This fall has already been historic for Macalester’s football program. This weekend, the team seeks to add more footage to the season’s highlight reel: its first conference title since 1947.

With a 21-13 win over St. Norbert last weekend, Macalester—in its first season in the Midwest Conference—claimed the conference’s North Division title. That victory sends the Scots to Jacksonville, Ill., to face Illinois College at 1 p.m. on Saturday for the Midwest Conference championship. The Scots’ current seven-game winning streak is a new school record for a single football season, and the team’s 8-1 overall record is already the winningest in school history.

After last weekend’s win, accolades rolled in for the team:

  • Macalester received votes in this week’s American Football Coaches Association national poll for the first time in school history.
  • Quarterback Samson Bialostok ’15 (North Woodmere, N.Y.) was named Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week, and Michael Abramson ’15 (Atherton, Calif.) was named the conference’s Special Teams Performer of the Week.
  • The Scots’ offensive line was named to’s Team of the Week.

The winner of Saturday’s game advances to the NCAA Division III playoffs, which begin Nov. 22.

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November 12 2014

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