Dordt def. Hastings 55-17
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender football team went on a 31 point run in the second quarter and start of the third quarter to win a 55-17 decision from Hastings on the road Saturday.
Neither team got much offense in the first quarter with Hastings breaking through with a field goal on the final play of the period for a 3-0 lead.
Dordt’s offense got started with a seven play, 65 yard drive capped with a Matthew Oh-Slack touchdown grab of 12 yards delivered by Brock Lamle on the ensuing drive.
A Jordan Weiland interception on the next possession gave Dordt a short field and four plays was all the Defenders needed with Levi Schoonhoven scoring on an eight yard run for a 14-3 lead.
Brett Gaines made the first of two field goals on the next drive, a 27 yarder that split the uprights and Schoonhoven ran in from two yards out to cap the first half scoring at 24-3.
Nathan Kabongo put the game out of reach with a 34 yard interception return for a touchdown on the first drive of the second half and The Defenders added touchdown runs of one and two yard by Keithen Drury later in the quarter.
Schoonhoven got one more touchdown on a six yard plunge with 12:45 left in the game and Brett Gaines converted a season long 34 yard field goal into the wind for the final score with 4:24 left in the game.
Dordt outgained Hastings 431-286 and had 370 yards on the ground.
Schoonhoven ran for 183 yards on 23 carries with three touchdowns and had a long of 39.
Keithen Drury gained 73 yards on 15 carries and had two touchdowns.
Charley Young ran 13 times also for 73 yards.
Brock Lamle had five pass completions for 61 yards. Three of the completions were to Levi Jungling for 23 yards and Jake Dodge, Oh-Slack and Evin Dickerson all had one catch each.
Gaines was 7-7 on point after tries and 2-2 on field goals.
Nathan Kabongo had eight solo tackles while Jordan Weiland and Josh Mrazek each were in on seven total tackles.
Dordt will host Concordia on Saturday, September 29 and takes a 2-1 overall record and 1-1 GPAC mark into the game.
COACH PENNER SAID
“I’m really proud of our guys and the performance today. We bounced back strong from disappointment and adversity. It was the most complete game we’ve had in conference play and it showed up in all phases of the game. No penalties, no turnovers and a defensive touchdown to add to a lot of points on offense.”
Dordt def. Hastings 55-17
Doane def. Jamestown 44-13
Morningside def. Briar Cliff 56-0
Midland def. Concordia 35-7
Northwestern def. Dakota Wesleyan 41-13