Football Gears Up For Home Game With Concordia
- Posted Friday, September 17, 2021
The Dordt Defender football team will host Concordia at 1:00 on Saturday, September 18.
The Bulldogs are 1-1 this season with a 63-7 loss to Morningside to open the season and a 61-21 win over Briar Cliff.
Concordia runs for 209 yards per game and passes for 283. Teams are passing for 330 yards per game against the Concordia and rushing for 74.
Wyatt Ehlers is 26-45 passing for 176 yards per game and he has one touchdown pass. DJ McGarvie is 10-11 passing for 92 yards per game and he has five touchdowns. Korrell Koehlmoos has 12 catches this season with a 12.4 yards per catch average with a touchdown. Cayden Beran has seven catches with two scores and a 17.7 yards per catch average. Garrett Schardt has four catches and a touchdown with 27 yards per catch.
Devin Zeigler has 30 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown and Jonah Weyand has 15 carries for 58 yards.
Caydren Cox has a pair of sacks and leads the team with ten solo tackles. Kam Baker has nine solo tackles and Lane Napier has eight solo tackles. Gabriel Kniesely has the only interception of the season and the Bulldogs have forced five turnovers.
Koehlmoos as punted 11 times with an average of 37.5 and Daniel Cantu is 8-8 on point after tries and he is 2-3 on field goal attempts with a long of 37.
The Defenders are 1-1 this season with a 25-24 loss to Midland and a 61-10 win over Hastings on the road. The Defenders gain 550 yards per game on offense with 221 in the air and 330 on the ground. The Defense is allowing 86 yards per game on the ground and 181 in the air.
Ethan Thomas is 14-23 passing for 195 yards and Tyler Reynolds is 10-13 passing for 196 yards. Kade McDaniel is 5-6 passing after seeing time against Hastings. Levi Jungling has caught 13 passes for 15.5 yards per catch and Eli Boldan has 10 receptions for 16 yards per catch.
Anthony Trojahn leads the team with 260 yards on 32 carries this season and has two scores. McDaniel ran for 101 yards last week on six carries and Nick Wellen has 14 rushes for 100 yards. Josh Bush and Carter Schiebout each have 63 and 58 yards.
Brett Zachman is 9-10 on point after tries and is 3-4 on field goals with a long of 41 this season. Blade Koons has punted eight times for 42 yards per punt.
The Defenders have eight sacks and are led by Drew Daum and Bryce Christian in that category with two each. Four different Defenders, Jalen Placide, Nathan Kabongo, Grant Hixson and Meno Jones each have one interception. Brayton Van Kekerix is the leading tackler with 10 solo and four assisted stops while Placide and Daum have eight and seven solo tackles each. Christian, Tanner Millikan and Abe Stoesz all have six solo tackles.
Concordia took a 26-7 lead on Briar Cliff at halftime and rolled to a 61-21 win while scoring 28 points in the fourth quarter.
Concordia gained 520 yards with 155 yards given up. Ehlers was 13-21 passing for 204 yards and McGarvie was 7-8 passing for 150 yards. Zeigler ran for 86 yards on 26 carries and Koehlmoos and Schardt had seven and three catches respectively with 108 and 97 yards each. Concordia’s defense had five sacks and limited Briar Cliff to 3-13 on third down conversions.
Dordt had a 30-10 halftime lead on Saturday, September 11, before outscoring Hastings 31-0 in the second half. The Defenders ran for 475 yards and had a program record 738 yards. Trojahn ran for 166 yards on 11 carries and McDaniel had six carries for 101 yards. Wellen and Schiebout each ran for 63 and 58 yards and Thomas and Reynolds each had 106 yards passing. Jungling caught nine passes for 130 yards and Boland had seven for 62 yards. Dordt had five quarterback sacks led by Daum with two and Stoesz had four solo stops and Daum had four with three assisted stops.
Concordia leads the series 9-4 with Dordt winning the last three games between the two. Dordt’s 38-19 win in 2018 stopped a nine game winning streak for Concordia.
Last year’s game was a 41-14 final with Dordt taking a 20-0 lead at halftime. Concordia scored early in the third period and but back to back scores by the Defenders on passes to Jungling and Large put the game out of reach. The Defenders ran for 268 yards with 99 by Noah Clayberg and 82 by Schiebout. Clayberg also completed 21-32 passes for 268 yards and Jungling was on the receiving end of nine of those for 119 yards. Dordt was able to put pressure on the quarterback with seven sacks and held Concordia to 105 yards on the ground and 159 passing. Weyand had 48 yards on the ground and Blake Culbert had 92 yards passing on 7-17 success with Schardt catching three for 48 yards.
Dordt is scheduled to travel to Doane to face the Tigers in a 1:00 kickoff on September 25.
Dakota Wesleyan 1-0/1-1
Briar Cliff 0-2/0-3
Mount Marty 0-2/0-2
Dakota Wesleyan @ Midland
Mount Marty @ Morningside
Jamestown @ Hastings
Doane @ Northwestern
Midland @ Jamestown
Hastings @ Dakota Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Concordia
Dordt @ Doane
Briar Cliff @ Mount Marty
September 11 Scores
Northwestern def. Midland 35-29 ot
Concordia def. Briar Cliff 61-21
Dordt def. Hastings 61-10
Jamestown def. Mount Marty 35-6
Morningside def. Doane 56-14