Dordt defeats Bethel (Kansas) 44-10
HOW IT HAPPENED
For the second year in row Dordt College won its GPAC-KCAC Football Challenge game with a 44-10 defeat of Bethel in North Newton, Kansas.
Dordt struck quickly with a Brock Lamle to Levi Jungling 42 yard pass completion for an 8-0 on the third play from scrimmage. Lamle completed a pass to Jake Dodge for the two-point conversion.
Dordt added to the lead on its next possession with Jeff Paepke knocking a 33 yard field goal through for an 11-0 lead.
Dordt’s offense stagnated for the rest of the quarter and it was Bethel scored next with a nine play, 79 yard drive to cut the lead to 11-7. Dordt managed two more scores before the half ended with Keithen Drury going in from four yards out to culminate a five play, 62 yard drive and the Dordt defense forced a Bethel punt and the offense went 48 yards on ten plays to end the first half scoring with a Paepke 30 yard field goal.
Bethel cut the lead to 22-10 with a field goal on a drive that took over eight minutes off the clock but Dordt answered with a 71 yard drive as Lamle completed a 23 yard pass to Jungling in the back of the end zone. Dordt put the game out of reach with a fumble recovery on the kickoff and Lamle found Ben Heuvelhorst for a three yard pass to get Dordt up 37-10.
Corey Patulea finished the scoring with a 28 yard pass completion from Lamle to finish a 96 yard drive with 12:33 left in the game.
Dordt had a 559-287 yards gained advantage and rushed for 385 yards while limiting Bethel to 138.
Drury gained 198 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown.
Kaderro Tamendong and Brock Lamle each ran for 44 yards on eight and four rushes respectively.
Lamle completed nine passes with three for 79 yards to Jungling and two touchdowns. Heuvelhorst had four catches for 37 yards and Dodge and Patulea each had one catch for 30 and 28 yards each.
Nick Naranjo, Connor Bosma and Casey Byker all had one interception.
Tyson Dahlgrin had five solo tackles and three assists with two sacks.
Arie Hoekstra had six solo and three assisted stops and one fumble recovery.
COACH PENNER SAID
“I’m proud of our team and the effort tonight. Our defense did a great job disrupting the rhythm of Bethel’s offense. Our offense came out strong and was very multiple. We were not as sharp in the red zone as I would have hoped and I’m sure as we get to the films we’ll have plenty of areas to address on Monday.”
Dordt is 1-0 and will host Waldorf on Saturday, September 9 at 6:00 pm.