Landon Ruesink scored the go-ahead touchdown with about 5:45 to play in the game. Austin Henry scored the two-point conversion to give Dell Rapids a 27-22 a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the game.
Dell Rapids held the lead throughout the first half. Henry scored on a one-yard run in the first quarter, and Aiden Boechler kicked the extra point for an yearly 7-0 lead. The Chargers got a 70-yard run by Isaiah Young, but the extra point was missed. The Quarriers added to their lead on a 24-yard pass from Henry to Ruesink for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was good, and Dell Rapids led 15-6. Sioux Falls Christian would score again before the half and also make a two-point conversion. Dell Rapids led 15-14 at halftime.
The Quarriers again extended their lead in the third quarter on a three-yard touchdown run by Sutton Williams. This time the two-point conversion was no good, and the lead was 21-14 after three quarters. The Chargers took the lead on the first play of the fourth quarter. They scored on a one-yard run and then made the two-point conversion for a 22-21 lead. The Charger lead would only last about six minutes before Ruesink’s go-ahead touchdown.
Dell Rapids had 252 yards of total offense, 148 passing yards and 104 rushing yards. The Chargers had 297 yards of offense, 152 passing yards and 145 rushing yards. The Quarriers were 5-10 on third down attempts, while the Chargers were 4-9.
Ruesink had 12 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown. Henry had seven carries for 44 yards and a touchdown. Brayden Pankonen had eight carries for 14 yards, and Williams had three carries for three yards and a touchdown. Henry was 7-14 passing for 148 yards and a touchdown. Ruesink had three catches for 85 yard and a touchdown. Camden Justice caught two passes for 42 yards, and Pankonen had a catch for 15 yards.
Aiden Geraets had nine tackles. Pankonen and Ian Mason both had seven tackles each. Chase Jones finished with five tackles. Treyse Eastman and Will Jaton each had four tackles. Aiden Boechler and Ruesink had three tackles apiece.
Dell Rapids (4-1) has now won four in a row and will host the Vermillion Tanagers on Friday, October 1st.
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