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Madeline Peters

Sower Staff


The Concordia football team destroyed the Briar Cliff University Chargers 45-10 in Sioux City, Iowa Saturday afternoon. The Bulldog offense had its chance to shine as it cut through the Chargers’ defense.


The game started off with a Briar Cliff fumble recovered by Concordia sophomore Myles Lyons. That recovery turned into a touchdown drive with senior Brandon Vega rushing one yard to score. The Chargers responded with a 44-yard field goal. The first quarter ended without much more action.


Concordia scored another touchdown early in the second quarter by Vega off a 3-yard rush. Briar Cliff responded with a touchdown this time off a 32-yard pass. The next Bulldog drive also ended in a touchdown by junior Devin Zeigler off a 6-yard rush. 


The next two drives for the Chargers ended in interceptions. The first was caught by sophomore Isiaha Conner, and the second by junior Nick Leader, who returned it for 27 yards. Senior Ty Harold completed a 34-yard field goal right at the end of the half, taking the score to 24-10.


Concordia spent most of the third quarter trying to drive the ball. The second Concordia drive managed to make its way to first and goal, but due to penalties, the team was moved back to fourth and 23. Sophomore quarterback D.J. McGarvie then threw a touchdown pass to senior Korrell Koehlmoos, giving Concordia the only points for the quarter.


The first play of the fourth quarter was a 15-yard touchdown pass to Koehlmoos after a Concordia drive starting at the very end of the third. The final points of the game were scored by sophomore Mark Arp, who rushed eight yards for a touchdown about midway through the fourth.


McGarvie had a fantastic game, throwing for 274 yards and completing 26 out of 38 pass attempts. Koehlmoos also had a fantastic record with 15 receptions totaling 163 receiving yards. Arp was the lead runner for the day with 130 rushing yards. Zeigler also had a notable number with 102 rushing yards.


The team is now 4-5 and faces its final opponent for the season, Morningside University, on Nov. 12 for Senior Day.

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