Doane defeats Dordt 59-21
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt scored on its first possession of the game but the Doane Tigers scored five touchdowns, the longest drive taking 2:27 off the clock and led 35-7 at halftime before putting the game out of reach with 17 unanswered points in the third quarter.
Dordt’s first score came on a 19 yard pass from Brock Lamle to Jason Miller 13:03 left in the first quarter. Dordt went to Miller for all three completions on the drive to cover 54 yards. Doane scored moments later on a three play, 58 yard drive that took less than a minute to culminate. Hunter Bradley caught two touchdown passes for the next two scored and Doane lead by an eventual 35-7 halftime score.
Doane forced Dordt to punt to start the second half and Nate Meier raced 95 yards on the first play from scrimmage to put the hosts up 42-7. For Meier it was the second of four touchdowns he would score.
Miller was on the receiving end of a 41 yard Lamle pass late in the third quarter and Bryce Lidtka capped a 75 yard drive with 9:02 left in the game to make the final 59-21.
Miller caught 12 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns.
Lamle was 17-31 passing for 243 yards but was sacked four times.
Lidtka ran 26 times for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Levi Schoonhoven and Keithen Drury each had 25 yards rushing.
Jake Dodge caught four passes for 35 yards.
Daniel Brown had six solo tackle and an assisted tackle for the Dordt defense.
Joey Lovetere picked off his fourth pass of the season for Dordt.
Lidtka now has 1,349 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns.
Miller has 65 catches for 1,145 yards with nine touchdowns.
Lamle has completed 103 passes for 1,519 yards and nine touchdowns.
Dordt was outgained 390-148 on the ground and had a slight 261-259 passing yardage edge.
Meier ran for 245 yards for the Tigers on 14 carries and scored four touchdowns.
Dordt is 4-5 overall and 2-5 in the GPAC while Doan improved to 5-1 in the GPAC and 7-1 overall.
Dordt hosts Concordia on Saturday, November 5 at 1:00.