The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals defeated the Estelline Redmen 48-14 on Friday, October 11th, in Dell Rapids. The Cardinals held Estelline to just 90 yards of total offense, 14 rushing yards and 76 passing yards, in the game. Meanwhile, Dell Rapids St Mary racked up 358 yards of total offense, 311 rushing and 47 passing.
Josh Brown once again found the endzone multiple times. He finished with 181 yards on 17 carries for three touchdowns. Ben Bunkers carried the ball 14 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Wes Heinricy threw a couple of touchdowns in the game as well. He finished 2-4 passing for 47 yards and two touchdowns. Jared Scholten had a touchdown catch of 24 yards, and Bunkers had a touchdown catch of 23 yards.
Jonah Longville led the defense with seven tackles and one sack. Leon Maxwell had six tackles in the game. Noah Fiegen had six tackles and a sack. Brown added 5.5 tackles for the Cardinals.
Head coach Ross Flemmer said, “We played hard tonight. We have to work on playing four quarters of football to the best of our abilities, but we played hard. We need to work out a few things and continue to improve this week to get ready for a tough Arlington team.”
Dell Rapids St Mary improves to 5-1 on the year. The Cardinals will host the Arlington Cardinals in the final home game of the year on Friday, October 18th.