The Dell Rapids Quarriers cruised to a 39-7 win over Canton on Friday, August 31st, to open up their 2012 football season. The number one team in class 11A scored in every quarter and held a 26-0 lead at halftime over Canton, who was ranked in class 11B in the pre-season polls. Dell Rapids had 375 total yards, 292 of those on the ground, and had 14 first downs. The most impressive stat for the Quarriers was that they were 10-13 on 3rd down conversions.
Cole Langer had nine carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns for Dell Rapids. Lane LeBrun had 12 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown, Brett Nichols had nine carries for 39 yards and a touchdown, and Michael McGee had three carries for 34 yards and a touchdown. Matt Kolbeck was 3-7 passing for 83 yards and a touchdown. Bryce Koch had a touchdown catch of 49 yards in the game.
Langer led the team defensively with 13 total tackles. LeBrun had a sack in the game, and Jacob Morris and an interception for the Quarriers.
Up next for Dell Rapids will be 2nd ranked West Central (2-0) as the Quarriers will travel to Hartford on Friday, September 7th.