A prediction of 49 points for the Dell Rapids Quarriers was made on the Big Sioux Media pre-game show. The Quarriers delivered exactly 49 points in their 49-16 win over the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, October 15th.
Dell Rapids dominated all phases of the game throughout the night as they built a 35-0 lead by halftime. Landon Ruesink scored the first touchdown on a five-yard run with 5:00 to go in the opening quarter. Ruesink scored again with 1:04 left in the opening quarter on a 25-yard run. He also made the two-point conversion to make the score 14-0.
The defense for the Quarriers scored their first touchdown when Jack Henry intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown from 50-yards away with 11:24 to go in the half. After J. Henry’s second interception of the game, Austin Henry scored on a 17-yard run with 8:39 on the clock. Landon VonHoltum got the final score of the first half on a one-yard run with 1:07 left in the second quarter.
Sutton Williams scored the second defensive touchdown of the game. He intercepted a pass and returned it 69 yards for the touchdown with 8:36 left in the third quarter. Dakota Valley got a third quarter touchdown and two point conversion with 2:46 left in the third quarter.
The final Dell Rapids touchdown was scored by Williams on a three-yard run with 7:41 to go in the game. The Panthers got a touchdown and two-point conversion in the final seconds of the game. Adam North ended the Homecoming game with his fourth touchdown of the season.
Dell Rapids finished with 232 yards of offense, all of them on the ground. The Panthers had 177 yards of offense, 149 rushing yards and 28 passing yards. The Quarriers were 5-8 on third down and 1-3 on fourth down.
Ruesink had 11 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns. A. Henry had five carries for 47 yards and a touchdown. Treyse Eastman finished with six carries for 21 yards. VonHoltum had five carries for 17 yards and a touchdown, and Williams had four carries for 14 yards and a touchdown.
J. Henry had eight tackles and two interceptions in the game. Ian Mason had seven tackles and a sack. Will Jaton also had seven tackles. Aiden Geraets finished with five tackles, and Mason Stubbe had four tackles.
The Quarriers will end their regular season on the road at Tri-Valley on Thursday, October 21st.