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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2016 Fall Sports Awards

Several Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary athletes earned awards for the 2016 fall sports season.

For the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal cross country team, Christina Vogel was an Academic All-State winner.  Ella Heinitz and Ch. Vogel were named team Co-Most Valuable Runners by Head Coach Pete Schmidt.  Catherine Vogel was named Most Improved for the girls team.  Connor Libis was named the boys Most Valuable Runner.  Jacob Vogel was named Most Improved.

Kennedi Mullaney won the Coach’s Award from Head Coach Cami Bacon for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal cheer team.  Paige Bunkers was named the Most Improved.

Mullaney also earned Offensive MVP for the Cardinal volleyball team, was an Academic All-State winner, and also earned All-Conference.  Haley Michel was the Defensive MVP, was an Academic All-State winner, and an All-Conference Honorable Mention.  Cassie Mullaney earned the Most Improved award, and Jackie Wolles also was an Academic All-State winner.

For the Cardinal football team, Garret Frost, Dalton Houska, and Zach Geraets were Dakota Valley Conference All-Conference winners.  Carson Park was an All-Conference Honorable Mention.  Geraets, Houska, Frost, Park, Jacob Eining, Sam Schwebach, Kathryn Klein (stats), Wolles (stats), and Lexi Klein (stats) all were Academic All-State winners.

Chloe Solberg, Kenzie Gullickson, and Sara VanRegenmorter earned Academic All-State awards for the Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team.  The team as a whole earned a team Academic All-State award for their 3.72 overall GPA.  Solberg, Trinity Gordon, and Brooke Klein were Dak-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention selections.

Averi Pankonen, Micah Gleason, and James Lueders earned Academic All-State awards for the Quarrier cross country team.

Ross Wiebenga, Alex Nordstrom, Justin Dorn, Jacob Wolles, Mason Peter, and Grace Tischer (stats) also earned Academic All-State awards for the Quarrier football team.  Dawson Kerzman, Seth Andersen, Tanner Heim, Nate McKee, Hunter Hansen, Anthony Miller, and Matt Gillogly were all Dak-12 All-Conference selections.  Peter and Wiebenga were All-Conference Honorable Mentions.  Andersen, McKee, and Hansen were class 11-A All-State award winners.  Trevor Pulscher and Kerzman were 11A All-State Honorable Mentions.  Hansen was also named an Argus Leader Elite 45 player for 2016.  McKee was an Elite 45 Honorable Mention.

 

Offense Shines in Second Half for Quarrier Win

drvssfc_fb_10-27-16The Dell Rapids Quarriers scored 28 points in the second half on their way to a 35-18 win over the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers in the quarterfinals of the South Dakota High School 11A playoffs on Thursday, October 27th, at Bob Young Stadium in Sioux Falls.

The Quarrier offense made great halftime adjustments as Dell Rapids was only able to put up one score in the first half.  Neither team scored in the first quarter, and each team only possessed the ball one time in the quarter.  Both defenses force a turnover on downs deep in their own territory to keep the game scoreless.

Dell Rapids scored first with 2:26 remaining in the second quarter when Hunter Hansen connected with Jeffrey Schuch on a jump pass from the one yard line to give the Quarriers a 7-0 lead.  The Chargers marched down the field and scored on a 25-yard field goal by Jack Scott as time expired in the second quarter to make the score 7-3 at halftime.

The Quarriers scored two times in the third quarter.  The first touchdown came with 7:11 remaining on a two-yard run by Seth Spielmann.  Dell Rapids added to the lead with 3:59 to go on a 58-yard touchdown run by Tanner Heim.  The Quarriers led 21-3 at the end of the third quarter.

The start of the fourth quarter was an offensive fury.  The two teams combined to score 22 points in less than a minute and a half.  Sioux Falls Christian scored with 10:30 to go in the game on a four-yard run by Riley Hogan.  Dell Rapids answered :14 later when Hansen scored on a 69-yard run with 10:16 remaining to extend the Quarrier lead back to 18 points at 28-10.  The Chargers answered about a minute later when Sawyer Prins found Dejay Fykstra in the corner of the endzone on a 16-yard touchdown pass with 9:04 remaining.  The two point conversion was good and the Chargers were within 10 points at 28-18.  After the Charger defense held Dell Rapids, Sioux Falls Christian had the ball with a chance to close the gap, but Nick Hoffman intercepted a Prins pass, and with 2:40 remaining, Heim scored his second touchdown from two yards away to give Dell Rapids a 35-18 lead.

The Quarriers had three 100-yard rushers on the night.  Heim finished with 15 carries for 128 yards and two touchdowns.  Hansen had 10 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown, and Spielmann had 16 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown.  Dell Rapids had 367 yards of rushing offense on the night and converted 7-12 third down chances.  Defensively, Nate McKee finished with 13 tackles on the night.  Mason Peter had 10 tackles.  Ross Wiebenga and Seth Andersen each had eight tackles.  Hansen added seven tackles, and Heim and Blake Rieder both had six tackles.

Dell Rapids improves to 8-2 on the season.  The Quarriers will travel to Tea to play the Tea Area Titans on Friday November 4th.  The Titans defeated West Central 14-6.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarriers End Regular Season with Fifth Straight Win

drvslennox_fb_10-20-16The Dell Rapids Quarriers scored in every quarter on their way to a 56-14 win over the Lennox Orioles on Senior Night Thursday, October 20th, at Dell Rapids High School.  It was the last regular season football game for Dell Rapids.

The Quarriers scored two times in the opening quarter to take an early 14-0 lead.  The first score was a 23-yard run by Hunter Hansen.  The second touchdown was on a 16-yard pass from Hansen to Seth Andersen.

Lennox and Dell Rapids combined to score five times in the second quarter.  Lennox scored on the first play of the second quarter on a 27-yard pass from Zach Leisinger to Holdyn Breck to cut the lead to 14-7.  Andersen scored his second touchdown of the game on the ensuing kickoff, returning the kick 75 yards for a touchdown.  Leisnger scored the second touchdown for Lennox with about 5:00 to go in the quarter making the score 21-14.  But the Quarriers again returned the kickoff for a touchdown, this time Seth Spielmann returned it 88 yards for the score.  The Quarriers were able to add another score before halftime when Hansen scored on a 21-yard run.

Dell Rapids scored three more times in the second half.  Tanner Heim had a four-yard run, Hansen added another score from 71 yards away, and Spielmann finished the scoring with a 12-yard run.

The Quarriers racked up 439 yards of total offense, 112 passing yards and 327 rushing yards.  Lennox finished with 264 yards of offense, 238 passing yards, but only 26 rushing yards.

Hansen finished the game 4-5 passing for 112 yards and a touchdown.  Andersen had four catches for 97 yards and a touchdown.  Hansen also had five carries for 136 yards and three scores.  Heim had six carries for 40 yards and a touchdown.  Anthony Miller had three carries for 40 yards.  Spielmann finished with six carries for 30 yards and a touchdown.  Defensively for Dell Rapids, Ross Wiebenga, Blake Reider, and Mason Peter all had four tackles each.  Matt Gillogly and Andersen both finished with three tackles.

Dell Rapids ends the regular season with a record of 7-2.  The Quarriers are the #5 seed in the Class 11A playoffs and will play Sioux Falls Christian in Sioux Falls on Thursday, October 27th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarriers Win Fourth Straight

DellRapidsFootballLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers won their fourth game in a row after defeating the Dakota Valley Panthers 21-3 on Friday, October 14th, at Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City.

Dell Rapids got the scoring started in first quarter when Carson Rentz connected with Hunter Hansen on a 23-yard pass to take a 7-0 lead.  Dakota Valley scored on a 23-yard field goal by Connor Roper.  The first quarter ended with Dell Rapids leading 7-3.

The Quarriers scored again in the second quarter when Hansen scored on a one-yard run to put Dell Rapids ahead 14-3.  After neither team scored in the third quarter, Anthony Miller scored on a one-yard run for Dell Rapids to push the lead to 21-3.

Hansen finished 2-8 passing for 39 yards.  Rentz was 1-2 passing for 23 yards and a touchdown.  Hansen had 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown.  Miller had nine carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.  Matt Gillogly had 10 carries for 45 yards.  Hansen also had one catch for 23 yards and a touchdown.  Adam Nagelhout had one catch for 31 yards, and Mason Peter had a catch for eight yards.  Defensively for the Quarriers, Nate McKee had seven tackles, two of them for loss.  Eddie Price added five tackles.  Gillogly finished with three tackles.

The Quarriers had a total of 271 yards of offense, 62 passing yards and 209 rushing yards.  They were 3-13 on third down, but 4-5 on fourth down.  Dell Rapids only turned the ball over one time.  Dakota Valley had a total 227 yards of offense, 60 passing yards and 167 rushing yards.  The Panthers finished 2-11 on third down and 2-5 fourth down plus turned the ball over three times.

Dell Rapids improves to 6-2 on the season.  The Quarriers will finish up the regular season at home on senior night against the Lennox Orioles on Thursday, October 20th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarrier Defense Dominates in Win over Milbank Area

DellRapidsFootballLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier defense dominated the game against Milbank Area on Friday, October 7th.  The Quarriers held the Bulldogs to just 26 total yards of offense the entire game, 31 passing yards and -5 rushing yards.  The defense recovered three fumbles and had one interception, plus held Milbank Area to just five first downs.

The Quarriers scored first in the opening quarter on a Tanner Heim 34-yard run to go ahead 6-0.  Dell Rapids scored again in the second quarter when Anthony Miller scored on a five-yard run.  Seth Andersen scored the two-point conversion to extend the Quarrier lead to 14-0.  Milbank Area scored in the third quarter on a 34-yard pass play from Cole Dockter to Jonny Ash to cut the lead to 14-6.  Dell Rapids scored the final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter on a three-yard run by Andersen.  Dell Rapids won the game 20-6.

Hunter Hansen was 4-8 passing for 44 yards.  Jeffrey Schuch, Mason Peter, Andersen, and Seth Spielmann all had a catch.  Hansen also had 17 carries for 86 yards.  Tanner Heim had 15 carries for 85 yards.  Miller had eight carries for 77 yards, Spielmann had five carries for 51 yards, and Andersen had 12 carries for 27 yards.  Matt Gillogly had four tackles.  Andersen also had four tackles, two of them of loss.  Spielmann finished the game with three tackles.

Dell Rapids improved to 5-2 on the year.  The Quarriers will travel to Dakota Valley on Friday, October 14th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.  Live updates can also be found on Twitter @TrinityMedia_EC using #DVvsDR16