Cardinals topple Hawks in overtime
St. Mary logs second straight win, ranks second in region
September 26. 2012 1:59PM
After an overtime bout, the Dell Rapids St. Mary Cardinal football squad topped host team Colman-Egan, 36-30. Coach Ross Flemmer cited offensive and defensive efforts from Leon Maxwell, Jonah Longville, Jared Scholten, Jacob Frost and Noah Fiegen, who opened holes for the running backs and brought pressure to the C-E quarterback.
“The kids played with a lot of heart,” Flemmer said. “They continued to battle adversity and kept coming back.”
Ben Bunkers brought in three touchdowns for Dell Rapids off of 134 yards worth of carries, while Noel Hansen brought in 27 carries for 142 yards and a touchdown. Wes Heinricy assisted on the offense, passing for 108 yards to assist in two touchdown successes. Heinricy also picked up an interception for Dells.
Josh Brown and Jared Scholten each received for one touchdown for St. Mary, with Brown picked up 60 yards and Scholten 10.
Maxwell led the defense with seven tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery, while Brown assisted, also picking up seven tackles a sack and interception.
Heinricy helped out defensively with 6.5 tackles, while Bunkers took down five. “We had a lot of kids make big plays throughout the game, and they all did a great job,” Flemmer said.