The Tri-Valley Mustangs defeated the Dell Rapids Quarriers for the second year in a row, this time during the Tri-Valley homecoming, by a score of 28-21. The Mustangs scored in every quarter and led 14-0 mid way through the second
quarter before Dell Rapids scored a touchdown on a 10-yard TD run by Matt Kolbeck to cut the lead down to 14-7 at halftime. Dell Rapids took the kickoff to start the second half and scored on a 10-yard TD run by Riley Schmidt after a 5:00 drive to tie the game up. Tri-Valley then scored on their first possession of the third quarter on a 2-yard TD run on fourth down by Brett Page with 0:41 left in the quarter to take the lead back at 21-14. Cole Langer would score on a 4-yard run with 7:37 left in the game as the Quarriers tied the game up again, this time at 21-21. With 3:11 left to play, Tri-Valley scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 4-yard pass play from Brett Page to Logan Otto to take a 28-21 lead. The Quarriers had the ball in Mustang territory with just over 1:00 to play, but a fourth-down pass fell incomplete, and the Mustangs were able to run the clock out for the win.
Dell Rapids had 169 rushing yards and 64 passing yards for a total of 233 yards of total offense. Tri-Valley had 170 rushing yards and 73 passing yards for a total of 243 yards of total offense. Langer had 14 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown, and Kolbeck carried the ball 10 times for 62 yards and a touchdown. Kolbeck was also 4-7 passing for 64 yards and an interception. Schmidt had three catches for 46 yards. Schmidt also had a rushing touchdown on the night. Bryce Koch had 11.5 tackles in the game to lead the defense. Jackson Entringer had eight tackles, and Jacob Morris added six. For Tri-Valley, Otto had 10 carries for 74 yards. Sam Mader had 18 carries for 38 yards and a touchdown. Page was 6-7 passing for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
The big stat of the night was Tri-Valley converting on 6 of 12 3rd down chances, while the Quarriers were only able to convert 2 of 9 chances. Both teams converted three 4th down
chances. The Mustangs also had the ball for 7:30 longer than Dell Rapids in the game.
The loss drops the Quarriers to 3-1 on the season. Dell Rapids will host the Tea Area Titans for Homecoming on Friday, September 28th, and the game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.