Sports Briefs – Issue 9

Joshua Irsik


The Washburn Ichabods traveled to Joplin, Missouri, to take on the Missouri Southern State University Lions on Oct. 19. The Ichabods beat Missouri Southern 49-19 making the Ichabods 3-4 this season.

The Ichabods scored their first points of the game from a Lion fumble. Josh Wright picked it up and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown, which put Washburn in a 7-0 lead with 8:35 left to go in the first quarter. On the Lions’ nest drive, the Ichabods Chase Williams blocked a Lion punt and returned it 18 yards, giving Washburn a 14-0 lead with 7:59 left in the first. The Ichabods would later go up to 21-0 with 4:45 left in the first quarter thanks to Mitch Schurig hitting Marcus Meier for a 15 yard touchdown pass.

During the second quarter, Missouri Southern drove down the Ichabod 15 yard line and was forced to attempt a field goal, but Grant Bruner blocked the attempt and Kevin Neal Jr. recovered it and returned it to the Ichabod 20. The drive was short lived as the Lions scored to cut the Ichabod lead to 21-7 with 7:23 left in the first half.

15 plays and 70 yards later the Ichabod scored again making the score 28-7 with a Zack Willis a 3 yard run touchdown with 1:27 left in the half, however the Lions marched 74 yards trimming the lead to 28-14 going into the half.

To begin the third quarter the Lions traveled down the field to but the Ichabods lead to 28-17 with a Lions 27 yard field goal with 11:29 left in the third quarter. The Lions would later score again on a mishandled snap on a punt leading to a safety, making the score 28-19.

The Ichabods would later score again from an 80 yard drive from Mitch Schurig hitting James Letcher, Jr. for a 16 yard touchdown pass making the Ichabods lead 35-19 with 13:48 to go in the game. Marquise Manning intercepted the Lions’ quarterback on their next drive setting up a three-play scoring drive when Schurig connected with Taylon Peters for a 47 yard touchdown pass making the score 42-19.

Washburn would later go on to score another touchdown from a 42-yard run by Zach Willis making the final score 49-19. Craig Schurig picked up his 100th MIAA win in the game and his 118th overall as the Ichabods head coach.

The Ichabods will next be in action at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at Yager Stadium as they take on the University of Central Oklahoma for the homecoming game.


The Washburn Golf team traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to play in the Miami Intercollegiate on Oct. 22. The Ichabods placed 19 over par, 859 after three rounds of golf and had three players finish in the top 20 out of 50 golfers.

Blake Griffin and Andrew Beckler tied for fifth place scoring one-over par, 211. The third round of golf, Allen played even par, 70 and Beckler scored two-under par, 68. Dawson Wills tied for 14th and found a spot in the top 20 and in the third Wills scored seven-over par, 77 to finish the tournament eight-over par, 218.

Ian Trebilcock tied for 28th place with two other golfers. Griffin Mott tied for 35th. And Mott finished the third round three-over par, 73.

The Washburn Ichabods will return to action on March 1, 2020 at the Las Vegas Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Edited by Abbie Barth, Adam White, Jessica Galvin