Dordt defeats Concordia 38-19
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College took advantage of a blocked field goal and swung the momentum in its favor early in the second quarter and won a 38-19 decision from the Concordia Bulldogs in GPAC play Saturday in Sioux Center.
The Bulldogs got on the board first courtesy a short field after a Dordt turnover and went 19 yards on three plays for the score with 5:13 left in the first quarter.
The Defenders answered with a 57 yard drive of their own on the ensuing possession and Jake Dodge took in a 15 yard touchdown pass from Brock Lamle with 2:50 left in the quarter. Dordt’s point after failed and the Defenders were down 7-6.
The Bulldogs looked poised to add to the lead with a field goal attempt but a 22 yard attempt was blocked and Nathan Kabongo scooped up the block and the Defenders scored on a Lamle to Levi Jungling 44 yard pass to put Dordt up 14-7 after a two-point conversion pass to Levi Schoonhoven.
Concordia got back to within 14-13 but their point after try was blocked and the Defenders never trailed again.
Schoonhoven plowed in for a one yard plunge to cap a 62 yard drive and Dordt led 21-13 at halftime.
The Defenders received the second half kickoff but mishandled the short kick and Concordia recovered. A 28 yard drive by the Bulldogs to within 21-19 but the two-point conversion failed.
Dordt’s Brett Gaines hit a season long 39 yard field goal in the next possession to put the Defenders up 24-19 with 9:55 remaining in the quarter.
Concordia lost Logan Kreizel to an injury in the third quarter after he had six catches in the game and they also lost quarterback Jake Kemp to an injury in the same quarter, limiting their options.
Dordt proceeded to score on drives of 51 and 54 yards to seal the win with Schoonhoven and Keithen Drury each getting touchdowns and Brett Gaines made both point after tries.
Dordt outgained the visitors 397-325 despite running 26 fewer plays (81-55).
Dordt had 222 rushing yards while Concordia had 257 passing yards. Concordia was limited to 68 yards on the ground.
Keithen Drury had 16 rushes for 97 yards and Levi Jungling had four carries for 57 yards. Schoonhoven had seven carries for 27 yards and two scores.
Brock Lamle completed nine passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Jungling caught five passes for 106 yards and Jake Dodge had three for 56 yards.
Ryan Durdon, Concordia’s leading rusher with a 100+ yards per game average, was limited to 51 yards on 20 carries.
Kemp was 21-34 passing for 224 yards and three touchdowns before leaving the game.
Dordt had four quarterback sacks on defense and 17 tackles for loss.
Nathan Kabongo had nine solo and one assisted tackle.
Casey Byker had seven solo and two assisted stops with two tackles for loss.
David Kacmarynski had seven solo tackles—four of them for loss and Jordan Weiland had six solo and one assisted stop.
Josh Mrazek and Nic Byl each had three tackles for loss.
Dordt def. Concordia 38-19
Morningside def. Hastings 65-0
Midland def. Jamestown 35-28 ot
Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan 20-13
Northwestern def. Doane 28-25
Dordt will travel to Northwestern in Orange City on October 6 for a 1:00 kickoff and plays a second road game on October 13 at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, South Dakota.