Lakeland falls again: Muskies unable to stop Concordia’s winning streak

Alec Noa, Staff Reporter

The Lakeland College football team looked to upset the undefeated conference leader Concordia University Chicago on Sat. Nov. 3 in River Forrest. The Muskies went into the game with only two wins this season.

Lakeland was unable to stop Concordia’s winning streak falling to the Cougars 37-3. The win clinched the NAC title for the Cougars.

Concordia started off by scoring on the opening drive of the game and stopping the Muskies offense on Lakeland’s first four drives. Concordia added to their lead when they converted on a 33 yard touchdown to put Concordia up 14-0.

Concordia would continue to roll with its momentum throughout the first half, going into half time leading 20-0.

When the third quarter began, Lakeland looked to get some momentum going by producing over 200 yards of offense, but the Muskies were unable to convert those yards into points.

Lakeland finally got on the board when William Yelverton converted on a 27 yard field goal. In any case, the Muskies would ultimately fall to the Cougars 37-3, putting them to an overall record of 2-7.

Cullen Kowalczky led the offense rushing for a career high 96 yards on 17 carries. Dylan Van Straten completed two of nine passes for 20 yards and two interceptions. The Muskies had 356 yards of total offense.

The Muskies will close out their season this weekend on Nov. 10 when they take on Benedictine University at home. The game will take place at 12 p.m. on Senior day for the Muskies.