Dordt College Football vs. Midland Lutheran
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
Midland Lutheran at 40
Hastings at 7
Nebraska Wesleyan 3
Doane at 23
Sioux Falls at 28
University of North Dakota 13
Peru State College at 38
Dordt's Current Record: 1-6 (0-6)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-2 (5-1)
|Team Stats||First Downs||Rushing Yards||Passing Yards||Total Yards|
|Dordt Rushing Leaders||Att||Yards||TD|
|Josh Van Kempen||8||19||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|
|Sam Du Mez||2||78||1|
|Opponent Receiving Leaders||Catches||Yards||TD|
|Dordt Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
|Opponent Tackles Leaders||Solo||Assists|
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