Dordt defeats Waldorf 59-14
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College scored on five of their first seven possessions to take a 39-0 halftime lead on the way to a 59-14 win over Waldorf in non-conference play in Sioux Center on Saturday night.
The Defenders started the game with a ten play-84 yard drive that culminated with a Keithen Drury one yard touchdown run. The Defenders were able to force a punt by Waldorf after three plays and Levi Jungling appeared to give Dordt a two-score lead on a punt return but it was called back by a clip at the 17 yard line.
Drury again got the call, this time from 27 yards out and Dordt led 16-0 after the two-point conversion.
A Brock Lamle to Ben Heuvelhorst nine yard pass completion was Dordt’s third score and the 24-0 score held into the second quarter.
Drury scored his third touchdown with 7:32 left in the half on a 44 yard rumble and Lamle found Jake Dodge for a 24 yard completion to finish the first half scoring with Dordt leading 39-0.
Dordt’s first score of the second half was a flip to Jungling in the back field and the slot receiver passed to Josh de Jong on the option for 36 yards and a 46-0 lead.
Waldorf did score twice before Mark Ybarra-Brandt engineered drives of 57 and 54 yards and passed to Evin Dickerson for one score from 22 yards out and ran for a 14 yard touchdown with 1:04 left in the game.
Dordt outgained Waldorf 576-252.
The Defenders ran for 374 yards and passed for 202.
Waldorf was limited to 97 yards rushing on 36 attempts.
Drury ran for 197 yards on 21 carries and had three touchdowns.
Dordt’s Kaderro Tamendong ran 18 times for 124 yards.
Lamle was 7-10 passing for 144 yards.
Jake Dodge caught three passes for 61 yards and Josh de Jong had two catches for 61 yards.
Ryan Cisneros had six solo and one assisted tackle.
Joey Lovetere had five solo and two assisted stops.
Jordan Weiland had two fumble recoveries and one interception.
Nic Byl had four solo tackles with a sack.
The Defenders are now 2-0 while Waldorf falls to 1-1.
COACH JOEL PENNER SAID
“We did a lot of things well tonight. I thought our defense was great in disrupting Waldorf’s offensive rhythm. Offensively we had to adjust to a very different defensive structure than we had seen on film. Our kicking game wasn’t as sharp as it needs to be. We are grateful to be 2-0 at this point and are eager to get into conference play.”
Dordt will travel to Sioux City to face Morningside on Saturday, September 16 in a 1:00 kickoff.