Stories tagged: whitworth football
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Whitworth football notebook: Pirates add game at Saint John’s, home contest against Occidental for next season
With his football team’s schedule seemingly set, Rod Sandberg fielded two unexpected phone calls two weeks ago that re-routed and expanded the Pirates’ 2020 season.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
There’s a Kansas City Chiefs sideline jacket deep in Michael Allan’s closet, one he rarely wore in his 16 months with the organization.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Whitworth’s senior forward has steadily increased his scoring average since early January, when Lees scored 11 and 10 points in respective victories over PLU and UPS that opened conference play.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
Backup quarterback Connor Johnson rushed for three touchdowns, and Whitworth closed the game with a 24-0 run to defeat Pacific 38-28 Saturday to conclude the regular season.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Under the rented lights for the last time this season at the Pine Bowl, the Whitworth football team wrapped up its final practice Thursday.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
It was getting dark at the Pine Bowl as Linfield’s powerful offense orchestrated its final push, igniting a 38-31 overtime win over Whitworth.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
Last year, the Linfield Wildcats wanted to run the ball against the Whitworth Pirates, but couldn’t. This year, the Wildcats want to air it out.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
Healthier than they have been since the start of the season, the Whitworth Pirates jogged out to the Pine Bowl for practice this week confident that they are about to …
Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
After playing an underwhelming game of football a week before, one littered with penalties and turnovers, the Whitworth Pirates sorted out one of those problems Saturday against Pacific Lutheran.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
Having seen the end of a 15-game Northwest Conference winning streak, and carrying two losses when all of last year they had just one, coach Rod Sandberg reminded his players …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
AJ Johnson caught three touchdowns, and Puget Sound took advantage of four Whitworth turnovers to beat the Pirates 34-23 Saturday at Baker Stadium.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
The Loggers are a game behind Whitworth, which is tied with Linfield atop the NWC with five games to play.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
After piling up 150 points in its two previous Northwest Conference routs, Whitworth gutted out a 19-14 victory over George Fox on Saturday at a wet and chilly Pine Bowl.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Jaylen Gonzales was sure he wanted to play football at Whitworth, but he wasn’t sure how he would pay for it.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
The Pirates (3-1 overall, 2-0 NWC) are coming off wins over Willamette and Lewis & Clark, teams they beat by a combined score of 150-37.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
Leif Ericksen threw four touchdowns and ran for another, the Whitworth defense forced six turnovers, and the Pirates routed Lewis & Clark 68-30 at Griswold Stadium.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
After setting a program record for margin of victory last week, the Whitworth Pirates are back on the road this weekend against what appear to be the much improved Lewis …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
Kaipo Barnes jogged to the sideline and then got his chance to hold court, accepting handshakes, hugs and other adulation from his teammates.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
Whitworth has more questions than answers heading into Northwest Conference, home opener against Willamette
The Whitworth Pirates emerged from their nonconference schedule with a win, a loss and a series of injuries.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
It was the middle of summer, and Noah Alejado got a text from his football coach, Rod Sandberg.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
The way the 32-team Division III football playoffs are structured, with only five at-large bids available, the Whitworth Pirates’ surest way to reach the postseason was to win the Northwest …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Jonston MacIntyre rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Chapman held off Whitworth 37-30 Saturday night in a nonleague encounter.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
Coming off the first of their two September bye weeks, the Whitworth Pirates are in Orange, California, on Saturday to close out their two-game nonconference schedule against the Chapman Panthers.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019
Leif Ericksen and Andrew Meredith connected for three touchdowns and Whitworth opened its season with a 50-24 rout of La Verne on Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
One season ago, the Whitworth Pirates didn’t leave Spokane to play a football game until October.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
If Whitworth intends to make that elusive national championship run, it will likely require ‘Perfection’ during the regular season
Coming off their first Northwest Conference title since 2007, the Pirates are decidedly not underdogs anymore.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
The Whitworth football team took to the practice field on Thursday to open fall camp, bearing a swagger not just from winning a playoff game a year ago, but from …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Pirates head coach Rod Sandberg surveyed a preliminary depth chart, seemingly prepared to circle every name.
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019
Even in Whitworth’s most gut-check moments, former head football coach Daryl Squires maintained an even-keel disposition.
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019
The Pirates – and all other NCAA Division III programs – aren’t allowed to suit up during the spring.