Men's Varsity Football vs. Doane

L 13-56

1:00 PM - Saturday, November 2, 2013
Crete, Nebraska
Non-conference Match


The Dordt College Defender football team lost a 56-13 decision in GPAC action at Doane on Saturday, November 2. Four second quarter touchdowns vaulted the Tigers from a 7-7 tie with the Defenders to a 35-7 halftime lead and the eventual eight touchdown day while Dordt had a touchdown in the first and fourth quarters. Three Dordt turnovers led directly to Doane touchdowns.<p>
Both teams had extended drives to start the game with Doane going 69 yards on 11 plays, finishing the scoring drive with a one yard Alex Dose run. <p>
Dordt responded with a grinding 12 play, 75 yard drive, and punched it in with a Lenard Manual one yard plunge for the 7-7 tie. <p>
A third long drive culminated with Doane scoring on the first play of the second quarter on a Clayton Moore eight yard run to put the finishing touches on a 12 play, 81 yard drive. The kick made it 14-7 with 14:56 left in the first half. <p>Doane’s defense scored the next points as JerSean Walder ran 29 yards after an interception for a score and the Tigers had a 21-7 advantage with 14:22 remaining. <p>Dordt was forced to punt on its next possession and Doane marched 59 yards for its third touchdown of the quarter and the fourth score came on a drive that was set up by a Dordt fumble at the Doane 39 yard line. Doane went the needed 59 yards and scored with less than a minute left in the half for a 35-7 halftime advantage.<p>
Doane’s three scores came on a 32 yard drive and two fumble returns of 21 yards each at the 8:03 mark and the 2:33 mark of the period. <p>
Dordt got the final score when Trai Pickney scored on an eight yard run with 6:41 left in the game. The point after was blocked and the final stood at 56-13.<p>
Dordt ran for 132 yards and allowed 147 while passing for 61 and Doane had 191 in the air. Erin Francis ran for 58 yards on 10 carries and had a long of 15 yards. Manuel had 14 carries for 49 yards. Sam Verhulst had four catches for 47 yards and Zach Barker was 6-13 passing for 61 yards and had three passes picked off.<p>Doane had 49 yards on the ground by Nate Meier and Phil Thramer ran for 47 yards on nine carries. Thramer also completed 10-16 passes for 158 yards and Nate Meier had two catches for 54 yards.<p>
Seth Vande Voort led the Dordt defense with seven solo and six assisted tackles and had a sack. Vanoy Harris continued his strong play with a seven solo and four assisted stop afternoon and Jake Atkinson had eight solo tackles. JT Teixera had six solo and for assisted stops.<p>
Doane’s Jeremy Wallace had four solo and six assisted tackles and Garret Borcher had five solo and two assisted stops with an interception.<p>Dordt is 2-7 overall and 0-7 in the GPAC while Doane is 5-3 overall and 5-2 in the GPAC. Dordt travels to Hastings next Saturday for GPAC play in its final road game of the 2013 season.