Football Rolls Past Jacksonville on Senior Day

first_imgStory Links TFL 0.0 3rd Quarter JU DU GAIN 82 Avg 4.0 #23 Lynch, Sean First Downs 17 22 #14 Hefner, Sam Game Stats JU DU YDS 82 INT 0 Game Stat Leaders 4th Downs 1-4 1-1 GAIN 23 2nd Quarter JU DU Avg 7.7 TD 1 #52 Maize, Mike For the second-straight week, quarterback Grant Kraemer was extremely efficient as he completed 15-of-18 pass for 268 yards and four touchdowns. Penalty Yards 7-90 10-105 Passing Leaders Rushing Leaders Receiving Leaders Defense Leaders YDS 0 Time Of Possession 34:14 25:46 Sacks 0.0 The Bulldogs added one final touchdown late in the fourth-quarter by Tyler Updegraff for a final score of 52-7. Rushing Yards 208 199 4th Quarter JU DU The Bulldogs got out to their best start of the season as they scored on their first three drives of the game. On the fourth-play of Drake’s first drive, Reichardt busted off a 39-yard touchdown run to score the first points of the game. Kraemer then connected with Doran for a 49-yard and 55-yard touchdown pass, respectively to put Drake up 21-0. TD 0 TD 1 05:06 – JU – Rylan WELLS 1 yd run (J. ARCE-RAMIREZ kick), 12 plays, 70 yards, TOP 5:44 7 21 TFL 0.0 CMP 0 Drake ends the 2017 season with a 7-4 overall record and finishes in second in the PFL with a 6-2 mark. Print Friendly Version #1 Cates, Devin 07:28 – DU – Reichardt, B. 39 yd run (Donley, Danny kick), 4 plays, 69 yards, TOP 1:39 0 7 Tackles 11 TD 4 YDS 104 Defensively, Sean Lynch and Connor Willis helped set the tone for the Bulldogs as they each tallied 11 tackles. Fifth-year senior Mike Maize matched a season-best 10 tackles. Drake held Jacksonville, who entered the game averaging 420 yards of total offense per game, to just 308 yards of total offense. On the ensuing kickoff, Danny Donley popped the ball over the first line of Dolphins as Collin Seymour recovered the loose ball giving the Bulldogs excellent field position. #35 Reichardt, B. 01:47 – DU – Updegraff, T. 2 yd run (Kennedy, Ross kick), 4 plays, 8 yards, TOP 1:56 7 52 Sponsors YDS 28 #1K Kraemer, Grant #27 Updegraff, T. Drake made quick work of the great field position as Kraemer completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Ostrander to give a 35-7 lead at the half. YDS 268 12:30 – DU – Doran, Steven 55 yd pass from Kraemer, Grant (Donley, Danny kick) 4 plays, 72 yards, TOP 1:36 0 21 YDS 0 YDS 102 No 2 Box Score (HTML) Avg 9.1 TD 2 Long 14 Total Offensive Yards 298 467 TD 0 Box Score (PDF) #37 Willis, Connor YDS 23 No 6 Senior Brock Reichardt paced the ground game with 82 yards rushing on nine carries and a touchdown. Scoring Summary Long 28 Team Statistics Tackles 11 #20 Lauer, Drew 12:33 – DU – Bonds, Alex 6 yd run (Donley, Danny kick), 5 plays, 35 yards, TOP 2:22 7 42 Drake came right back and answered with nine-play, 85-yard scoring drive, topped by a 13-yard touchdown catch by Connor Ostrander, to go back up three scores, 28-7. Tackles 10 “Our guys love each other and love playing together. You saw that one last time today. It was in the Fieldhouse pregame, on the sidelines, on the field and in the huddle after the game. It was an absolute blast to coach this team this year and I am so proud of this team,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “The theme this season was “Build the House”. The seniors wanted to leave a legacy that would live on. Even though we didn’t get the conference championship like we wanted, they built a great house and the Drake teams in the future are going to take advantage of that. They have left such a great legacy for us.” TFL 0.0 #88 Ostrander, C. No 2 Long 55 Sacks 0.0 CMP 15 1st Quarter JU DU 01:59 – DU – Donley, Danny 48 yd field goal 9 plays, 44 yards, TOP 4:25 7 45 Passing Yards 90 268 Sacks 0.0 GAIN 42 #81 Doran, Steven DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football cruised past Jacksonville, 52-7, in the season finale Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium, sending the Bulldogs’ 16 seniors out on a high note. In the second-half the Bulldogs kept rolling as the defense limited the Dolphins to 117 yards of total offense in the final 30 minutes. Offensively, Drake extended its lead in the third-quarter, 45-7, with a six-yard touchdown run by Alex Bonds, his first career touchdown and a career-long 48-yard field goal by Donley. 01:52 – DU – Ostrander, C. 13 yd pass from Kraemer, Grant (Donley, Danny kick) 9 plays, 85 yards, TOP 3:04 7 28 TD 2 Kraemer’s top target was senior tight end Connor Ostrander, who recorded a career-best 102 yards receiving on six catches and two touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Steven Doran registered his third-straight 100-plus yard receiving game with 104 yards and two touchdowns. “The offensive line played so well today. Ryan (Lemke) and Payson (Wick) did such great job mentoring and leading the group. Grant led the offense so well today and all our playmakers, at receiver, the running backs and in every other area, they all stepped up,” said Fox. 01:29 – DU – Doran, Steven 49 yd pass from Kraemer, Grant (Donley, Danny kick) 8 plays, 72 yards, TOP 3:38 0 14 Team Statistics 3rd Downs 11-21 5-11 The Dolphins took advantage of a Bulldog turnover to cut their deficit to 21-7 when Rylan Wells capped off the 12-play, 70-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run. YDS 40 YDS 0 TD 0 YDS 0 INT 0 01:44 – DU – Ostrander, C. 28 yd pass from Kraemer, Grant (Donley, Danny kick) 1 plays, 28 yards, TOP 0:05 7 35last_img read more

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Activists protest Costa Rican participation in US military academy

first_imgIt’s been years since former Costa Rican police officer Gerardo Brenes put on his brown uniform, and since then a lot has changed. “I had a lot more hair a lot less stomach,” he says, rubbing his head and patting his belly with a smile.But it’s what hasn’t changed that was on Brenes’ mind Wednesday at a press conference at the Friends Peace Center in downtown San José, where he and a roomful of human rights activists gathered to discuss the continued training of Costa Rican police at the U.S. Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), in Ft. Benning, Georgia.WHINSEC, a combat training school formerly known as the School of the Americas, has trained more than 64,000 Latin American soldiers since its creation in 1946. The school has been labeled the “School of Assassins” by human rights activists, who accuse it of ties to some of the region’s most brutal past dictators and death squads.Costa Rica has sent more than 2,600 police officers to the school since its founding (TT, May, 2007), Brenes said.“In reality, I didn’t read a single thing on human rights when I was there,” the former police comandante said. “The things I learned weren’t from a police perspective, they were from a military one.”According to Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of School of the America’s Watch (SOAW), an organization dedicated to WHINSEC’s closure, the Costa Rican police officers have no business training at the base.“Make no mistake, this is a military combat school,” he said. “So how is it possible that Costa Rica, who abolished its military in 1948 and presented itself as a peacemaker for the world, has its police at this school of assassins?”Armed with this logic, Bourgeois approached former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias in 2007 and asked him to end his country’s relationship with the school. Arias agreed and publicly announced the change that May.The issue remained dormant for four years until WikiLeaks released a confidential cable last March. The cable from December 2007 revealed an agreement by a former U.S. Embassy official and Arias’ Public Security Minister Fernando Berrocal to continue sending police to the school.Due to pressure from human rights groups and his Nobel Peace Prize Laureate status, Arias would not make the change himself, the cable revealed. So the embassy official proposed that Berrocal send him a note recommending that police be trained at WHINSEC. If Arias declined to respond to the note, it would be interpreted as positive silence and the practice could continue.Berrocal began sending police to Ft. Benning for training shortly after. Public Security Vice Minister Walter Navarro confirmed to the press following the leak that the administration of President Laura Chinchilla also has sent police to WHINSEC.SOAW estimates that Costa Rica has sent at least 70 police to WHINSEC since Arias’ agreement in 2007. According to Brenes, every police supervisor receives some kind of specialized, military training either at WHINSEC or other schools throughout the region.With his original agreement dead in the water, Bourgeois has returned to Costa Rica determined to forge a new one. The small delegation visiting Costa Rica from March 13-15 hoped to meet with members of the Chinchilla administration to discuss a new plan. Those efforts were unsuccessful.“They said that they were busy,” said Mary Anne Perrone, a member of the delegation. “They didn’t give any more of a reason.”In the meantime, the delegation has had meetings with human rights groups and the U.N.’s Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime. Bourgeois and other delegation members also gave testimony for an affidavit for litigation that aims to prevent Costa Rica from sending police to WHINSEC.The case, filed in September by Costa Rican human rights lawyer Luis Roberto Zamora, claims that sending cops to WHINSEC violates the Costa Rican Constitution. The case is making its way to Costa Rica’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, where a ruling in Zamora’s favor would give legal weight to a re-establishment of Arias’ original agreement. “We have a good case that simply shows how having police personnel with military training goes against the Constitution and laws of the country,” Bourgeois said. “It is our sincere hope that very soon Costa Rica will do what is right, what is legal, and will send a powerful message throughout Latin America and the United States.” Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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