Central looks to complete undefeated home slate
PELLA, Iowa--Central College will seek to clinch its 50th winning football season since 1960 when...
October 15, 2011
Snead sets passing mark as Central rolls, 70-7
DUBUQUE, Iowa--Already the top rushing quarterback in Central College football history, Nate Snead...
October 13, 2011
Central still searching for first road win
PELLA, Iowa--Still in search of its first 2011 road win, the Central College football team must play...
October 8, 2011
Down 30-14, Central rallies for 33-30 win over Buena Vista
PELLA, Iowa — The Dutch found a way. As 25-mph winds whipped through Ron and Joyce Schipper...
October 4, 2011
Central looks to build on momentum against Buena Vista
PELLA, Iowa — Hoping it has sparked a season resurgence, the Central College football team...
October 1, 2011
Central outlasts Coe in 38-35 shootout
PELLA, Iowa--In a game that featured more than 1,000 yards of offense, a pair of determined...
September 29, 2011
Central looks to bounce back in Iowa Conference race
PELLA, Iowa — Whatever questions arose out of a deflating road defeat must be answered quickly...
September 24, 2011
Dubuque gains early edge in Iowa Conference with win over Central
DUBUQUE, Iowa — The University of Dubuque gained an early advantage in the Iowa Conference...
September 19, 2011
Central tries to slow high-powered Dubuque
PELLA, Iowa — All signs point to a fierce challenge when the Central College football team...
September 17, 2011
Second-half outburst powers Central past Luther
PELLA, Iowa — Erupting for four touchdowns in a 13-minute span, the Central College football...
September 13, 2011
Central home for Iowa Conference opener with Luther
PELLA, Iowa — The same kind of improvement the Central College football team showed last week...
September 10, 2011
Central holds off Augustana for first season win, 31-23
PELLA, Iowa--Central College yielded 416 yards but it was defense that helped preserve a 31-23...
September 5, 2011
Central, Augustana, look for first football win
PELLA —Two tradition-drenched football programs find themselves in the unusual position of...
September 3, 2011
Turnovers foil Central comeback, 31-28
OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Central College football team needed a do-over on the first 5 minutes of...
August 29, 2011
Central opens campaign in Wisconsin
PELLA — Eleven new starters will help the Central College football team open the season...
January 28, 2011
Central's Weir an athletic trainer in the Super Bowl for Packers
PELLA, Iowa--Central College's Nate Weir, a former soccer player, will travel to the Super Bowl as...
November 6, 2010
Central football title hopes slip away
There were opportunities for Central College to nail down a share of an Iowa Conference title but...
November 1, 2010
Central faces league leader in regular-season finale
PELLA, Iowa—The assignment is simple but the challenge is huge as the Central College football...
October 30, 2010
Snead brothers' connection fuels Central win
STORM LAKE, Iowa—Central College’s Nate Snead hooked up with brother Jeremy Snead on...
October 25, 2010
Central in need of road win at Buena Vista
PELLA—For the Central College football team to have a shot at another Iowa Conference title,...
October 23, 2010
Central defense sacks Loras, 27-6
PELLA, Iowa—It was a day for defense as the Central College football team racked up a record 11...
October 20, 2010
Central fights to stay in conference race
PELLA, Iowa—Still holding its ground in the Iowa Conference race, the Central College football...
October 16, 2010
Wood, Central sprint past Luther, 45-26
DECORAH, Iowa—Running back Kyle Wood is already an all-American sprinter for the Central...
October 12, 2010
QBs are key for Central, Luther
PELLA—Two of the Iowa Conference’s top dual-threat quarterbacks will be on display...
October 9, 2010
Central wins game, Santon gains bride
PELLA, Iowa—Another stout defensive effort let the Central College football team come away with...
October 5, 2010
Central looking for consistency in homecoming clash
PELLA, Iowa--Consistency is the focus for the Central College football team as it prepares for its...
October 2, 2010
Central rebounds with shutout at Cornell, 52-0
MOUNT VERNON—Challenged after a day of disappointment, the Central College football team...
September 25, 2010
Coe, UMHB, North Central beat ranked foes
Coe rallied at home, while North Central pulled away and Mount Union and Ohio Northern cruised. More...
September 25, 2010
Coe blanks Central in second half to win battle of ranked teams
No. 9 Coe College scored 17 unanswered second-half points to top No. 7 Central College for the first...
September 24, 2010
Triple Take
There's a bunch of big games here in Week 4. How do our panel of experts think they'll go? Predictio...
September 21, 2010
Central, Coe in top-10 tussle
PELLA, Iowa—For one of the few, if not only, times in Iowa Conference football history, two...
September 18, 2010
Central storms past Dubuque, 34-8
PELLA—The game was ended by lightning but not before the No. 7 Central College football team...
September 15, 2010
Central opens league slate
The Univ. of Dubuque is Central College’s Iowa Conference season-opening football opponent...
September 4, 2010
Central 34, UW-Oshkosh 28
It’s a new season but the Central College football team is already displaying a familiar trait,...
September 29, 2009
'Polk boys' have Central rolling
For four players at Central, the journey took them to four separate schools before bringing them...
October 25, 2007
Central's nervous system can't be rattled
From far away, the things taking place in and around Pella, Iowa, seem to border on the absurd.
October 25, 2006
A playoff run through Iowa
About once a season, Keith McMillan hits the road and files a column about what it's like in a...
September 9, 2005
When your QB's a newbie
When it comes to quarterback, few teams are fortunate enough to have a star like Brett Elliott...
December 1, 2000
The story behind the Miracle in the Mud
We've all seen the video and heard the play-by-play of the end of the Linfield/Central game. Now...
November 25, 2000
'Miracle in the Mud' keeps Central alive in playoffs
A classic battle of unbeaten Division III football heavyweights ended with Central stunning Linfield...
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