Dordt College Football vs. Briar Cliff
September 17, 2007
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender football suffered a last second loss to a junior varsity team from Briar Cliff on Monday, September 17 by a final score of 23-21. The Defenders surrendered an 18 yard field goal with :08 on the game clock as the Chargers snuck out the two point win.
The Defenders got on the board first with 14:04 left in the first half when Derek Kammerlocher went 19 yards to cap a 50 yard drive that was set up by a forced fumble and recovery by the Defenders. Derek Kammerlocher found paydirt again with 5:36 left in the half on a two yard run that finished an 80 scoring drive that took ten plays to bring to a conclusion. Kammerlocher had a forty yard run to swing the field position battle on the drive and Adam Shirley completed a five yard pass on fourth down to Ryan Campbell to keep the drive alive. Aaron Huisman was also on the receiving end of an 18 yard pass play on third down that set up Kammerlocher's rush over the left side of the line.
Up 14-0 at halftime the Defender gave up a short drive to start the third quarter when a long snap went over Nick Sohre's head, the Dordt punter could only cover it up and the Chargers scored five plays later to make it 14-7.
The Defenders seemed to right the ship almost immediately with another sustained drive, marching 65 yards on five plays for a touchdown run by Derek Kammerlocher, this time from 15 yards out. Up 21-7, the Defenders gave up an 11 play 52 yard drive with 13:19 left in regulation that made the score 21-14. The Defenders then turned the ball over on a fumble in their own end zone with 11:45 left in the game and the Chargers' Andrew Butler covered it for a 21-20 deficit. The point after attempt failed and the Defenders got the ball back but couldn't sustain a drive, committing a penalty that brought a pass completion back after a first down. The Dordt defense took the field for the last time with 1:54 left in the game and couldn't hold the Charger offense off as Lane Claussen engineered a drive from the Briar Cliff 35 to the Dordt one that included three pass completions and set up the game winning 18 yard field goal by Jason Enright.
Dordt Derek Kammerlocher led the Defender ground game with 193 yards on 26 carries and Ben Robbins had 10 carries for 52 yards. Dordt was outgained held the narrowest of edges in yards gained with a 224-223 advantage. Briar Cliff got all but 14 of their yards through the air while Dordt completed three passes from Adam Shirley to Ryan Campbell, Aaron Huisman and Ben Robbins for 31 yards.
Defensively the Defenders got seven solo and three assisted tackles by Willie Smoot. Smoot was also in on three tackles for loss. Brian Ochoa Gonzales had five solo and five assisted tackles and was in on three tackles for loss as well. Ochoa Gonzales also forced a fumble. Justin Sammons made five solo stops and had two assisted tackles and Chris Minnema had five solo stops as well and was credited with three pass break-ups. Zach Dierks had a pair of quarterback sacks along with David Shabani.
Dordt College drops to 0-3 and will travel to Orange City on Monday, September 24 to face Northwestern.
Dordt's Current Record: 0-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)
|Team Stats||First Downs||Rushing Yards||Passing Yards||Total Yards|
|Dordt Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|Joey Vander Schaaf||5||7||0|
|Opponent Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Passing Leaders||Cmp/Att||Yards||TD|
|Opponent Passing Leaders||Cmp/Att||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Opponent Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Opponent Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
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