Drake defeats Grand View 28-8

Mike Piatkowski threw two touchdown passes and Drake defeated

Grand View 28-8 Thursday night in its season opener.

Piatkowski finished with 271 yards passing for the Bulldogs,

with the touchdowns going to Nick Rosa and Dan Hohenstein. Drake

also scored on Gary Scott’s 2-yard run and John Hugunin’s 35-yard

return of a blocked punt.

Grand View, also located in Des Moines, scored first on Darius

White’s 10-yard run. But the Vikings missed the extra point and

their only score the rest of the way came on a safety. It was 14-8

in the fourth quarter before Naser Hanoon blocked the punt that

turned into Hugunin’s TD.

The NAIA school won its opening game last week, beating

Graceland 26-6.