Area football roundup: Blackhawks blank Cubs, KWL upends Burke for first win

Chamberlain's Cruz Soulek (15) is sacked by Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central's Tyler Eddy, center, as Mason Schelske (1) closes in to help on the tackle during a game on Friday night in Wessington Springs. (Matt Gade / Republic)

WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central held Chamberlain to 86 yards in a 19-0 shutout win in Class 11B play on Friday.

Clay Olinger rushed 27 times for 123 yards and a touchdown for the Blackhawks. Quinten Christensen finished with eight tackles and a sack in the win. Mason Schelske added five tackles and a sack.

Cruz Soulek passed for 49 yards for the Cubs. Noah Hutmacher and Karter Hyland both had 11 tackles, while Hayden Evan and Garrett Ristau both finished with nine tackles. Sellyck McManus added a sack.

Friday’s game marked the second time this season the two teams played each other this season, with the squads meeting after their previously scheduled games were called off due to COVID-19.

The Blackhawks (5-2) play Aberdeen Roncalli on Oct. 16 in Wessington Springs. The Cubs (2-5) host Wagner on Oct. 16.


Canistota/Freeman 48, Bon Homme 8

FREEMAN -- Tyce Ortman scored four total touchdowns to guide Class 9A No. 2 Canistota/Freeman past Bon Homme on Friday.

Ortman rushed for three touchdowns and also returned a punt for a touchdown in the win. He finished with 103 yards on four carries. Isaiah Robertson added 55 yards and a touchdown, while also returning an interception for a score for the Pride. Cayden Scott paced the defense with six tackles. Tate Tieszen and Logan Katzer both had a sack.

Canistota/Freeman's Blake Anderson, right, breaks the tackle of Bon Homme's Logan Winckler during a game on Friday in Freeman. (Jeremy Karll / Republic)

Ethan Mudder threw for 119 yards, while Logan Winckler scored Bon Homme’s only touchdown of the game. Isaac Crownover caught seven passes for 64 yards. Evan Ulmer finished with 10 tackles and a sack.

Canistota/Freeman (6-1) will play a Cornbelt Conference opponent to be announced on Oct. 16. The Cavaliers are currently scheduled to finish the regular season at 2-5.

Corsica-Stickney 54, TDAACDC 22

ARMOUR -- Corsica-Stickney used a 24-point second quarter to push past Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Friday.

Brendan Wentland completed 5 of 8 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown for the Jaguars. He also rushed for 88 yards and another touchdown, while adding nine tackles and an interception on defense. Cande VanDrongelen added 101 yards and a score on the ground. Adam Joachim hauled in three receptions for 41 yards, as he also picked off two passes in the win.


Trey Sparks rushed for a team-best 70 yards and a touchdown for the Thunderhawks. Nolan Blackcloud caught five passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. Cade Faulkner led the defense with seven tackles. Sparks and Dylan Vanderwerf both added seven tackles.

Both teams will play Great Plains Conference opponents to be determined next week. The Jaguars (3-4) and the Thunderhawks (2-5) are both scheduled to be at home on Oct. 16 in Corsica and Lake Andes, respectively.

KWL 28, Burke 22

KIMBALL -- Nolan Kirsch’s one-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter pushed Kimball/White Lake past Burke for the WiLdKats’ first win of the season on Friday.

Kirsch finished with 161 rushing yards on 32 carries and three touchdowns. He also completed 11 of 14 passes for 144 yards, a touchdown and interception. Carter Lenz caught three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in the win, while adding 11 tackles on defense. Levi Nightingale finished with 11 tackles.

Ben Witt threw for 99 yards and a touchdown to Bryce Frank and Gunnar Stephens for the Cougars. Taron Serr rushed for a team-high 76 yards, along with 16 tackles, a sack and an interception. Tucker Even added 62 yards and a score on the ground, while finishing with 10 tackles on defense.

The WiLdKats (1-6) travel to Gregory on Oct. 16. The Cougars (4-3) will play a Great Plains Conference opponent to be determined on Oct. 16 in Burke.

Lyman 28, New Underwood 0

NEW UNDERWOOD -- Led by Colton Collins’ 152 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Lyman notched a 28-point shutout win over New Underwood on Friday.

Teagan Gourneau also added 46 passing yards, 26 rushing yards and rushing touchdown, though he did throw an interception in the win. Shilo Mowry scampered in for a touchdown, as well. Emmitt Richter finished with 79 passing yards and 55 rushing yards for the Tigers. He also picked off a pass on defense. Kade Montague caught a 47-yard pass.


Lyman (5-1) next plays Philip on Oct. 16 in Presho. The Tigers (2-3) travel to Wall on Oct. 16.

BEE 41, Garretson 9

GARRETSON -- Class 11B No. 2 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan improved to 7-0 on the season with a convincing Class 11B victory on the road Friday.

Kaden Klumb threw three touchdown passes for the Seahawks to lead the way. He had a 65-yard touchdown pass to Rylee Schultz, a 50-yard scoring strike to Bodie Burnham and a a 9-yard touchdown connection with Eric Gustafson. Burnham also had a 5-yard touchdown run in the victory. Koby Kayser had a 9-yard touchdown run and Josh Bartscher added a punt return touchdown late in the third quarter to close out the scoring for BEE, which scored 27 unanswered points after an early 14-9 lead.

The Seahawks (7-0) play Beresford on Oct. 16 in Bridgewater. The Blue Dragons (2-5) host Sioux Valley on Oct. 16.

Winner 50, MHH 0

WINNER -- Class 11B No. 1 Winner gained 408 yards, including 335 on the ground, in a win over Miller/Highmore-Harrold on Friday.

For Winner, Micaheal Olson rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Riley Orel had a 56-yard rushing touchdown, Sam Kruger gained 50 yards and a score and Evan Farner rushed for a trio of touchdowns for the Warriors. Brady Fritz also connected with Jack Kruger for a 73-yard touchdown in the win. Jack Peters led the defense with eight tackles. Jackson Hansen chipped in seven tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Tate Hoffman paced MHH”s ground game with 90 yards on 14 carries. Colby Werdel recorded six tackles.

The Warriors finish the regular season at 7-0, with the first round of the playoff schedule set for Oct. 22. MHH (0-6) plays Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Oct. 16 in Miller.


Irene-Wakonda 33, Avon 26

IRENE -- A 27-point second half for Irene-Wakonda allowed the Eagles to pick up their first win of the season on Friday, topping Avon in a nine-man football contest.

Avon led the game 20-6 at halftime but was kept in check in the final two quarters. Dashel Spurrell scored a pair of touchdowns to put Irene-Wakonda ahead 25-20 in the third quarter. Avon’s Brady Bierman had a 15-yard touchdown run to put the Pirates back in the lead at 26-25 early in the fourth quarter, but Christian Anderson’s 1-yard touchdown run with 5:17 remaining proved to be the winning difference for the host Eagles. Avon outgained I-W 343-278, but turned the ball over four times in the loss.

Spurrell ran for 121 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns, while throwing for 52 yards, and Garrett Libby caught a touchdown pass for Irene-Wakonda, as well. Bierema had 103 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns and led Avon in receiving with 43 yards on four catches. Riley Rucktaeschel had 94 yards passing on 8 of 16 attempts, while running for 68 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns. Bierema and Lincoln Thury each had 10 tackles for Avon.

The Eagles (1-6) will face a Cornbelt Conference foe to be determined on Oct. 16 in Irene. Avon (2-5) play Gayville-Volin on Monday in a rescheduled game from earlier in the season, before closing the regular season at home on Oct. 16 with a Great Plains Conference crossover week opponent.

Wolsey-Wessington 46, Colome 0

WOLSEY -- Corbin Haarmeyer threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns as Class 9B No. 1 Wolsey-Wessington toppled Colome in nine-man action on Friday.

Haarmeyer completed 16 of 22 passes, with Triston Abbot making five grabs for 80 yards. Marty Gohn also ran for 83 yards and a touchdown on 21 attempts, while Keegan Haider had 73 yards and two scores on 12 carries. Jake Williams added 55 yards on two receptions, while also making 10 tackles and a sack for Wolsey-Wessington.

Brayden Seegers went 1 of 4 for 11 yards for Colome, while Riley Shippy made 13 tackles.

As their schedule is currently built, the Warbirds finish the regular season at 6-1. The Cowboys (1-6) finish the regular season with a home game on Oct. 16.


EPJ 48, MCM 44

SALEM -- Elk Point-Jefferson got the upperhand on McCook Central/Montrose in a game that featured eight lead changes, including six in the second half.

The Huskies ran for 260 yards, led by Skyler Swatek’s 160 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.

Jacobi Krouse led the Fighting Cougars with 159 yards and three touchdowns on 26 attempts, while Gavin Gordon went 17 of 29 passing for 278 yards and three touchdowns. Avery Feterl caught eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown and Cody Miles had three receptions for 121 yards and two scores.

The Huskies (4-3) play Flandreau on Oct. 16 in Elk Point. MCM (4-3) will travel to Redfield on Oct. 16.

Other area games

Howard 68, ORR 18, in Rutland: Class 9A No. 1 Howard stayed perfect on the season with a 50-point win over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday. The Tigers had a 40-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 53-18 at halftime. Howard (7-0) will likely play for the Cornbelt Conference championship on Oct. 16 on the road.

Viborg-Hurley 34, Hanson 26, in Viborg: Class 9AA No. 1 Viborg-Hurley built an early lead and held on in a battle of undefeateds in Class 9AA on Friday. The Cougars scored 20 points in the first quarter and held a 28-12 lead at halftime before the Beavers made a late charge to get within 10 points at the start of the fourth quarter. The Cougars (7-0) will likely play for the Cornbelt Conference championship on Oct. 16 in Viborg. The Beavers (6-1) will also play a Cornbelt foe on Oct. 16 in Alexandria.

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