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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Whitworth rallies, beats Pacific in regular-season finale

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

With playoffs out of of the picture, Whitworth looks to finish season on high note at Pacific

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

Linfield rallies to beat Whitworth in overtime of Northwest Conference thriller

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.


Whitworth prepares for new-look Linfield offense ahead of pivotal Northwest Conference clash

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

Despite early season setbacks, Whitworth hosts Linfield with playoff hopes still alive

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 …


Whitworth takes advantage of turnovers to roll past Pacific Lutheran

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

Whitworth football can still achieve goals with three games left

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

Whitworth stumbles in 34-23 loss to Puget Sound

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

Unsure of starting quarterback, Whitworth faces hostile environment at Puget Sound

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

Whitworth beats George Fox in defensive struggle to remain perfect in Northwest Conference play

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

Whitworth’s Hawaiian pipeline continues to pay off for Pirates, players

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

Whitworth seeking resume-building win with George Fox visiting Pine Bowl

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, opportunistic defense help Whitworth rout Lewis & Clark 68-30

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

Whitworth looks to keep momentum going with visit to much-improved Lewis & Clark

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

Whitworth lights up scoreboard in 82-7 home-opening rout of Willamette

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.


Whitworth receiver Noah Alejado pulls off unique feat as team’s new kicker

It was the middle of summer, and Noah Alejado got a text from his football coach, Rod Sandberg.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Rare loss in California refocuses Whitworth’s football goals

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

Chapman uses powerful rushing attack to upset No. 10 Whitworth

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

Whitworth football gets opportunity at rare night game at Chapman

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 throws 5 TDs as Whitworth routs La Verne in season opener

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

Whitworth not leaning on last year’s drubbing of La Verne ahead of season opener

One season ago, the Whitworth Pirates didn’t leave Spokane to play a football game until October.


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

Football is in the air as Whitworth Pirates open camp

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

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Whitworth

Pirates head coach Rod Sandberg surveyed a preliminary depth chart, seemingly prepared to circle every name.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Former players remember ex-Whitworth coach Daryl Squires as even-tempered gentleman

Even in Whitworth’s most gut-check moments, former head football coach Daryl Squires maintained an even-keel disposition.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019

Whitworth football: Pirates don’t get a spring game, but they have fun by other means

The Pirates – and all other NCAA Division III programs – aren’t allowed to suit up during the spring.


Locally: Whitworth’s Tyler Adamson named Offensive MVP Honorable Mention at National Bowl All-Star Game

Whitworth’s 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman was named Offensive MVP Honorable Mention for his performance in a 2018 National Bowl All-Star Game Dec. 9 in Daytona Beach, Florida, in which his National …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Whitworth Pirates expect to build upon 2018 football success

By many metrics 2018 was one of the best seasons in Whitworth football history: a 10-1 record and a playoff victory, feats accomplished by only this and the 2006 Whitworth …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018

Whitworth football falls to Saint John’s in second round of Division III playoffs

Leif Ericksen threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, but the Pirates (10-1) fell 45-24 to Saint John’s in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in Collegeville, …