Posted: Oct 15, 2011
The Yellow Jackets (2-4, 2-2) got on the scoreboard early in the first before the Quakers responded with a field goal late in the opening period of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest.
Ryan Acosta (San Juan, PR, Commonwealth) booted a HCAC and school record 54-yard field goal with 2:12 left.
Max Crumley-Effinger (Richmond, IN, Richmond) held the old mark of 52 yards set back in 2009 against the College of Wooster. The conference record of 52 yards was established by Hanover College's Drew Starck against Franklin College in 2002.
In the second quarter, Defiance added a pair of touchdowns to build a 21-3 advantage by intermission.
Earlham came back in the third period as the Quakers had the only score of the quarter on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Stewart (Richmond, IN, Centerville) to Dan Kerns (West Manchester, OH, National Trail).
The Yellow Jackets finished the scoring in the fourth quarter with a field goal and a safety.
Stewart led the Quakers on offense by completing 6-of-19 passes for 64 yards and a score.
Kaleb Lingg (Dayton, OH, Northridge) led the Quakers with four receptions for 37 yards. Woody Earls (New Lebanon, OH, Dixie) had three grabs for 45 yards.
Defensively, Aaron Barth (Springfield, OH, Springfield Shawnee) led the Quakers with 11 tackles, while Josh Lewis (Newburgh, IN, Castle) added 10 stops with a sack.
Another Earlham record almost fell on Saturday as Levi Simpson (New Salisbury, IN, North Harrison) was credited with a 75-yard punt. It was the second time this season that Simpson had a 75-yard boot, but the first kick was nulified by a penalty. Earlham Athletics Hall-of-Famer Sam Hogenauer hold the all-time mark with a 79-yard punt in 1967.
The Quakers (0-7, 0-5) return to action next Saturday at the College of Mount St. Joseph. The HCAC game begins at 1:30 p.m.