The scoring started with the first play going for a 69-yard touchdown and continued you from there for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals. The Cardinals cruised to a 56-0 win over the Avon Pirates that ended at halftime on Friday, September 20th at Dell Rapids High School. The game was moved from Rickeman Field to Dell Rapids High School due to the flooding of the Big Sioux River.
Connor Libis connected with Eli Longville on a 69-yard touchdown pass to open up the game, and the Cardinals kept rolling from there. The Cardinals scored 22 points in the first quarter, and then added 34 more points in the second quarter to end the game at halftime. The defense was also fantastic in the game. St Mary allowed just 26 total yards to Avon, 20 rushing yards and six passing yards.
Libis finished the game 3-7 passing for 109 yards and a touchdown. Longville had all three catches in the game. Payton Park led the ground attack with six carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Weston Geraets had three carries for 73 yards. Gabriel Lindeman, CJ Smith, Longville, Libis, and Ryan Eining all had rushing touchdowns in the game.
Longville led the team with five tackles. Eining added 4.5 tackles. Lindeman finished with three tackles and a forced fumble.
“Our offensive and defensive lines played a great game. We had a lot of guys set up tonight and play very well,” said head coach Ross Flemmer.
The Cardinals (5-0) will have their bye week on September 27th. St Mary will be back in action on Friday, October 4th for homecoming when they host Centerville. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.