Area football roundup: Howard hounds Castlewood to stay unbeaten

Howard's Lane Miller breaks free for a score racing past the Castlewood defense in a Class 9A quarterfinal game on Thursday in Howard. (Matt Gade / Republic)

HOWARD -- Class 9A No. 1 Howard scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to roll past No. 8 Castlewood 56-13 in the Class 9A quarterfinals on Thursday.

Riley Genzlinger ran for 76 yards and three touchdowns, while Lane Miller added 90 yards and two scores as the Tigers opened up a 36-7 halftime lead. Ty Beyer had a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and made 13 tackles on defense.

Tisyn Spader went 6 of 14 passing for 65 yards and a touchdown, while Jaxon Kampshoff made a team-high 14 tackles for Howard.

Tristan Nielsen went 16 of 19 for 153 yards and a touchdown in defeat for Castlewood. Garret Kerkvliet also had a rushing touchdown.

Howard (9-0) hosts No. 4 Canistota/Freeman on Nov. 6. The Tigers prevailed in a 16-14 triple-overtime game on Sept. 11 in Canistota. Castlewood finishes the season at 5-5.


Canistota/Freeman 50, Philip 0

CANISTOTA -- No. 4 Canistota/Freeman scored 22 points in both the second and third quarters to pull away from No. 5 Philip in the Class 9A quarterfinals on Thursday. The game was ended in the third quarter by the 50-point rule.

The Pride defense held Philip to 57 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers, while Tyce Ortman had four total touchdowns.

Ortman went 7 of 13 passing for 156 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while rushing for 55 yards and two scores. Isaiah Robertson added 64 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Collin Helma and Logan Katzer each caught touchdown passes.

Hudson Johnson had 20 rushing yards to lead Philip, which finishes the season 7-3.

Canistota/Freeman (8-1) travels to Howard on Nov. 6.

Wall 42, Lyman 20

WALL -- No. 2-seeded Wall jumped out to a 28-6 halftime lead and eliminated No. 7 Lyman from the Class 9A quarterfinals on Thursday.

Wall’s Burk Blasius finished with three touchdown passes and 122 yards passing. He connected with Cedar Amiotte for two touchdown receptions. Blasius also posted 9.5 tackles on defense. Amiotte finished with 84 receiving yards. He also had a rushing touchdown. Tack Tines had a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.

Teagan Gourneau led Lyman with 148 passing yards and two rushing scores. Colton Collins posted 135 rushing yards on 23 carries and had a rushing score. Collin added 4.5 tackles on defense. Tyson Floyd finished with 73 receiving yards on five receptions.


The Eagles recorded 251 total yards on 41 plays, while Lyman finished with 324 total yards on 65 plays.

Wall (10-0) hosts No. 3 Warner on Nov. 6. Lyman finishes 6-3.

Wolsey-Wessington 50, Corsica-Stickney 0

WOLSEY -- Third-seeded Wolsey-Wessington had an efficient night, dispatching No. 6 Corsica-Stickney in the Class 9B quarterfinals on Thursday.

Eric Klanchnick had 90 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries for the Warbirds, while Keegan Haider had 94 yards on five attempts. Tristan Abbott also had 115 yards and two scores on three receptions.

Brendan Wentland went 5 of 9 passing for 51 yards, while Trever Burke had four receptions for 36 yards for the Jaguars.

Wolsey-Wessington (8-1) travels to Herreid/Selby Area on Nov. 6 for a semifinal game. Corsica-Stickney finishes the season at 5-5.

Kadoka Area 42, Scotland 12

KADOKA -- No. 1-seeded Kadoka Area racked up 366 total yards and topped No. 8 Scotland in the Class 9B quarterfinals on Thursday.

Gaven Sudbeck finished with 188 rushing yards on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns for Kadoka Area, which finished with 352 rushing yards. T.J. Hamar added a rushing touchdown, while Tyrus Williams had 68 rushing yards. Hamar posted 11.5 tackles on defense.


For Scotland, Turner Nicholson logged 91 rushing yards on 24 carries and had one rushing score. Dawson Bietz had 80 passing yards and one touchdown, while throwing two interceptions. Nick Harrington hauled in a touchdown reception. Tyrus Bietz led the defense with 9.5 tackles.

Kadoka Area (9-1) hosts No. 5 Dell Rapids St. Mary on Nov. 6. Scotland finishes its campaign at 5-4.

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