In the first four years of the Dordt College football program, the Defenders tallied just four wins. In his first two seasons with the team, head coach Greg Youngblood has matched that total.
Youngblood recognizes the Great Plains Athletic Conference is getting better, but he believes his team is heading in the right direction, as well.
"As we begin our seventh season of varsity football, we're still in that process of building our program," Youngblood said. "First, our goal is to strive to honor and glorify God in everything we do on and off the field. That's a big part of our mission, is to get our player to be better men.
"We're looking to take the next step in competitiveness in the GPAC. We know it's a great league, we know there's a lot of great teams and we know we have a lot of work to do. We're still not where we want to be. We're excited for the opportunity and for the progress we've made."
Dordt was voted by both the media and the coaches to finish 10th out of 10 teams in the GPAC.