Oredigger Football All-Conference
Before we get into the full list of All-Conference, let’s take a look at some of the team numbers, and some of the factors that made this team successful (in my opinion)
Coach Kyle Samson and the Orediggers wrapped up the 2022 campaign finishing 7-3 overall, good for 3rd place in the meatgrinder that is the Frontier Conference.
I'm a 'numbers guy' and Tech's numbers this year were outstanding. They were the #1 scoring offense in the conference putting up 349 points, and only allowing 163 points (which was good for 2nd in conference).
Offensively Montana Tech put up nearly 400 yards a game, averaging 166 a game on the ground, and 231 a game through the air.
The Digger D was strong. Tech had the #2 defense in the conference only allowing 273 yards a game overall but led the conference by a wide margin as the #1 passing defense, allowing only 138 yards a game through the air, which was good for #6 in the country.
I want to start with the secondary, this group of guys was outstanding all year. To add to the mix, they were never healthy. Guys were constantly shifted, but everyone stepped up and went to work. They were an incredible group, and one of the best I have had the pleasure of covering.
Watch out for Keyshawn James-Newby, this kid is the deal. From his Freshman year to this year, he has made an incredible jump.. What that might mean for the next couple of years is exciting (for us!)
How impressive was it this year when Jet Campbell goes down with an injury, and the offense doesn't miss a beat? Thelen gets his first start, at maybe the hardest place to win on the road and hangs the W. HUGE. Can't wait to watch his progression moving forward. He had a great year, and it's his team next year, and I'm already looking forward to it.
The Oredigger Offensive front had a hell of a season, that unit is only going to get deeper and stronger.
My thanks to Trevor Hoffman for the work he has put in as an Oredigger. Trevor has a real shot at playing at the next level (like 20? NFL teams have come to watch him). How damn cool would that be?
My thanks to Jon Wick with 5518Designs for allowing me to use his fantastic work.
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Again, My thanks to Jon Wick with 5518Designs (he's the man!)