Football Results

Dordt College Football vs. Hastings

October 4, 2008

(Hastings, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender football team hung tough for nearly three quarters but the Hastings College Broncos took advantage of a pair of turnovers to score three quick touchdowns on the way to a 35-0 Great Plains Athletic Conference win over the Dordt College Defenders.

The Broncos struck for two quick scores in the first quarter. The hosts scored on a two-play, 23 yard drive to open the scoring at the 12:25 mark of the quarter. The hosts then held Dordt on their next possession and took the ensuing drive 55 yards for a score with 7:33 left in the quarter for a 14-0 lead. For the rest of the half the Defenders controlled the clock. The Dordt offense took the ball from their own 27 to the Hastings 28 before attempting a 46 yard field goal that was off the mark on the breezy day. The Dordt defense held Hastings to three plays and a punt and again had success moving the ball all the way to the Hastings two yard line before fumbling. The Defenders ran ten plays from scrimmage on the drive and actually had the ball for 12:44 of the second quarter.

The score remained 14-0 until Maurice Mansfield caught a 20 yard pass for a touchdown with :38 remaining in the third quarter to cap a 47 yard drive. Hastings then picked off a pass to start the fourth quarter to stretch the lead to 28-0 on the return for touchdown and they capped the scoring with a 40 yard drive near the midpoint of the fourth quarter.

Dordt gained 76 yards on the ground and 113 yards through the air while surrendering 229 yards of rushing offense and 119 yards through the air. Ben Robbins ran for 42 yards on 21 carries and John Blair had 36 yards on six rushes. Scotty Walden completed 13-23 passes for 113 yards. Joey Vander Schaaf, Sam Du Mez, Alex Henderson and Ryan Campbell all had three catches for 42,36, 13 and 12 yards respectively.

Defensively Dordt's Phillip Sears had five solo and three assisted tackles with a fumble recovery. Jake Dykstra was in on six solo and one assisted stop and Matt Postmus had four solo and three assisted tackles.

Dordt is now 0-4 in the GPAC and 0-5 overall. Hastings is 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the conference. The Defenders will host Concordia on Saturday, October 11 in a 1:00 kickoff.

Dordt's Current Record: 0-5 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-2 (3-2)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 0 0 0 0 0
Hastings 14 0 7 14 35
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 13 76 113 189
Opponent 20 229 119 348
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Ben Robbins 21 58 0
John Blair 6 36 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Nick Grummert 9 67 1
Troy Huebert 7 52 1
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Scotty Walden 13/23 113 0
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Dayton Edwards 10/14 119 1
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Joey Vander Schaaf 3 42 0
Sam Du Mez 3 36 0
Alex Henderson 3 13 0
Ryan Campbell 3 10 0
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Ryan Sack 5 41 0
Maurice Mansfield 3 39 1
Mark Schmeeckle 1 28 0
Justin Anderson 1 11 0
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Jake Dykstra 6 1
Phillip Sears 5 3
Matt Postmus 4 3
James Rowenhorst 3 4
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Adam Loftis 5 2
Mackenzie Hemje 4 4
Josh Aupperlee 4 2

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