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Page 8 T I Upcoming Sport Events December: 7th: Women's BBALL vs. Azusa Pacific ( in Lewiston, ID); 6:00pm 8th: Women’s BBALL vs. Albertson College ( in Lewiston, ID); 6:00pm 14th: Men’s BBALL Carroll College Alumni Game (Home); 7:00 pm 28th: Men’s BBALL vs. Dickinson State (Billings); 6:00 pm Women’s BBALL vs. Southern Alberta ( Home); 7:00pm 29th: Men’s BBALL vs. Lethbridge University(Billing); 6:00 pm Women's BBALL vs.Southern Alberta (Home) 2:00pm January: 4th: Men's BBALL vs. University of Great Falls(Greats Falls); 8:00pm Women's BBALL vs. University of Great Falls (Great Falls); 6:00pm 5th: Men’s BBALL vs. MSU - Northern (Havre); 8:0 Women’s BBALL vs. MSU-Northern (Havre); 6:00pm jlOth: *12th: I *18th: I I ¿4th: I I :526th: a I h _ Men’s BBALL vs. Montana Tech (Home); 8:00 Women's BBALL vs. Montana Tech(Home); 6:00pm Men’s BBALL vs. UM - Western (Home); 8:00 pm Women’s BBALL vs. UM-Western (Home); 6:00pm Men’s BBALL vs. Rocky Mountain College (Billings); 8:00 pm Women's BBALL vs. Rocky Mountain College(Billings); 6:00pm Men’s BBALL vs. Westminster (Salt Lake City); 7:30 pm Women’s BBALL vs. Westminster (Salt Lake);5:30pm Men’s BBALL vs.Lewis and Clark State(Lewiston);8:00 pm Women's BBALL vs. Lewis-Clark State (Lewiston); 6:00pm S a i n t s o f f t o T e n n e s s e e ! By Drew Garrison Staff Writer The Carroll College Fighting Saints are head ed to Tennessee! What an amazing season they have had. Looking to win a 5th National Championship on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Saints could make the record books. The Saints lost last year in the second round to St. Xavier end ing their hopes of a 5th straight National Championship. This year, dreams of a \five-peat\ could come true. Here's a quick recap of how they've come this far. The Saints opened the playoffs with a familiar foe, DAC Champi ons Black Hills State. The Saints opened the season with the Yellow Jackets and beat them 17-0. From the start of the game the Saints D was smothering. The Yellow Jackets offense would be held to just 257 total yards and the defense managed to keep them out of the endzone even though the Yellow Jackets managed to reach the red zone three times. The offense came out firing on all cylinders and totaling 335 yards by game end. By the third quarter the game was 34-0 with 7:19 left. The starters were taken out and the backups finished the game. No more points were scored and the Saints ended up with the only shut out in the first round of playoffs in the NAIA. The Saints continued their championship hopes with an unfamiliar opponent. Morning- side came into Helena ranked 11th with a potent offense and a defense that had picked off 30 passes. With a crowd that would be hurt by thanksgiving break the football team had to rally in the snowy conditions to defeat this opponent. On offense the team was led by Gabe Le who finished with 131 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. On defense the hard hitting of Owen Koeppen kept the tempo high for the nations num ber one ranked defense. The play of the game would come after a Momingside touchdown which brought them within 5 points of the Saints. A squid kick attempt by Momingside resulted in Marcus Miller returning it 64 yards for the game sealing touchdown. The game ended up 27-16 in favor of the Saints. They now advance on to the semi-finals to face St. Fran cis of Indiana. In the semi-finals the Saints faced a familiar foe. Carroll and St. Francis have squared off four times in the playoffs with Carroll winning the first three. This game would be no different as the Saits win 23-7. St. Francis would get off to 7-0 in the 1st quarter but that’s where the scoring would stop for them. Carroll scored 23 unanswered points to advance to their 5th National Championship in the past six years. Aside from the one touchdown the Saints de fense was dominate again in this matchup. St. Francis was averag ing 275 rushing yards a game but on the frozen field of Nelson and up against the # 1 defense in the country they were only able to muster 87 yards total. The de fense also forced three turnovers and had an impressive stop on 4th down following a bad snap that set up St. Francis’s offense in Saints territory. On offense the main focus was running back Gabe Le. He carried the ball 39 times for 154 yards. Quarterback John Barnett had 177 yards pass ing and one touchdown through the air and one on the ground. On special teams Marcus Miller was 3 of 4 on field goals and Zach Thiry consistently pinned them deep in their own territory. The Saints now head to Savan nah, Tennessee to compete for the title of National Champion. The game will be on December 15th and a charter flight has been set up by the athletic department to get there. Information on this flight can be found in the PE Center. For those not able to attend the game it will be aired on CSTV. GEORGE LANE IR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Van Diest gets wet. Friday, December 7,2007 Volume 91, No 3