The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team defeated the Tri-Valley Mustangs 13-6 on Senior Night on Friday, October 18th. The Quarriers started the game off with a bang as Zach Schroeder took the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to give Dell Rapids an early 6-0 lead. That score would hold until 11:44 to go in the fourth quarter as both defenses played very tough. The Mustangs got the tying touchdown from Nick Buchmann on a 15-yard run to tie the game at 6-6. The Mustangs would come close to taking the lead in the fourth quarter. Tri-Valley had the ball two more times inside the Quarrier 20 yard line, but the Dell Rapids defense held tough both times and forced turnover on downs. The Quarriers took over with :33 left in the game and drove down to the Mustang 32 yard line with :13 left. On a 3rd and 12, Riley Schmidt hit Beau Carpenter with a halfback pass for the game-winning touchdown with :06 left in the game.
Dell Rapids finished the game with a total of 198 yards, 161 yards rushing and 37 yards passing, and only nine first downs. Jacob Huewe carried the ball six times for 70 yards in the game. Riley Schmidt had 17 carries for 64 yards. Brett Nichols had eight carries for 19 yards. Schmidt was 2-2 passing for 37 yards and a touchdown. Carpenter finished with one catch for 32 yards and a touchdown. Zach White also had a catch for five yards.
Defensively, Dell Rapids was led by Andrew Wiebenga with 10 tackles, two of those for a loss, and 1.5 sacks. Trey VanderPlaats had eight tackles, 2.5 of those for loss. Brock Reinhiller also had eight tackles, 1.5 of those for loss. Cody Nielsen had 7.5 tackles in the game, three for a loss.
Dell Rapids improves to 5-2 on the year. The Quarriers will finish the regular season in Vermillion on Thursday, October 24th. The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.