Saturday, September 28, 2013


PREP FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Nicollet wins wild one

September 28, 2013
The Journal
Nicollet 78, Randolph 58
RANDOLPH - Dalton Elliott broke the Nicollet High School career touchdown record Friday night as the Raiders defeated Randolph 78-58 Friday night in a Southern Confederacy 9-man football game.
Elliott was 24-for-41 passing for 341 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed 22 times for 223 yards and ran for two touchdowns. Elliott now has 59 career touchdowns with three regular season games left to play. The old record was 58.
Matt Fisher had seven catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Ken Fisher scored two touchdowns, one of them was on a 95-yard kickoff return. Matt Christenson took that kick-off initially and then he passed it to Fisher who ran for the touchdown.
Christenson had 11 tackles and one sack
Nicollet (5-0) hosts Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton next Friday night.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Way to go Elliott!  KNUJ Prep player of the week!  Listen to 1450 Am KNUJ on Saturday at 10:10am for his interview

Monday, September 23, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday is for Football

 Such is the life of a Football Mom.

You may not be in on the big play, but you feel the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat right along with your son. You keep your composure when some fan behind you wants your son’s head while the opponent on the field is smashing it into the grass. “Get off him, that’s my baby”, you’d like to shout!

You breathe football at this time of year - especially this time of year when your heart whispers, “just a little longer”, as the season slides by. You plead and bargain, knowing full well that some other mother on the opponent’s team is making her own deal with the almighty, but you do it anyway, because you no more want it to end than your son does. You do not want to see the desperation in his eyes and the pain on his face as he struggles to put away childhood dreams. You are helpless in the stands with no way to make it better.

Is it worth it?

You bet it is!!!

Every lost sock and busy Friday night; every recovering Saturday; every aspirin; every ruined hair do; hot bath; goose bumps; and every obnoxious fan and sportswriter you’ve had to tolerate is worth it. The fun isn’t measured by how many times your son gets into the newspaper, the game or what he does when he gets there. The fun – what makes those trips to the ER for the pigskin stitches all worthwhile – is watching a game, watching what a sporting experience can do to convert your little boy into a young man. Watching him tackle the word and you have a front row seat!

You still see that rambunctious 3-year-old playing football in the yard. You bite your lip and hold back the tears because though you are fiercely proud of the man, you miss the boy. In fact, you mourn for all the little boys. You have watched them grow up together, plot and scheme together, win and lose together. They have raided your kitchen, camped out in your basement, stole your heart. They are blessed with something they will never have again. They know it and you know it.

So you pray that wonder will last another game, and then another, because as long as it does, you hang on to a piece of your boy for a bit longer. Watching him walk off that field one last time will be no less painful than giving birth to him all those years ago.

Enjoy the season moms – you’re the best! And, hey guys – don’t forget to give mom a bigger hug this week as the season starts. There’s nobody in the stand cheering for you harder!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Finally - Football weather

Game was a little sloppy but Raiders come away with 18 - 6 victory to remain undefeated and for the 1st time anyone can remember Nicollet has won 3 straight over the Chargers of WWG.  Dalton ran for 2 TD's and threw for 1.  He also got to play some defense this week making 11 tackles from the weak side LB spot.  Next weekend is Homecoming and the "Board(er) Battle" with Cleveland and up for grabs is the traveling Board trophy, which Nicollet has held since it's inception 3 years ago.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

All smiles

I have tons of great action shots to post but wanted to get this one loaded right away.  The heat and humidity made for a very rough game. They came gunning for Dalton all night long but we were able to smile in the end with a 21-20 win over the Blackhawks.  Now I need to working on getting that jersey white again.  Win for the coaches/players and Elliott's!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Off to the Football Game!

Raiders will have their hands full tonight!  The paper is full of comments from Madela's head coach wanting to shut "ELLIOTT" down.  Not possible!  Go get'em Raiders

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Trip to KSTATE

We had a great trip to KSTATE and got to see the Wildcats VS. NDSU.  Ate at a restaurant called King Kong so made Dalton pose for a photo. ( please note that yes he does have a mullet!) We have been to plenty of pro and college football games but none compare to the show KSTATE puts on.  They give a new meaning to the word tailgate!  Definitely going to see another game.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

57 to 0 over Brewster

The Raiders are off to a great start!  Dalton was pulled after throwing for 5 TD's and the JV continued the pace.  Next week we have a big target on our backs heading to Madelia.....but confident we can take the black hawks down.