The Dell Rapids Quarriers got one step closer to defending their 11A title with a big 52-0 win over the Madison Bulldogs in the quarterfinals on Thursday, October 26th. Dell Rapids ended the game at halftime with a lead of 50 points or more.
Sutton Williams scored on the fourth offensive play of the game on a 11-yard run with 10:19 in the first quarter. Jack Henry added a 60-yard touchdown run with 6:13 left in the quarter. Cole Ruesink had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown with 3:09 in the first. Mason Stubbe added a one-yard touchdown run with :40 remaining. The Quarriers made all four two-point conversions, and Dell Rapids led 32-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The offense continued to roll in the second quarter. Henry had a 53-yard touchdown pass to Ruesink with about 10:40 to go in the first half. Williams added a 12-yard touchdown run with 8:26 to go in the second. Williams then had his third rushing touchdown on a five-yard run with 3:38 to go in the half. Dell Rapids made one of three two-point conversions in the quarter. The half and game ended with Dell Rapids leading 52-0.
The Quarriers had 376 yards of total offense, 323 rushing yards and 53 passing yards. Madison was held to just 38 yards of total offense, 54 passing yards and -26 rushing yards. The Quarriers recovered two fumbles and did not punt in the game.
Stubbe had 11 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown. Henry had three carries for 100 yards and a touchdown. Ruesink had three carries for 37 yards, and Williams had five carries for 32 yards and three touchdowns. Henry was 1-1 passing for 53 yards and a touchdown. Ruesink had a catch for 53 yards and a touchdown. Ruesink also had a punt return for a touchdown. Aiden Geraets had six tackles. Quinn Carr and Williams both had four tackles each. Treyse Eastman had two tackles and two fumble recoveries. Will Ronshaugen, Ruesink, Henry, John Mortrude, and Stubbe all had two tackles each.
Dell Rapids (10-0) will play Sioux Falls Christian in the semifinals on Friday, November 3rd at home at 7:00 p.m.