If kicking off the season’s first two weeks on the winning side of an 11-1 goal differential wasn’t enough for competition to take notice, then the Red River Rebels officially turned some heads in Week 3.
In their first game of the weekend, the Rebels faced the defending champion Providence Pilots, and took care of business with a convincing 5-2 victory. The difference in this one was a newcomer in the MCAC, midfielder Benjamin Grass – and if his performance so far is any indication, he could also be the difference for the Rebels season.
Grass notched two huge goals in the Pilots game, and followed it up with another one in the Rebels 4-2 victory against Brandon, accumulating three goals and two assists in a massive weekend for Red River. The Schanzenfeld, Germany native has shown great potential so far this year, and has head coach Jordan Goetting very impressed with not just his goal scoring, but his two-way game as well.
Grass will have to wait to test his skills on the MCAC pitch again, as the Rebels aren’t on the schedule for this weekend. But as it seems right now, his play is going to be a huge factor for the team as Red River tries to continue their dominance in the MCAC this season.
Grass is in his first year of Civil Engineering at Red River College.