In the battle of the Cardinal, Arlington beat Dell Rapids St Mary 58-6 on Friday, October 12th in Arlington. Arlington scored 20 seconds into the game and never looked back in the victory. Arlington scored 30 points in the first quarter, 22 points in the second quarter, and the game-ending touchdown about mid-way through the third quarter as the game ended on the mercy rule. Dell Rapids St Mary scored their lone touchdown in the second quarter on a run by Ben Bunkers.
Dell Rapids St Mary picked up 157 rushing yards and 28 passing yards for a total of 185 yards of offense. Josh Brown carried 11 times for 89 yards. Bunkers had eight carries for 46 yards. Bunkers was also one of six passing for 13 yards and one interception. Wes Heinricy was two of two for 15 yards. Noah Fiegen and two catches for 21 yards. Noel Hansen had four tackles to lead the defense. Jonah Longville added 3.5 tackles. Brown had a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
Head coach Ross Flemmer said, “Arlington is a very good team. We had trouble with turnovers and that took away some opportunities to keep the game closer.”
Dell Rapids St Mary’s record drops to 3-4. Dell Rapids St Mary will host Lake Preston and will host parents night on Thursday, October 18th.