Football Results

Dordt College Football vs. Midland (NE)

October 17, 2009

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders were struck by a big play and a turnover early in their game with Midland Lutheran and never bounced back in losing a 40-6 decision to the Warriors in Great Plains Athletic Conference action at Open Space Park.

Darious Bently returned the opening kickoff 75 yards to give the Warriors a 7-0 lead and the Defenders turned it over on the first play from scrimmage on the ensuing drive and Midland Lutheran recovered and punched the ball in on a short field ten plays later, covering the 40 yards in 4:29 to take a 14-0 lead.

The Warriors score don a 24 yard field goal at the 5:08 mark and on a Bentley 39 yard touchdown run with 1:09 left in the quarter to take a 24-0 lead.

the Warriors scored nine more points in the second quarter on a safety at the 10:49 mark and on a 63 yard drive at the 4:17 mark of the half for a 33-0 lead.

Dordt averted the shut out when they forced fumble at their own 41 with Eric Torgerson forcing the fumble and Lucas Kurtzleben recovering. After two plays gained two yards the Defenders called a timeout with 00:02 left and Garrett Milton completed a 59 yard pass to Sam Du Mez, who grabbed the ball of a deflection and raced to the end zone with no time on the clock.

Midland Lutheran scored one more touchdown, this time in the third quarter when David Weld caught a nine yard pass from Joshua Deines with 00:33 left in the quarter and that's how the game ended at 40-6.

The Defenders had a touchdown play called back on a holding penalty after Josh VanKempen ran 64 yards with 11:00 left in the game.

Dordt was outgained 395-157 with 134 of their yards coming on the ground. Midland Lutheran held the ball for 40:14 of the game to Dordt's 19:46 of possession. Milton completed 11-24 passes for 134 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions. Kameron Gradert caught four passes for 35 yards and Du Mez had two catches for 78 yards. Josh Van Kempen had eight carries for 19 yards on the ground. Matt Postmus had seven solo and seven assisted tackles while Lucas Kurtzleben had four solos and six assists while Brice Kroeze had five solos and three assists. James Rowenhorst had one pass break up and four solo tackles with five assisted stops.

Darious Bentley ran for 130 yards on 15 carries while Nick Lackey had 12 carries for 50 yards. John Faulkner completed 8-14 passees for 86 yards and Derrick Middleton had two catches for 39 yards. Four players, Kenneth Boatright, Coleman Goff, Greg Taylor and Reed Manstedt, all had three solo tackles.

Dordt falls to 1-6 overall and 0-6 in the league while Midland Lutheran is 5-2 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Dordt will travel to Doane in Crete, Nebraska next Saturday, October 24.

Other GPAC scores:

Briar Cliff at 33
Dakota Wesleyan 7

Concordia at 7
Morningside 58

Midland Lutheran at 40
Dordt 6

Hastings at 7
Nebraska Wesleyan 3

Doane at 23
Northwestern 49

Sioux Falls at 28
University of North Dakota 13

Peru State College at 38
Dana 20

Dordt's Current Record: 1-6 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-2 (5-1)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 0 6 0 0 6
Midland (NE) 24 9 7 0 40
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 7 23 134 157
Opponent 23 300 95 395
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Josh Van Kempen 8 19 0
Ben Robbins 4 10 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Darious Bentley 15 130 2
Nicke Lackey 12 47 0
Joshua Deines 7 41 0
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Garrett Milton 11/24 134 1
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
John Faulkner 8/14 86 1
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Sam Du Mez 2 78 1
Kameron Gradert 4 35 0
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Derrick Middleton 2 39 0
Eddie Pertilla 2 16 0
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Matt Postmus 7 7
Brice Kroeze 5 3
James Rowenhorst 4 5
Lucas Kurtzleben 4 6
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Greg Taylor 3 0
Reed Manstedt 3 0
Coleman Goff 3 1
Kenneth Boartright 3 1

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