Seasons come and go and things often change drastically. This couldn’t be more true between 2018 and 2019. Last year the Dakota Indians met the Stockton Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs and won with ease, 48-8. This year the Dakota Indians needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Stockton received the opening kick and didn’t take long to deliver the first punch of the night. After gains of 14 and 13 by Jason Hermann, it was a 30 yard touchd
Dakota - Friday nights in October are always special. Light up a field with and place two teams on it that are separated by 9 miles, have bloodlines that go back over a century, renew a rivalry that has been there for over 80 years, and sprinkle a playoff atmosphere in a big game situation on top. That is what you have when Orangeville and Dakota kicked off their rivalry that had been desolate since 2008. Both teams entered Friday's contest with matching 4-3 records, and on p
East Dubuque - In a game to keep playoff hopes alive for both teams, the Warriors of East Dubuque played host to the Dakota Indians. Both teams entered this game with matching 2-3 records, and a win by either would set up a better playoff picture for both. In the first quarter, Dakota would quickly jump out to a 13-0 lead with a big 53 yard touchdown run by Josh Clark, and 8 minutes later that was followed up with a 21 yard touchdown run by Evan Riggle. East Dubuque would ans
Dakota - Entering week 5, both EPC (2-2) and Dakota (1-3) were looking for a big win to keep on track to make the playoffs. This game has been a close game every year since 2016, with both teams matching up with each other very well. On Friday night, with threatening weather in the forecast, the game was moved to a 5:00 start. After each team opened the game forcing the other to punt, Dakota took their 2nd possession of the game, chewed up 12:01 off the clock. However, gettin
Lena - Entering another meeting of this rivalry, Lena-Winslow has held the upper hand for the past 7 seasons, as they were looking for their 8th straight victory over the Indians. The Panthers have put up 3 straight running clocks to open the season, as they entered the season ranked number 2 in state. Friday night would be no different, as the Panthers powered their way past Dakota once again. The Indians would keep the score close for the first 15 minutes of the game as Le-