The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team advanced to the semifinals of the 11A playoffs with a 42-6 win over the Belle Fourche Broncs on Monday, November 4th, in Dell Rapids.
Dell Rapids led 13-0 after the first quarter after a 75-yard touchdown run by Riley Schmidt with 11:01 to go in the quarter, and a 3-yard run by Jacob Huewe with 9:57 to go in the quarter. Jase Nelson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 7:27 to go in the second quarter to give Dell Rapids a 21-0 lead after the 2-point conversion. The Quarriers added one more touchdown with 3:26 left in the half on a 50-yard run by Riley Schmidt. The Broncs scored with 2:28 left in the second quarter on a 70-yard pass from Breck Young to Nathan Lange. Dell Rapids led 28-6 at halftime. In the fourth quarter, Tanner Solberg threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Schmidt with 10:08 left in the quarter. The final score came with 7:15 to go in the game on a 16-yard touchdown run by Kahler Berven.
Dell Rapids had a total of 411 yards of offense, 351 yards rushing and 47 yards passing. Schmidt had 11 carries for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Huewe had nine carries for 40 yards and a touchdown. Brett Nichols had eight carries for 37 yards. Solberg finished 2-2 passing for 60 yards and a touchdown. Schmidt had a catch for 28 yards and a touchdown. Riley Jurgensen had a catch for 32 yards. Schmidt also led the team in tackles with 6.5 on the game. Andrew Wiebenga had 4.5 tackles, Nichols finished with 4.0 tackles, and Tanner Ljunggren also had 4.0 tackles in the game.
Dell Rapids improves to 8-2 on the year. The Quarriers will travel to Madison to take on the Bulldogs in the semifinals on Saturday, November 9th, at 3:00 p.m. Big Sioux Media will webcast the game starting at 2:45 p.m. with the pregame.