The C-Hawks had two offensive scores and a defensive score in the first half. Luke Richardson had a 10-yard touchdown run with 9:19 in the opening quarter. Avery Herting added another score on a six-yard touchdown run with 3:00 left in the first quarter for a 14-0 first quarter lead. Canton was awarded a safety with :28 to play in the second quarter after a Dell Rapids snap went over the head of Austin Henry and out of the back of the end zone.
Neither team scored in the third quarter, and Dell Rapids got on the board early in the fourth quarter. Henry connected with Landon Ruesink on a 45-yard touchdown pass with 10:42 in the game. The two-point conversion was no good, and the Quarriers trailed 16-6. Dell Rapids got a defensive stop and was driving down the field in Canton territory on their next drive. That drive stalled, and the Quarriers turned the ball over on downs. Canton took advantage and scored with 4:28 to go in the game on a nine-yard pass from Josh Merkle to Payton Eben. Tadesse VanDeStroet added the last score with 1:17 to play on a 46-yard touchdown run.
The C-Hawks had a total of 305 yards of offense, 242 rushing yards and 63 passing yards. Dell Rapids finished with 151 yards of offense, 101 passing yards and 49 rushing yards. The Quarriers had 11 first downs, were 3-11 on third down conversions, and 1-6 on fourth down. Dell Rapids was also sacked four times for -33 yards.
Henry finished 8-18 passing for 102 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Ruesink had four catches for 73 yards. Brayden Pankonen had two catches for 13 yards, and Jade Anstine had a catch for 17 yards. Ruesink also had nine carries for 39 yards. Ian Mason had five carries for 18 yards. Will Jaton, Mason Stubbe, and Aiden Geraets all had seven tackles each. Ruesink and Jack Henry both had five tackles each.
Dell Rapids (0-1) will travel to Sisseton on Friday, September 3rd.