Football: Singer helps Serpents score first victory in franchise history
WILTON, N.D.--Quarterback James Singer scored three touchdowns to lead the Central Lakes Serpents past the Bismarck Wolves 24-14 in a Midwest Premier Football League West Division game Saturday, June 30.
WILTON, N.D.-Quarterback James Singer scored three touchdowns to lead the Central Lakes Serpents past the Bismarck Wolves 24-14 in a Midwest Premier Football League West Division game Saturday, June 30.
It was the initial victory in franchise history for the first-year Serpents who lost by forfeit June 23 to the Minot, N.D., Oilers.
"Even after the long drive, the guys got out and said 'We're ready to play, we're ready to get the win,'" Serpents coach Michael Grosskreutz said. "We put the first six points on the board and after that it was no looking back."
Singer, who also plays safety, intercepted a pass and returned it 85 yards for a TD. He also ran 35 yards for a score and returned a punt for a TD.
Nathan Yezek provided the Serpents' other TD on a 40-yard pass reception.
Defensively, the Serpents forced six total turnovers and Roy Banks registered three sacks. Also intercepting passes were Hunter Stanton, Delvon Bell and Anthony Robinson. In addition, the Serpents (1-7) recovered two fumbles.
Following a bye Saturday, July 7, the Serpents, who will walk in Brainerd's Fourth of July parade, play their final home game of the season 3 p.m. July 14 against the Tri City North Stars at Harvey Shew Field at Franklin Arts Center.