By Jon Becker, FDLTCC Student
The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football team hosted the Yellowjackets of Rochester Community and Technical College at Bromberg Field on October 1 during week six for the final home game of the season. The game got off to a slow start with both teams struggling to find their offensive rhythm.
The Thunder defense, which has played strong all season, held the Rochester offense to only nine points in the first half. The Thunder found the end zone once in the first half on a quarterback keeper by Joseph Jordan in only his second start of the season, however the Thunder would miss their two-point conversion attempt to make the halftime score Rochester 9, Thunder 6.
To start the second half, Rochester scored a quick touchdown for a 15-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  Joseph Jordan found the end zone through the air for the first time, completing a beautiful 25-yard pass to wide receiver Jordan Miller. Jordan would again find Miller in the end zone to complete the 2-point conversion, bringing the Thunder within a point at 15-14 and only a quarter left to play.
The Thunder looked as though they might pose a terrific fourth quarter comeback against a solid Rochester program which, like the Thunder are in a rebuilding season.  However, Rochester would answer the fourth quarter Thunder score with a touchdown of their own, giving them a 22-14 victory and continuing their unbeaten streak against the Thunder.
The Thunder will be on the road at Grand Rapids next week and Worthington for the final week of the season.
Game Stats and Box Score is posted below.

RCTC vs FDL (FINAL)
( 10/01/16 at Bromberg Field )
Cloquet,  MN

 

TEAM RCTC FDL
Visitor
Score 22 14
First Downs 19 16
Rushes / Yards (Net) 34 / 86 52 / 39
Passing Yards (Net) 286 112
Passes — Att / Comp / Int 42/18/1 27/6/1
Total Offensive Plays / Yards 76 / 372 79 / 151
Fumble Returns / Yards 0 / 0 0 / 0
Punt Returns / Yards 4 / 64 1 / 26
Kickoff Returns / Yards 3 / 46 4 / 89
Interception Returns / Yards 1 / 0 1 / 21
Punts (Number/Average) 7 / 36.6 8 / 37.8
Fumbles / Lost 3 / 2 1 / 1
Penalties / Yards 12 / 122 14 / 103
Possession Time 38:10 25:52

 

RCTC INDIVIDUAL LEADERS FDL

 

Rushing Att Net TD Lg Avg
Raymonte Maynard 12 75 0 26 6.3
Greg Henry 7 31 0 14 4.4
Cornelius Hudson 1 8 0 8 8.0
TEAM 1 0 0 0 0.0
Rushing Att Net TD Lg Avg
Javon Chappell 14 48 0 8 3.4
Darion Griner 8 41 0 27 5.1
Tyrone Eastern 4 11 0 8 2.8
Matt Iovine 2 -9 0 0 -4.5
Passing Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg
Jamal Stovall 41 18 1 286 3 59
Cornelius Hudson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Passing Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg
Joseph Jordan 19 5 0 108 1 31
Matt Iovine 8 1 1 4 0 4
Passing Receiving No Yards TD Lg
Connor Watts 8 126 1 51
Elray Duncan 4 60 1 21
Tyler Tegmeier 2 18 0 11
Troy Bitterle 2 17 1 9
Passing Receiving No Yards TD Lg
Brandon Pylar 2 51 0 31
Miles Kelly 2 32 0 27
Jordan Miller 1 25 1 25
Tyrone Eastern 1 4 0 4
Punting No Yards Avg TB I20 Lg
Chase Salerno 7 256 36.6 0 2 43
Punting No Yards Avg TB I20 Lg
Dalton Bryant 8 302 37.8 0 1 45
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Lg
JD Moore III 4 64 0 31
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Lg
Terrance Wenzel 1 26 0 26
Kick Returns No Yards TD Lg
Greg Henry 2 42 0 24
Connor Watts 1 4 0 4
Kick Returns No Yards TD Lg
Martayvion Jefferson 3 52 0 26
Joseph Jordan 1 37 0 37
Tackles UA A Total Sacks TFL
Eli Smith 6 7 13.0 3.0 3.5
Brandon Perce 8 2 10.0 1.5 3.0
Ronald Wilson 5 2 7.0 1.0 2.0
Andrew Vanderpoel 1 5 6.0 2.0 3.0
Tackles UA A Total Sacks TFL
Ja’Paul Sinkfield 6 0 8.0 1.0 3.0
Jeff Andrew 5 3 8.0 1.0 1.0
Artis Fountain 3 4 7.0 0.0 0.5
Damon Garner 3 1 5.0 0.0 1.0

 

Scoring Summary: Plys Yds TOP Score
1 01:30 RCTC Joseph JORDAN sacked. SAFETY, clock 01:30 -5 yds 2 -15 00:00 2 – 0
2 04:11 FDL Joseph JORDAN Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:11 1 yds PAT Run by Miles KELLY NO Good 11 74 02:39 2 – 6
2 00:22 RCTC Jamal Stovall Passes to Connor Watts COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:22 8 yds PAT Kick by Dylan Stetter GOOD. 5 43 00:00 9 – 6
3 00:01 RCTC Jamal Stovall Passes to Elray Duncan COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 13:10 17 yds PAT Kick by Dylan Stetter blocked by Damon GARNER downed for 0 yards 8 61 14:59 15 – 6
4 02:34 FDL Joseph JORDAN Passes to Jordan MILLER COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:34 25 yds PAT Pass from Joseph JORDAN to Jordan MILLER GOOD. 6 43 23:07 15 – 14
4 08:55 RCTC Jamal Stovall Passes to Troy Bitterle COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:55 8 yds PAT Kick by Dylan Stetter GOOD. 4 75 00:00 22 – 14

 

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