The Dell Rapids Quarriers had their four-game winning streak come to an end in Hartford on Friday, October 11th. The West Central Trojans defeated the Quarriers 35-7. West Central held a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. They extended the lead to 21-0 at halftime. Dell Rapids cut the lead to 21-7 at the end of the third quarter, but the Trojans scored the final two touchdowns of the game.
The Trojans got on the board with 6:00 to go in the first quarter on a one-yard touchdown run by Jace Hanisch. The second touchdown came on a 40-yard run by Cole Tirrel with 3:12 to go in the first. West Central’s next score was with 8:28 to go in the second quarter on a two-yard run by Cody Miller.
Dell Rapids scored first in the second half with :33 to go in the third quarter. Tanner Solberg threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Riley Schmidt. But Miller would score two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter for West Central on runs of six yards and two yards respectively.
Dell Rapids was held to just 116 total yards in the game, 79 rushing and 37 passing. West Central had 300 total yards, 288 rushing and 12 passing. Schmidt had 11 carries for only 40 yards in the game. Brett Nichols had nine carries for 16 yards. Tanner Solberg finished 2-5 for 37 yards and the touchdown. Zach Schroeder had a catch for 37 yards.
Zach White led the Quarrier defense with 7.5 tackles in the game, including one for a loss. Cody Nielsen had seven tackles, Jonathan DeNoon ended the game with six tackles, and Kahler Berven had 5.5 tackles.
The Quarriers fall to 4-2 on the year. Dell Rapids will host the Tri-Valley Mustangs in their final home game of the year on Friday, October 18th. The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.