The Dordt College Defender football team was on the short end of a 66-21 decision with Hastings on Saturday, November 9. The Defenders allowed three first quarter touchdowns and were down 45-0 before playing Hastings to a 21-21 second half standoff.<p>
The Broncos scored on drives 75, 30 and 84 to take control of the game in the first quarter.<p>Dordt got on the board after trailing 52-0 in the third quarter. Dordt’s first score came on a 13 play, 75 yard drive that ended with a Trai Pickney eight yard run with 5:24 left in the third. A Loken Vande Vegte 55 yard run made it 52-14 just over two minutes later and the Defenders got a third score in the fourth quarter when Courtney Samuel ran it in from seven yards out.<p>
Dordt was outgained 548-303. Dordt gained 293 yards on the ground and ten yards passing while Hastings was more balanced with 272 yards rushing and 287 passing. <p>
Thomas Newman ran for 116 yards on 15 carries and Loken Vande Vegte had six carries for 62 yards and a touchdown. Courtney Samuel ran for 57 yards on 12 carries and Trai Pickney had eight carries for 36 yards. Newman one completion for 13 yards to Chris Soodsma.<p>Hastings was led by Nate Arlt with 127 yards on 16 rushes and Jake Fowler ran for 66 yards on ten carries. Matt Overmiller was 12-19 passing for 257 yards and two scores. Trevor Bohn had two catches for 83 yards.<p>
Seth Vande Voort had 10 solo and seven assisted tackles while Vanoy Harris had three solo and four assists while Cole McClain was in on three each. <p>Dordt will finish the season on Saturday, November 16 at home against Dakota Wesleyan while Hastings goes to Nebraska Wesleyan to finish the season.<p>Dordt is 0-8 in the GPAC and 2-8 overall while Hastings is now 1-7 in the GPAC and 2-7 overall.