Area football roundup: Hanson wins battle of ranked foes to stay unbeaten

Hanson's Kade Waldera (1) delivers a pass as Alcester-Hudson's Kaden Kleinhans approaches during a game on Friday in Alexandria. (Jeremy Karll / Republic)

ALEXANDRIA -- Class 9AA No. 5 Hanson outscored Class 9B No. 4 Alcester-Hudson, 58-24, in a rainy shootout between two ranked teams on Friday.

Hanson scored the game’s first two touchdowns, which included a goal-line quarterback keeper from Kade Waldera. Jovey Christensen rushed for a 21-yard touchdown to cut the deficit in half for Alcester-Hudson, but on the next play from scrimmage, Hadley Wallace scored on a 73-yard run.

After Logan Serck’s touchdown scamper, Wallace scored his second touchdown of the half. The Beavers extended their lead to 44-16 at halftime. Wallace added another touchdown on a kickoff return after the break. No other stats were available when this edition went to press.

The Beavers (6-0) play Viborg-Hurley on Oct. 9 in Viborg. The Cubs (4-2) play Scotland on Oct. 9 in Alcester.


Burke 51, Corsica-Stickney 14

BURKE -- Taron Serr and Tucker Even ran Burke to a home nine-man victory over Corsica-Stickney on Friday night.

Serr had touchdown runs of 79, 25 and 10 yards, finishing with 162 yards on 17 carries. He also had 44 yards on three catches, eight tackles on defense and a fumble recovery for the Cougars. Even finished with 61 yards on nine carries, including touchdown runs of 15 and 5 yards, and had eight tackles on defense. Bryce Frank had 61 yards receiving, including a 39-yard touchdown catch from Ben Witt, who had 129 passing yards in the win. Jackson Bauld added a touchdown run, and Jay Wright had a team-best 10 tackles.

For Corsica-Stickney, Caden VanDrongelen had 83 yards rushing on 17 carries and Cole Feenstra ran for 59 yards and a touchdown. Brendan Wentland had 97 yards passing and a touchdown pass to Trever Burke, who had five catches for 71 yards.

Burke (4-2) plays Kimball/White Lake on Oct. 9 in Kimball. The Jaguars (2-4) play Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Oct. 9 in Armour.

Platte-Geddes 48, Menno/Marion 8

MARION -- Class 9AA No. 4 Platte-Geddes scored the first 24 points on Friday, as it rolled past Menno/Marion.

Kelby Vanderwerff threw a touchdown to Nate Whalen for the Black Panthers. Jackson Neuman carried the ball seven times for 105 yards and three touchdowns, while Grayson Hanson added 50 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. Caden Foxley led the defense with 12 tackles. Myles Kott (11) and Chase Varilek (10) both added double-digit tackles. Hanson, Whalen and Parker Bailey all intercepted a pass in the win.

For M/M, Treyton Sayler rushed for 104 yards and 25 carries. Levi Bender recorded 69 yards and a touchdown reception from Payton Arbach.


The Black Panthers (6-0) play Gregory on Oct. 9 in Platte. The Razorbacks (1-5) travel to Parkston on Oct. 9.

Winner 52, Chamberlain 14

WINNER -- A 40-point second quarter for Class 11B No. 1 Winner powered it to another victory on Friday over Chamberlain.

Riley Orel paced Winner’s rushing attack with 79 yards and a touchdown. Sam Kruger (66 yards) and Kaden Keiser (54) each rushed for two touchdowns, while Brady Fritz threw a touchdown to both Kruger and Keiser, as well. Charlie Pravacek and Kruger both had six tackles in the win.

Chamberlain’s Cruz Soulek completed 7 of 14 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Hayden Evan hauled in three passes for 97 yards and a score. Garrett Ristau rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown. Karter Hyland finished with a team-high nine tackles.

The Warriors (6-0) host Miller/Highmore-Harrold on Oct. 9. The Cubs (2-4) host Wagner on Oct. 16.

HSA 59, Avon 28

REDFIELD -- Class 9B No. 5 Herreid/Selby Area scored 46 points in the first half during a 31-point win over Avon on Friday.

The game was played at 3 p.m. Friday in Redfield, with both teams meeting at a neutral site for a game created after COVID-19 cancelations with their original opponents.

Tray Hettick completed 9 of 14 passes for 181 yards and five touchdowns for the Wolverines, including Colton Schumacher catching four passes for 63 yards and two scores. On the ground, Trey Sayler paced the Wolverines with 103 yards and a touchdown on the ground, while also catching a 34-yard touchdown pass. Trevor Gill rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Trevor Sayler had a team-high 10 tackles. Trey Sayler and Brenden Begeman each intercepted a pass in the win.


Riley Rucktaeschel threw for 111 yards, two touchdowns and two picks, as he also rushed for a team-best 41 yards and a score. Landon Mudder also scored a touchdown for the Pirates. Ashton Frank caught four passes for 69 yards and a score and added 12 tackles on defense.

The Wolverines (5-1) play Ipswich/Edmunds Central on Oct. 9 in Selby. The Pirates (2-4) play Irene-Wakonda on Oct. 9 in Irene.

Canistota/Freeman 58, Castlewood 7

CASTLEWOOD -- Class 9A No. 2 Canistota/Freeman used a 50-point first half to cruise past Castlewood on Friday.

Tyce Ortman threw for 57 yards, while also leading the Pride with 68 rushing yards. He scored four total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing). Ortman also added eight tackles on defense. Isaiah Robertson rushed for 63 yards and a score. Blake Anderson added 61 rushing yards and a touchdown. Logan Katzer and Noah Kleinsasser both intercepted a pass.

Castlewood’s Jeremiah Wiersma rushed for 24 yards. Sam Kooima and Beau Schooley both had six tackles in the loss.

The Pride (5-1) play Bon Homme on Oct. 9 in Freeman. The Warriors (2-4) play Great Plains Lutheran on Oct. 9 in Watertown.

Wolsey-Wessington 36, KWL 10

WHITE LAKE -- Class 9B No. 1 Wolsey-Wessington totaled 393 yards of offense on Friday in a 26-point win over Kimball/White Lake.

Corbin Haarmeyer completed 7 of 11 passes for 186 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Warbirds. Tristan Abbott caught five passes for 133 yards and two scores. Marty Gohn had a 35-yard touchdown reception to go with 126 rushing yards and a second touchdown. On defense, Jake Williams had 19 tackles and a pick. Haarmeyer intercepted a pass and Gohn and Abbott added nine tackles. Keegan Haider chipped in 11 tackles in the win.


Nolan Kirsch racked up 70 passing yards, 63 rushing yards and a touchdown in the loss. Carter Lenz finished with three catches for 51 yards for the WiLdKats. Levi Nightingale had 16 tackles. Lenz and Jayden Kahler each intercepted a pass.

The Warbirds (5-1) play Colome on Oct. 9 in Wolsey. The WiLdKats (0-6) play Burke on Oct. 9 in Kimball.

Sioux Valley 30, MCM 20

VOLGA -- In a battle of top-5 Class 11B squads, third-ranked Sioux Valley rallied from a 20-6 halftime deficit to stun the No. 4 Fighting Cougars.

For MCM, Jacobi Krouse rushed for 146 yards on 44 carries and a touchdown. Cody Miles had 82 yards receiving on three catches, including a 34-yard touchdown pass from Gavin Gordon in the first quarter to open the scoring. Gordon also had a six-yard touchdown run that put MCM up 14-0 early and was 9-for-21 passing for 179 yards through the air. Avery Feterl had five catches for 81 yards. Braedon Kerkhove had nine tackles to lead the Fighting Cougars’ defense, while Carter Randall, Will Cleveland and Joe Loudenburg all recovered fumbles.

Sioux Valley rushed for 347 yards as a team, and gained 414 yards for the game, outgunning MCM’s 320 yards of total offense and surviving three turnovers. Jaxton Schiller and Mckade Rentsch rushed for 151 and 107 yards, respectively. Schiller also caught seven passes for 84 yards from Parker Puetz. Ashton Bultje added 17 tackles.

Sioux Valley (5-1) travels to Beresford on Oct. 9. The Fighting Cougars (4-2) play Elk Point-Jefferson on Oct. 9 in Salem.

Northwestern 40, TDAACDC 6

TRIPP -- Climbing out of a 6-0 first-quarter deficit, Northwestern picked up a road nine-man football victory on Friday. The Wildcats scored 26 points in the second quarter to pull away from the host Thunderhawks.

Jace Haven had 90 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns, and was the Wildcats’ leading tackler with nine stops. Hunter Schipke added a 41-yard touchdown catch in the victory, as Northwestern outgained TDAACDC 252-234.


The lone TDAACDC score came when Logan Van Pelt hauled in a 61-yard touchdown pass from Cade Faulkner in the first quarter. Gavin Westendorf had 47 yards rushing on six carries, and Van Pelt finished with 68 yards receiving on two receptions for the game, but TDAACDC was plagued by six turnovers in the loss. On defense, Apollo Weddell had nine tackles for the Thunderhawks.

Northwestern (2-3) plays North Border on Oct. 9 in Mellette. The Thunderhawks (2-4) play Corsica-Stickney on Oct. 9 in Armour.

Gregory 20, Bon Homme 16

GREGORY -- In a battle between a pair of nine-man stalwarts, Gregory outmuscled Bon Homme for a home victory on Friday. After the Gorillas had a 14-13 halftime lead, the Cavaliers went in front on a field goal late in the third quarter. Owen Hansen hauled in the eventual game-winning 20-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to lift Gregory. No other stats were available when this edition went to press.

The Gorillas (4-2) play Platte-Geddes on Oct. 9 in Platte. Bon Homme (2-4) visits Canistota/Freeman on Oct. 9 in Freeman.

Other area games

Hitchcock-Tulare 14, Colome 6, in Hitchcock: Hitchcock-Tulare won a low-scoring battle against Colome on Friday. The Patriots (2-4) play Potter County on Oct. 9 in Hitchcock. The Cowboys (1-5) play Wolsey-Wessington on Oct. 9 in Wolsey.

Canton 27, WWSSC 2, in Canton: Class 11A No. 3 Canton nearly had a shutout win over Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central on Friday. The Blackhawks scored their only points of the game on a safety with 2:25 remaining in the first quarter when Canton’s quarterback was called for intentional grounding in the end zone. The C-Hawks (3-2) host Tri-Valley on Oct. 9. The Blackhawks (4-2) play Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Oct. 9 in Mount Vernon.

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