2008 Football News

  • Jensen Takes Over as Defensive Coordinator at DC
    March 19, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head coach Rob Taylor have announced the hiring of Nate Jensen to join the football coaching staff. Jensen played for the Jackets on the gridiron from 2000-2003 and will return to serve as the defensive coordinator for the Purple and Gold.
  • DC Places Two on OhioCollegeFootball.com All-Ohio Team
    March 18, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Keith Snyder and Tom Foos were each recently selected as NCAA III All-Ohio players, as announced by OhioCollegeFootball.com. Snyder earned First-Team Defense honors, while Foos was placed on the Second-Team Defense.
  • DC's Snyder Named to All-North Region Team
    December 10, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Keith Snyder has garnered Second Team All-North Region honors, as announced by D3football.com on Wednesday afternoon. The honor is the second selection to the All-North Region Team for Snyder in the past two years.
  • Yellow Jackets Place 12 on All-HCAC Team
    November 19, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Just days after closing the 2008 season with a 27-13 win over Bluffton to end the year on a four-game winning streak, the Defiance College football team saw 12 student-athletes selected to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Team.
  • Snyder Named as HCAC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 17, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Just two days after leading Defiance to its fourth-straight win, Keith Snyder has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Snyder turned in 10 tackles and ran back an interception 40 yards for a touchdown to seal DC’s 27-13 win over Bluffton.
  • Jackets End Season with 27-13 Win at Bluffton
    November 15, 2008
    BLUFFTON, Ohio – The 2008 season came to an end with a fourth-straight win for Defiance. The Yellow Jackets picked up their 43rd all-time victory over Bluffton and moved into third place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings with a 4-3 mark.
  • Defiance Earns Senior Day Victory Over Mount St. Joseph
    November 08, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College picked up its third-straight win by pulling out a 21-14 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday inside of Coressel Stadium. The win was DC’s first over the Lions on the gridiron since 2001 and moved the Yellow Jackets into fourth place in the HCAC with one game remaining.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Mt. St. Joseph - Game Nine
    November 06, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will honor its nine-man senior class prior to the start of Saturday’s 1:00 pm contest with Mount St. Joseph. The game will be DC’s final home game of the 2008 campaign.
  • Foos, Longsdorf Earn Weekly HCAC Recognition
    November 03, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Tom Foos and Kyle Longsdorf each played vital roles in DC’s, 31-28, overtime victory at Hanover and have both garnered Player-of-the-Week honors from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Yellow Jackets Rally for 31-28 Win at Hanover
    November 01, 2008
    HANOVER, Ind. – Defiance rattled off 21-unanswered points and rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to complete a 31-28 overtime victory at Hanover on Saturday. The win was DC’s fourth straight over the Panthers and marked the 350th win in the history of the program.
  • D3Football.com Names Snyder to National Team of the Week
    October 29, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Keith Snyder backed up his selection as the HCAC Defensive Player of the Week by being named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week on Wednesday. Snyder led all players in tackles in DC’s 21-13 win over Anderson on Oct. 25.
  • HCAC Honors Snyder After Record-Setting Performance
    October 27, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Keith Snyder set the all-time record for assisted tackles at Defiance College en route to helping DC to a 21-13 win over Anderson on Saturday. For his efforts in the victory, Snyder has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Snyder Sets Record as Defiance Powers Past Anderson
    October 25, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Keith Snyder became Defiance’s all-time leader in assisted tackles and the Jackets notched their first win of the year and fourth-straight victory over Anderson with a 21-13 defeat of the Ravens. The win was DC’s first on the gridiron since bouncing Hanover at Coressel Stadium on Oct. 27, 2007.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Anderson - Game Seven
    October 23, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance and Anderson will each be looking to rebound from tough home losses when they square off at Coressel Stadium on Saturday at 1:30 pm. The Jackets dropped a nail-biter to Rose-Hulman, 28-21, when their final drive of the game came up just short, while Anderson was knocked from the rank of the unbeatens in league play with a 56-27 setback to Franklin one week ago.
  • Caralla Breaks Out in Loss to Rose-Hulman
    October 18, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Lewis Caralla turned in his best performance of the season with 188 rushing yards on only 18 carries, but it was not enough to get Defiance past Rose-Hulman on Saturday. The Jackets came up just short to a well-balanced attack from the Engineers, falling 28-21, at Coressel Stadium.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Rose-Hulman - Game Six
    October 16, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will play in front of a home crowd at Coressel Stadium for the third time this season when they take on Rose-Hulman on Saturday, October 18. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:30 pm.
  • More First Half Woes Prove Costly for Defiance
    October 11, 2008
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Defiance failed to score in the opening 30 minutes of play for the fourth time in five games this season and ultimately suffered a 20-7 loss at Manchester. The Jackets held the Spartans scoreless in the second half but could not overcome the 20-0 halftime deficit.
  • No. 28 Franklin Uses Quick Start to Get Past DC, 30-14
    October 04, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The No. 28 ranked Franklin Grizzlies built a 20-0 cushion on Saturday and spoiled Defiance’s 2008 Homecoming with a 30-14 victory over the Yellow Jackets inside Coressel Stadium.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Franklin - Game Four
    October 02, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will look to highlight the 2008 Homecoming festivities on Saturday when they host the No. 28 Franklin College Grizzlies at Coressel Stadium. The meeting will be the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both squads.
  • Trine Uses Strong Fourth Quarter to Spoil DC's Home Opener
    September 20, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance closed the third quarter with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Rick Powell to Dan Mull to draw the Jackets within six points heading into the final 15 minutes on Saturday’s home opener at Coressel Stadium. Defiance would get no closer however, as Trine put 22 points on the board in the final quarter to secure the 42-14 win.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Trine - Game Three
    September 18, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will play their 2008 home opener on Saturday at 1:30 pm when they host Trine University. The meeting will be the third clash between the two programs in the past three years.
  • DC Football Drops Rivalry Game to Adrian
    September 13, 2008
    ADRIAN, Mich. – Defiance College failed to dent the scoreboard on Saturday night and fell, 20-0, to Adrian in the latest installment of DC’s ‘Border War’ with the Bulldogs. The Yellow Jackets’ all-time lead in the series now stands at 28-26-1.
  • Defiance Struggles in Season-Opening Loss
    September 06, 2008
    NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The 2008 campaign got off to a rocky beginning for the Yellow Jackets on Saturday night, as Muskingum handed Defiance a 35-10 defeat at McConagha Stadium. DC never led in the contest and did not find the end zone until 1:50 remained in the game.
  • Jackets Picked Fourth in HCAC Preseason Poll
    August 06, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its 2008 preseason football coaches poll on Tuesday. Defiance was selected to finish fourth in the eight-team league and placed eight players on the HCAC Watch List.