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Sat, Oct 10, 2015 - [Football]
Records Fall in Loss to Midland

The Briar Cliff football team fell 37-35 to Midland at the DakotaDome tonight, giving Midland its first win of the season. The Warriors are now 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the GPAC, while the Chargers dropped to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

A couple of school records fell in the contest as Dylan Desmarais and Donald Drisdom had chemistry all game to rewrite the passing and receiving record books. Desmarais now holds the school record for passing yards in a game with 540 and Drisdom tops the chart for receiving yards in a game with 340. The previous records were held by Kyle Gerdes with 467 passing yards against Hastings in 2008 and Matt Harshman had 250 receiving yards against Dordt in 2013. The Chargers attempted a furious rally that fell just short as BCU trailed 20-7 heading into the fourth quarter and posted 28 points in the final quarter to close the gap but Midland held on for the 37-35 victory. Turnovers plagued the Chargers in the contest with four, compared to two by the Warriors. Briar Cliff actually outgained Midland 498-475 in the matchup but were unable to secure the win.

Desmarais accounted for four touchdowns for the Chargers with three passing and four rushing. Desmarais finished the game with 540 passing yards and three touchdowns on 28-48 passing and added one TD on the ground. Drisdom reeled in nine balls for 340 yards and a score.  Mitch Heikes rushed for 27 yards on 14 carries and Kevin Van Egdom added five catches for 36 yards and a score. Tyler McGhee had two receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. Lavon Wright took a kickoff back for a touchdown for the third straight game, this time returning it 97 yards for the score. The Charger defense was led by Andre Reyes with 18 tackles and Nate Ericson had 12 tackles. Spencer Sinclair had one interception and five tackles, while Sean Roberts and Anthony Allen both had one sack.

Raul Alvarez threw for 244 yards, two scores and an interception on 22-30 passing and Deon Ransom rushed for 136 yards on 17 carries for the Warriors. Tristin Kamaka was the top receiver for Midland with seven catches for 61 yards and a TD.

Briar Cliff will be off next weekend and will return to action on October 24th, playing at Morningside in a 1 p.m. kickoff. 

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