Star of the North Bowl is one game now

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

The first-ever Star of the North Bowl will just be a one-game affair because a fourth team could not be found to play in the event.

The one game, on Saturday, will feature Rochester Community and Technical College against the Lackawanna Falcons out of Scranton, Pa. The game will be at 10 a.m. at the Rochester Regional Sports Stadium.

Ft. Scott out of Kansas had also agreed to play in the featured game of the bowl, but an opponent could not be found to face the Division I junior college football team. Ed Hruska of the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission, and a member of the bowl selection committee, said it was disappointing a fourth team would not agree to play here.

Ft. Scott (8-2) has landed in another game, the Heart of Texas Bowl on Dec. 6.


"Those guys were extremely nice, but they just couldn’t get anyone to play us," Ft. Scott coach Jeff Sims said.

Sims is the former offensive coordinator at Minnesota State Mankato and the head coach at Mesabi Range Community College.

"Rochester is a great city, and we hope to play there in the future," Sims said.

Ft. Scott has a strong overall team. Sims said his squad might have up to nine players who might go on to play at Division I four-year schools in 2009.

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