59th Sno-Bowl goes to the Ptarmigans
Posted December 31, 2018
In the 59th Sno-Bowl, with temperatures hovering around 10 degrees, the Ptarmigans edged the Polars 8-0. Both teams were able to move the ball but were plagued by turnovers. The Polars used a powerful run attack led by Zack Dubanoski and Zack Shetka at halfback but every time they moved into Ptarmigan territory an interception or fumble ended their hopes of scoring. Polar quarterback Ryan Haugen was able to complete several passes throughout the game but would earn the Goat Award after being intercepted five times.
The difference in the game proved to be Chad Skluzacek coming out of Sno-Bowl retirement to lead the Ptarmigans at quarterback. He completed a deep pass to Neil Fischer who was marked down at the 1 yard line. Two plays later Jon Schoenecker scored on an outside sweep play. The two point conversion was good when Ptarmigans faked the sweep play and Schoenecker threw a pass to Adam Mitchell in the back of the end zone. The Ptarmigan defense held solid for the remainder of the game to secure their victory.
Awards were presented at the postgame ceremony held at Czecher’s Sports Bar. Overall MVP was awarded to Paul Frykman for his ability to play center, Offensive MVP and Rookie of the Year went to Ben Buthe who carried the ball for the Ptarmigans, Defensive MVP went to Chad Lukkes who had 2 fumble recoveries, Lineman of the Year went to Brady Loose and Ryan Haugen was named the Goat of the Year. Owners for the Ptarmigans are Paul Frykman, Jake Schoenecker, Andrew Wolf and Chase Buthe. Owners of the Polars are Jason Haugen, Russ Kes, Mike Jirik and Aaron Shetka. More information on the Sno Bowl can be found at ballcharts.com/snobowl.