Rampage lose for first time

NICOLLET, MINN – Playing its third game north of the Iowa border in four weeks, the Midwest Rampage suffered its first loss of the season to Southern Plains Football League rival the Panic.

Poor field position throughout and six turnovers were costly, as the Rampage fell to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the SPFL with a 35-22 loss.

“In the SPFL a team had better be ready to play every game because in this league anyone can win any game,” Rampage head coach Matt Girdley said. ‘We weren’t ready to go and hats off to the Panic, who worked us over pretty good.”

The Rampage finished with 271 yards of offense, 225 coming through the air. Starting quarterback Ben Jass completed 16 of 31 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns, but he was intercepted four times.

Gunnar Wyatt caught scoring passes of 19 and 29 yards. Taylor Karas reeled in a 40-yard TD pass.

Wyatt finished with 97 receiving yards to lead the team.

Nick Plueger led the Rampage defense with 14 tackles. Justin Engh made 12 stops.