Wildcats Look Keep Building Momentum, South Division Showdown Saturday Afternoon

WAYNE – With one more cross division game on the schedule for mid-November, the Wayne State College football team will open NSIC South Division competition during their Homecoming/Hall of Fame game this weekend.

From Bob Cunningham Field on the campus of Wayne State College, the Wildcats will welcome in Winona State University on Saturday, October 2 at 1 p.m.

Both teams are 3-1 on the season following road wins last weekend as WSC won at then #11 Minnesota Duluth 31-28 while Winona State won a 48-38 shootout at the University of Mary.

Winona State holds a commanding 20-4 lead in the all-time series against the Wildcats and has won five straight and nine of the last 10 matchups. Two years ago in Winona the Warriors topped the Wildcats 37-20 in the 2019 season opener. Wayne State’s last win in the series came on 2014 homecoming in Wayne, a 27-7 victory over then #25 Winona State (last time WSC defeated a ranked opponent prior to last Saturday’s win at UMD).

Join Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for 12:30 p.m. on the Wildcat Sports Network.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during halftime of Saturday’s football game.

They include athletes Sara Wells-Bentz (2015), Mara Hjelle-Bischoff (2011)., Logan Masters (2010), Frederick Bruno (2010) and Laura Dolezal-Kluthman (2009) along with contributors Bob and Deb Ensz.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021 WSC Athletic Hall of Fame Class (induction in the spring of 2022) with an application deadline set for Sunday, October 10.

To be considered for the WSC Athletic Hall of Fame there must be a five year time lapse for all candidates since participation or involvement in athletics at Wayne State College.

A coach, administrator or athletic staff member must have served Wayne State for a minimum of five years and nominations of contributors shall be based on contributions which he/she has made to enhance the athletic programs at Wayne State College.

Hall of Fame applications can be sent to Wayne State College and be directed to Hall of Fame Secretary Mike Grosz, 1111 Main Street, Wayne, NE 68787 or emailed to migrosz1@wsc.edu.


Week Five NSIC Schedule:

#22 Minnesota Duluth at MSU Moorhead at noon

#14 Augustana at Sioux Falls at 1 p.m.

Concordia-St. Paul at #17 Minnesota State-Mankato at 2 p.m.

Minot State at Bemidji State at 2 p.m.

University of Mary at Northern State at 2 p.m.

Southwest Minnesota State at 3 p.m.