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Madeline Peters

Sower Staff

Picture provided by Ben Meyer (Concordia Athletics)


The Concordia Football team destroyed the Mount Marty University Lancers 47-24 Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Stadium. The Lancers scored big in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs managed to come back and dominate the field.


Concordia had a rough first quarter. Senior kicker Ty Harold made an early field goal, but Mount Marty responded with two touchdowns in the first quarter. The Lancers also blocked a fourth down punt from Senior Korrell Koehlmoos, setting an intimidating tone for the game.


The Bulldogs started the second quarter with an incredible 86-yard touchdown from senior Jayzen Armstrong, who recovered a Mount Marty fumble. On the next drive, sophomore quarterback D.J. McGarvie threw a 19-yard pass to Koehlmoos to score another touchdown. Koehlmoos scored the third touchdown of the quarter off a 36-yard pass. The Lancers squeezed in a touchdown of their own with 20 seconds left, leaving the score 24-18 at the half with Concordia in the lead.


Junior Devin Ziegler scored the single touchdown for Concordia in the third quarter off a 17-yard rush. The fourth quarter brought more points for the Bulldogs, however. Harold made a 24-yard field goal early, Ziegler made another touchdown off a 17-yard rush, and senior Luke Lang scored the final Bulldog touchdown off a 10-yard pass. In the final few minutes of the game, the Lancers managed to throw a 55-yard touchdown, but even that could not help them come back from Concordia’s lead.


McGarvie threw for 235 yards, making 24 out of 34 pass attempts. Koehlmoos had the most receiving yards of the team, with 106, and Ziegler was the star runner with 113 rushing yards. Sophomore Mark Arp also made key rushing plays and ended the game with 79 rushing yards.


Coach Daberkow shared his thoughts on the game, saying,“The first half, we had some things that were uncharacteristic, and it was good to see us remedy that in the second half.”


Mount Marty’s football team is in its second year of existence, so the amount of points they scored was shocking to Concordia. 


“It’s something you don’t want, but I was proud of how the defense responded,” said Daberkow. “We came up with some stops at key moments. We had the big play we scored on [Armstrong’s fumble return] and kinda really flipped the tone of the game.”


The football team now has a 3-3 record and will face Dordt University on Oct. 22 at Bulldog Stadium.

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