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PSU Head Football Coach Brian Wright keeps eyes on MIAA while also looking ahead to probable NCAA playoffs

On Saturday, Pittsburg State football won their 10th game in a row dating back to last season. With the victory, the Gorillas clinched at least a piece of this season's MIAA championship. KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

With the exception of a one-point win over Emporia State in late September, Pittsburg State football has won its other eight games by an average margin of 23 points. The team's largest margin of victory this season was a 49 to 10 romp over Lincoln University just over two weeks ago.

On Monday, the Gorillas debuted at No. 2 in the first NCAA Division II Regional Rankings. Pitt State was included among a list of 10 unranked teams "under consideration" a week ago. Speaking on 100.7 FM ESPN Radio Monday night, PSU head coach Brian Wright spoke about his team's dominant performance over Central Oklahoma last weekend.

"Outstanding job by those guys. And it all started in the week of practice. Challenged our football team to get better and for each player, and each player and for each coach to be one percent better this week. And I thought we had a really good week, and we were ready to play on Saturday."

This Saturday, the Gorillas travel to Topeka, Kansas, to take on the Washburn Ichabods.

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.