Cobbers Football

Cooper Mattern Transferring to Concordia

North Dakota High School Football Star, Cooper Mattern Will Play for the Cobbers

Moorhead Moorhead, MN — Cooper Mattern is trasnfering from St. Johns to Concordia College. Mattern finished his senior season as the top quarterback in the state of North Dakota after throwing for over 2,000 yards, 18 touchdowns and averaging just under 258 yards per game for Shanley high school in 2020. Mattern did not play last season with the Johnies….

Concordia Football Falls Short Against Ranked Bethel

Cobbers fall 21-16 to the Royals

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two interceptions from Quarterback Tanner DuBois ended up being the difference on Saturday in Concordia’s 21-16 loss to Bethel. The Royals capitalized on both turnovers and turned them into points. Tanner Hoggarth scored the only Cobbers touchdown on a short run in the second quarter. With the loss, Concordia drops to 2-4 on  the season. Categories: College,…

Concordia Alum Zylstra Continues To Impress in Carolina Panthers Organization

Brandon Zlystra gets first career NFL TD for the Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s no better feeling than accomplishing one of your goals for the first time. Former Concordia receiver Brandon Zylstra lived that out on Sunday catching his first touchdown pass for the Carolina Panthers. In the Panther’s 26-7 win over the Saints, Zylstra’s 20-yard touchdown grab put the first points on the board. It was one of three…

Concordia Alum Zylstra Catches First NFL Touchdown Pass

Brandon Zlystra gets first career NFL TD for the Carolina Panthers

Photo from AP Charlotte, N.C. — Former Concordia Cobbers receiver Brandon Zylstra caught his first NFL touchdown for the Carolina Panthers. It gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead over the New Orleans Saints in a win. Zylstra finished with three catches in. the game. This is his third season in the NFL after spending his rookie year with the Minnesota…

Forming A Special Bond: Concordia Football’s Tanner DuBois and Andy Gravdahl

From rivals in high school to best friends and roommates in college

MOORHEAD, Minn — “Four years together and those two are just silent giants. They don’t really talk a ton but there’s always together I can tell you that. They really care for each other and you can see that. I don’t think I’ve seen the two of them ever angry with each other.” Quarterback Tanner DuBois and receiver Andy Gravdahl…

Concordia Football Working Through New Offense, Finding New Quarterback in Fall Camp

Cobbers switching from triple option to the spread offense

MOORHEAD, Minn — After having their 2020 season wiped away, Concordia football makes its return to Jake Christianson Field next month. The Cobbers wrapped up day six of fall camp looking to turn around back-to-back years of .500 ball. The Cobbers are returning just 4 starters from 2019 and its bringing some change to one side of the ball. A…

MIAC announces cancellation of fall non-conference contests

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – (MIAC) The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced today that it will cancel non-conference contests for the fall sports season. Presidents and Athletic Directors will continue to explore opportunities for the fall. MIAC administrators and staff have met weekly throughout the summer to develop protocols, expectations, and best practices for the possible return of athletics this fall….

Concordia Football Taking Advantage of Virtual Platform With Junior Days

Cobbers have held four virtual junior days with two more coming

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia football is looking at the positives of having to going completely virtual for both spring practice and recruiting. That is carried over into the program’s junior day, where there is usually only one. The coaches have been able to conduct four. The virtual days have currently reached over 450 juniors all over the country allowing the…

Local Talent Highlights Record-Setting Recruiting Class for Concordia Football

56 signed recruits is a program record

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Head coach Terry Horan welcomed 56 new recruits to the incoming 2020 Concordia football class. 56 is a program record and the fifth consecutive season the Cobbers have brought in 50 or more recruits to the program. This is the first year the coaching staff went into untapped markets to get players from Nevada, Utah and Florida. …

Concordia Rolls Past Nebraska Wesleyan in Season Opener

Cobber QB Blake Kragnes went 11-17 with 65 yards and two touchdowns

MOORHEAD, Minn. – For the second straight season, Concordia football handed Nebraska Wesleyan a loss in the season opener. The Cobbers topped the Prairie Wolves 28-3 in Saturday’s contest. The Cobbers offense heated up after Riley Sheridan scored on a 91-yard run on the squad’s second offensive possession.  Concordia quarterback Blake Kragnes added 65 yards and two touchdowns. Concordia is…