Swedes host KCAC co-leader Tabor on Saturday

By Steve Sell
November 03, 2016

LINDSBORG — Bethany College makes its final Anderson Field football appearance on Saturday when KCAC co-leader Tabor comes to town for the next-to-last game of the regular season.

The Swedes, who in the past have given Tabor a lot of trouble even in their down years, have won just one game on the season. They are 1-6 in the KCAC and 1-8 overall. If form holds true on Saturday, Bethany and McPherson College will be seeking their second KCAC win when the teams clash next Saturday at McPherson Stadium. Southwestern is tied with both teams for the bottom three spots.

Tabor can’t afford a letdown as it’s 6-1 in the KCAC and tied with Kansas Wesleyan. The Coyotes hold the tiebreaker as they won the heads-up meeting, 45-42.

The Swedes are coming off a 49-30 loss to Friends as they gave up more than 500 yards on the ground. They’ll have to find a way to tighten up against the run because Tabor is a similar team as it uses two quarterbacks and a stable of running backs to wear down the defense.

Bethany always has a chance because it has some outstanding individuals. Nate Ocran has been on a roll as he’s now fifth in the KCAC in rushing and has an outside chance to hit the 1,000-yard mark. The trio of Michael Wimberly, Anthony Jackson and Dalton Goodwin have been putting up some big numbers as quarterbacks Isaiah Salazar and Darius Handcox at times have thrown the ball really well.

Kickoff for Senior Day is set for 1:30 p.m.