The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals opened their season with a win over DeSmet/Iroquois on Friday, September 6th, in DeSmet 40-14. The Cardinals out-gained DeSmet/Iroquois 320 yards to 114 yards. Dell Rapids St Mary had 272 yards on the ground and 48 passing yards.
Josh Brown carried the ball for 200 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Ben Bunkers had 13 carries for 88 yard and a touchdown. Christian Schnieders also had a rushing touchdown. Noah Fiegen had a touchdown catch in the game of 22 yards. Bunkers also hauled in a pass for 20 yards.
Defensively for the Cardinals, Jared Scholten had 9.5 tackles, Schnieders had 8.5 tackles, Josh Brown had 5.5 tackles along with an interception, Leon Maxwell had 5.5 tackles, and Bunkers had four tackles and an interception.
The Cardinals will host Castlewood on Friday, September 13th. The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.