The Sower Logo

Home Sports Concordia Football Falls to Northwestern

Madeline Peters

Sower Staff


The Concordia football team fell to the Northwestern College Raiders 34-10 Saturday afternoon in Orange City, Iowa.


The first quarter went extremely well for Concordia. The first three possessions for Northwestern ended in turnovers, and sophomore quarterback Austin Jablonski rushed to score the only touchdown for the game late in the quarter. Sophomores D.J. McGarvie, Lukas Coe, and Gabe Knisley each recovered a Northwestern ball for Concordia.


The Raiders’ game did not improve in the second quarter. The Bulldog defense kept them from approaching the endzone. However, Concordia also struggled to make their own plays. They were restricted to a field goal made by senior Ty Harold. The half ended with another interception for the Bulldogs made by senior Garrett Schardt.


Northwestern switched up quarterbacks in the second half due to their starter, Blake Fryar, being injured early in the third quarter. The replacement, Jaylan Gramstad, breathed new life into the Raider offense, leading to a whopping 20 points scored in that quarter and another 14 in the fourth.


Concordia’s football team decided to utilize McGarvie and Jablonski as quarterbacks for this game. McGarvie took a majority of the snaps, but every once in a while, Jablonski would make a play. McGarvie ended the game with 210 passing yards and a 45.5% pass completion rate. Jablonski attempted and completed two passes for a total of 11 passing yards.


Senior Korrell Koelmoos was the top receiver of the day with 108 receiving yards, with a 23-yard pass being the longest. Senior Luke Lang had the longest reception of the day with a 24-yard pass, just beating out Koelmoos’ reception. Junior Devin Zeigler led the team in rushing yards with 37.


The team is now 0-3 and goes to Mitchell, S.D. to face Dakota Wesleyan University on Oct. 1.

Please leave a reply. Your comment will be reviewed by the Sower editors before posting.