Monmouth College Football Gearing Up for New Season


The Monmouth College Fighting Scot football team is coming off yet another successful season that saw them go (9-2) overall and end their season in Cousins Subs Lakefront Bowl for the second straight season. Chad Braun will be entering his 10th season as the head coach of the Scots this fall. Under Braun, Monmouth has finished 1st or 2nd in the Midwest Conference at the end of the regular season in his tenure at the school. Amazingly, Braun’s Scots have only lost five total conference games in those eight years, minus the covid-canceled season of 2020. Two of those losses came to St. Norbert in the conference championship game. One of those came in 2023 in a road loss at Illinois College. That loss put the Scots in a tie with IC at the end of the season. With the head to-head victory, the Blue Boys got the automatic bid into the Division III National Playoffs. The Scots were invited to play in the Cousins Subs Lakefront Bowl against an old conference rival, the St. Norbert Green Knights. Monmouth defeated the Green Knights 21-14 after falling behind 14-0 at the outset.

Coach Braun joined us at our recent Halfway to Freezing For Food Drive and recapped the season.

The Fighting Scots will open up at home on the newly renovated turf field at April Zorn Memorial Stadium in early September. It will be a night game against Wartburg College. Braun says recruiting went well and despite some talented players that will need to be replaced due to graduation, he’s looking forward to another successful season.

Once again this fall, you’ll be able catch all the action of Fighting Scot football on AM 1330/FM 95.7 WRAM, with the pregame show 20 minutes ahead of kickoff.

For the full interview with Coach Braun, go to the Sports Podcast section.

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