Football’s Historic Run Comes to End
Written by KWUStudentMedia on December 10, 2018
The Kansas Wesleyan University football team’s historic run has come to an end. The Coyotes 13-0 record ended in the NAIA National Semi-Finals to Benedictine College by a score of 43-21.
The Coyotes perfect 11-0 season was good enough to propel the team in the national tournament. The Coyotes opened up the postseason play with a visit from (9) Langston University where they wound up winning by a score 15-9. After falling behind 7-0, the Coyotes railed back on the brink of halftime thanks to a touchdown run from Demarco Prewitt. In the fourth quarter, Johnny Feauto connected with Charlie Simmons from 8 yards out, then the team connected on a two-point conversion to give the Yotes the 15-9.
The next week the Coyotes welcomed (15) Dickinson State University. The teams came to battle on the offensive side of the ball as both team put up over 400 yards of total offense. (DSU-431, KWU-495.) The Coyotes came out victorious on the day with a 43-40 victory. Johnny Feauto went 16-31 for 241 yards in the air and also added 64 yards on 13 carries. Demarco Prewitt ran for 195 yards on 31 attempts and scored three touchdowns.
This past weekend (7) Benedictine University traveled to the Graves Family Sporting Complex to battle the Coyotes in an all Kansas semifinal. The Ravens came into the contest with a 12-1, and showed why they deserved their spot in the penultimate game of the season. BU came out swinging and took a 13-0 lead over the Coyotes. Then it was Prewitt time. The Wesleyan running back scored the games next two touchdowns. The Ravens took the lead right before halftime to make the contest 20-14 in favor of the guests. Following halftime, the visitors came out swinging and 40-21 heading into the final quarter. After tacking on a field goal, the game ended with a score of 43-21 in favor of BU.
A numerous amount of conference records were broke this year including yards, points, first downs, wins, and playoff wins all in a single season.