MITCHELL, S.D. | Dordt’s football team established six new individual records, but it wasn’t good enough as Dakota Wesleyan posted a wild 62-52 Great Plains Athletic Conference win Saturday afternoon at Joe Quintal Field.
Four of the records belonged to quarterback Brock Lamle, who completed a record 23 of 40 passes for record-totals of 415 yards and five touchdowns. Even with Lamle’s negative rushing effort, he still accounted for a record 392 yards total offense in the Defenders’ third straight defeat.
Dordt (4-5, 2-5 GPAC) also established a new team record with 697 yards total offense. Incidentally, the Defenders’ previous record for total offense was 691 yards in a 45-31 loss at Dakota Wesleyan.
Twice in the contest, the Defenders broke the record for the longest rush from scrimmage. Levi Jungling, who had 14 catches for a record 281 yards, first set the new mark with a 91-yard run that closed the deficit to 14-12 to end the first quarter, but Keithen Drury broke that with a 98-yard sprint that gave Dordt a 38-34 lead with 9:31 remaining in the third quarter.
Dakota Wesleyan (6-5, 4-4) scored on its next two possessions. Quarterback Dillon Turner (386 yards passing, 3 TDs) threw a six-yard touchdown pass and teammate Gaige Marshall added a 1-yard plunge for a 48-38 lead one minute into the final frame.
En route to topping 60 points for the fourth time this season, the Tigers had 612 yards total offense.
Drury rushed 12 times for 157 yards while Jungling had 95 yards on just four carries. Josiah Kotte had 11 tackles for Dordt, which will close its season next Saturday by hosting Briar Cliff.