Sep 15, 2023

Preview: Alliance football confident going into trip to Gothenburg

Posted Sep 15, 2023 3:04 PM

By Alex Benzegala
Panhandle Post

The Alliance football program is confident after a big 58-34 win over Valentine last week, as the 2-1 Bulldogs aim for their 3rd straight win going into tonight's away game at Gothenburg. 

Gothenburg won their first two games before dropping a home game to a strong Adams Central team last week 13-7.  The Swedes defense has been tough this season, holding opponents to just 11 points per game.

"They're a tough team where if you make mistakes, you're going to lose," Head Coach T.D Stein said. "I think if we go in, do what we do and limit mistakes, we'll be just fine."

Alliance offensively is averaging 30 points per game this season, and 42 ppg in their two-game winning streak.  Quarterback Landen Crowe has thrown for 826 passing yards after three games, 3rd most in the entire state, while star receiver Tristen Timbers is second in the state with 432 receiving yards.  

Landen Crowe deep throw against Valentine (Photo Courtesy of Karen Benzel)
Landen Crowe deep throw against Valentine (Photo Courtesy of Karen Benzel)

One issue that Alliance has had through three games is scoring defense, allowing 30.6 ppg, but not all of that is on the defense as Alliance has thrown an interception returned for a touchdown in each of the first three games.  That could change this week against as Alliance's defense faces a Gothenburg offense scoring an average of 18 points a game. Stein says a big key is to continue to improve tackling. 

Kickoff tonight is a 6 P.M Mountain Time, with the Nebraska Bank pregame show slated to begin at 5:45.  Interviews with Coach Stein and Alliance lineman Matt Moomey will be featured in the Pregame show, and at halftime we will air an interview with Alliance Softball Head Coach Carlos Palomo.

Full coverage of tonight's game is on KCOW 92.5, 1400 and online at and  KCOW – THE HOME OF JASON WENTWORTH IN THE MORNING (