58th Sno-Bowl won by the Polars in -10 degrees
Posted January 9, 2018
The 58th Sno-Bowl
The Polars gained a hard fought 6-0 victory over the Ptarmigans in the 58th Annual Sno-Bowl. Temperatures at game time were around 10 below, both teams played extremely well showing little effect from the cold. On a day that looked like it would be difficult to throw the ball the Polars opened with a 30 yard pass when Ryan Haugen connected with Austin Weinandt. It looked like the Polars would score early but pressure was applied when Haugen was sacked on back to back plays by Nick Schoenecker and Nate Jones. After an incomplete pass the Polars were forced to punt. The Ptarmigans took over and on their first offensive play the ball was fumbled by Connolly Turek. The fumble set up a 10 yard touchdown run from Haugen.
The rest of the game was mostly a defensive battle with a few successful offensive plays mixed in. For the Polars Zack Dubanoski and Zack Shetka carried the ball throughout the game but were unable to score. Defensively the Ptarmigans were anchored by Zack Sirek, Chase Buthe, and Michael Coldagelli at linebacker. The Ptarmigans moved the ball sparingly with Kevin Korbel carrying the ball and catching a 20 yard screen pass from Alex Eide. However, the Polar defense was just as stout with Jay Reinke, Kevin Pexa and Mike Jirik applying pressure all game.
After the game awards were handed out during the meal at Whiskey Business, Jay Reinke earned the game’s MVP for dominating on Defense and on Offense. Ryan Haugen was the Offensive MVP with the game’s only touchdown. Nick Schoenecker was the Defensive MVP making 2 sacks and multiple tackles. Chad Lukkes was the lineman of the year and Mark Lukkes was the Rookie of the Year. Connolly Turek was the Goat with his fumble that set up a touchdown. The Polar Owners are Aaron Shetka, Russ Kes, Jason Haugen and Mike Jirik. The Ptarmigan Owners are Chase Buthe, Jake Schoenecker, Paul Frykman and Andrew Wolf.