Midland Downs Doane Thanks to Big Second Half

Midland Downs Doane Thanks to Big Second Half
Doane fell to Midland 22-35 on Saturday.

CRETE – Midland outscored the Doane Football team, 22-3, in the 3rd quarter and came from behind to post a 35-22 win over the Tigers in Crete on Saturday. The loss dropped the Tigers to 4-4 on the season while Midland, receiving votes in the NAIA poll, moved to 7-2.

Game Highlights

  • Doane drove the field in their opening drive of the game, marching 64 yards on five plays. Joaquim Robinson (SO/Kearney, Neb.) scored his first collegiate touchdown as he was left uncovered in the end zone and Jack Kalina(JR/Papillion, Neb.) hit him with a pass of six yards.
  • Midland scored on their first possession as well with Garry Cannon finding Darrin Gentry for an 11-yard pass. The Warriors went for two-points and failed on their conversion attempt.
  • Doane looked poised to score on their next drive but a fumble at the 2-yard line kept the Tigers out of the end zone. On Midland’s first play from the 2-yard line, they fumbled the snap and Riley Homolka (SO/Wilber, Neb.) tackled Noah Oswald in the end zone for a safety to put the Tigers up 9-6 after the 1st quarter.
  • Midland scored a touchdown on four consecutive possessions in gaining the lead.
  • Doane’s final score came with 6:14 to play as Kalina connected with Travall Calvin.

Scoring Breakdown

  • 1st (12:48) – Kalina 6-yard pass to Robinson (7-0)
  • 1st (6:00) – Cannon 11-yard pass to Gentry, 2-pt conversion missed (MID), (7-6)
  • 1st (4:07) – Homolka tackle for a safety (9-6)
  • 2nd (0:00) – Bryce Cooney (JR/Omaha, Neb.) 19-yard field goal (12-6)
  • 3rd (12:45) – Oswald 36-yard pass to Gentry (MID), (12-13)
  • 3rd (7:54) – Cooney 40-yard field goal (15-13)
  • 3rd (4:19) – Oswald 1-yard pass to Jacob Ellis, 2-pt conversion made (MID) (15-21)
  • 3rd (2:30) – Oswald 11-yard pass to Cannon (MID), (15-28)
  • 4th (9:22) – Oswald 5-yard pass to Gentry (MID), (15-35)
  • 4th (6:14) – Kalina 13-yard pass to Calvin (22-35)

Notable Offensive Stats

  • Kalina: 29-of-48, 262 yards, 2 TDs
  • Jamaine Derogene (SO/Dunedin, Florida): 10 carries, 59 yards
  • Josh Baker (SO/Omaha, Neb.): 8 receptions, 65 yards
  • Jacob Beller (SR/Norfolk, Neb.): 5 receptions, 72 yards

Notable Defensive Stats

  • Seth Majerus (SR/Seward, Neb.): 13 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 pass break-up
  • Jalen Wieseler (SO/Wynot, Neb.): six tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss
  • Connor Hughes (SR/Nederland, Texas): six tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 quarterback hurry
  • Garrett Fries (JR/Indianola, Neb.): six tackles


Next Game

  • Doane will travel to Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday, November 3, for a 1 PM meeting in Mitchell, S.D.

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