On Nov. 5, 2022, No. 3 Northwestern College Red Raiders played No. 15 Midland Warriors in a week 9 showdown. This was their second-to-last game of the regular season. NW dominated Midland with a score of 42-10.
Raider defense held Midland to only a field goal in the first half while their offense put up 21 points. In the third quarter, the Raiders scored 21 points and then gave up a touchdown in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
NW’s first drive down the field ended with junior quarterback, Jalyn Gramstad, having a huge 39-yard run that put the Raiders on top 7- 0. Konner McQuillan rushed for a four-yard touchdown.
“I think that play and first drive got our offense in sync early. We always want to start fast and finish strong, and we were able to do that. It set the tone for how we wanted the game to be played,” Gramstad said, talking about the 39-yard touchdown run.
“I thought we got off to a great start which set the tone for the game and how it was played. We were really able to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, said coach Matt McCarty.
In the second quarter, Cade Moser had a 40-yard touchdown reception from Jalyn Gramstad. Midland’s Jared Quinonez kicks a 30-yard field goal. Raiders go into the half on top of the Warriors 21-3.
The third quarter was all NW. Jalyn Gramstad and Konner McQuillan recorded another set of rushing touchdowns. Defense struck with a 31-yard interception by Scooter’s Player of the Game, freshman Ben Egli.
A big milestone was hit by senior wide receiver Cade Moser. During the game, tallied his 200th career reception. Moser became just the second Red Raider to break the 200th career reception milestone.
“I’m going to be honest, I was not aware that I hit that milestone. I’d just say, knowing that now, I’ve been very blessed to have had the quarterbacks throwing the ball to me that I have. Tyson, Fryar and Jalyn are very good at their job and make it easy for me to be successful with them throwing me the ball. Also, the coaches that I have had over my career here do a phenomenal job of putting me into positions to make plays, so I am very blessed in that aspect,” Moser said.