The Dordt Defenders secured a lopsided 64-0 win over Briar Cliff on the road Saturday and finished its season with a 7-2 record and locked up third place in the GPAC.
Dordt used a strong passing attack in the first half to establish a 30-0 lead and then used a punishing ground attack to score 34 in the second half.
Hayden Large started the scoring with an 11 yard grab in the back of the endzone on a pass from Noah Clayberg midway through the first quarter. Dordt went to its bag of tricks later in the period as Clayberg option pitched to Anthony Trohahn who passed to a wide open Levi Jungling for a 75 yard score.
Moments later Dordt added to the lead by forcing a safety and a Clayberg 23 yard run followed for a 23-0 lead. The score stood 30-0 at half after Clayberg found Jungling for a 29 yard scoring pass.
Dordt opened the second half by going to the ground almost exclusively and Carter Schiebout plunged in from one yard out for a 37-0 lead. Dordt didn’t score again until the last drive of the quarter when Clayberg found Jungling in the end zone for a touchdown grab where the wide receiver was on his back in the end zone when he grabbed the deflected pass.
Leading 44-0 Dordt went to Jake Carroll in the backfield and the freshman responded with scoring runs of 80 and 31 yards respectively and Michael Sonderman scored on a one yard plunge as well for the 64-0 final.
Dordt is now 7-2 overall and Briar Cliff ends at 1-8.