The Dell Rapids Quarriers traveled to Flandreau to play the Fliers on Friday, October 12th. Dell Rapids used a big first half on their way to a 34-18 win.
Dell Rapids scored on their first three drives of the game in the first quarter. Eddie Price and Logan Ellingson connected on a 65-yard touchdown pass with 8:31 to play to take a 6-0 lead. Alex Kringen caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Price with 5:12 to play to make it a 12-0 game. Kringen scored again with :16 to play in the first quarter on a 31-yard run. Ellingson caught a Price pass for the two-point conversion to give Dell Rapids a 20-0 lead after the first quarter.
The Quarriers were finally stopped for the first time on their fourth drive of the game. Dell Rapids turned the ball over on downs deep in Flandreau territory, but on the very next offensive play by Flandreau, Kringen returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown with 8:45 to play in the half. The extra point was good by Garry to extend the Dell Rapids lead to 27-0. Flandreau finally broke through on the scoreboard after a 57-yard touchdown run by Nate Kneebone with 7:20 to play in the half. Dell Rapids scored one more time before halftime on a two-yard run by Tayte Gleason with 4:24 to play in the half. Dell Rapids led 34-6 after the extra point by Garry. Flandreau scored two touchdowns in the third quarter.
Price ended the game 3-7 passing for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Ellingson had the one catch for 65 yards and a touchdown. Kringen had one catch for 29 yards and a touchdown. Garry also had a catch for four yards. Nick Boever finished with 12 carries for 74 yards. Gleason had nine carries for 44 yards and a touchdown. Kringen had two carries for 32 yards and a touchdown. Logan Stone added 26 yards on seven carries. Coby Maeschen had 10 tackles to lead the defense. Kenyon Shellum and Logan Heim both had four tackles. Trystan Stahl and Trevon Cross both had three tackles.
Dell Rapids (5-3) will host Madison on Thursday, October 18th in their final regular season game of the year. It will also be senior night. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.