Tabor, Baker out of NAIA playoffs

By Steve Sell
November 29, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — KCAC football champion Tabor College was no match for No. 1-ranked Morningside University on Saturday, as it was blown out 51-6 in the NAIA National quarterfinals.

It was just 6-0 Morningside after the first quarter after a pair of field goals, but the Bluejays could get nothing going offensively and eventually, Morningside’s talent took over.

Simon McKee was just 6 of 16 for 38 yards for the Bluejays, who managed 198 yards on the ground. Morningside had 213 yards on the ground and 266 through the air.

Tabor, though, finished the year with an outstanding season by going 11-2.

In other quarterfinals, St. Francis defeated Montana Tech, 42-20. Montana Tech’s offensive coordinator Pete Sterbick is the former head coach at McPherson College. Also, Southern Oregon outlasted Baker 24-19 and Marian of Indiana blew out Grand View College, 30-3. Sterbick also was the former offensive coordinator at Grand View.