Football: Quarriers secure early home playoff win
Nichols, Schmidt, McGee lead scoring efforts
October 30. 2012 2:34PM
Dell Rapids’ Riley Schmidt helped set the tone for the Quarrier football team’s recent round one playoff game. Within 12 seconds of starting, the Dells player posted a touchdown that effectively asserted the team’s dominance for the rest of the Milbank match.
The top-seeded Quarriers hosted the Milbank squad Oct. 23, handing the home team a pass to the second round of the playoffs in a 57-22 result.
Schmidt’s 75-yard run got things started at the outset of the game, while Lane LeBrun ran in the second Quarrier touchdown halfway through the first quarter.
Not to be outdone, Ryan Nichols snagged another touchdown for Dell Rapids 30 seconds later off of a 36-yard run. And with four minutes left in the first period, Dells upped the total to 28-0 through another Nichols run, this time for 25 yards, to fend off Milbank.
After a one-sided first-quarter majority, the opponents battled back, though, pushing through an 18-yard pass to successfully score before the second quarter began.
The Quarriers took the reins once again, though, bringing Michael McGee into the endzone courtesy of a 28-yard pass from Matt Kolbeck to start the second. McGee handed Dells it second touchdown of the quarter off of an 80-yard run.
Milbank’s showing prior to the halftime mark included one more trip to their endzone to end the first half of the game, 42-14.
And though the second half of the game left scoring less prevalent, Dell Rapids eked out two more touchdowns – one in the third off of a 13-yard run from Schmidt and one in the fourth courtesy of a 58-yard run from Tanner Ljunggren.
Zach White and Jacob Morris led the Dells defensive for the game, bringing in 4.5 tackles apiece, while Colin LeBrun and Schmidt supported with 3.5 each.
Schmidt led in returns, totaling 101 yards in kickoffs and 103 yards in punts.
McGee led the boys in rushing, pushing through 110 yards by game’s end, while Ryan Nichols supplied 82 yards of momentum and Lane LeBrun 73.
By press time, the Quarriers will have faced Chamberlain on the Dell Rapids home turf Oct. 29.
Rushing: Lane LeBrun (731), Cole Langer (639), Ryan Nichols (329)
Passing: Matt Kolbeck (691)
Receiving: Bryce Koch (302), Riley Schmidt (156), Jacob Morris (121)
Kickoffs: Zach White (2,017), Kahler Berven (244)
Touchdowns: Riley Schmidt (11), Cole Langer (11), Bryce Koch (6), Lane LeBrun (6)
Tackles: Cole Langer (43), Colin LeBrun (25), Bryce Koch (23), Jackson Entringer (22)