The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team picked up their first win of the 2021 season on the road on Friday, September 3rd. Dell Rapids traveled to Sisseton and defeated the Redmen 40-0 to improve to 1-1 on the season.
Dell Rapids scored two times right away in the first quarter. Landon Ruesink had both of the touchdowns. He had a run of 16 yards and four yards for the scores. Aiden Boechler made both extra points to give the Quarriers a 14-0 lead.
Austin Henry connected with Boechler on a 77-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Brayden Pankonen had a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown later in the quarter. With 3:28 left in the half, Jack Henry completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Pankonen. On the ensuing kickoff, Sisseton let the ball go, which remained in the field of play, and Jade Anstine recovered the ball the Sisseton two-yard line for the Quarriers. Ian Mason followed with a two-yard touchdown run to give Dell Rapids a 40- halftime score. Neither team scored in the second half with the running clock.
The Quarriers finished with 326 yards of offense, 213 rushing yards and 113 passing yards. Dell Rapids was 2-8 on third down attempts, 1-2 on fourth down, and had 15 first downs. Sisseton was held to just 96 yards of total offense, had only four first downs, and were 0-11 on third down.
Ruesink had six carries for 62 yards and two touchdowns. Treyse Eastman had four carries for 58 yards. Mason finished with four carries for 23 yards and a touchdown. A. Henry was 1-2 passing for 77 yards and a touchdown. J. Henry was 3-2 passing for 36 yards and a touchdown. Boechler had a catch for 77 yards and a touchdown. Pankonen had two catches for 36 yards and a touchdown. Aiden Geraets , Eastman, and Jaton all had five tackles each. Mason Stubbe, Anstine, and Landon Von Holtum all had four tackles each.
Dell Rapids will have their first home game of the season on Friday, September 10th when they host the Chamberlain Cubs.