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.

( 10/01/16 at Bromberg Field )
Cloquet,  MN


First Downs1916
Rushes / Yards (Net)34 / 8652 / 39
Passing Yards (Net)286112
Passes — Att / Comp / Int42/18/127/6/1
Total Offensive Plays / Yards76 / 37279 / 151
Fumble Returns / Yards0 / 00 / 0
Punt Returns / Yards4 / 641 / 26
Kickoff Returns / Yards3 / 464 / 89
Interception Returns / Yards1 / 01 / 21
Punts (Number/Average)7 / 36.68 / 37.8
Fumbles / Lost3 / 21 / 1
Penalties / Yards12 / 12214 / 103
Possession Time38:1025:52




Raymonte Maynard12750266.3
Greg Henry7310144.4
Cornelius Hudson18088.0
Javon Chappell1448083.4
Darion Griner8410275.1
Tyrone Eastern411082.8
Matt Iovine2-900-4.5
Jamal Stovall41181286359
Cornelius Hudson100000
Joseph Jordan1950108131
Matt Iovine811404
Passing ReceivingNoYardsTDLg
Connor Watts8126151
Elray Duncan460121
Tyler Tegmeier218011
Troy Bitterle21719
Passing ReceivingNoYardsTDLg
Brandon Pylar251031
Miles Kelly232027
Jordan Miller125125
Tyrone Eastern1404
Chase Salerno725636.60243
Dalton Bryant830237.80145
Punt ReturnsNo.YardsTDLg
JD Moore III464031
Punt ReturnsNo.YardsTDLg
Terrance Wenzel126026
Kick ReturnsNoYardsTDLg
Greg Henry242024
Connor Watts1404
Kick ReturnsNoYardsTDLg
Martayvion Jefferson352026
Joseph Jordan137037
Eli Smith6713.03.03.5
Brandon Perce8210.01.53.0
Ronald Wilson527.01.02.0
Andrew Vanderpoel156.02.03.0
Ja’Paul Sinkfield608.01.03.0
Jeff Andrew538.01.01.0
Artis Fountain347.00.00.5
Damon Garner315.00.01.0


Scoring Summary:PlysYdsTOPScore
101:30RCTCJoseph JORDAN sacked. SAFETY, clock 01:30 -5 yds2-1500:002 – 0
204:11FDLJoseph JORDAN Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:11 1 yds PAT Run by Miles KELLY NO Good117402:392 – 6
200:22RCTCJamal Stovall Passes to Connor Watts COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:22 8 yds PAT Kick by Dylan Stetter GOOD.54300:009 – 6
300:01RCTCJamal Stovall Passes to Elray Duncan COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 13:10 17 yds PAT Kick by Dylan Stetter blocked by Damon GARNER downed for 0 yards86114:5915 – 6
402:34FDLJoseph JORDAN Passes to Jordan MILLER COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:34 25 yds PAT Pass from Joseph JORDAN to Jordan MILLER GOOD.64323:0715 – 14
408:55RCTCJamal Stovall Passes to Troy Bitterle COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:55 8 yds PAT Kick by Dylan Stetter GOOD.47500:0022 – 14



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