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2018 Football News

  • Kelley joins Storm football coaching staff
    March 04, 2019
    Simpson head football coach Matt Jeter is pleased to announce the hire of Dan Kelley to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2019 football season.
  • Simpson places 60 on American Rivers All-Academic Team
    January 22, 2019
    Sixty student-athletes competing in fall sports earned a spot on the 2018-19 American Rivers Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Connor a finalist for 2018 Cliff Harris Award
    December 19, 2018
    Simpson linebacker Michael Connor is among the finalists for the sixth annual Cliff Harris Award, as announced by the Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright Lindsey Jennings.
  • Four named to D3football.com All-Region Team
    December 18, 2018
    The Simpson football team placed four players on the D3football.com 2018 All-West Region Team. Cam Bunting and Michael Connor earned second team honors while Brendan Holmes and Nathan Hawkins landed on the third team.
  • Hawkins named Academic All-American
    December 12, 2018
    Simpson senior Nathan Hawkins has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Connor earns AFCA All-America honors
    December 10, 2018
    Simpson linebacker Michael Connor has been named to the 2018 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America Second Team, as announced by the AFCA.
  • Four football players named academic all-district
    December 07, 2018
    Simpson football players Trey Chumbley, Galen Gist, Nathan Hawkins and Ryan Lehr recently earned 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District 8® First Team honors, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Connor, Jeter headline football all-conference selections
    November 26, 2018
    Linebacker Michael Connor took home MVP honors, Matt Jeter was named Coach of the Year and Simpson placed 12 players on the American Rivers All-Conference Football Team, as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches.
  • Football Preview: Buena Vista
    November 10, 2018
    The Simpson football team hits the road for the final game of the 2018 season Saturday, Nov. 10 when the Storm travel to Storm Lake to take on the Buena Vista Beavers at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
  • Storm dominate Buena Vista in season finale
    November 10, 2018
    Cam Bunting ran for 254 yards, Tanner Krueger threw five touchdown passes and the Simpson football team closed the 2018 season in impressive fashion, routing Buena Vista 56-7 at a cold J. Leslie Rollins Stadium.
  • Dubuque ground game shines as Spartans top Storm
    November 03, 2018
    Cam Bunting ran for 89 hard-earned yards and Brendan Holmes had two interceptions, but the combination of Maurece Herrion and Dwayne Allen, Jr. led Dubuque to a 17-6 win over the Simpson football team Saturday at a rain-soaked Buxton Stadium.
  • Football Preview: Dubuque
    November 02, 2018
    Two of the three teams involved in the tie for first in the American Rivers Conference meet Saturday, Nov. 3 when the Simpson football team hosts the Dubuque Spartans at Buxton Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
  • Football debuts at No. 9 in West Region
    October 31, 2018
    The Simpson football team is No. 9 in the first NCAA West Region Rankings of the 2018 season.
  • Bunting runs for three TDs, Storm spoil homecoming at Luther
    October 27, 2018
    Cam Bunting ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns, Michael Connor led a stout defensive effort that held the league's best rushing attack in-check, and the Simpson football team beat Luther 27-17, spoiling homecoming at Carlson Stadium on Saturday.
  • Football Preview: Luther
    October 26, 2018
    The Simpson football team looks to stay in the hunt for an American Rivers Conference championship when it travels to Decorah, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 27 to face the Luther Norse. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Carlson Stadium.
  • Bunting named A-R-C Player of the Week
    October 25, 2018
    Simpson running back Cam Bunting earned American Rivers Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Oct. 21.
  • Historic offensive performance pushes Simpson past Loras 38-33
    October 20, 2018
    Cam Bunting ran for a career-high 222 yards to lead a dominant rushing attack, and the Simpson football team stayed in the race for an American Rivers Conference title with a 38-33 win over Loras on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Buxton Stadium.
  • Last second TD spoils upset bid at No. 20 Central
    October 13, 2018
    Blaine Hawkins threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Ross Norem with 21 seconds left in the game and No. 20 Central held off the Simpson football team 17-16 in a battle for first place in the American Rivers Conference.
  • Football Preview: Central
    October 12, 2018
    The Simpson football team renews its oldest conference rivalry Saturday, Oct. 13 when the Storm travel to face the Central Dutch with sole possession of first place in the American Rivers Conference on the line. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium.
  • Late surge powers Storm to 29-7 win over Coe
    October 06, 2018
    Cam Bunting ran for two touchdowns, Joey Gale made three field goals and the Simpson football team scored 26-unanswered points in the second half to beat Coe 29-7 on Homecoming Saturday at Buxton Stadium.
  • Football Preview: Coe
    October 05, 2018
    The Simpson football team looks to remain atop the American Rivers Conference standings when it hosts the Coe Kohawks on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the annual homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Buxton Stadium.
  • Lehr, Krueger named American Rivers Conference Players of the Week
    October 03, 2018
    Simpson football players Ryan Lehr and Tanner Krueger have been named American Rivers Conference Players of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Sept. 30, the league office announced Monday. Lehr is the Defensive Player and Male Athlete of the Week while Krueger is the Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Football Preview: Wartburg
    September 29, 2018
    The Simpson football team hits the road for the first time in American Rivers Conference play when the Storm travel to Waverly to take on defending conference champion Wartburg on Saturday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Walston-Hoover Stadium.
  • Overtime gamble pays off, Storm shock Wartburg 37-36
    September 29, 2018
    Wide receiver Austin Hronich found quarterback Tanner Kreuger for the game-winning two-point conversion in overtime as Simpson beat Wartburg 37-36 in an instant classic.
  • Hawkins, Connor named A-R-C Players of the Week
    September 19, 2018
    Simpson football players Nathan Hawkins and Michael Connor have been named American Rivers Conference Players of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Sept. 16, the league office announced Tuesday. Hawkins is the Special Teams Player of the Week and Connor is the Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Bunting scores three TDs as Simpson beats Nebraska Wesleyan
    September 15, 2018
    Cam Bunting ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns, and Simpson's bend-but-don't-break defense kept Nebraska Wesleyan off the scoreboard for the better part of three quarters in a 27-21 win Saturday.
  • Football Highlights: Nebraska Wesleyan
    September 15, 2018
    Highlights of the Storm's 27-21 win over Nebraska Wesleyan on Sept. 15.
  • Suffocating defense leads Storm to win at Chicago
    September 08, 2018
    Joe McNally caught two touchdown passes, Cam Bunting ran for 176 yards and the Simpson football team beat Chicago 21-0 behind a stellar defensive effort on Saturday at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field.
  • Football Preview: Chicago
    September 07, 2018
    The Simpson football team hits the road for the first time in 2018 when the Storm travel to Chicago to face the University of Chicago Maroons on Saturday, Sept. 8. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field.
  • Storm miss opportunities in loss to Bethel
    September 01, 2018
    The Simpson football team outgained Bethel by 30 yards and converted more first downs but ill-timed turnovers and penalties came back to haunt the Storm in a 41-29 loss to Bethel in the season-opener Saturday at Buxton Stadium.
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