User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


72° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB (8:07 PM)
San Francisco
Pittsburgh
NHL (7:00 PM)
Washington
Buffalo
NHL (7:00 PM)
Carolina
Columbus
NHL (7:30 PM)
Pittsburgh
Detroit
NHL (8:30 PM)
Montreal
Chicago
NHL (9:00 PM)
Arizona
Edmonton
Updated: Oct 1, 2014 3:34PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

CFB: Sioux Falls Prepares For Season Opener

September 3, 2014, 10:45 PM by Travis Fossing

CFB: Sioux Falls Prepares For Season Opener
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A four-time NAIA champion, the University of Sioux Falls football program is eager to contend in the NSIC and division II.  The Cougars posted their 20th consecutive winning season last fall, but another six-win season isn't going to suffice.

The USF football team has lofty expectations, but the goal is to finish 1-0 every week.

"If you're not 1-0 the first week, your playoff hopes are almost diminished right off the bat.  So, our focus is on Minot only, and that's what we're going to prepare for because we've got to be better than what we were last year," head coach Jed Stugart said.

"We're just looking to be 1-0, 1-0 every game.  We're looking to excel as an offense and excel as a team…pretty much win the day.  Just beat whoever comes our way and just go 1-0 every week.  Go game-by-game and just have fun with it," senior running back Nephi Garcia said.

A year ago, Sioux Falls lost three games by a touchdown or less.   This fall, the Cougars are counting on their new-look defense to close the gap, and help put them among the NSIC's elite.

"The foundation, and the fact that these guys have bought into a system and they're playing together, they're playing with enthusiasm defensively.  We've getting turnovers in practice.  Creating those things, and that's the thing we have to emphasize, and so, I'm like the direction we're heading," Stugart said.

"The entire off-season, and all of camp so far, they've just been energy all the time, doing great things and listening to their coaches.  Just discipline, that's how I'd describe our defense.   Discipline and energy, and they're bringing it every day, and that's awesome," sophomore wide receiver Josh Angulo said.

As a whole, the Cougars enter the season with high hopes, and no excuses.

"We can sit and talk about adversity and the injuries and everything we overcame last year, but the reality is we were 6-5, and that's not good enough, especially for here," Stugart said.

"We've got too much experience and too much leadership on this team to let something slip through the cracks like that, so we're going to be ready for everything that crosses us," Angulo said.

"There were a lot of times last year when we self-destructed.  It wasn't that we really lost to our opponent, but we lost to ourselves.  I think that's going to be the difference this year, if we can come together as a team and overcome the adversity that we face," sophomore quarterback Luke Papilion said.

USF opens the season against Minot State on Saturday at Bob Young Field.  Kickoff is scheduled for noon.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View sports

You may also like

Friday Night Scoreboard

9/26/2014 11:01 PM

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Full Story
Gardenhire Fired By Minnesota Twins

9/29/2014 12:18 PM

The Minnesota Twins are looking for a new manager.  

Full Story
KELO/KBHB/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Poll: Sept. 29

9/29/2014 12:00 AM

Follow @KELOSports on Twitter throughout the season. Here are the September 29th rankings from KELOLAND Sports, KBHB Radio, and Yankton Press & D...

Full Story
Stewart Unsure If He'll Race Sprint Cars Again

9/26/2014 11:58 AM

Tony Stewart found no greater joy than escaping his everyday life and climbing behind the wheel of a sprint car.

Full Story
Friday Night Football Photo Gallery

9/26/2014 5:27 PM

It's week 5 of the high school football season in KELOLAND.

Full Story


Events