Kohawks invite the Corridor to support the hometown team

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2016-10-26 13:23:57 - General

Coe celebrates Cedar Rapids with conference championship football game

Coe College invites everyone in the Creative Corridor to Clark Field for a special Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 29, to watch the undefeated hometown football team host Buena Vista University. In ​appreciation of the community that supports Coe, game admission will be free​ this week. ​Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Clark Field.

Under the leadership of first-year Head Coach Tyler Staker, the Kohawks are currently ranked 17th in the nation. With a win against the Beavers, the Kohawks will claim a share of the Iowa Conference Championship and lock up a berth in the NCAA Division III Playoffs.

"The recent flood and community effort reminded us of just how fortunate we are to be a part of this wonderful and engaged city," said Coe President David McInally. "Coe is appreciative of the relationships ​we have in ​the Corridor ​and the support we receive ​​from this community. Therefore, it is our pleasure to invite everyone to enjoy a top-notch football game this weekend. We hope to create an exciting atmosphere at Clark Field as we celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of the Kohawks."

The Kohawks feature several area prep athletes, with 14 of Coe's 22 starting players being from the Corridor. Coe has one of the top players in the nation on both sides of the ball, as Cedar Rapids Kennedy prep Trevor Heitland leads the nation in rushing yards and Wilton prep Dylan Stepleton leads the nation in interceptions.

Picked to ​finish fourth in the conference at the beginning of the season, the Kohawks are 8-0 overall and 6-0 in Iowa Conference play. Buena Vista is 2-5 overall and 2-3 in IIAC games. On their last outing, the Kohawks defeated Luther 45-6. Coe has won nine-straight games dating back to last season, the third-longest streak in America.