The second ranked Dell Rapids Quarriers had no trouble in their first road game of the season. Dell Rapids were impressive on both sides of the ball in a 41-16 win over the Flandreau Fliers on Friday, September 4th in Flandreau.
The Quarriers scored on every offensive possession in the first half, which began with a 15-yard touchdown run by Landon Ruesink with 7:56 to go in the first quarter. Ruesink scored again on a 23-yard run with 3:20 to play in the quarter for a 14-0 lead after the first.
Brayden Gee got a five-yard touchdown run with 10:13 remaining in the second quarter. Colin Rentz followed that with an interception returned for a touchdown with 8:53 to play in the half. Landon VonHoltum had a one-yard touchdown run with 4:24 to go in the second quarter. Dell Rapids scored their final touchdown of the half in about thirty seconds. Austin Henry threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Coby Maeschen with :26 to go for a 41-0 halftime lead.
Flandreau scored a touchdown in each of the final two quarters. Tash Lunday had a 15-yard touchdown with 4:46 to play in the third quarter. Lane Johanson had a one-yard touchdown run with 9:18 left in the game.
Dell Rapids finished with 261 yards of total offense, 74 passing yards and 187 passing yards. The defense allowed 161 yards of total offense to Flandreau. Dell Rapids also had four takeaways, three fumble recoveries and an interception.
Henry finished 4-7 passing for 74 yards and a touchdown. Maeschen had one catch for 40 yards and a touchdown. Ruesink had two catches for 26 yards. Ruesink also finished with six carries for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Gee had six carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. Maeschen had four carries for 33 yards.
Maeschen led the team with eight tackles. VonHoltum and Will Jaton both had five tackles. Ian Mason and Cody Schultz both had four tackles. Jaton, Chase Jones, and Henry all had fumble recoveries.
Dell Rapids (2-0) will travel to Madison to play the Bulldogs on Friday, September 11th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.