McPherson trounces Tabor 40-14

There was ?no fear in McPherson? Saturday afternoon as the NAIA No.6 ranked Bulldogs defeated Tabor 40-14.

?They?re ranked No. 6 in the country because they?re undefeated,? said coach Mike Gardner. ?When they have the opportunity to play somebody nationally, there going to find out how good thy really are.?

Down 10-0 in the first quarter, Tabor had its first opportunity to score on a field goal attempt by Aaron Annis. However, the kick was blocked, leading to a touchdown to give McPherson a 17-0 lead.

McPherson scored twice more to take a 30-0 lead into the half, then scored another ten straight points in the third quarter.

Beating teams by an average of 30.25 points per game, McPherson is averaging 51 points per game. Saturday?s total is the second least points the Bulldogs have scored in a game this season. The lowest total was 31 at Sterling Oct. 2.

?I think we defensed them probably better than they have been all year,? said Gardner. ?I?m really proud of my guys for that.?

Tabor scored the final two touchdowns, both on runs from James Monroe.

?James Monroe really showed some flashes of doing some really great things towards the end of the second half,? said Gardner.

Tabor (2-5, 2-6) will end its season with games at home against two of the bottom four of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference standings.

Saturday, Tabor plays Southwestern (2-5, 2-6). The Moundbuilders defeated host Bethel 52-14 Saturday.

For more details about Tabor at McPherson look in Wednesday?s Hillsboro Free Press.