Football Claims Playoff Spot

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Football Claims Playoff Spot

(Monday, April 12; Sioux Center, Iowa) The NAIA announced the playoff qualifiers for its 16-team Football Championship Series on Sunday, April 11, and the Dordt Defenders qualified for the field for the first time in program history.

Dordt will open playoff action against Grand View (Iowa) on Saturday, April 17 at 12:00 pm.  The Defenders were one of four teams to earn at-large bids in the field while Grand View qualified after winning the Heart of America North Division Championship and sports a 6-0 record entering the playoffs.

Dordt was 7-2 this season in GPAC play and finished the regular season with an 8-2 mark after a non-conference win in March over Oklahoma Panhandle State.

More details regarding coverage and ticket availability will be posted at and the Dordt Defender social media outlets as that information becomes available.