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1998 MIAC Fooball Preview Book 8/14/98
The following material was prepared for the MIAC Pre-Season Football Press Conference August 14,1998. More current information can often be found on most team's Home Pages.

Team Information
 | Augsburg | Bethel | Carleton | Concordia | Gustavus | Hamline | Macalaster | St. John's | St. Olaf | St. Thomas |

1998 Bethel Football Preview Information
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College Info
General Information:
School: Bethel College
Founded: 1947
Location: St. Paul, MN
Enrollment: 2,500
President: Dr. George Brushaber
Athletic Director: Dr. Dave Kiostreich
Team Nickname: Royals
Colors: Blue and Gold
Stadium(capacity): Armstrong Stadium (3,500)
Press Box phone:  651-6386116

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Football Staff

Head Coach: Steve Johnson
Alma Mater/year of grad.: Bethel l979
Starting 10th season.
Record with current school: 51-37-1
All-Time RecordlYrs.: 51-37-1

Coach's phone/best time to call: 651-638-6398/ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Assistants/Position:
Thris Meidt/0ff. Coord.,
Mike Plinske/Def. Coord.,
Greg Peterson/WR,
Trent Anderson/RB,
George Papinchuk/TEs and Tackles,
Scott Hisken/DE,
Charlie Appel/Wr,
Don Roherts/DT,
Gerhard Meidt/DB
 
 

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Sports Information
Sports Inforination:
S.I.D.: Greg Peterson
Office Phone: 651-638-6394
Home Phone: 612-494-9239
Fax: 651-635-8645
Email Address: g-peterson2@bethel.edu
Website: http://www.bethel.edu/Athletics/Sprtmain.html
 

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 1997 Game-by Game Results

 Date Opponent Result
 9/6 Trinity International W 32-30
 9/13 Hamline w 39-10
 9/20 Carleton w 62-14
 9/27 Gustavus  L 21-31
 10/4 Concordia L 1~22
 10/11 Maca1ester w 350
 10/18 St. Olaf W 52-10
 10/25 Univ. of St. Thomas W 33-27
 11/1 St. John's University L 1~17
 11/7 Augsburg L 22-56
 

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1998  Schedule
Date  Opponent Site Time
 9/12 Trinity International Away 1:30 - | Game Stats |
 9/19 Concordia iHome1:00
 9/26 Hamline Away 1:00
 10/3 St. Olaf Home 1:00
 10/10 St. Jonn's Away 1:00
 10/17 Gustavus  Home 1:00
 10/24 Macalester Away 1:00 -
 10/31 Univ. of St. Thomas Home 1:00
 11/7 Augsburg Away1:00 -
 11/13 Carleton   Metrrodome 8:00
 
 

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Player & Team Information
1997 Overall Record:  6-4
1997 Conference Record/Place: 5-4/Tie Fourth
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 49 /12
Starters Returning/Lost: Offense: 5/6  Defense: 5/6  Punt-PK: 2/0
 
 

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Returning Starters (Pos.. year. ht.. wt. misc. notes:
TE Hokan Bergtson, Sr. ,6-2, 217 (17 rec., 190 yards)
WR Jeremy Belisle, Jr.,6-3, 203 (Al1-MIAC, 57 rec.)
WR-Eric Runyan, Sr., 6-1, 190 (41 rec., 523 yards)
RB Dave Dickman, Jr., 5-11, 192 (646 yards, 5 TD)
OT Chico Rowland, Jr., 6-3, 265
LB Ben Geisler, Sr., 6-1, 207 (84 tackles, 6.5 sacks)
DT Aaron Ferrier, Sr., 6-0, 235
DB KirkMidthun, Jr., 6-0, 202 (All-MIAC)
DB Aaron Redman, Sr., 5-l1, 185
DB Ryan Oarlson, Sr.  5-l0  180
DB Kris Collins, So., 6-0, 195
K-Seth Olson So.  6-3 210
 

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Key Newcomers (Pos.. YR. hometown/HS/IC/last school at: notes):
 

LB Json Holin1 Fr., Northfield/Northfield H.S. (All-State)
DB Hans Bengtson, Fr., Northfield/Northfield H.S.
 RB Scott Ylkanen, Fr., Shoreviewi ~unds View H.S.
 
 
 

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Key Losses (Pos.. ht.. wt.. reason absent (grad/transfer/injury/misc.): notes):
QB Matt Lundee,graduation, two time all-MIAC, School record holder
OG Chad Richards-graduation, two time all-MIAC,
DE Dave Johnson, graduation, all-MIAC,
FB Andy Linn
UF Chris Kluttz

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Season Outlook and Notes:
1998 Bethel Football Preview

The 1998 Bethel Royal football team will look to many players to
contribute, unlike past years when running back Jeremy Tvedt and
quarterback Matt Lundeen were able to almost single handedly lead the team.
The Royals have a quality group of seniors which will provide great
leadership on and off the field.

On offense, Bethel will be looking to replace school record holder and
All-MIAC quarterback Matt Lundeen. Sophomores Joe Persuitti (Shoreview, MN)
and Bart Becker (Conrad, MT), a transfer from Western Montana University
are the top two candidates to lead the offense.  The Royals have perhaps
the top receiving corp in the conference, led by two All-MIAC players,
senior Eric Runyan (Verndale, MN), and junior  Jeremy Belisle (Big Lake,
MN). Sophomores Eric Carlson (Wadena, MN) and Ben Matthews (Milaca, MN) add
to the group of receivers who are all big, strong, and fast. Senior tight
end Hokan Bengtston (Northfield, MN) will begin his third year as a starter
and also handles the punting duties. The rushing yardage will come from a
variety of sources for the Royals, with  junior Dave Dickman (Black River
Falls, WI) and sophomore Josh Savageau (Blaine, MN) getting a majority of
the carries. The offensive line will be bigger and stronger than last year,
but not as experienced. Juniors  Chico Rowland (Minneapolis, MN) and Eric
Swan (Oak Grove, IL) will anchor the offensive unit up front.

Defensively, the Royals return six starters, led by senior linebacker Ben
Geisler (Blaine, MN). Junior Josh Schleuter (Hutchinson, MN) gained
valuable experience last year. He received valuable playing time as the
year went on as the middle linebacker. The front four will have big and
strong players, but will be inexperienced. Juniors Pete Mellema (Willmar,
MN) and Luke Carlson (St. Paul, MN), and sophomore Dan Porta (Eden Prairie,
MN) will be looked upon to contribute from the defensive end position.
Senior Aaron Ferrier (Lapeer, MI) is a returning starter at defensive
tackle. In the defensive backfield, Bethel returns many players that earned
experience last year, senior cornerbacks Aaron Redman (Plymouth, MN ) and
Ryan Carlson (Wadena, MN) will be joined by sophomore Kris Collins
(Alexandria, MN). All three started games last year. Junior All-MIAC safety
Kirk Midthun (Dodge Center, MN) returns for his third year of calling the
signals for the defensive backs.
 
 

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See also  Their Roster on their home page

9/13 roster
                     # Name                      Pos   Ht   Wt  Cl Hometown (High School)
                    -- ------------------------- ----- ---- --- -- ----------------------------------------
                     1 Scott Ylkanen             IB    5-6  157 Fr Shoreview, MN (Mounds View HS)
                     2 Ben Geisler               LB    6-1  201 Sr Coon Rapids, MN (Blaine HS)
                     3 Ben Matthews              WR    6-2  190 So Milaca, MN (Milaca HS)
                     4 Ryan Carlson              CB    6-0  178 Sr Wadena, MN (Wadena-Deer Creek)
                     5 Kirk Midthun              FS    6-0  199 Jr Dodge Center, MN (Triton HS)
                     6 Ryan Olson                WR    6-3  209 Fr Ham Lake, MN (Blaine HS)
                     7 Jason Holm                LB    6-0  207 Fr Northfield, MN (Northfield HS)
                     8 Joe Persuitti             QB    6-4  213 So Arden Hills, MN (Mounds View HS)
                     9 Aaron Redman              CB    6-0  188 Sr Plymouth, MN (Wayzata HS)
                    10 Bart Becker               QB    6-3  205 SO Conrad, MT (Conrad HS)
                    11 Paul Olson                DB    6-0  199 So Becker, MN (Becker HS)
                    12 Peter Paulson             DB    6-2  187 Fr Cambridge, MN (Cambridge HS)
                    14 Jeff Kuehn                QB    6-1  199 Fr Echo, MN (Yellow Medicine County HS)
                    15 Harrison Hanson           DB    5-10 159 So Long Prairie, MN (Long Prairie-Grey Eagl
                    16 Hokan Bengston            TE    6-2  222 Sr Northfield, MN (Northfield HS)
                    17 Adam Luhring              QB    6-2  189 Fr Peoria, IL (Woodruff HS)
                    18 Jason Eggers              CB    5-8  180 Fr Spring Lake Park, MN (Spring Lake Park H
                    19 Dave Hendel               FB    6-2  205 Sr Eau Claire, WI (Memorial HS)
                    20 Hans Bengtson             DB    6-2  199 Fr Northfield, MN (Northfield HS)
                    21 Jeff Ecklund              DB    6-0  199 Jr Braham, MN (Braham HS)
                    22 Eric Runyan               WR    6-1  205 Sr Verndale, MN (Verndale HS)
                    23 Gary Stone                LB    6-1  213 Jr Conrad, MT (Conrad HS)
                    24 Nate Osterberg            DB    6-0  186 Sr Mayer, MN (Mayer Lutheran HS)
                    25 Jake Halvorson            DB    5-6  142 Fr Shoreview, MN (Mounds View)
                    26 Kenen Moore               DB    5-7  155 Fr Minneapolis, MN (Washburn HS)
                    27 Kris Collins              DB    6-1  190 So Alexandria, MN (Jefferson HS)
                    28 Dirk Hanson               WR    6-0  170 Fr Arden Hills, MN (Mounds View HS)
                    29 Jon Harris                DB    5-9  167 Jr New Brighton, MN (Minnehaha Academy HS)
                    31 Seth Olson                K     6-3  203 So Bloomington, MN (Kennedy HS)
                    32 Joe Rueggseger            IB    5-11 200 Fr New Brighton, MN (Irondale HS)
                    33 Josh Savageau             TB    6-0  174 So Blaine, MN (Blaine HS)
                    34 Justin Sawyer             IB    5-9  182 Fr Mora, MN (Mora HS)
                    35 Aaron Merritt             DB    6-1  184 Jr Pleasanton, CA (Amador Valley HS)
                    36 Jordan Hage               WR    6-0  167 Fr Shoreview, MN (Mounds View HS)
                    37 Dave Dickman              IB    5-11 200 Jr Black River Falls, WI (Black River Falls
                    38 Justin Terrell            IB    5-8  195 Fr Minneapolis, MN (South HS)
                    41 Matt Tembreull            LB    5-11 208 Jr Centerville, MN (Centennial HS)
                    42 Ryan Sawtell              DB    5-10 167 Fr Arden Hills, MN (Mounds View HS)
                    43 Ed Jandrich               LB    6-1  195 Fr Blaine, MN (Blaine HS)
                    44 Brett Brodeen             RB    5-10 190 So Gladstone, MI (Gladstone HS)
                    45 Ryan Ruisch               FB    6-2  227 So Johnston, IA (Johnston HS)
                    46 Jose Paniaqua             DB    5-8  187 Fr St. Paul, MN (Johnson HS)
                    47 Kip Peterson              FB    5-9  202 So Long Prarie, MN (Long Prarie HS)
                    48 Aaron Ferrier             DT    6-0  240 Sr Lapeer, MI (Lapeer HS)
                    49 Jeff Bormes               LB    6-0  200 Sr Bloomington, MN (Jefferson H.S.)
                    50 Peter Johnson             LB    6-2  211 Fr Edina, MN (Edina HS)
                    51 Matt Miner                DE    6-2  240 Fr St. Paul, MN (Johnson HS)
                    52 Erik Brodt                OG    6-2  249 SO Chippewa Falls, WI (Chippewa Falls HS)
                    53 Eric Swan                 OG    5-10 265 Jr Buffalo Grove, IL (Stevenson HS)
                    54 Troy Daniels              C     6-1  205 Fr Shoreview, MN (Mounds View HS)
                    55 Ryan Kooy                 DT    6-1  248 So Willmar, MN (Willmar HS)
                    56 Jason Hetland             LB    6-0  199 So Osakis, MN
                    57 Craig Person              DE    5-11 234 Sr Braham, MN (Braham HS)
                    58 Matt Shirkey              Ot    6-4  256 Jr Glenwood, MN (Minnewaska Area HS)
                    60 Mike Widen                OC    5-10 253 So Woodbury, MN (Woodbury HS)
                    64 Ryan Lindaman             OC    5-9  205 Jr Maple Grove, MN (Osseo HS)
                    65 Ben Gusick                OG    5-11 220 Jr Colman, WI (Colman HS)
                    66 Don Bergeson              OT    6-2  288 Jr Lino Lakes, MN (Centennial HS)
                    70 Neil Bachman              OT    6-4  249 Fr West Concord, MN (Triton HS)
                    71 Tom Houle                 DE    6-1  191 So Chisago Lakes, MN (Chisago Lakes HS)
                    72 Mike Barton               OG    5-11 266 Fr Glencoe, MN (Glencoe-Silver Lake HS)
                    73 Chris Ervasti             OT    5-11 275 So Bloomington, MN (Kennedy HS)
                    74 John Williams             DL    6-1  255 So Roseville, MN (Roseville HS)
                    75 Shawn Hamilton            OG    6-3  278 Jr Bemidji, MN (Bemidji HS)
                    78 Jason Shirkey             OT    6-4  266 Fr Glenwood, MN (Minnewaska Area HS)
                    79 Chico Rowland             DT    6-4  275 Jr Minneapolis, MN (De La Salle HS)
                    80 Jeremy Belisle            WR    6-3  199 Jr Elk River, MN (Big Lake HS)
                    81 Jeff McDonald             WR    6-4  158 Fr Omaha, NE (Brownell-Talbot HS)
                    82 Ben Post                  WR    5-10 165 Fr Chisago Lakes, MN (Chisago Lakes HS)
                    83 Jay Wetzel                WR    5-11 171 Fr Ely, MN (Cook County HS)
                    84 Jeremiah Swor             WR    6-1  190 So Alexandria, MN (Jefferson HS)
                    85 Eric Robertson            TE    6-7  201 Fr Anoka, MN (Anoka HS)
                    86 Hugh Brown                TE    6-0  199 So Minneapolis, MN (Washburn HS)
                    87 Jeff Anderson             TE    6-4  263 Fr Blaine, MN (Blaine HS)
                    88 Eric Carlson              WR    6-1  182 So Wadena, MN (Wadena-Deer Creek HS)
                    89 Luke Carlson              DE    6-5  239 Jr St. Paul, MN (Central HS)
                    90 Dan Porta                 DE    6-2  227 So Eden Prarie, MN (Eden Prarie HS)
                    91 Peter Mellema DE  6-4 231 Jr Willmar, MN
                    92 Jacob Anderson            DE    6-2  206 Fr Mountain Lake, MN (Mountain Lake HS)
                    94 Rick Meyer                DT    6-4  233 Fr Dodge Center, MN (Triton HS)
                    95 Josh Scheuter             LB    5-10 243 Jr Hutchinson, MN (Hutchinson HS)
                    99 Brent Sorenson            LB    5-10 206 Fr New Brighton, MN (Irondale HS)



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1998 Bethel Football

                       Bethel at Trinity Int. - 9/12



                                     Team Statistics

                 Bethel                                 Trinity Int.
                    27                  Points                      14
                    15            First Downs Rushing                8
                     6            First Downs Passing                5
                     1          First Downs by Penalty               0
                    69           Total Offensive Plays              57
                   438            Total Yards Gained               217
                  6.35          Average Yards per Play            3.81
                    41               Plays Rushing                  39
                   292               Yards Rushing                 149
                   146               Yards Passing                  68
                    28             Passes Attempted                 18
                    17             Passes Completed                  6
                     0          Passes Had Intercepted               0
                  41.0            Net Yards per Punt              30.1
                  3- 3           Fumbles-Fumbles Lost             0- 0
                 6- 62              Penalties-Yards              8- 78
                 7- 12           3rd Down Conversions            4- 14
                  .583      3rd Down Conversion Percentage        .286
                 1-  2           4th Down Conversions            1-  1
                  .500      4th Down Conversion Percentage       1.000

                                    Scoring by Period

                                              1    2    3    4   Tot
                  --------------------------------------------------
                  Bethel                      7    0    6   14    27
                  Trinity Int.                0    7    0    7    14
                  --------------------------------------------------

                                 Possession Time by Period

                                         1      2      3      4    Total
             -----------------------------------------------------------
             Bethel                     8:13   6:32   8:33   8:05  31:23
             Trinity Int.               6:47   8:28   6:27   6:55  28:37
             -----------------------------------------------------------

                                       Attendance
                                         2300

                                        Rushing

                                                             Yds/  Yds/
           Bethel               GP-GS Car Gain  Ls  Net  Game   Car TD  LP
           ---------------------------------------------------------------
           Josh Savageau         1- 1  14  132   5  127 127.0   9.1  1  37
           Ryan Ruisch           1- 1   5   72   0   72  72.0  14.4  1  30
           Dave Dickman          1- 0   5   57   0   57  57.0  11.4  0  37
           Joe Persuitti         1- 1  11   40   2   38  38.0   3.5  1  10
           Scott Ylkanen         1- 0   1    6   0    6   6.0   6.0  0   6
           Dave Hendel           1- 0   2    5   0    5   5.0   2.5  0   4
           Bart Becker           1- 0   2    2   6   -4  -4.0  -2.0  0   2
           Eric Carlson          1- 0   1    0   9   -9  -9.0  -9.0  0  -9
           ---------------------------------------------------------------
           Bethel                1- 1  41  314  22  292 292.0   7.1  3  37
           Trinity Int.          1- 1  39  166  17  149 149.0   3.8  1  16

                                        Passing

          Bethel               GP-GS Cmp Att Int   Pct  Yds Sck  TD Cnv  LP
          -----------------------------------------------------------------
          Joe Persuitti         1- 1  17  28   0  .607  146   0   1   0  20
          -----------------------------------------------------------------
          Bethel                1- 1  17  28   0  .607  146   0   1   0  20
          Trinity Int.          1- 1   6  18   0  .333   68   1   1   0  21

                                    Passing Efficiency

                                        Yds/     TD   Comp    Int   Rating
            Bethel               GP-GS   Att    Pct    Pct    Pct      Pts
            --------------------------------------------------------------
            Joe Persuitti         1- 1  5.21   3.57  60.71   0.00   116.25
            --------------------------------------------------------------
            Bethel                1- 1  5.21   3.57  60.71   0.00   116.25
            Trinity Int.          1- 1  3.78   5.56  33.33   0.00    83.43

                                     Pass Receiving

                                                    Rec/       Yds/
                Bethel               GP-GS  Rec Game  Yds   Rec TD LP
                -----------------------------------------------------
                Eric Carlson          1- 0    6  6.0   52   8.7  0 15
                Eric Runyan           1- 1    4  4.0   50  12.5  1 20
                Jeremy Belisle        1- 1    4  4.0   32   8.0  0  9
                Ryan Ruisch           1- 1    2  2.0   18   9.0  0 15
                Josh Savageau         1- 1    1  1.0   -6  -6.0  0 -6
                -----------------------------------------------------
                Bethel                1- 1   17 17.0  146   8.6  1 20
                Trinity Int.          1- 1    6  6.0   68  11.3  1 21

                                      Total Offense

                                                               Yds/
                   Bethel               GP-GS Rush Pass  Tot   Game
                   ------------------------------------------------
                   Joe Persuitti         1- 1   38  146  184  184.0
                   Josh Savageau         1- 1  127    0  127  127.0
                   Ryan Ruisch           1- 1   72    0   72   72.0
                   Dave Dickman          1- 0   57    0   57   57.0
                   Scott Ylkanen         1- 0    6    0    6    6.0
                   Dave Hendel           1- 0    5    0    5    5.0
                   Bart Becker           1- 0   -4    0   -4   -4.0
                   Eric Carlson          1- 0   -9    0   -9   -9.0
                   ------------------------------------------------
                   Bethel                1- 1  292  146  438  438.0
                   Trinity Int.          1- 1  149   68  217  217.0

                                    All-Purpose Yards

                                                   Punt   KO  Tot   Yds/
              Bethel               GP-GS Rush  Rec Ret  Ret  Yds   Game
              ---------------------------------------------------------
              Josh Savageau         1- 1  127   -6   0   32  153  153.0
              Ryan Ruisch           1- 1   72   18   0    0   90   90.0
              Dave Dickman          1- 0   57    0   0    0   57   57.0
              Kirk Midthun          1- 1    0    0  55    0   55   55.0
              Eric Runyan           1- 1    0   50   0    0   50   50.0
              Scott Ylkanen         1- 0    6    0  38    0   44   44.0
              Eric Carlson          1- 0   -9   52   0    0   43   43.0
              Joe Persuitti         1- 1   38    0   0    0   38   38.0
              Jeremy Belisle        1- 1    0   32   0    0   32   32.0
              Dave Hendel           1- 0    5    0   0    0    5    5.0
              Bart Becker           1- 0   -4    0   0    0   -4   -4.0
              ---------------------------------------------------------
              Bethel                1- 1  292  146  93   32  563  563.0
              Trinity Int.          1- 1  149   68  10   97  324  324.0

                                        Scoring

                                                        -- Conversions --
             Bethel               GP-GS TD   Run  Pass  Kick FG  S DX Pts
             ------------------------------------------------------------
             Joe Persuitti         1- 1  1  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0  0  0   6
             Eric Runyan           1- 1  1  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0  0  0   6
             Josh Savageau         1- 1  1  0- 1  0- 0  0- 0  0  0  0   6
             Ryan Ruisch           1- 1  1  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0  0  0   6
             Seth Olson            1- 1  0  0- 0  0- 0  3- 3  0  0  0   3
             ------------------------------------------------------------
             Bethel                1- 1  4  0- 1  0- 0  3- 3  0  0  0  27
             Trinity Int.          1- 1  2  0- 0  0- 0  2- 2  0  0  0  14

                                        Punting

                                                                 Ins
                  Bethel               GP-GS Att  Yds  Avg Bk LP 20
                  -------------------------------------------------
                  Hokan Bengston        1- 1   3  133 44.3  0 56  1
                  -------------------------------------------------
                  Bethel                1- 1   3  133 44.3  0 56  1
                  Trinity Int.          1- 1   9  364 40.4  0 49  3

                                     Kickoff Returns

                    Bethel               GP-GS Att  Yds  Avg TD LP
                    ----------------------------------------------
                    Josh Savageau         1- 1   2   32 16.0  0 17
                    ----------------------------------------------
                    Bethel                1- 1   2   32 16.0  0 17
                    Trinity Int.          1- 1   5   97 19.4  0 29

                                      Punt Returns

                    Bethel               GP-GS Att  Yds  Avg TD LP
                    ----------------------------------------------
                    Scott Ylkanen         1- 0   2   38 19.0  0 38
                    Kirk Midthun          1- 1   5   55 11.0  0 46
                    ----------------------------------------------
                    Bethel                1- 1   7   93 13.3  0 46
                    Trinity Int.          1- 1   3   10  3.3  0  5

                              Defensive Statistics
Bethel         GP-GS   T   A Tot   CF RF FR-Yds TD PBU Prs  TFL-Yds Sack-Yds  I BK BP
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                         -----------
Kirk Midthun    1- 1   3  10  13  0.0  0  0-  0  0   1   0  2.0-  4 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Josh Scheuter   1- 1   2   6   8  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  1.0-  1 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Kris Collins    1- 1   2   5   7  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  1.0-  1 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Jason Holm      1- 1   0   7   7  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  1.0-  3 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Aaron Ferrier   1- 1   0   5   5  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Aaron Redman    1- 0   2   2   4  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Jeff Bormes     1- 0   1   3   4  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Jacob Anderson  1- 1   1   3   4  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  1.0-  3 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Ryan Kooy       1- 0   2   1   3  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  1.0-  8 1.0-  8  0  0  0
Eric Carlson    1- 0   1   2   3  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Chris Ervasti   1- 1   0   3   3  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Jeff Ecklund    1- 1   2   0   2  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Ryan Carlson    1- 1   0   2   2  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Hans Bengtson   1- 0   0   2   2  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  1.0-  1 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Gary Stone      1- 1   0   2   2  0.0  0  0-  0  0   2   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Nate Osterberg  1- 0   0   2   2  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Luke Carlson    1- 1   0   2   2  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   1  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Paul Olson      1- 0   1   0   1  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
John Williams   1- 0   1   0   1  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Seth Olson      1- 1   0   1   1  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Rick Meyer      1- 0   0   1   1  0.0  0  0-  0  0   1   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
Brent Sorenson  1- 0   0   1   1  0.0  0  0-  0  0   0   0  0.0-  0 0.0-  0  0  0  0
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Bethel                1- 1  18  60  78  0.0  0  0-  0  0   4   1  8.0- 21 1.0-  8  0  0  0
Trinity Int.          1- 1  25  62  87  3.0  3  0-  0  0   2   0  5.0- 28 0.0-  0  0  0  0


 

Trinity Wrap-Up

Bethel defeated Trinity 27-14 on Saturday behind 127 yards rushing by
sophomore tailback, Josh Savageau (Blaine, MN). Included in his 14 carries
was a 37 yard run for the first score of the game. Sophomore Joe Persuitti
(Mounds View, MN) had a successful start to his career, completing 17 of 28
passes for 146 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore fullback Ryan Ruisch
(Johnston, IA) had 72 yards on 5 carries, including a 30 yard touchdown.
Junior tailback Dave Dickman (Black River Falls, WI) had 57 yards on 5
carries.

Kirk Midthun led the Bethel defense with 13 total tackles, 2 for loss, and
a pass break up. He also returned five punts for 55 yards, including a 46
yarder.
 

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Bethel College Football
2 Deep Depth Chart 9/13/98
Defense
 
 

              FS              SS 
            #5 K. Midthun     #21 J. Eklund 
            #20 H. Bengtson   #24 N. Osterberg 

 CB                              CB 
 #4 R. Carlson                  #27 K. Collins 
 #9 A. Redman                   #29 J. Harris 
     LB           LB               LB 
     #7 J. Holm   #95 J. Schleuter #23 G. Stone 
     #11 P. Olson #99 B. Sorenson  #2 B. Geisler 

DE               DT              DT              DE 
#89 L. Carlson   #48 A. Ferrier  #73 C. Ervasti  #94 Peter Mellema 
#57 C. Person    #55 R. Kooy     #55 R. Kooy     #94 R. Meyer
  

Offense 

SE                  T               G             C              G               T                TE
#80 Jeremy Belisle  #56 M. Shirkey  #65 B. Gusick #53 E. Swann  #75 S. Hamilton #79 C. Rowland  # 16 H. Bengtson 
#88 E. Carlson      #66 D. Bergeson #52 E. Brodt  #63 R. Lindaman #52 E. Brodt  #66 D. Bergeson #86 H. Brown 
  

 FB              QB               IB              Flanker 
 #45 R. Ruisch   #8 Joe Persuitti #33 J. Savageau #22 E. Runyan 
 #19 D. Hendel   #10 B. Becker    #37 D. Dickman  #3 B. Matthews 
  
  

  Punter          Kicker          Holder         Long Snapper 
 #16 H. Bengtson  #31 S. Olson    #22 E. Runyan  #52 E. Brodt
 

 
 
 
 

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9/26/98
From Greg Peterson, Bethel SID
 

Bethel 23
Hamline 7

Bethel put together a strong passing attack on their way to their 23-7 win over Hamline in St. Paul. The Royals scored on their first drive of the game on a 75 yard pass from sophomore Joe Persuitti to sophomore Eric Carlson.  Persuitti also scored Bethel's second touchdown on a one yard run in the first quarter to go up 14-0.

Hamline scored with 4:26 left in the first half and the score remained 14-7 until the 9:02 mark of the fourth quarter when Persuitti hit junior Jeremy Belisle with a 9 yard scoring pass. Seth Olson added a 28 yard field goal with 2:55 left for the final points.

Persuitti completed 19 of 32 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns on the day. Eric Carlson hauled in 6 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown.
 
 
 
 

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