As the conference race tightened Saturday, the Tabor College football team did its part to stay in it, knocking off No. 15 Friends 20-19. Friends was previously unbeaten in KCAC play. The Bluejays are tied with Ottawa, Sterling, and Friends for first place, all with 4-1 records within the conference.
Running back James Monroe became the school’s all-time leading rusher after a 197-yard performance against the Falcons, and defensive end Terach Antoine earned national defensive player-of-the-week honors. Monroe currently has 3,201 career rushing yards.
The Bluejays play next at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McPherson College.
Soccer teams struggle
The Tabor women’s soccer team lost both of its games last week, losing 0-2 to Kansas Wesleyan and 1-4 to Friends. The men’s team lost to Kansas Wesleyan 1-2, but defeated Friends 3-2 in double overtime Saturday in Wichita.
The women’s team plays McPherson College at 5 p.m. tonight in McPherson, followed by the men’s teams at 7:30. The Bluejays play Bethany at home on Saturday, the women starting at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3:30.
Volleyball improves conference record to 9-2
The Bluejays defeated Bethel in three sets Oct. 16, and nearly gave up a two-set lead Saturday against McPherson College before winning in the fifth. Tabor won the first two games 25-22, then lost 25-12 and 25-16 before winning the final game 15-9.
The Lady Jays play on the road this week, traveling to Ottawa tonight, then to Salina Friday to play Kansas Wesleyan.
The cross-country teams will compete at the NAIA Mid-States Classic at 10:15 and 11 a.m. Saturday in Winfield.
The basketball teams play their alumni games Saturday. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8.