Football Faces Panhandle State Saturday

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Football Faces Panhandle State Saturday


The Dordt Defender football team returns to action for the first time this spring with a road game at Panhandle State in Goodwell, Oklahoma.








The Aggies will be playing in their “Aggie Days” game and are currently 1-6 this season and 1-2 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.  Panhandle State played in four games this fall and were 0-4 when they stopped play on October 31. The Aggies have a 25-18 win over Wayland Baptist to their credit and also lost to Wayland Baptist in the fall by a 29-24 margin. Most recently Panhandle State lost to Ottawa (Arizona) by a 35-28 margin on March 13.

Panhandle State is getting outscored 32-17 on average and are getting outgained 342-254.  The Aggies get 83 yards per game on the ground while allowing 202 and they pass for 172 while giving up 240.   

KC Crandall has passed for 681 yards on 52-111 completions with six touchdowns. Shawn Cumby was 41-68 passing but hasn’t played since October 31. Seth Barbarino has 30 catches for 305 yards and a 10.2 average with a long of 84.  Jaishone Brown has 10 catches for 26.9 yards per catch and three touchdowns. Chris Daley and Connor Perkins each have eight catches for 13.1 and 15.3 yards per catch. Jamalrian Jones has run for 290 yards on 51 carries and has scored three touchdowns and 80 of his yards came on his longest touchdown run of the season.

Warren Dillon has 27 solo and 27 assisted tackles with an interception and Ja’Qauavion Daniels has 25 solo and 19 assisted stops with one interception. Anthony Taylor and D’Quan Charles have 37 and 36 tackles respectively and five and four sacks each. Marquez Johnson has a team high two interceptions. Lorenzo Amador is 3-5 on point after tries and has handled the kicking this spring. Seth Barbarino has 21 punts this spring and has a 28.9 yards per punt average with a long of 56.


The Defenders are 7-2 this season and in the GPAC with wins over Midland (22-14), Dakota Wesleyan (47-10), Jamestown (66-13), Doane (44-19),  Concordia (41-14), Hastings (65-0) and Briar Cliff (64-0).  The losses for Dordt came on October 3 against Northwestern (48-40) and October 31 against Morningside (35-30).

The Defenders run for 314 yards per game on average and pass for 234.  Dordt’s defense allows 121 yards per game on the ground and 163 in the air. Dordt is outscoring teams on average 47-17.

Noah Clayberg has completed 143-218 passes for 1746 yards and 16 touchdowns with six interceptions.  He has also run 143 times for 1060 yards—a 7.4 yards per carry average and has 16 rushing touchdowns. Carter Schiebout has 622 yards rushing on 116 attempts with a 5.4 yards per carry average with six touchdowns. Michael Sondermann has run 85 times for 316 yards and a 3.7 yards per carry average.  

Levi Jungling has caught 59 passes for a 14.2 yards per catch average and has nine touchdown catches. Ben Heuvelhorst has a 9.5 yards per catch average with two touchdowns and 28 snags.  Jayden Huisman has 27 catches for 12.0 yards per catch and Raphael Carr has an 11.4 yards per catch average on 11 catches. Hayden Large became more of a threat as the season progressed and has 18 catches for 10.7 yards per catch and five touchdowns.   

Brett Zachman has converted 41-46 point after tries and is 9-9 on field goal attempts with a long of 43. Clayberg has punted 21 times for a 36.9 yards per punt average.

Josh Mrazek has 57 tackles and Brayton Van Kekerix has 47. Nathan Kabongo has 42 tackles with two interceptions and Jalen Placide had three interceptions but will not be playing this semester.  Colyn Oostenink had 8.5 quarterback sacks but will not see action due to an injury. David Kacmarynski  has 6.5 sacks and an interception this season . Dordt has 37 total sacks this season.


Two ratings have been compiled so far this season and Dordt has been no. 18 in both polls. Morningside is no. 1 and Northwestern is no. 7. Midland is in the Receiving Votes category of the poll.


Dordt had no trouble with Briar Cliff on November 21 and won 64-0.  The Defenders outgained Briar Cliff 711-135 and ran for 437 yards. Jake Carroll ran for 170 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns and a long of 80. Noah Clayberg ran for 113 yards on 11 carries and Michael Sondermann ran for 76 yards on 11 carries. Clayberg also was 17-27 passing for 199 yards with three touchdowns and Jayden Huisman caught seven passes for 74 yards.

Panhandle State lost to Ottawa (Arizona) on March 13 by a score of 35-28. Ottawa actually dominated the game with a 573-228 yards gained advantage but Panhandle State scored three times on defense to keep it close. Jones rushed 23 times for 153 yards and Crandall was 7-24 passing for 74 yards.


This is the first meeting between these two teams.


This concludes the Dordt fall season.

GPAC RACE… (March 25)

Morningside 8-0/8-0

Northwestern 8-1/8-1

Dordt 7-2/7-2

Midland 5-3/5-3

Concordia 4-4/4-4

Dakota Wesleyan 4-5/4-5

Doane 2-5/2-5

Hastings 2-7/2-7

Jamestown 1-7/1-7

Briar Cliff   1-8/1-8



September 12

Midland def. Dordt 22-14

Hastings def. Dakota Wesleyan 45-7

Concordia def. Doane 24-7

Morningside def. Northwestern 45-31


Saturday, September 19

Morningside def. Midland 42-7

Doane def. Briar Cliff 13-6

Northwestern def. Dakota Wesleyan 50-16

Concordia def. Hastings 34-28 (ot)


Saturday, September 26

Concordia def. Briar Cliff 24-9

Doane def. Hastings 52-37

Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan  47-10


October 3

Midland def. Briar Cliff 56-3

Concordia def. Jamestown 23-3

Dakota Wesleyan def. Doane 29-26

Northwestern def.  Dordt  48-40


October 10

Midland def. Hastings 43-0

Dordt def. Jamestown 66-13

Morningside def. Briar Cliff 68-3


October 17

Midland def. Dakota Wesleyan 50-14

Morningside def. Jamestown  54-7

Northwestern def. Concordia 31-17

Dordt def. Doane 44-19


October 24

Midland def. Jamestown 55-27

Morningside def. Jamestown 54-7

Dordt def. Concordia 41-14

Northwestern def. Doane 35-14

Briar Cliff def. Hastings  27-18


October 31

Northwestern def. Midland 43-14

Morningside def. Dordt 35-30

Dakota Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 26-7

Hastings def. Jamestown 34-7


November 7

Midland def. Doane 28-3

Morningside def. Concordia 56-22

Jamestown def. Briar Cliff 17-10

Northwestern def. Hastings 62-10


November 14

Doane @ Morningside  cancelled

Concordia @ Midland cancelled

Dakota Wesleyan def. Jamestown 35-16


Northwestern def. Briar Cliff 38-28

Dordt def. Hastings 65-0


November 21

Dordt def. Briar Cliff  64-0

Morningside def. Hastings 57-0

Dakota Wesleyan def. Concordia 28-17


November 23

Northwestern def. Jamestown 49-0


March 27

Dordt @ Panhandle State


April 10

Hastings @ Benedictine