The Central College football team battled back-and-forth with Coe College to claim a 38-35 Homecoming victory and hand the Kohawks their first conference loss of the season. Though the game featured more than 1,000 yards of offense between the two teams, it was a pair of stops on defense in the final minutes of the game that allowed the Dutch to hold on.
Following a first quarter that saw Central dominate time of possession but fail to score any points, the two offenses picked up the tempo in the second quarter, battling back and fourth to a 24-14 Central lead at halftime. Coe quarterback Brad Boyle carefully picked his way through the Central defense in the second half, guiding the Kohawks back into the lead; but the Dutch weren’t done yet, and a touchdown pass by Nate Snead to brother Jeremy Snead – and one more score on the ground put Central on top for good.
The Central College football team is now 3-2 overall this season and 2-1 in the Iowa Conference, and will host Buena Vista this coming Saturday.