Dordt def. Jamestown 49-18
HOW IT HAPPENED
Big plays were the rule as the Dordt Defenders won their second game in a row for the second time this season and improved to 5-2 in the process and stayed in a tie for third place in the GPAC with three games to go in the season.
Dordt scored on a four play drive to start the game with Keithen Drury carrying it in from 16 yards out to cap the drive. The score was set up by a Brock Lamle 52 yard run earlier in the drive.
Jamestown appeared poised to bounce back but Casey Byker picked off a Jordan Mann pass and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown.
Jamestown got on the board with a 75 yard drive later in the quarter but the kick was blocked. Drury went 65 yards for a score just before the first quarter ended and Dordt was up 21-6 at the quarter intermission.
With the game still very much in doubt Byker picked off another pass, this time at the 41 yard line and the senior went the distance again for a 28-6 lead.
Jamestown got in the end zone with 1:26 left in the half but left too much time on the clock and Dordt had an answer with Levi Jungling catching a 31 yard pass for a score with :11 left in the half and Dordt led 35-12.
Jamestown added one score midway through the third quarter but Lamle found Jungling for another 35 yard pass on the next drive and Dordt capped the scoring with a Lamle to Levi Schoonhoven pass for 14 yards and Dordt’s seventh touchdown of the game.
Byker also had a third interception in the fourth quarter to keep Jamestown out of the end zone.
Dordt ran for 253 yards on 30 attempts and passed for 150.
Jamestown had 243 yards on the ground and passed for 159.
Dordt’s career rushing leader, Keithen Drury, ran for 116 yards on nine carries.
Lamle ran for 42 and passed for 150 with nine completions.
Jungling caught three passes for 71 yards and ran for 28 yards on two attempts.
Byker had three interceptions and punted four times for an average of 57.5.
Dordt’s defense had five sacks with seven different players getting in on the action.
Josh Mrazek was in on 12 total tackles with two tackles for loss.
Jordan Weiland and Jalen Placide each had eight tackles and Byker had seven.
Brett Gaines was 7-7 on point after tries.
COACH PENNER SAID
“Our guys were challenged this week to go above and beyond what was asked of them. I’m proud of the way they accepted this challenge. We were not great on both sides of the ball in the trenches and that will be an area of focus this week. Jamestown controlled the clock and limited out possessions on offense but we were able to capitalize on most of our possessions.”
Dordt will host Briar Cliff on Saturday, October 27 in a 1:00 kickoff for the final home game of the regular season.
Morningside College 42, Northwestern College 34
Doane University 17, Briar Cliff University 7
Dordt College 49, University of Jamestown 18
Midland University 21, Dakota Wesleyan University 14
Hastings College 21, Concordia University 13