Football: Raiders win; Knights, Oles lose.

ole-footabll The St. Olaf Oles lost a heart-breaker last Saturday, dropping a close one 30-29 to the number three ranked Johnnies of St. Johns.  Both teams were 5-0 coming into the game...

Mike Patnode scored twice, including the game-winning 3-yard touchdown with 11:15 left as No. 3/4 Saint John's University outlasted No. 14/18 St. Olaf 30-29 on Saturday at Clemens Stadium.

The Northfield Raiders beat Red Wing 21-7 in their final regular season home game:

About the only thing the Raiders didn't do right in the first half was score more than three times. Northfield built a 21-0 lead at the half and squandered three other scoring chances as the Raiders out-gained Red Wing 242-43, including a 132 yards on the ground. Cody Schmidt racked up 124 of those yards over the first 24 minutes.

Carleton's Knights didn't rebound from a tough loss last week as they lost their homecoming game to St. Thomas 19-7:

Unfortunately a total of six turnovers by the Knights (2-3, 0-3 MIAC) meant the Carleton defense spent the majority of the game on the field. Fortunately, the Tommies could only manage to turn those extra possessions into six points. It did mean, however, that St. Thomas (1-4, 1-2 MIAC) owned a 13-minute advantage in time of possession.

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More Florida Ringers Needed

Another couple of Florida ringers and St Olaf will finally be able to take St John's.

Mister Anonymous

I'm really getting tired of these anonymous comments about St. Olaf football (I am referring to the comment above and comments in the previous football story). And do you know what's really funny? I don't give a hoot about football (but -- full disclosure -- I work at St. Olaf).

Please, Herr Anonymous, read this:

You see, there are people in the world that like to play football and actually learn at the same time. But in some parts of this country that isn't such a popular combination, so some of those folks have decided to give St. Olaf a try.

Are they "ringers," which the dictionary defines as "fraudulent substitutes"? No. They're good students who play football well and who decided to come way up north to get a pretty darn good education.

Next time, please match your name up with your mouth.

Re:Herr Anonymous

I have to agree with above comment. So St Olaf recruited. I bet a few other schools recruit also. Some better then others!!


I've noticed a name can be placed in the "your name:" box and it will still show up as an anonymous poster. For example, I congratulated David on his position and work, and it showed as "anonymous."

Just so you know.

Holly Cairns