Bison WR Holloway delays holiday homecomingFARGO — Warren Holloway leads North Dakota State with 75 catches. It is the school single season record that included eight touchdowns.
By: Jeff Kolpack, Forum Communications Co.
FARGO — Warren Holloway leads North Dakota State with 75 catches. It is the school single season record that included eight touchdowns.
His biggest reception, however, was probably provided by the Smith family in Wahpeton. With his home in Houston being too far away and the fact there was not enough time for him to travel there and back, he spent Christmas with sophomore wide receiver Ryan Smith.
“They even got me a couple of presents,” Holloway said with a smile.
NDSU defeated Georgia Southern 35-7 in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision semifinals on Dec. 17. The team practiced until the following Wednesday before being dismissed until Monday night.
“I told him after Thanksgiving if we make the national championship, you’re probably not going to be able to go home so you’re welcome to stay with us,” Smith said. “He said he would like to spend it with a teammate and we had a lot of fun.”
Holloway may not have gotten back to Houston, but he’ll be close next week. NDSU plays Sam Houston State Jan. 7 in the FCS title game in Frisco, Texas, located about 275 miles north of Houston.
The holiday included University of South Dakota assistant coach Wesley Beschorner, who is married to Smith’s sister. USD is joining the Missouri Valley Football Conference next year.
“We talked about how tough it is to play in it,” Smith said. “He’s excited to play in it.”
Koplack is a sports reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.