Football Results

Dordt College Football vs. Doane

October 24, 2009

(Crete, Nebraska) Two turnovers by the Dordt College Defenders led to a pair of touchdowns for the Doane Tigers and the hosts from Crete, Nebraska used those scores to forge a 24-12 win over the Defenders in Great Plains Athletic Conference football on Saturday afternoon, October 24.

Dordt started the scoring on their first drive when a Kameron Gradert kickoff return to the Doane 25 set up a short field. Dordt would have had an even shorter field to work with if not for a block to the back penalty that took the ball from the goal line to the 25. After a play for a loss of two, Garrett Milton slung the ball to Sam Du Mez over the middle and the sophomore receiver broke one tackle and fell into the end zone for the score at the 13:57 mark. The point after failed.

Doane responded with a grind it out drive that covered 80 yards and took 15 plays and was helped by a Dordt penalty on fourth and eight that gave the Doane Tigers a first down on a roughing the kicker penalty. Doane scored on a five yard pass completion and they pushed the ball through the uprights for a 7-6 lead with 5:50 left in the quarter.

Dordt appeared poised to take the lead back late in the quarter when a Milton pass was intercepted by Vince Martinez and run back 69 yards to the Dordt 15. Doane scored four plays later on a running play by Michael Vargas to make 14-6 with 14:17 left in the half.

The two teams traded turnovers with Anthony Hallum picking off a Doane pass in the end zone and Dordt proceeded to march the ball down the field, scoring on the 10th play of the drive with 4:47 left on a Milton to Campbell completion. The drive was sustained by a third and ten completion from Milton to Kameron Gradert for 37 yards.

Three plays and punt later Dordt had the ball at their own 32 and managed to move the ball down the field and faced second and goal from the four with the clock winding down. Milton passed to the goal line where Martinez stepped in front of the pass and went 100 yards down the sideline for a touchdown and shifted the momentum to Doane going into the half up 21-12.

Doane proceeded to hold the ball for 13:32 of the second half and 9:32 of the second half, getting a 42 yard field goal in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

Dordt was outgained 292-264 and got 116 yards on the ground and 148 yards through the air. Doane gained 198 yards of rushing offense and passed for just 90. Doane had the ball for 35:12 of the game.

Josh Van Kempen ran for 84 yards on 12 carries and Ben Robbins had 26 yards. Garrett Milton was 11-16 through the air with two touchdowns and two interceptions before leaving the game at halftime with an apparent concussion. Milton had 128 yards of passing offense. Sam Du Mez caught four passes for 66 yards and Kameron Gradert had three for 43 yards. Darrin Beekman caught two passes for 23 yards.

Will McClain had six solo and three assisted stops while Matt Postmus had five solos and five assists with two tackles for loss. Austin Bosma and James Rowenhorst had six and five solo tackles each and Brice Kroeze forced a fumble that Henry Byl recovered.

Doane's Michael Vargas had 20 carries for 99 yards and Garrett Schroeder had 12 carries for 69 yards. Eamonn Feeney caught six passes for 41 yards and Anthony Dunn was 13-18 passing for 90 yards.

Dordt is now 0-7 in the league and 1-7 overall. Doane improves to 2-5 in the conference and 2-6 overall. Dordt will host Briar Cliff on Saturday, October 31 in a 1:00 kickoff.

Other GPAC Scores:
Nebraska Wesleyan University 27, Concordia University 13
Northwestern College 33, Briar Cliff University 28
Doane College 24, Dordt College 12
Hastings College 38, Dana College 7
University of Sioux Falls 59, Dakota Wesleyan University 7
Morningside College 38, Midland Lutheran College 27

Dordt's Current Record: 1-7 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-6 (2-5)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 6 6 0 0 12
Doane 7 14 0 3 24
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 15 116 148 264
Opponent 18 198 90 292
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Josh Van Kempen 12 84 0
Ben Robbins 8 36 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Michael Vargas 20 99 1
Garrett Schroeder 12 69 0
Eamonn Feeney 8 42 0
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Garrett Milton 11/16 128 2
Justin Knot 3/10 20 0
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Anthony Dunn 13/18 90 0
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Sam Du Mez 4 66 1
Kameron Gradert 3 43 0
Darrin Beekman 2 23 0
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Eamonn Feeney 6 41 1
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Austin Bosma 6 2
Will McClain 6 3
James Rowenhorst 5 2
Matt Postmus 5 5
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Dalton Ryba 4 5
Selau Sunia 4 2

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