Dordt def. Hastings 70-28
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders turned in a record setting performance on Saturday afternoon in Hastings, Nebraska in winning 70-28.
The win was Dordt’s sixth of the season and came after a past start by the Defenders. Dordt scored on a three-play, 54 yard drive midway through the first quarter after their first drive of the game ended with a missed field goal. It was Noah Clayberg who ran 18 yards to finish the drive. The Defenders got a Nathan Kabongo punt return to the eight yard line on their next possession and Clayberg plowed in from eight yards out for a 14-0 lead.
Levi Jungling got in the act with a six yard run with 2:43 left in the quarter for a 21-0 lead. Hastings finally answered and cut the lead to 21-7 but Clayberg raced 75 yards on the first play from scrimmage on Dordt’s next drive and the lead eventually grew to 49-14 at halftime with Clayberg getting another score and Levi Schoonhoven a pair of scores.
The Broncos showed signs of life in the third quarter with back to back scoring drives of 79 and 75 points but the Defenders didn’t allow another score and score three more times with Carter Schiebout rushing 37 yards, Clayberg found Jungling for a 26 yard strike and Tyler Reynolds capped a 58 yard drive with 4:55 left in the game to finish the afternoon.
Dordt had 720 yards of offense with 37 first downs.
Dordt ran for 585 yards and passed for 135. Hastings had 279 yards on the ground and 177 passing.
Clayberg ran for 203 yards on 17 carries and Carter Schiebout ran for 106 yards on 10 carries.
Levi Schoonhoven ran for 99 yards on 21 carries and Michael Sonderman ran 10 times for 82 yards.
Clayberg was 8-12 passing for 135 yards and a touchdown pass.
Jungling caught six passes for 114 yards and Lucas Warner and Schiebout had one catch each for 14 and seven yards.
Brett Zachman converted all 10 extra point tries he attempted.
Dordt established school records for yards in a game, points scored in a game and rushing yards in a game.
JOEL PENNER SAID
“This team is committed to a vision of football that enjoys winning but LOVES playing in an Industry Standard way. Today we got closer to that brand of football. We need to shore up our third quarter mistakes. We will recognize the significance of multiple school records being broken today but also realize our need to improve heading into our remaining schedule.”
Dordt will host Briar Cliff on Saturday, November 9.
The Defenders are 5-2 in the league and 6-3 overall. Hastings is 1-6 in the league and 2-6 overall.