The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals defeated the Colman-Egan Hawks 36-30 in overtime on Friday, September 21st. The Cardinals used a running attack as they ran for 314 yards. They added 104 passing yards for a total of 422 yards of offense. Colman-Egan had 206 yards of rushing along with 42 passing yards for a total of 248 yards of offense. Noel Hansen led the Cardinal offense with 27 carries for 142 yards and a touchdown. Ben Bunkers had 19 carries for 134 yards and three touchdowns. Wes Heinricy was 4-9 passing for 108 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Josh Brown had a 60-yard touchdown catch in the game, and Jared Scholten had a 10-yard touchdown catch. Leon Maxwell led the defense with seven tackles, three sacks, and a fumble recovery. Brown added seven tackles, one sack, and had an interception. Heinricy had 6.5 tackles, and Bunkers had five tackles.
Head Coach Ross Flemmer said, “The kids played with a lot of heart, they continued to battle adversity and kept coming back. Our offensive and defensive lines comprised of Leon Maxwell, Jonah Longville and Jared Scholten, Jacob Frost, and Noah Fiegen played a great game, they opened holes for our running backs all night and they dominated the defensive line and brought pressure on Colman-Egans Quarterback. We had a lot of kids make big plays throughout the game and they all did a great job.”
The win improves the Cardinal record to 3-1 on the year. Dell Rapids St Mary will take on Deubrook Friday, September 28th, for homecoming at 7:00 p.m.