Dordt College Football vs. Waldorf
September 13, 2008
(Forest City, Iowa) Two turnovers led to two Waldorf touchdowns Saturday afternoon and the homestanding Warriors turned those two scores into a 17-13 defeat of the Dordt College Defenders in non-conference football action in Forest City, Iowa.
The Defenders got the first points of the game on a safety when Waldorf's John Lawson was unable to corral a high snap on a punting play and the ball went through the end zone for a 2-0 Dordt lead with 10:07 remaining in the first quarter. After the Dordt offense failed to move the ball the hosts marched 62 yards on ten plays and took a 3-2 lead on a Matt Wheatley field goal with 4:22 remining in the quarter. The field goal was from 33 yards out.
Neither team was able to move the ball with much success the rest of the half with Dordt stalling out twice at the Waldorf 25 yard line, turning the ball over on downs two times in Waldorf territory.
Trailing 3-2 at halftime, the Defenders took the ball at their own 25 yard line and marched down the field on seven plays, getting a Reuben Faber 33 yard field goal for a 5-3 lead. Joey Vander Schaaf had two catches of Scotty Walden passes on the drive to keep the ball moving for a combined 42 yards.
Holding the 5-3 lead, the Defenders kept the Waldorf offense in check, not allowing the hosts a first down for the entire third quarter. Waldorf finally got their first-first down of the second half early in the fourth quarter, but it was a turnover that got Waldorf into the end zone.
Leading by the two points, Dordt faced third and short at their own 34 yard line. Before the Dordt runner was downed, the ball came loss and John Lawson raced the other way for a touchdown and a 10-5 lead with 6:35 left in the game.
The Defenders quickly regrouped. Starting at their own 37, Dordt College used seven plays to march the needed 63 yards and capped the drive with a Ben Robbins five yard plunge. A Scotty Walden to Alex Henderson pass was good for the two-point conversion making it 13-10 Dordt with 4:07 left.
Waldorf's next possession stalled out after three plays and the Warriors were forced to punt and on the play Dordt was unable to field the punt cleanly and the hosts recovered.
Waldorf struck immediately when Erskinte Henderson took an option pitch and went 37 yards for the touchdown and the eventual game winner. Dordt's last chance faced when Walden was picked off on a deflected pass, with 1:20 left at the Waldorf 30 yard line.
Dordt outgained the Warriors 357-197 with 199 yards on the ground and 158 yards through the air. John Blair had 86 yards on 14 carries before leaving the game in the second half with an injury. Charles Milton had 67 yards on 12 carries. Walden completed 15-27 passes for 158 yards and his favorite receiver was Joey Vander Schaaf with seven catches for 78 yards. Ryan Campbell also had three catches for 22 yards. Fred Leyendekker led the Dordt defense with five solo and three assisted tackles.
All stats for the game are unofficial.
Dordt College is 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the GPAC and will travel to Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa for GPAC play on Saturday, September 20 at 1:00.
Dordt's Current Record: 0-2 (0-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-2 (0-0)
|Team Stats||First Downs||Rushing Yards||Passing Yards||Total Yards|
|Dordt Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|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|
|Joey Vander Schaaf||7||78||0|
|Sam Du Mez||1||21||0|
|Opponent Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Opponent Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
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