Football Results

Dordt College Football vs. Hastings

September 18, 2010

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Hastings Broncos converted two Dordt College turnovers into touchdowns and pulled away from a 14-0 halftime lead for a 35-0 win to improve to 2-1 for the season while Dordt fell to 0-3 with the Saturday afternoon loss in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The two teams exchanged possessions early with Hastings turning the ball over on an interception on their first play from scrimmage and Dordt was forced to punt after earning one first down on their first drive. A Hastings punt pinned the Defenders deep in their own territory but Dordt was able to bring the ball out and had a drive going near midfield when Micah Twedell was caught behind the line of scrimmage, fumbled the ball and Hastings' Pete Botkin picked the ball up and rumbled 41 yards for the score at the 3:50 mark of the first quarter. The extra point was good and Hastings was up 7-0. The lead stood until the 00:12 mark of the half when Hastings strung together a 70 yard, ten play drive capped by a Troy Huebert to Michael Novickki two yard pass to make it 14-0 with the point after.

Dordt's first drive of the half resulted in a punt and Hastings took the ensuing drive 51 yards for the score on a five yard pass from Huebert to Blake Horstmann with 8:33 left. A Twedell pass was picked off less than a minute later and Hastings' Zach Carlton scored on the 22 yard return and Hastings capped the scoring with a 53 yard drive late in the fourth quarter.

Dordt's best scoring chance came in the fourth when the marched to the Hastings 12 but had the drive stall out on fourth and short. Dordt also had a drive end on downs in the first half at the Hastings 30.

Dordt's offense gained nine first downs and 213 total yards while the defense allowed just 103 yards on the ground and 232 total yards of offense. Josh Van Kempen ran for 46 yards on 14 carries and Micah Twedell, in his first start at quarterback, ran for 26 yards on 14 carries. Hastings was led by Keenen Ballage with 31 yards on five late carries in the game. Troy Huebert was 15-30 in the air with two interceptions and two two touchdown passes. Nick Grummert led Hastings with 26 yards while Dordt's David Griess caught four passes for 86 yards.

The Defender defense was led by Jordan Huisman with two solo and seven assisted tackles and Gerrit Van Leeuwen had three solo and two assisted stops. Matt Smolders had three solo tackles--all for loss and was credited with two sacks. Henry Byl and James Rowenhorst each had interceptions.

Hastings was led by Brian Callan and Aleck Diffendaffer had six and five solo tackles each.

Dordt is now 0-3 while Hastings improves to 2-1.

GPAC scores:
Briar Cliff at 12
Morningside 58

Nebraska Wesleyan at 1:00pm
Northwestern CT
delayed due to lightning

Doane at 13
Sioux Falls 66

Hastings at 35
Dordt 0

Dordt's Current Record: 0-3 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-1 (2-1)

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Dordt College 0 0 0 0 0
Hastings 7 7 14 7 35
Team Stats First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards
Dordt College 9 99 114 213
Opponent 17 103 129 232
Dordt Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Josh VanKempen 14 46 0
Micah Twedell 14 26 0
Aaron Floen 10 25 0
Opponent Rushing Leaders Att Yards TD
Keenan Ballage 5 31 0
Dalton Sealey 9 28 0
Troy Huebert 11 20 0
Dordt Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Micah Twedell 16/9 114 0
Opponent Passing Leaders Cmp/Att Yards TD
Troy Huebert 15/30 113 2
Dordt Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
David Griess 4 86 0
Sam Du Mez 2 16 0
Opponent Receiving Leaders Catches Yards TD
Justin Anderson 3 27 0
Travis Brown 3 27 1
Nick Grummert 4 26 0
Michael Novicki 3 20 1
Dordt Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Matt Smolders 3 1
Anthony Hallum 3 1
Gerrit Van Leeuwen 3 2
Jordan Huisman 2 7
Opponent Tackles Leaders Solo Assists
Brian Callan 6 2
Aleck Diffendaffer 5 2
Kane Elenburg 4 2

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