The Dell Rapids Quarriers football team scored 40 of their 46 points in the first quarter in their 46-7 win over the Milbank Bulldogs on Friday, September 20th, in Milbank. The Quarriers scored two times within the first minute of the game, and they were in complete control from that point. Brett Nichols scored three of the six touchdowns in the first quarter for Dell Rapids as the Quarriers led 40-0 after the first quarter. Milbank picked up a touchdown with 3:03 remaining in the second quarter to make the halftime score 40-7. Dell Rapids scored the last touchdown of the game with :33 to go in the third quarter for the win.
Dell Rapids had 378 yards of total offense, 346 on the ground and 32 through the air. Milbank managed only 113 yards of total offense, 64 on the ground and 49 through the air. Cody Nielsen had four carries for 65 yards. Jacob Faux had six carries for 63 yards. Jacob Huewe added 60 yards on three carries and a touchdown. Nichols had 55 yards on four carries, three of those for touchdowns. Riley Schmidt had four carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. Jonathan DeNoon also had a rushing touchdown for Dell Rapids. Jace Nelson was 1-1 passing for 32 yards. The lone catch made by Dell Rapids was made by Riley Jurgensen.
Defensively for Dell Rapids, Ben Gillogly and Matt Boever each had five tackles. Keegan Hemmenway had 4.5 tackles. Hemmenway, Nielsen, and Huewe each had a fumble recovery in the ball game.
Dell Rapids improves to 2-1 on the year. The Quarriers will host Dakota Valley on Friday, September 27th, for Homecoming. The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.