Men's Football vs. Dakota Wesleyan

You'll have a better experience on this website using a secure, up-to-date browser. Click here for information and instructions about updating.

W 45-13

1:00 PM - Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match

Recap

THE SCORE

Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 45-13

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Dordt Defenders scored 21 unanswered points in the first half and went on to defeat Dakota Wesleyan 45-13 in GPAC play on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center.

Dordt allowed a field goal in the first quarter after a fumble gave Dakota Wesleyan a short field to work with but the Defenders responded with a 35 yard run by Josh Bush for one score and a pass from Tyler Reynolds to Hayden Large for another to lead 14-3.

The second time Bush got the ball he went 59 yards for a 21-3 lead with 12:47 left in the half and both teams scored field goals in the final 5:35 to get to the intermission 24-6.

Scoring drives of 65, 80 and 97 yards followed for the Defenders as they went on to win 45-13. Levi Jungling scored on two of the drives with catches of 26 and 72 yards.  Anthony Trojahn also plowed in from four yards out as for different Defenders scored touchdowns.  Wesleyan’s score came on a six play-78 yard drive to ended the scoring.

THE NUMBERS

Dordt outgained Dakota Wesleyan 558-441 with 221 yards passing and 347 yards rushing. 

Dordt’s Josh Bush rushed three times for 107 yards and Anthony Trojahn ran 15 times for 82 yards.

Ethan Thomas had five carries for 69 yards and Tyler Reynolds ran 12 times for 46 yards and Arter Schiebout had five for 37.

Tyler Reynolds was 11-16 passing for 139 yards and completed seven passes to Levi Jungling for 134 yards and Hayden Large had two catches for 56 yards.

Tanner Millikan led the defense with 10 tackles and Abe Stoesz and Brayton Van Kekerix each had seven tackles. 

Nathan Kabongo had two interceptions.

Dordt is now 5-1 and will face Morningside on Saturday in Sioux City.  Dakota Wesleyan is 3-3 in the league and 3-4 overall.

COACH PENNER SAID

"We took a step forward in some ways as a team this week. I was pleased to see our passing game finally protect the ball beter. Dakota Wesleyan did a great job moving the chains but our defense played really great red zone defense. It was a good win but there are still parts of our game we need to address as we progress in our season."