Quarrier Football Season Ends in Playoffs

DRvsSTM_FB_10-26-17The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team had their season come to an end on Thursday, October 26th.  The St Thomas More Cavaliers upset the Quarriers in the opening round of the 11A football playoffs 21-20.

With the strong winds at their backs, the Cavaliers scored first with 3:33 to go in the first quarter on a 45-yard pass from Ryder Kirsch to Thomas Rafferty.  Joe Poeppel kicked the extra point for a 7-0 St Thomas More lead.  The Cavaliers then scored early in the second quarter.  With 10:34 to play in the half, Kirsch connected with Rafferty again for a 24-yard touchdown.  Poeppel made the extra point into the wind to give St Thomas More a 14-0 lead.

Matt Gillogly scored the first touchdown for Dell Rapids with 2:16 to play in the first half.  Gillogly scored on a two-yard run.  Hunter Gerry made the extra point to cut the lead in half at 14-7.  St Thomas More drove the ball deep into Quarrier territory, but Eddie Price intercepted a pass at the goal line with :12.8 on the clock to keep the score 14-7 heading into halftime.

Neither team was able to put a score on the board in the third quarter, but Dell Rapids tied the game with 10:28 left in the fourth quarter after a seven-yard run by Gillogly and the extra point by Gerry.  St Thomas More pushed the ball to midfield but was forced into a fourth and short.  The Cavaliers went for it, and the Dell Rapids defense tackled Kirsch for a loss to get the ball back on a turnover on downs with 8:07 to play in the game.

Dell Rapids methodically marched the 50 yards in just under five minutes of clock time.  Carson Rentz scored the go-ahead touchdown with 3:13 to go in the game on a one-yard quarterback sneak.  Unfortunately for Dell Rapids, Gerry’s extra point attempt into the wind hit the right upright of the goalpost and was no good.  The Quarriers led 20-14.  After getting the ball on their own 35 yard line, the Cavaliers ran three plays, two of which were big pass plays, to get into the end zone.  Kirsch hit Rafferty for 25-yards with 2:49 to play.  The extra point was good by Poeppel to give St Thomas More a 21-20 lead.

The Quarriers were able to get the ball to the Cavalier 41 yard line with about 2:00 to go in the game.  After a running play failed to get out of bounds on first down, Rentz spiked the ball to stop the click and bring up a 3rd down and 8 for Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers next play was an incomplete pass to put the Quarriers into fourth down.  The fourth down play was an incomplete pass, and the Cavaliers took over on downs with 1:29 to play in the game.  St Thomas More was able to run out the clock for the win.

The Quarriers finished the game with 248 yards of total offense, 43 passing yards and 205 rushing yards.  Rentz was 4-13 passing for 43 yards and an interception.  Alex Kringen had three catches for 32 yards, and Adam Nagelhout had one catch for 11 yards.  Gillogly had 19 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns.  Nick Boever had nine carries for 46 yards.  Nagelhout had 10 carries for 38 yards.  Seth Spielmann finished with five carries for 14 yards.  Price had eight tackles and an interception.  Gillogly finished with seven tackles.  Josh Heinemann had six tackles, and Boever finished with five tackles.  Andrew Hegge had a sack in the game, and Jeffrey Schuch had an interception.

The Quarrier season comes to an end with a 7-3 overall record.

 

Share and Like this story:

Quarriers Fall to Madison in Football Regular-Season Finale

DRvsMad_FB_10-19-17The 2017 regular season came to an end for the Dell Rapids Quarriers on Thursday, October 19th in Madison.  The Bulldogs ended a seven-game win streak by Dell Rapids with a 38-21 win.

Madison put up two scores in the first quarter.  Josh Giles connected with Jacob Unterbrunner on a 55-yard pass play to give the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead.  Madison struck again when Giles threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jaxon Janke.  The Bulldogs led 12-0 after the first quarter.

Dell Rapids cut the lead to 12-7 midway through the second quarter.  With 6:55 to go in the half, Matt Gillogly scored on an 11-yard run with the extra point good by Hunter Gerry.  Madison answered just over two minutes later when Giles connected with Jaxon Janke on a 51-yard touchdown pass to push the lead to 18-7.  Dell Rapids would drive deep into Bulldog territory late in the second quarter, but with under a minute to play, Jarrett Lurz intercepted Carson Rentz pass at the goal line to keep the Bulldogs ahead 18-7 at halftime.

Madison scored on their second drive of the second half.  Jadon Janke scored on a 44-yard touchdown run with 7:07 in the third quarter to push the lead to 24-7.  Rentz threw a 19-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to Jeffrey Schuch with 3:59 to play in the third.  Gerry connected again on the extra point, and Dell Rapids trailed 24-14.  Madison would get one more score before the end of the third quarter.  Jadon Janke scored on a 35-yard run with 1:57 left in the quarter to push the lead to 32-14.

The Bulldogs scored first in the fourth quarter.  Girls hit Jaxon Janke on a 39-yard touchdown pass with 6:08 to go in the game to give Madison a 38-14 lead.  Mason Schmidt caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Rentz with 5:05 to go for the final score of the game.

Dell Rapids had a total of 275 yards of offense, 174 passing yards and 101 rushing yards.  Madison finished with 419 yards of offense, 199 passing yards and 220 rushing yards.  The Quarriers were 4-10 on third down, while Madison was 6-11.

Rentz finished 11-16 passing for 174 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.  Schuch had four catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.  Seth Spielmann had three catches for 45 yards.  Mason Schmidt ended the game with two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown.  Gillogly had 12 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown.  Alex Kringen had one carry for 17 yards.  Nick Boever had six carries for 14 yards.  Spielmann finished with five carries for 10 yards.

Defensively for Dell Rapids, Boever finished the night with eight tackles.  Gillogly, Josh Heinemann, and Eddie Price all had seven tackles.  Andrew Hegge finished with six tackles.  Cole VanDuyn had five tackles, and Logan Ellingson, Blake Reider, and Logan Heim all finished with four tackles each.

Dell Rapids finishes the regular season with a 7-2 record.  The Quarriers will be the #3 seed in the 2017 South Dakota 11A Football Playoffs and will host #6 St Thomas More on Thursday, October 26th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Share and Like this story:

Quarrier Football Makes it Seven in a Row

DRvsFlan_FB_10-13-17After losing the first game of the year, the Dell Rapids Quarrier football team won their seventh game in a row on Friday, October 13th.  The Quarriers defeated the Flandreau Fliers 54-15 on senior night at Dell Rapids High School.

The Quarriers held a 13-0 lead after the first quarter.  Seth Spielmann scored on a 47-yard run with Hunter Garry.  Spielmann then scored on a six yard run.  Flandreau cut the lead to 13-8 in the second quarter after a 37-yard touchdown pass from Michael Witte from Bastian Erickson.  Dell Rapids then closed out the half with three more scores.  Carson Rentz connected with Jeffrey Schuch on a 23-yard touchdown pass.  Spielmann scored his third touchdown of the half on a 47-yard run, and Nick Boever had a five-yard touchdown run.  Dell Rapids led 35-8 at halftime.

The Quarriers continued the scoring attack in the third quarter.  Eddie Price had a 36-yard run and also had an 80 yard touchdown pass to Alex Kringen to give the Quarriers a 48-8 lead after three quarters.  Flandreau scored on a 30-yard run by Witte.  Zach Schreier scored the last touchdown for Dell Rapids on a 5-yard fumble return.

Dell Rapids finished with 565 yards of total offense, 160 passing yards and 405 rushing yards.  Flandreau finished with 208 yards of total offense.

Rentz was 4-6 passing for 80 yards and a touchdown.  Price was 1-2 passing for 80 yards and a touchdown.  Kringen had one catch for 80 yards and a touchdown.  Schuch had two catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.  Josh Heinemann had a 20-yard catch, and Blake Reider had a 17-yard catch.  Spielmann had 10 carries for 151 yards and three touchdowns.  Price had three carries for 55 yards and a touchdown.  Boever had six carries for 55 yards and a touchdown.  Heinemann had six carries and 55 yards.  Thane Hilmoe led the team with six tackles.  Lealand Randel had four tackles.  Andrew Hegge, Cole Van Duyn, and Reider all finished with three tackles.

Dell Rapids (7-1) will end the regular season on Thursday, October 19th.  The Quarriers will play undefeated Madison Bulldogs in Madison.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Share and Like this story:

Quarriers Win Sixth in a Row

DRvsMilbank_FB_10-6-17The Dell Rapids Quarriers won their sixth straight game after a 42-21 win over the Milbank Bulldogs on Friday, October 6th, at Dell Rapids High School.

The Bulldogs scored first with 6:58 to go in the first quarter.  Mitch Quade connected with Max McCulloch on 25-yard touchdown pass.  The extra point was no good, and Milbank led 6-0.  Dell Rapids scored the next three touchdowns in the game.  Nick Boever scored on a three-yard run, and Hunter Garry made the extra point to give Dell Rapids a 7-6 lead with 3:15 to go in the first quarter.  Seth Spielmann scored the next two touchdowns on runs of six yards and three yards.  Dell Rapids led 21-6 with 4:16 left in the first half.

The Bulldogs scored two times before the half to tie the game at 21-21.  Quade threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to James Weber with 3:02 remaining.  Jacob Karges then had a one-yard touchdown run with :16 to go in the half to tie the game.

Dell Rapids scored the only three touchdowns of the second half on their way to the victory.  Boever had a 47-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.  Boever then scored his third touchdown with 10:30 to go in the game on a 20-yard run.  Spielmann scored his third touchdown of the game with 3:38 left in the game on a 25 yard run.

The Quarriers finished with 469 yards of total offense.  They had 283 rushing yards and 186 passing yards.  Carson Rentz was 6-9 passing for 186 yards.  Matt Gillogly had one catch for 78 yards.  Boever had three catches for 56 yards.  Blake Reider had a catch for 27 yards, and Jeffrey Schuch had a catch for 25 yards.  Boever finished with 16 carries for 156 yards and three touchdowns.  Spielmann had 15 carries for 81 yards and three touchdowns.  Defensively for Dell Rapids, Schuch finished the game with 10 tackles.  Eddie Price and nine tackles.  Boever, Josh Heinemann, and Andrew Hegge all had six tackles.  Cole Van Duyn had five tackles.  Logan Heim had a sack, and Logan Ellingson had an interception.

Dell Rapids (6-1) will host Flandreau on Friday, October 13th.  This will be the final regular season home game for the Quarriers and will be Senior Night.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

 

Share and Like this story:

Quarrier Football Dominates Tea in Win

Photo courtesy of Cindy Schuch

Photo courtesy of Cindy Schuch

The Dell Rapids Quarriers dominated every aspect of the game in a 21-6 win over the Tea Area Titans on Friday, September 29th, at Tea.  Dell Rapids scored 21 straight points before Tea Area scored the final touchdown of the game with 7:57 remaining on the clock.

Matt Gillogly got the Quarriers on the scoreboard with 4:34 to go in the first quarter on a one-yard run.  Hunter Garry made the extra point to end a 14-play, 73-yard drive.  Dell Rapids added another score right before halftime.  Seth Spielmann scored on a three-yard run with 2:32 to go in the half with Garry connecting on another extra point.  Dell Rapids led 14-0 at halftime.  Neither team scored in the third quarter, but the Quarriers struck again in the fourth.  Carson Rentz connected with Jeffrey Schuch on a 12-yard pass with 8:09 to go in the game.  Garry made the extra point to push the Quarriers lead to 21-0.  Carter Slykhuis returned the ensuing kickoff 72 yards for a touchdown for the only score for the Titans.

Dell Rapids had the ball for 37:01 in the game while picking up 16 first downs.  Tea Area had the ball for only 10:59 minutes and only got four first downs.  The Quarriers ran 72 offensive plays for a total of 284 yards while holding the Titans to just 26 offensive plays for 109 total yards.

Gillogly had 21 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown.  Nick Boever had 20 carries for 87 yards.  Spielmann had 12 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown.  Rentz was 1-6 passing for 12 yards and a touchdown.  Andrew Hegge and Gillogly both finished with four tackles.  Cole Van Duyn, Zeb Schumaker, Eddie Price, and Schuch all had three tackles in the game.  Boever and Hegge both had a sack in the game.

Dell Rapids, 5-1, will host Milbank Area on Friday, October 6th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Share and Like this story:

Fourth Quarter Rally Gives Quarrier Football Victory

DellRapidsFootballLogoDell Rapids scored 21 points in the final quarter for an exciting come-from-behind win over the Tri-Valley Mustangs on Friday, September 22nd, at Tri-Valley High School.  Tri-Valley led 21-7 heading into the final quarter, but the Quarriers rallied to win their fourth win a row.

Both teams were held scoreless in the opening quarter of the game.  Tri-Valley struck first early in the second quarter.  Noah Jewett scored on a one-yard run to give the Mustangs a 7-0 lead.  After a Nick Boever interception, Dell Rapids scored on an eight-yard pass from Carson Rentz to Jeffrey Schuch with 4:04 to go in the half to tie the game 7-7.  The Mustangs answered with a 58-yard touchdown run with a little over 2:00 to go in the half to regain the lead at 14-7.  Tri-Valley then intercepted a Rentz pass with 1:03 to go in the half.  The Mustangs turned that into another touchdown with seconds left in the half to take a 21-7 halftime lead.

Both teams punted in their opening drive of the third quarter.  Tri-Valley was forced to punt again on their second drive of the third quarter.  The Quarriers drove the ball to the Tri-Valley three yard line on their next drive, but the third quarter ended with neither team scoring.  Tri-Valley still held a 21-7 lead.  Dell Rapids scored on the very first play of the fourth quarter on a three-yard run by Josh Heinemann to cut the Mustang lead to 21-14 with 11:55 to play.  On the next Mustang drive, the Quarriers recovered a backwards pass as a fumble on the Tri-Valley 40 yard line.  Rentz connected with Adam Nagelhout for a 24-yard touchdown with 7:36 to go in the game to tie things at 21-21.  Tri-Valley took their next drive all the way to the Dell Rapids 18 yard line late in the game, but the Quarrier defense held tough to force a turnover on downs with 4:12 remaining in the game.  The Dell Rapids offense drove the field picking up big first downs.  With :23 to go from the Tri-Valley three yard line, Rentz found his way into the endzone to score the go-ahead touchdown with :20 to go in the game.  The Dell Rapids defense held strong in the final seconds to secure the come-from-behind win.

Dell Rapids finished the game with 328 total yards of offense which included 207 yards rushing and 121 yards passing.  Rentz finished 9-15 passing for 121 yards and two touchdowns.  Schuch had four catches for 53 yards and a touchdown.  Nagelhout had a 24-yard touchdown catch.  Seth Spielmann had nine carries for 81 yards, and Matt Gillogly had 15 carries for 70 yards to lead the ground attack for Dell Rapids.  Eddie Price had a team-high eight tackles, while Boever added six tackles and an interception.

Dell Rapids (4-1) will travel to Tea to take on the Tea Area Titans on Friday, September 29th.

Share and Like this story:

Quarrier Football Puts Exclamation Point on Homecoming

DRvsWC_FB_9-15-17The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team put an exclamation point on the 2017 Homecoming celebration with a 35-13 win over the West Central Trojans on Friday, September 15th, at Dell Rapids High School.

The Quarriers scored two times in the first quarter and never looked back for the win.  Jeffrey Schuch got the scoring started with a 65-yard pass from Carson Rentz.  The second touchdown came on a Josh Heinemann three-yard run to put Dell Rapids ahead 14-0.  The Trojans cut the lead in half in the second quarter on a 55-yard run, and Dell Rapids led 14-7 at halftime.

Seth Spielmann gave Dell Rapids their second two-touchdown lead after scoring on a three-yard run.  Nick Boever added another score in the third quarter on a 19-yard run to push the Quarrier lead to 28-7.  The final West Central touchdown came in the third quarter on a 12-yard run.  Alex Kringen caught a 35-yard pass from Rentz in the fourth quarter for the final Quarrier score.

Dell Rapids finished the game with 370 yards of total offense, 106 passing yards and 264 rushing yards.  West Central finished with 216 yards of offense, 71 passing yards and 145 rushing yards.

Rentz finished 3-6 passing for 106 yards and two touchdowns.  Schuch had one catch for 65 yards and a touchdown.  Kringen had one catch for 35 yards for a touchdown, and Mason Schmidt had a catch for six yards.  Matt Gillogly led the rushing attack with 10 carries for 89 yards.  Spielmann had 16 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown.  Boever finished with nine carries for 43 yards and a touchdown.  Heinemann had six carries for 42 yards and a touchdown.  Defensively for Dell Rapids. Blake Reider, Cole VanDuyn, and Andrew Hegge all had seven tackles in the game.  Eddie Price finished with five tackles.  Heinemann and Gillogly both had four tackles.

Dell Rapids (3-1) will travel to Tri-Valley on Friday, September 22nd, to take on the Mustangs.  That game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Share and Like this story:

Quarrier Football Wins Home-Opener Against Belle Fourche

DRvsBF_FB_9-8-17The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team scored in every quarter for a 42-6 win over the Belle Fourche Broncs on Friday, September 8th, at Dell Rapids High School.  It was the first home game of the 2017 season for the Quarriers after they started the season with two away games.

Belle Fourche took the opening kickoff and drove the ball deep into Quarrier territory before the Quarrier defense forced a stop on fourth down with about 6:45 to play in the first quarter.  The Dell Rapids offense was in the endzone for the first score of the game about three minutes later after a three-yard run by Matt Gillogly.  Dell Rapids scored again with 1:24 to go in the first quarter after a 34-yard run by Nick Boever to give the Quarriers a 14-0 lead.  The Quarriers added to their lead with 9:04 to go in the second quarter when Carson Rentz connected with Gillogly on an eight-yard pass.  The Broncs drove deep into Quarrier territory again late in the second quarter, but the Dell Rapids defense once again made a stop on fourth down with 4:06 remaining in the half.  Dell Rapids led 21-0 at halftime.

The Quarriers picked up right where they left off in the second half as Seth Spielmann scored two times in the third quarter.  His first touchdown was on a 14-yard run with 8:36 to go in the quarter.  His second touchdown was on a four-yard run with 4:35 to go, and Dell Rapids led 35-0 heading into the final quarter.  Josh Heinemann scored the final touchdown of the game for the Quarriers on a seven-yard run.  The Broncs’ lone touchdown came with 2:34 to go in the game on a 12-yard run by Morgen Garrett.

Dell Rapids finished with 437 yards of total offense, 407 yards on the ground and 30 passing yards.  They were 3-5 of third down and 1-1 on fourth down conversions.  Belle Fourche finished with 240 yards of offense, 164 rushing yards and 76 passing yards.

Carson Rentz was 3-9 passing for 30 yards and a touchdown.  Jeffrey Schuch had one catch for 12 yards.  Spielmann had one catch for 10 yards, and Gillogly had one catch for eight yards and a touchdown.  Spielmann had 13 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns.  Boever ended with eight carries for 92 yards and a touchdown.  Gillogly had six carries for 56 yards and a touchdown, and Heinemman had four carries for 45 yards and a touchdown.  Cole VanDuyn had six tackles and a sack for the Quarrier defense.  Eddie Price finished with five tackles.  Gillogly had four tackles.  Tayte Gleason had three tackles and two sacks in the game.

Dell Rapids (2-1) will have their Homecoming game on Friday, September 15th.  The Quarriers will host West Central.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Share and Like this story:

Quarrier Football Earns Road Win

DellRapidsFootballLogoVermillion scored in the first quarter on a 22-yard run, but Dell Rapids scored 27 unanswered for a 27-7 win over the Tanagers on Friday, September 1st, in Vermillion.  The Quarriers picked up their first win of the season after playing their first two games on the road.

Carson Rentz connected with Adam Nagelhout on a 33-yard touchdown in the second quarter to pull the Quarriers within a point at 7-6.  That would also be the halftime score.  Mason Schmidt gave Dell Rapids the lead after a 79-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter.  Matt Gillogly had a 25-yard run for a touchdown also in the third quarter, which gave Dell Rapids a 20-7 lead after three quarters of play.  Gillogly added a second touchdown in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run.

Rentz finished the game 5-11 passing for 65 yards and a touchdown.  Nagelhout had two catches for 37 yards and a touchdown.  Nick Boever had two catches for 25 yards, and Jeffrey Schuch had a catch for nine yards.  Seth Spielmann finished the game with eight carries for 70 yards.  Boever had seven rushes for 47 yards.  Gillogly had nine carries for 43 yards and two touchdowns.  Eddie Price finished the night with six tackles defensively.  Cole VanDuyn had five tackles, one for loss, and a fumble recovery.  Alex Kringen had five tackles, and Blake Reider had four tackles.  Gillogly had two sacks in the game.

Dell Rapids (1-1) will play their home-opener on Friday, September 8th, against Belle Fourche.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Share and Like this story:

Dakota Valley Scores Three 2nd Half TDs in Win over Quarriers

DellRapidsFootballLogoThe Dakota Valley Panthers scored three second half touchdowns, two on big plays, to earn a 20-0 win over the Dell Rapids Quarriers on Friday, August 25th, at Dakota Valley High School.

Neither team scored in the first half, but the Panthers picked up a third quarter touchdown on a 90-yard pass play to take a 7-0 lead after three quarters.  Dakota Valley scored two more times in the fourth quarter, one touchdown on an eight-yard run and the other on a 95-yard run, to push the lead to 20-0 on their way to the victory.

Dell Rapids ran 64 plays for a total of just 155 yards of offense.  The Quarriers had 109 passing yards and 46 rushing yards.  Carson Rentz was 10-23 passing for 109 yards and two interceptions.  Jeffrey Schuch had seven catches for 82 yards, and Adam Nagelhout had three catches for 27 yards.  Nagelhout also led the team in rushing with six carries for 16 yards.  Matt Gillogly had five carries for 11 yards, and Seth Spielmann had 10 carries for 11 yards.  Gillogly finished the night with nine tackles defensively.  Dillon Frantz had seven tackles, two of them for loss.  Alex Kringen had six tackles, and Schuch, Cole VanDuyn, and Eddie Price all had five tackles each.

The Quarriers (0-1) travel to Vermillion to play the Tanagers on Friday, September 1st.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Share and Like this story: