Castlewood Ends Cardinal Season in 9B Playoffs

DRSM LogoThe 2018 football season came to an end for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals in the opening round of the South Dakota 9B Playoffs on Thursday, October 25th in Castlewood.  The Castlewood Warriors beat the Cardinals 36-12 to advance to the quarterfinal round.

The first quarter was a defensive battle as neither team was able to put a score on the board.  The Warriors got on the scoreboard in the second quarter with 10:22 to play on a seven-yard touchdown run by Noah Wiersma to go ahead 6-0.  St Mary tied the game with 1:52 remaining in the half on a two-yard run by Connor Libis.  Castlewood took the lead again with just seconds remaining on a one-yard touchdown run by Kaden Eng and two-point conversion.  The Warriors led 14-6 at halftime.

Castlewood scored first in the third quarter on a five-yard run by Kevin Munoz with 7:18 to play.  The two-point conversion was good extending the lead to 22-6.  St Mary cut the lead after a 26-yard touchdown pass from Libis to Weston Geraets at 22-12.  That’s where the score remained heading into the fourth quarter.  Wiersma scored with 7:38 to play in the game after a Castlewood interception.  The score pushed the lead to 28-12.   The Warriors added one more score on another Wiersma touchdown with 2:20 to play.

W. Geraets finished with 12 carries for 81 yards.  Ethan Geraets had 13 carries for 77 yards, and Libis finished with five carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.  Libis was also 3-7 passing for 70 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.  W. Geraets had two catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.  Eli Longville led the team in tackles with 11 in the game.  W. Geraets had 10 tackles.  Ryan Eining finished with 7.5 tackles.  Libis also had 6.5 tackles and a defensive interception.

St Mary finished their season with a 3-6 overall record.

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Cardinals Make Playoffs with Win over ORR

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal football team qualified for the 9B playoffs after a 36-6 win over the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders on Friday, October 12th at Rickeman Field.  It was the final regular season game of the year for St Mary and Senior Night.

The Cardinals led but just two scores at halftime at 14-0.  St Mary was able to double the lead by the end of the third quarter at 28-0.  Both teams put a score on the board in the fourth quarter.

The two teams finished very close in total yards.  The Cardinals finished with 289 yards of total offense, 192 rushing yards and 97 passing yards.  The Raiders finished with 287 yards of total offense, 139 rushing yards and 148 passing yards.

Connor Libis was 7-13 passing for 97 yards and three two-point conversions.  West Geraets had three catches for 67 yards.  Ethan Geraets had two catches for 24 yards.  Libis also had 16 carries for 103 yards and four touchdowns.  Payton Park had 13 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown.  W. Geraets had eight carries for 35 yards.  Ryan Eining led the defense with 15 tackles in the game.  Eli Longville had 8.5 tackles.  W. Geraets had eight tackles and an interception.  Libis also finished with eight tackles.  E. Geraets tallied 7.5 tackles and an interception.  Max Herber had a fumble recovery in the game.

Ethan Geraets this this year’s lone senior on the Cardinal football team.

St Mary (3-5) will travel to Castlewood in the opening round of the 9B playoffs on Thursday, October 18th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Elks Hold Off Cardinals in Gridiron Win

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals come-from-behind win fell short as the Elkton/Lake Benton Elks earned a 28-20 win on Friday, October 5th in Elkton.

With the scored tied 6-6 early in the second quarter, the Elks scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:23 to play in the first half to take a 14-6 lead.  The score remained 14-6 at halftime.

Neither team was able to get on the board in the third quarter, and with one quarter to play, the Elks continued to lead 14-6.  Elkton/Lake Benton scored early in the fourth quarter on a halfback pass to extend their lead to 20-6.  St Mary answered with 7:39 to play on a 47-yard touchdown pass from Connor Libis to Ethan Geraets to cut the lead to 20-14.  The Elks again were able to get a two score lead after a four-yard run with 3:04 to play to go ahead 28-14.  St Mary was able to get a score with just :26 remaining to make the score 28-20, but Elkton/Lake Benton was able to run out the clock for the win.

The Cardinals finished the game with 263 yards of total offense, 120 rushing yards and 143 passing yards.  The Elks had 266 total yards of offense, 236 rushing yards and 30 passing yards.

Payton Park led the ground attack for St Mary with 10 carries for 54 yards.  Libis finished 9-21 passing for 143 yards, three touchdowns, and a two-point conversion.  Weston Geraets had five catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns.  E. Geraets had three catches for 51 yards, a touchdown, and two-point conversion.  Eli Longville led the defense with nine tackles in the game.  Ryan Eining had eight tackles, and Logan Wolles had seven and a half tackles.

St Mary (2-5) will close the regular season with a home game and senior night against Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday, October 12th.

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Cardinals Fall Short Against Deubrook

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal football team couldn’t solve the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Friday, September 28th.  The Dolphins defeated St Mary 49-20 after leading 21-6 at halftime in White.

The Cardinals amassed 418 yards of total offense, 312 rushing yards and 106 passing yards, but gave up 491 yards of offense to Deubrook.  The Dolphins finished with 484 rushing yards and just seven passing yards.

Connor Libis was 9-13 passing for 106 yards, a touchdown and two-point conversion.  Libis also carried the ball 16 times for 103 yards and a touchdown.  Ethan Geraets hauled in three catches for 15 yards and a two-point conversion.  Weston Geraets had a catch for 29 yards, and Eli Longville had four receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown.  Payton Park finished the game with 12 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown.  W. Geraets had 19 carries for 93 yards, and Lonville had four carries for 26 yards.  Longville also led the St Mary defense with 4.5 tackles on the night.

St Mary (2-4) will travel to Elkton to play the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks on Friday, October 5th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinals Fall to Castlewood at Homecoming

DRSM LogoThe Castlewood Warriors spoiled homecoming for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Friday, September 21st.  Castlewood defeated St Mary by a score of 63-14 at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.

The Cardinals scored first with 8:31 to go in the first quarter to take an early 6-0 lead, but the lead was short lived as Castlewood tied the game seven seconds later on a kick-off return for a touchdown.  The Warriors went ahead for good with 6:06 to play in the first quarter and continued to roll from there.  Castlewood led 32-14 at halftime.

The Cardinals finished with 238 yards of total offense, 121 rushing yards and 117 passing yards.  The Warriors had 382 yards of total offense, 213 rushing yards and 169 passing yards.

Connor Libis finished 5-14 passing for 117 yards with a touchdown and an interception.  Weston Geraets had three catches for 110 yards and a touchdown.  Payton Park had 10 carries for 44 yards.  Libis had 17 carries for 52 yards.  W. Geraets also had three carries for 28 yards.  Eli Longville led the defense with 10 tackles in the game.  W. Geraets had seven tackles.  Ethan Geraets and Libis both had six tackles, and Park finished with five tackles.

St Mary (2-3) will hit the road on Friday, September 28 when they travel to White to play the Deubrook Area Dolphins.  Due to cell phone signal issues in White, Big Sioux Media will be unable to stream the game.

 

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Cardinal Football Evens Record with Road Win

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals got back to the gridiron after a bye week in De Smet on Friday, September 14th.  The Cardinals evened their record with a 30-22 win over the Bulldogs.

The Cardinals offense was working well in the first half.  St Mary held a 22-12 lead at halftime.  Neither team was able to score in the third quarter, and St Mary held on to a 10-point lead heading into the final quarter.  De Smet pulled within two points in the fourth quarter at 22-20, but the Cardinals were able to put the final score on the board and hold on for the victory.

St Mary finished with a total of 389 yards of offense, 202 rushing yards and 187 passing yards.  De Smet finished with 230 yards of total offense, 137 rushing yards and 93 passing yards.

Connor Libis finished the game 11-17 passing for 187 yards, two touchdowns, and a two-point conversion.  Libis also had 16 carries for 72 yards and a two-point conversion.  Ryan Eining had one catch for an 84-yard touchdown.  The 84-yard touchdown pass set a new school record for longest pass play.  Ethan Geraets had six catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.  Weston Geraets added three catches for 21 yards. Eli Longville had 10 carries in the game for 71 yards with a touchdown and a two-point conversion.  Payton Park added seven carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Cardinal head coach Ross Flemmer said, “The boys played hard Friday night.  They are improving each week and we hope to take another step this week against Castlewood.”

St Mary (2-2) will host Castlewood for Homecoming on Friday, September 21st.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Comeback Falls Short for Cardinal Football

DRSM LogoA second half comeback by the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals fell a few minutes short as the #4 ranked Colman-Egan Hawks ran out the clock for an 18-14 win on Friday, August 31st in Colman.

Colman-Egan got out to a 12-o lead early in the game.  After forcing the Cardinals to punt in their opening drive, Ryan Voelker scored on a two-yard run to give the Hawks a 6-0 lead.  After a St Mary fumble on their next drive, Colman-Egan scored again two plays later on a Nate Tolley 14-yard touchdown run to push the lead to 12-0.  St Mary was able to regroup and put together a 60-yard drive that ended in a 21-yard touchdown pass from Connor Libis to Weston Geraets.  After a two-point conversion, the Cardinals trailed 12-8 at the end of the first quarter.

The Hawks were able to get another score across with just over two minutes to play in the first half.  Ryan Hawkins scored on a 31-yard run to make the score 18-8.  The Cardinals threatened to score again before halftime.  W. Geraets caught a pass at the Colman-Egan three yard line with just under a minute to play, but the play was called back due to a holding call.  The half ended with St Mary trailing 18-8.

The two defenses held strong in the third quarter as neither team was able to score keeping the game at 18-8 in favor of Colman-Egan after three quarters of play.  With just over three minutes to play in the game, Libis scored on a two yard run to cut the lead to 18-14.  The Hawks, however, were able to run out the clock on the ground to hang on for the victory.

St Mary finished with a total of 217 yards of offense.  Colman-Egan ended the night with a total of 290 yards of offense.  Libis had 16 carries for 23 yards and a touchdown.  Libis was also 11-21 passing for 161 yards and a touchdown.  W. Geraets had four catches for 77 yards and a touchdown.  Ethan Geraets had five catches for 61 yards.  E. Geraets led the defense with nine tackles and a sack.  Eli Longville had 8.5 tackles and a sack.  W. Geraets added 7.5 tackles, and Payton Park had 7.5 tackles and a forced fumble.

The Cardinals (1-2) will have their bye week on September 7th and will be back to action on Friday, September 14th in De Smet.

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St Mary Defense Key to First Football Victory

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary defense was key to the Cardinals getting their first win of the football season.  St Mary defeated the Estelline/Hendricks Redhawks 22-8 at Rickeman Field on Friday, August 24th.

The Redhawks scored first in the game after a two-play drive.  Estelline/Hendricks recovered a Cardinal fumble early in the first quarter and scored two plays later for an early 6-0 lead.  St Mary tied the game one play later when Weston Geraets returned the ensuing kickoff 78 yards with 9:17 to play in the first quarter to tie the game 6-6.  The scored remained 6-6 at the end of the first quarter.

The only score of the second quarter went to the Redhawks.  After the Cardinals recovered an Estelline/Hendricks fumble on the St Mary goal line, the Redhawks recorded a safety two plays later when they tackled Connor Libis in the endzone with 10:26 to go in the half.  That gave the Redhawks an 8-6 lead which they held at halftime.

The St Mary offense was able to get going in the second half.  Libis scored on rushing touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters.  The first touchdown was a 10-yard run with 5:51 to play in the third quarter.  Libis also scored the two point conversion to give St Mary a 14-8 lead.  The final score of the game came with 10:09 to play in the game when Libis scored on a 19-yard run.  Eli Longville scored the two-point conversion to make the score 22-8.

Libis went 5-14 passing for 40 yards.  He also carried the ball 23 times for 80 yards, two touchdowns, and a fumble.  Longville finished 1-1 passing for 35 yards, had seven carries for 21 yards, and three catches for 22 yards.  Payton Park finished with 11 carries for 38 yards.  Weston Geraets had two catches for 44 yards.  Longville also anchored the Cardinal defense by recording 12 tackles.  Geraets had 6.5 tackles and an interception.  Austin Greene-LeBrun and Ryan Eining both had 5.5 tackles.  Eining had a fumble recovery.  Logan Wolles and Max Herber were both credited with a sack.

The Cardinals (1-1) will travel to Colman to play the Colman-Egan Hawks on Friday, August 31st.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinal Football Drops Season Opener to Badgers

DRSMvsALP_FB_8-17-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal football team started their 2018 season at home on Friday, August 17th against the Arlington/Lake Preston Badgers.  The Badgers handed the Cardinals a 50-12 loss at Rickeman Field.

Arlington/Lake Preston scored on their first two possessions of the game to take an early 14-0 lead.  St Mary got on the scoreboard after a 28-yard touchdown pass from Connor Libis to Weston Geraets to make the score 14-6.  The Badgers were able to add another score before the end of the first quarter to extend their lead to 22-6 after one quarter of play.  The Badgers also scored on their first two possessions of the second quarter to lead 38-6, which is also where the score remained at halftime.

The two teams were kept off the scoreboard through much of the third quarter.  Arlington/Lake Preston got the ball across the goalline with 3:19 to go in the third quarter to extend their lead to 44-6.  St Mary scored the first touchdown of the fourth quarter on an eight-yard run by W. Geraets to make the score 44-12.  The Badgers scored the final touchdown of the game on the very next offensive possession to make the final score 50-12.

Libis finished the game 3-9 passing for 31 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown.  W. Geraets had one catch for 28 yards and a receiving touchdown.  He also carried the ball five times for 24 yards and a rushing touchdown.  Payton Park had 10 carries for 28 yards.  Eli Longville led the defense with 6.5 tackles.  Ethan Geraets had five tackles, and W. Geraets finished with 4.5 tackles.

St Mary (0-1) will host Estelline/Hendricks on Friday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

 

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Dell Rapids St Mary Holds Fall Sports Banquet

Dell Rapids St Mary High School held a fall sports team awards banquet on Tuesday, November 14th.  A potluck meal was served at 6:00 p.m. for the football, volleyball, competitive cheer, and cross country teams.  During the banquet, several Dell Rapids St Mary athletes earned awards.  Congratulations to all the award winners!

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FOOTBALL

Offensive MVP: Weston Geraets

Defensive MVP: Eli Longville

Outstanding Lineman: Logan Gaspar

Outstanding Lineman: Tate Hansen

Hustle Award: Seth Bares

Scout Team Player of the Year: Jon Bares

 

All-Conference: Logan Gaspar

All-Conference HM: Tate Hansen

 

VOLLEYBALL

Offensive MVP: Maddie Schwebach

Co-Defensive MVP: Rhiannon Glazier

Co-Defensive MVP: Adyn Heinricy

Most Improved: Veronica Beck

Hustle Award: Cassandra Geraets

 

All-Conference: Maddie Schwebach and Cassandra Geraets

All-Conference HM: Adyn Heinricy

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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

​Most Valuable Runner: Ella Heinitz

Most Improved Runner: Catherine Vogel

 

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Co-Most Valuable Runner: Connor Libis

Co-Most Valuable Runner: Jacob Vogel

Most Improved Runner: Thomas Eining

 

COMPETITIVE CHEER

Coach’s Award: Adyn Heinricy

Most Improved: April Hof

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