Football Results

Dordt College Football vs. Concordia (NE)

October 10, 2009

(Seward, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender football team lost a 28-12 decision to the Concordia Bulldogs in Great Plains Athletic Conference action on Saturday, October 10 in Seward, Nebraska. The Defenders were never able to fully recover from a slow start and were fighting from behind most of the game.

Concordia scored one touchdown in each of the quarters for their second win of the season while Dordt got touchdowns in the second and third quarters. The Bulldogs scored on their first drive of the game after Dordt was forced to punt after three plays on their first possession. The Bulldogs hit paydirt with a four play, 36 yard drive and got into the end zone on a third down and goal play with 11:30 left in the quarter when Kyle Schmidt completed a scoring toss to Jake Griedl.

Dordt got back to within 7-6 when Josh Van Kempen caught a 28 yard touchdown pass from Justin Knot with 12:14 left in the half. The scoring play capped a seven play, 78 yard drive. The point after was blocked and Dordt trailed 7-6. The Bulldogs answered the challenge with a nine play drive that chewed up 4:48 off the clock and covered 80 yards and was capped by an 11 yard run by Darius Smith.

Leading 14-6, the Bulldogs got some breathing room with a nine yard pass reception that completed a ten play drive from TJ Shirey to Nate Sindt for a 21-6 lead. This time it was Dordt's turn to respond with a three play, 57 yard touchdown drive that took just three plays. A Knot to Van Kempen aerial covered 45 yards and a penalty put the ball at the seven where Knot completed a pass to Van Kempen in the right corner of the end zone for a touchdown with :10 left in the quarter.

The Dordt defense held Concordia on the next possession, forcing them to punt but TJ Shirey got into the kick and sent it 67 yards, swinging the field position battle into the Bulldogs' favor. Dordt couldn't capitalize, though, with a Knot pass getting intercepted at the 40, setting aup a short drive for the Bulldogs and their final touchdown of the game at the 10:17 mark of the game and that's how it ended with Concordia milking a good part of the fourth quarter off the clock with a time consuming, 11 play drive that took six minutes off the clock.

Dordt was outgained 310-205 in yards and 19-12 in first downs. Josh Van Kempen led Dordt with 16 carries for 65 yards and he cuahgt four passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Knot was 12-24 through the air with two touchdowns and 141 yards. Sam Du Mez had one catch for 29 yards, Joey Vander Schaaf had four catches and Ben Robbins three.

Phillip Sears had a game high eight solo tackles and four assisted stops, a fumble recovery and two pass break ups. Jordan Huisman had two solos and eight assisted stops and James Rowenhorst had four solo and two assisted stops.

Concordia's Darius Smith ran for 85 yards on 16 carries while Kyle Schmidt was 9-21 through the air for 100 yards and one touchdown.

Dordt is 1-5 overall and 0-5 in the GPAC while Concordia is now 2-4 overall and in the conference. Dordt will host Midland Lutheran next weekend at 1:00 in Sioux Center.

GPAC Scores

Morningside def. Hastings 46-0
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Dana 45-14
Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 42-32
Northwestern def. Midland Lutheran 17-14

Dordt's Current Record: 1-5 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-4 (2-4)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 0 6 6 0 12
Concordia (NE) 7 7 7 7 28
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 12 64 141 205
Opponent 19 198 112 310
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Josh Van Kempen 16 65 0
Ben Robbins 8 14 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Darius Smith 16 85 1
Darrin Macaluso 3 42 1
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Justin Knot 12/24 141 2
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Kyle Schmidt 9/21 100 1
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Josh Van Kempen 4 86 2
Sam Du Mez 1 29 0
Ben Robbins 3 14 0
Joey Vander Schaaf 4 12 0
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Jake Greidl 4 56 1
Nate Sindt 3 44 1
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Phillip Sears 8 4
James Rowenhorst 4 2
Jordan Huisman 2 8
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Ben Klein 6 4
Jerrod Fleming 2 5

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