The Trinity Bible College Lions Football Team took to the road this past weekend to face NAIA Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. Coming into the game the Lions were coming off a bye week with a record of 2-1. Waldorf College entering the day had a record of 0-3 on the season. It was a battle from the opening kick-off.
Waldorf Warriors got the kick-off and on the first snap of the game fumbled the ball to the Lions. However the Lions could not capitalize on the turnover. The Lions would turn it over on downs, but they would not have to wait long to get the ball back as the Warriors would fumble the snap again and Ryan Wolfenden (Wadena, MN) would recover the fumble for the second straight possession. The Lions would find the endzone this time on a Donald Knight (Apopka, FL) one yard touchdown run, giving the Lions an early 6-0 lead. Waldorf would then fail to convert on a fourth down the next possession giving the Lions the ball on Waldorf’s 44 yard line. It would not take the Lions long to find the endzone on this possession going two plays to score on a Jason Elliott (Thedford, NE) 25 yard touchdown run to put the Lions on top 13-0. Waldorf would answer only a minute later with a 29 yard touchdown pass to James Loydd from Ryan Young. The Lions would hold a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Warriors would add another touchdown in the 2nd quarter on a Marshall Williams three yard touchdown run. Two minutes later they would add a 40 yard field goal by Bradan Williams to give Waldorf a 17-13 lead. Trinity closed out the first half scoring with just 32 seconds left on a two yard touchdown pass to Khalil Ervin (Philadelphia, PA) from Brandon Welch (Orlando, FL) putting the Lions on top 20 to 17 at halftime.
The second half was dominated by the defenses. Waldorf would find the endzone with six minutes left in the 3rd quarter on a 24 yard touchdown run from James Loydd, giving the Warriors the lead back 23-20. The Warriors would hold the Lions scoreless in the 3rd quarter and would hold onto the lead going into the 4th quarter. Waldorf would add another score this time a 10 yard pass to Jeff Riley from Bryce Rusler with just under five minutes left in the game giving them a 30-20 lead. The Lions failed to find the endzone in the 4th as well and Waldorf held on to win 30-20.
The win moves Waldorf to 1-3 on the year and the Lions fall to 2-2. The Lions had more total yards of offense than the Warriors 217 to 197. However, it was a game of turnovers as the Lions turned the ball over four times with two fumbles and two interceptions and the Warriors only turned it over three times with three fumbles. The Lions were led on defense by Chance Baker (Norco, CA) and Cole White (Grass Valley, CA). Chance tallied 15 total tackles, with 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Cole added 15 total tackles of his own and one tackle for loss. James Cintron (Orlando, FL) pitched in with seven total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss on the day. The Lions go on the road again next week for their 4th road game in five weeks next Saturday as they face Dakota College at Bottineau. Kick-Off is 2pm.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Trinity Bible Lions 13 7 0 0 20
Waldorf College 7 10 6 7 30
Qtr Time Scoring play
1st 11:45 TBC - Donald Knight 1 yd run (Bryan Clark pass failed), 5-13 1:42
07:31 TBC - Jason Elliot 25 yd run (Austin Bowman kick), 2-43 0:40
06:33 WAL - James Loydd 29 yd pass from Ryan Young (Bradan Williams kick), 3-37 0:49
2nd 09:25 WAL - Marshall Williams 3 yd run (Bradan Williams kick), 6-47 3:12
07:20 WAL - Bradan Williams 40 yd field goal, 4-5 1:52
00:32 TBC - Khalil Ervin 2 yd pass from Brandon Welch (Austin Bowman kick), 15-66 6:42
3rd 06:14 WAL - James Loydd 24 yd run (Bradan Williams kick failed), 6-45 2:13
4th 04:57 WAL - 88 10 yd pass from Bryce Rusler (Bradan Williams kick), 6-35 2:28
RUSHING: Trinity Bible Lions-Donald Knight 17-67; Jason Elliot 5-46; Seth Peterson 12-29; Barry
Bighorn 1-5; Brandon Welch 11-2. Waldorf College-James Loydd 5-31; Clifton Davenport 6-26; Marshall Williams 20-25; Bryce Rusler 7-4; Ryan Young 5-minus 20.
PASSING: Trinity Bible Lions-Brandon Welch 10-29-2-68; Jason Elliot 0-1-0-0. Waldorf College-Bryce
Rusler 9-13-0-86; Ryan Young 3-6-0-45.
RECEIVING: Trinity Bible Lions-Shean Bosworth 3-28; Barry Bighorn 3-minus 1; Donald Knight 2-23;
Joel Sandoz 1-16; Khalil Ervin 1-2. Waldorf College-James Loydd 2-30; Clifton Davenport 2-23; Dylan
Fisher 2-21; 19 2-18; 88 2-16; Garrett Anderson 1-18; Tyler Ripley 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS: Trinity Bible Lions-None. Waldorf College-Christ Oliver 1-44; Lezedric Hill 1-1.
FUMBLES: Trinity Bible Lions-Donald Knight 1-1; Brandon Welch 1-1. Waldorf College-Ryan Young 2-2; Marshall Williams 1-1.