• September 14, 2019
    PELLA, Iowa--Central College erupted for 28 second-quarter points for a come-from-behind 45-19 victory over DePauw University (Ind.).
  • Another out-of-state foe visits Central
    September 12, 2019
    PELLA, Iowa—It’s a season opener for the second week in a row as the Central College football team must prepare for a DePauw University’s (Ind.) squad playing its first game in 2019.
  • Record Hawkins air assault powers Central
    September 07, 2019
    PELLA, Iowa--Blaine Hawkins fired a school-record six touchdown passes in Central College's season-opening 42-12 victory over Northwestern-St. Paul (Minn.) Saturday.
  • Central opens home-heavy schedule against Northwestern-St. Paul
    September 06, 2019
    PELLA, Iowa—After a narrow miss of an American Rivers Conference title last fall, a Central College football team that’s light with seniors but heavy on experience and home games opens the 2019 campaign Saturday with a second-ever meeting against the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (Minn.)
  • 2 seconds left, Alberts FG gives Central comeback win
    November 10, 2018
    DUBUQUE, Iowa—It was a season-defining second half for the Central College football team, which erased an early 17-point deficit and pulled off a 37-34 victory at Loras College Saturday on an 18-yard Jon Alberts (junior, Huntley, Ill.) field goal with :02 left.
  • Central eyes eight-win season
    November 07, 2018
    PELLA, Iowa—Bidding for its third eight-win season in five years, the Central College football team closes the year at Loras College Saturday.
  • Central comeback bid cut short in overtime
    October 27, 2018
    PELLA, Iowa—A bid for another dramatic victory was cut short on an overtime interception as the injury-hampered Central College football team stumbled against Coe College 27-24 Saturday.
  • Central looks to retain league lead
    October 23, 2018
    PELLA, Iowa—An 11-game winning streak is history but there are still some lofty goals in reach for the Central College football team this season, which continues with a key American Rivers Conference game with Coe College Saturday
  • Central still in first after suffering first loss at Wartburg
    October 20, 2018
    WAVERLY, Iowa—What started as an uphill climb seemed to grow only steeper for the Central College football team Saturday in its first loss, a 47-20 stumble at Wartburg College.
  • Another first-place challenge for Central Saturday at preseason favorite Wartburg
    October 16, 2018
    PELLA, Iowa—Central College can take control or create chaos in the American Rivers Conference football race when it tackles preseason favorite Wartburg College at Waverly Saturday.
  • Roundup: Earlham's streak reaches record proportions
    October 13, 2018
    Earlham tied the Division III record with its 50th consecutive loss. Salisbury held off Montclair State in a battle of unranked-but-undefeated NJAC teams while Central won a nailbiter over Simpson in the ARC. Centre, too, stayed in its SAA title hunt.
  • Last-minute strike gives Central first-place win over Simpson
    October 13, 2018
    Overcoming a physical Simpson College defense and a series of self-inflicted maladies, the Central College football team got a 15-yard TD pass to Ross Norem with just 21 seconds left for a come-from-behind 17-16 victory and sole possession of first place in the American Rivers Conference.
  • Central, Groezinger grind out road win
    October 06, 2018
    LINCOLN, Neb.— Central College had to absorb some heavy blows but emerged with a 35-29 football road victory over Nebraska Wesleyan Saturday to remain unbeaten.
  • Hawkins sets completion percentage mark to lift Central
    September 29, 2018
    PELLA, Iowa—There was lightning in the skies and on the field as the Central College football team capitalized on quick strikes for a 62-20 homecoming romp past Buena Vista University Saturday.
  • Fast-starting Central brings successful road show back home
    September 28, 2018
    PELLA, Iowa—It’s bidding for its fastest start since 2009, but the Central College football team is retaining its laser-like focus on the game ahead, according to coach Jeff McMartin. And that contest is Saturday’s homecoming tilt against Buena Vista University (1-3 overall, 0-2 American Rivers Conference) at 1 p.m. at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium.
  • Defensive stops spark Central road win
    September 22, 2018
    DUBUQUE, Iowa—Central College scored five touchdowns but it was a pair of late second-quarter defensive stands that were the game-turners in a 35-14 Dutch football win at the University of Dubuque Saturday.
  • Hawkins record air assault powers Central past Luther
    September 15, 2018
    PELLA, Iowa--Quarterback Blaine Hawkins needed just a half to toss a school-record-tying five touchdown passes as the Dutch (3-0) struck hard and fast in overwhelming Luther College (0-3) Saturday 63-14 in an American Rivers Conference opener.
  • Central home debut after pair of big road wins
    September 11, 2018
    PELLA, Iowa—And, finally, a home game after a rousing start on the road for the Central College football team. The 2-0 Dutch make their Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium debut in the America Rivers Conference opener with Luther College (0-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday.
  • Central defense denies DePauw in the rain
    September 08, 2018
    GREENCASTLE, Ind.— Three times in the fourth quarter DePauw University (Ind.) challenged the Central College football defense on fourth down Saturday and three times the Dutch answered to preserve a rain-soaked 16-10 come-from-behind triumph.
  • Memorable night in Austria for Central in down-to-the-wire setback
    May 25, 2018
    INNSBRUCK, Austria—Quarterback Blaine Hawkins (freshman, Ankeny) guided the Central College football team to the red zone but the Dutch ran out of time in a 31-26 exhibition loss to the Swarco Raiders Tirol, a top Austrian club team Friday night.
  • Former Central all-American to officiate football title game in Atlanta
    December 22, 2017
    PELLA, Iowa — Former Central College all-American defensive lineman Mike Stumberg ’89 will serve on the officiating crew for the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta Jan. 8.
  • Late-season surge gives Central second place in Iowa Conference
    November 11, 2017
    PELLA, Iowa—Finishing with a flourish, Central College saved its best football for the stretch run, punctuated by a decisive season-ending 38-21 victory over the University of Dubuque to secure a second-place Iowa Conference finish.
  • Central pulls off last-second escape at Luther
    November 04, 2017
    DECORAH, Iowa — On a game-deciding drive where everything seemed to go Luther College’s way, the Central College football team was down to hoping for a break. It got it. Luther’s 26-yard field goal try with 2 seconds remaining sailed wide and the Dutch escaped with a 23-21 comeback victory Saturday.
  • Central, Luther in second-place Iowa Conference tussle
    November 01, 2017
    PELLA, Iowa—Seeking to take sole possession of second place in the Iowa Conference, the Central College football team must take on the league’s most improved club at Luther College Saturday.
  • Central's Hawkins passes for 5 TDs, runs for 2 more in 69-24 rout
    October 28, 2017
    PELLA, Iowa—Central College scored on its first two plays from scrimmage and freshman quarterback Blaine Hawkins rolled up a school-record 498 yards total offense in a 69-24 Iowa Conference football rout of Loras College Saturday.
  • Three second-half picks preserve Central road win
    October 14, 2017
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa— A big-play Central College defense delivered when it counted, preserving a 30-19 Iowa Conference football road victory at Coe College with three second-half interceptions Saturday.
  • 1st-place Wartburg outmuscles Central, 44-20
    October 07, 2017
    PELLA, Iowa—Fueled by a powerful ground game, undefeated Wartburg College outmuscled the Central College football team Saturday, 44-20.
  • Central braces for undefeated league co-leaders
    October 06, 2017
    PELLA, Iowa—While there are encouraging signs on both sides of the football, Central College faces one of its biggest hurdles this week against a squad that's making a determined run at an Iowa Conference title.
  • Goal-line stop turns tide for Central
    September 30, 2017
    INDIANOLA, Iowa—For those who believe in momentum swings, look no further than the 1-yard line late in the third quarter of the Central College football team's 35-17 triumph at Simpson College Saturday.
  • Freshman QB to make starting debut for Central
    September 27, 2017
    PELLA, Iowa--A freshman quarterback will try to generate more of the Central College football team’s newly discovered offensive spark when it travels to Simpson College Saturday.
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