College Football: Drake Ready to Compete in the Pioneer Football League

(Via Radio Iowa)

Des Moines — An experienced Drake football team looks to contend for the Pioneer Football League championship this fall.

The Bulldogs return the entire roster from a team that finished 2-3 during an abbreviated spring season — including former Mount Pleasant standout Kieran Kohorst, who played in four games with three starts last year.

Normally that first week of training camp, it’s a bit of a cluster — but it feels like we’ve picked up right where we’ve left off” head coach Todd Stepsis said.

The defense gave up less than 13 points and 77 yards of rushing per game in the spring but the Bulldogs need improvement from an offense that averaged only 18 points per contest.

We’re always going to play tough defense, but at the same time we have to score and points and we have to move the ball.” Stepsis said.

We have improved a lot, our offense is starting to gel and it’ hasn’t missed a beat. 

Kohorst finished last year with five total tackles, including one tackle for loss and tallied one quarterback hurry.

The Bulldogs open at home on Thursday, September 2nd at home against West Virginia Wesleyan.