The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals football season came to an end in Avon on Monday, November 4th. The Avon Pirates defeated the Cardinals in the second round of the 9B playoffs 46-8.
The Pirates scored first on a 24-yard touchdown run Brandon Kocmich after a six and a half minute opening drive. The Cardinals answered on their first possession of the first quarter. They held the ball for seven minutes and 24 seconds before Josh Brown scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with :01 remaining in the first quarter. The 2-point conversion gave St Mary an 8-6 lead after the first quarter.
St Mary held that lead halfway through the second quarter, but Avon scored two touchdowns with a span of 3:22. Logan Mudder scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:32 left in the second quarter, and Kocmich scored on a 10-yard touchdown run with :54 left to give Avon a 22-8 lead at halftime. The Pirates added three more touchdowns in the second half, all by Devin Tolsma. Tolsma scored on a 35-yard run with 9:51 left in the third quarter, and then he scored on a 1-yard run with :50 left in the third. Avon led 38-8 after the third quarter. Tolsma’s final touchdown came with 8:24 left in the game on a 2-yard run.
The Cardinals finish with an 8-2 overall record after a 7-1 regular season.
Congratulations to the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals for a great 2013 football season!