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Broncos drop five straight to end season

Hastings College senior linebacker Austin Rowlett (6) intercepts a Northwestern pass on Nov. 11, 2017 for the Broncos (KHGI)

HASTINGS --- Northwestern running back Jacob Kalogonis rushed for 266 yards as the Red Raiders ground out a 31-12 win over Hastings College Saturday at Lloyd Wilson Field.

It was all Northwestern in the first 15 minutes, as they got out to a 17-0 lead behind two Kalogonis touchdowns of 32 and 2 yards.

Hastings was able to make a game of it when they switched up the quarterback position, bringing senior Anthony Cloyd in for Clark Livingston. The move seemed to pay off almost instantly as Cloyd led the Broncos on a second quarter drive and scored from 25 yards out.

When the Red Raiders seemed poised to score again late in the second quarter, a Tyson Kooima pass was intercepted in the end zone by Austin Rowlett and the Broncos were able to score a touchdown with 15 seconds left in the first half. Livingston (5-9, 72 Yds, TD, INT) found Jordan Johnson for a 10-yard touchdown to make it 17-12 at the half.

Northwestern rushed for 356 yards on the afternoon and totaled 451 for the day with 23 first downs. The Bronco offense sputtered to 226 yards on 49 plays and lost the time of possession by nearly ten minutes.

The Broncos, who finished the season with five straight losses, end up with a 5-6 overall record, 2-6 in the GPAC.

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