Area football roundup: Bon Homme outlasts Kimball/White Lake for road win

Winner, Avon, Hanson remain among region's undefeateds

Bon Homme's Isaac Crownover carries the ball as Kimball/White Lake's Jaxon Christensen (55) attempts to make a tackle during a nine-man high school football game Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 in Kimball. Also pictured in the play is Bon Homme's Jacob Cuka (44) and KWL's Jayden Kahler (28). Marcus Traxler / Republic
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KIMBALL — Riley Rothschadl had a pair of third-quarter touchdowns, including a 1-yard scoring run late in the third quarter that stood as the game-winner for Bon Homme to earn a 24-18 road win Friday night in nine-man football.

Rothschadl had 127 passing yards in the victory for Bon Homme, while Issac Crownover had a pair of first half touchdown runs and finished with 87 yards on 20 carries for the Cavaliers, while adding 51 receiving yards. Easton Mudder made three catches for 58 yards in the game, which was tied at 12 at halftime.

KWL’s Holden Havlik threw for 197 yards and a touchdown to Ryder Michalek, and connected with Carter Lenz six times for 145 yards through the air. Havlik and Kaden Tyrrell each had rushing touchdowns, while Levi Nightingale had a team-best 50 rushing yards and added 10 tackles.

Bon Homme (2-2) hosts Parkston on Sept. 24 in Tyndall. KWL (2-2) will travel to De Smet to take on the No. 1-ranked team in Class 9A on Sept. 24.


Kimball/White Lake receiver Beau Kirsch, right, breaks a tackle attempt from Bon Homme's Evan Ulmer during the first half of a nine-man high school football game Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 in Kimball. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)

Winner 61, Jim River 12

MENNO — No. 1-ranked Winner posted 518 yards of total offense and rushed for 436 yards in a Friday afternoon win in Class 11B football.

Winner’s Riley Orel rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns on four carries, with teammate Aiden Barfuss logging 100 yards on four carries and a touchdown. Joey Cole was 3-for-5 passing for 82 yards and rushed for two touchdowns, with teammates Kaden Keiser and Karson Keiser each scoring touchdowns as well. Kaden Keiser also had 106 yards from scrimmage, including 68 receiving yards. Slade Cournoyer and Jackson Vesely each made interceptions for the Winner defense.

Jim River quarterback Dawson Bietz was 11-for-20 passing for 133 yards with a touchdown pass to Logan Sayler, and Bietz rushed for another.

Winner (5-0) hosts Wagner on Sept. 24. Jim River (2-2) heads north to Miller/Highmore-Harrold on Sept. 24 to play in Miller.

Avon 58, Burke 36

BURKE — In an offensive shootout that yielded a total of nearly 1,000 combined yards, Avon was able to come out on top and maintain its undefeated record with a road win.

Avon’s offense alone recorded 630 yards and Brady Bierema was a big part of its success, rushing the ball 17 times to pick up 213 yards and three touchdowns. Jaden Stahl had 148 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown. Riley Rucktaeschel threw 6-for-13 for 192 yards, linking up with Lincoln Thury for two touchdowns. Thury threw the ball once and it resulted in a 36-yard touchdown.

For Burke, Ben Witt threw 122 yards and two touchdowns. Taron Serr managed 118 yards on 11 carries, as well as two rushing touchdowns and one touchdown reception. Bryce Frank received the ball four times for 118 yards and had 13 tackles.


Avon (4-0) travels to No. 1 Gayville-Volin for a 2 p.m. football matinee on Sept. 24 in Gayville. Burke (2-2) travels to Colome on Sept. 24.

BEE 38, Flandreau 13

BRIDGEWATER — Trailing 13-12 after three quarters, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan posted the final 26 points of the game to pick up a key home win Friday in Class 11B football.

Koby Kayser rushed 23 times for 182 yards and had four touchdowns — scoring from 43, 24 and five yards away twice — for the Seahawks. Riley Endres had 93 yards on 10 carries, including a 35-yard scoring run. Kean Stevenson had a 25-yard touchdown run as well for BEE.

For Flandreau, Ethan Hoffman rushed 21 times for 146 yards, including a two-yard touchdown run. Tanner Christenson connected with receiver Tash Lunday for a 26-yard touchdown pass.

BEE (3-1) to Salem to face McCook Central/Montrose on Sept. 24. Flandreau (1-4) is off next week before hosting Parker on Oct. 1.

Corsica-Stickney 46, Colome 6

COLOME — Corsica-Stickney enjoyed its first win of the season as they put 38 past Colome in the first half in a nine-man football game Friday.

Caden Vandrongelen led the Jaguars in scoring with three rushing touchdowns, contributing a total of 95 yards on 14 carries. Quarterback Shad Bosma went 4-for-7 throwing 129 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Additionally, Corsica-Stickney receivers Cole Feenstra and Carter Wright both caught touchdown passes.

Colome’s Eli Vobr managed 78 rushing yards on 15 carries and scored their only touchdown on a 51-yard run. Jordyn Harter had two receptions for 46 yards for the Cowboys.


Corsica-Stickney (1-4) will host Alcester-Hudson on Sept. 24 in Corsica. Colome (1-3) hosts Burke on Sept. 24.

Hanson 34, Viborg-Hurley 0

ALEXANDRIA — Newly minted Class 9AA No. 1-ranked Hanson blanked Viborg-Hurley for the Beavers’ fourth-straight win to open the season Friday.

Hanson outgained Viborg-Hurley 294-107, with the rushing game accounting for 182 yards of offense for the Beavers. Hadley Wallace picked up 83 rushing yards on 13 carries, and Brock Tuttle added 65 yards off of 12 carries, scoring a running touchdown. Riley Haynes recorded 75 yards on two catches, including a touchdown reception.

Viborg-Hurley struggled offensively, but Chance Schollerman was still able to throw for 73 yards, passing 8-for-14. Wyatt Huber recorded nine tackles.

Hanson (4-0) remains at home next week to host Deubrook Area on Sept. 24 in Alexandria. Viborg-Hurley (1-4) travels to Class 9A No. 2 Howard on Sept. 24.

Canistota/Freeman 56, Garretson 50

CANISTOTA — In a game that saw the lead swing wildly between the two teams, a quarterback sneak from Tage Ortman pushed Canistota/Freeman to a thrilling home win over Class 9AA No. 2-ranked Garretson in overtime.

The Blue Dragons led 35-12 late in the first half, before Canistota/Freeman scored the next 32 points to lead 44-35. Garretson then scored 15 in a row for a 50-42 lead before Ortman’s two-yard touchdown run with less than 2 minutes left allowed the game to be tied.

Ortman finished with 254 yards passing on 12 of 17 attempts and three touchdowns, plus two rushing scores. Noah Kleinsasser rushed for 149 yards on 23 carries and scored twice for the Pride, who had four catches, 110 receiving yards and a touchdown from Isiah Robertson. Cayden Scott also added 85 yards receiving on four catches and a TD.

Blue Dragons quarterback Dylan Kindt posted 399 yards passing on 23 of 34 attempts and five touchdowns, with two each going to Jayse Miller and Cooper Long. Miller had eight catches for 156 yards, with Long posting 139 yards on six catches. Kindt also rushed 16 times for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

The Pride (3-2) travels to Chester Area on Sept. 24. Garretson (3-2) is on the road again on Sept. 24 to face Irene-Wakonda in Irene.

TDAACDC 51, Lakota Tech 0

ARMOUR — Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian earned its first win of the season Friday night, blanking Lakota Tech in an 11-man football game.

Quarterback Cade Faulkner had a five-touchdown night, passing for three and rushing for two more for TDAACDC’s first win as an 11-man program. He rushed 10 times for 102 yards and completed 9-of-13 passes for 141 yards. Trey Sparks caught two of those scoring passes among his 72-yard receiving night, and Nolan Black Cloud hauled in five passes for 69 yards and a TD. Running back Gavin Westendorf had 77 yards on nine carries and a touchdown, and Rizon Clark rushed three times for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Lakota Tech’s Anthonly Steele had four catches for 80 yards and Mike Yankton made 11 tackles in the loss. TDAACDC held a 473-109 advantage in total yards.

The Thunderhawks (1-3) will travel to Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central on Sept. 24. Lakota Tech (0-5) travels to Hot Springs on Sept. 24.

Sioux Valley 42, MCM 32

VOLGA — In a back-and-forth game, Class 11B No. 3-ranked Sioux Valley delivered No. 5 McCook Central/Montrose its first loss of the season with a fourth quarter touchdown to seal the victory.

Quarterback Parker Puetz led the Cossacks to the win with a very dominant individual game. Puetz scored all six touchdowns for Sioux Valley, three on the ground and three in the air. He completed 17 of 25 passes, throwing 231 yards, and rushed 27 times for 139 yards. Maverick Nelson, McKade Rentsch, and Damien Danzeisen each caught a touchdown pass. Danzeisen recorded six receptions and 104 yards.

Gavin Gordon had a very impressive night himself, passing 20-for-30 throwing three touchdown passes and 282 yards. Will Cleveland gave MCM an early lead in the second half with an 82-yard kick return. He had four receptions and 145 yards, three of which were touchdown catches. Trevor Hansen rushed the ball 18 times for 92 yards.

MCM (3-1) hosts Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan on Sept. 24 in Salem. Sioux Valley (3-1) heads to Parker on Sept. 24.

Wall 42, Lyman 6

WALL — In a battle between two undefeated foes in nine-man football, Wall was able to maintain its clean record and come out on top.

Wall’s Burk Blasius threw for 178 yards and four touchdowns, going 10-for-16. Cedar Amiotte had 79 yards on 12 carries and caught two touchdown passes himself. Stran Williams caught a touchdown pass and had three receptions for a total of 92 yards. Blair Blasius managed to get on the scoresheet with a nine-yard touchdown catch.

Lyman’s Teagan Gourneau was 8-for-22 passing 115 yards. Colton Collins contributed 135 carries on 21 carries, while receiver Sam McClanahan caught three passes and added 75 yards.

Wall (5-0) next plays at Jones County on Sept. 24 in Murdo. Lyman (3-1) hosts New Underwood on Sept. 24 in Presho.

WWSSC 26, Wagner 14

WAGNER — Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central built a 26-0 lead on the strength of four Clay Olinger touchdowns and held on for a Class 11B victory Friday night on the road.

Red Raiders quarterback Dustin Honomichl connected on a pair of touchdown passes, one each to Nolan Dvorak and Riley Roberts in the third quarter to get Wagner back in the game. No other stats were reported.

WWSSC (3-1) will host Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Sept. 24 in Forestburg. Wagner (4-1) travels to No. 1-ranked Winner on Sept. 24.

Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at
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