Men's Varsity Football vs. Morningside

L 0-49

1:00 PM - Saturday, September 19, 2015
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match



Morningside defeats Dordt 49-0



Morningside used a quick striking offense to forge a 49-0 win over the Dordt Defenders in GPAC football on Saturday, September 19.

The Mustangs scored on their first play from scrimmage on a 66 yard run by Tyler Kavan and followed that with four Connor Niles touchdowns on pass catches of 27, 45 and 59 yards and he had a 60 yard punt return for a touchdown to give Morningside a 35-0 lead.

Morningside scored a touchdown in the third quarter and another in the fourth on drives of 63 and 54 yards.



-Dordt’s Loken Vande Vegte established a school record with 37 carries, bettering the previous mark of 29 set by Daniel Fennig against Dakota State in 2011.

-Vande Vegte ran for a game high 133 yards with a long rush of nine yards.  The 133 yard game ranks fourth all-time at Dordt and is the second time Vande Vegte has run for over 100 yards.

-Dordt held a 39:19-20:41 time of possession advantage.

-Dordt ran for 203 yards against a defense that had allowed 97 and 66 yards on the ground in its previous two games.

-Jason Miller caught all three of Taylan Seaman’s pass completions for 20 yards.

-Heath Bonestroo puntd six times for a 41.8 average for a Dordt team that had one fumble and no interceptions.

-Ben Bajema led the Defenders with seven solo tackles and forced a fumble and a fumble recovery.

-Josiah Kotte and Joey Lovetere each had five solo and one assisted tackle and Kotte broke up two passes.

-Cole McClain and Matt Albert each had a fumble recovery.

-Morningside’s Tyler Kavan had 99 yards rushing and Ryan Kasdorf was 11-16 passing for 220 yards.  Connor Niles had six catches for 172 yards.

-Morningside will likely take over the no. 1 spot in the country as Marian (Indiana) lost today.



“Our guys worked hard.  Against a really good team we have to be flawless.  We will use it to learn and look forward to being better next week,” said Dordt College coach Greg Youngblood.



Morningside defeats Dordt 49-0

Doane defeats Hastings 31-6

Briar Cliff defeats Nebraska Wesleyan 23-7

Northwestern defeats Concordia 17-14



Dordt will travel to Vermillion, South Dakota to face Briar Cliff on Saturday, September 26.  The Defenders are 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the GPAC.  Morningside will face Wisconsin-Whitewater on Thursday night in Sioux City.