09/19/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/19/2019 19:34
The University of Jamestown Jimmies welcome Dordt University to Rollie Greeno Field at Taylor Stadium for Saturday's Great Plains Athletic Conference football contest, the Jimmies' second GPAC game of 2019.
UJ returns home to Rollie Greeno Field after losing at Hastings (Neb.) College 38-21 last weekend in the GPAC opener for both teams. The loss dropped the Jimmies' record to 0-3.
Saturday's game will be televised statewide by BEK Sports, the second Jimmie home game to be broadcast this season.
Jamestown was led offensively by sophomore wide receiver Garrett Mitchell (SO, Shakopee, MN) and quarterback Jordan Mann (SR, Bismarck, ND). Mitchell caught a school record-tying three touchdown passes from Mann, who finished 15-of-29 passing for 174 yards. Mitchell tied a career high with six catches and posted his first career 100-yard receiving game (109).
Senior linebacker Aundre Purnell (SR, Garden Grove, CA) led the defense with nine total tackles, including five solo stops, and one sack. Sophomore defensive lineman Mitchell Swartz (SO, Peyton, CO) recorded 1 1/2 sacks, sharing one with freshman linebacker Zachary Phillips (FR, Buffalo, MN). Junior linebacker Manuel Najera (JR, Los Angeles, CA) had UJ's other sack as the Jimmies posted a season-high four quarterback sacks. Senior defensive back Troy Stuard (SR, Daingerfield, TX) and sophomore defensive back Jordan Olson (SO, Prior Lake, MN) intercepted passes as well.
The Jimmies are playing Dordt for just the second time in program history, with the first meeting coming on October 20, 2018 in Sioux Center, Iowa. Dordt defeated UJ 49-18.
Next weekend, Jamestown travels to Orange City, Iowa, to face Northwestern College. It will be the second game in a row where the Jimmies play an opponent for just the second time in series history.
The next UJ home game is Homecoming on October 5 when Concordia (Neb.) University comes to Rollie Greeno Field for a 1 p.m. start. The Bulldogs won the previous matchup 16-13 in Jamestown last September 15.