ALMA — The Alma College football team made history this past weekend, beating Albion College by a score of 50-14 to wrap up its second-straight undefeated regular season and the MIAA conference championship.
But the No. 11/13-ranked Scots aren’t finished yet.
Alma will host No. 21/RV DePauw (Ind.) University on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Bahlke Field, in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Division III football playoffs. The game begins at noon, with doors open at 11 a.m. for the general public. Those who require mobility assistance will be able to access the stadium 15 minutes earlier.
How can I get tickets? Tickets are required and can be purchased at almascots.com. Tickets are $10 for guests 18 years of age and older, and $5 for those ages three to 17 years. You can also download the Hometown Fan app that will allow you to easily purchase, download and scan your ticket at check-in.
College students with a valid student ID will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $7 at the gate on Saturday.
Where can I park? Alma College is a small campus that is easy to navigate and has many parking options. Please visit the Parking & Maps page on our website to see all the info you need to know, including color-coded parking lot designations to accessible transit routes around the campus.
What to watch for: The Scots are led on offense by sophomore quarterback Carter St. John (Zionsville, Ind./Bishop Chatard), sophomore running back Eddie Williams (Eastpointe/Fraser) and fifth-year senior wide receiver Devon Frenchko (St. Joseph/St. Joseph).
Leaders on defensive include fifth-year senior linebacker Odin Soffredine (Traverse City/Traverse City West), fifth-year senior defensive back Drew Humm (Alma/Alma) and senior linebacker Elijah Jackson (Fife Lake/Grayling).
A trend of excellence: In 2022, the Scots won the MIAA championship for the first time since 2004 and went undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 1968. Alma won the first NCAA Division III playoff game in its history, routing Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) University at home, before falling in the second round to Aurora (Ill.) University.
The Scots have now won back-to-back MIAA championships for the first time in 55 years. The streak of 20 consecutive regular-season victories is the most in Scots’ history.