Area football roundup: Platte-Geddes rolls KWL, improves to 4-0

Platte-Geddes' Myles Kott (36) tries to evade the tackle of Kimball/White Lake's Jayden Kahler on Friday in Kimball. (Jeremy Karll / Republic)

KIMBALL -- Kelby Vanderwerff accounted for four touchdowns in Class 9AA No. 4 Platte-Geddes’ 58-6 win over Kimball/White Lake on Friday. The game ended with 2:45 remaining in the fourth quarter due to the 50-point mercy rule.

Vanderwerff completed 6 of 8 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns, as he also rushed and caught a touchdown. Grayson Hanson also threw for two scores and Dawson Hoffman added another passing touchdown. Chase Varilek rushed for a 43-yard touchdown in the win. Nate Whalen hauled in a 48-yard pass to lead all receivers. Parker Bailey and Whalen both intercepted a pass, while Hanson had a team-high six tackles.

Jayden Kahler rushed for 44 yards and KWL’s only touchdown. Levi Nightingale had 10 tackles and Jacob Novak chipped in eight tackles.

The Black Panthers (4-0) host Wolsey-Wessington on Sept. 25 in Platte. The WiLdKats (0-4) play Bon Homme on Sept. 25 in Tyndall.

MVP 42, Chamberlain 14

CHAMBERLAIN -- Mount Vernon/Plankinton rushed for 234 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Chamberlain on Friday.


Lincoln Klooz paced the rushing attack for MVP with 90 yards and three touchdowns. Reed Rus added 69 yards and two touchdowns, as he also threw for 105 yards and a 59-yard touchdown to Rylee Deinert for the Titans. Griffin Tobin and Chris Mayor both intercepted a pass. Deinert had a team-high six tackles in the win.

For Chamberlain, Cruz Soulek threw for 153 yards and two interceptions. Trey Neilan added 75 yards and two touchdowns. Hayden Evan hauled in six passes for 146 yards. Noah Hutmacher led the Cubs with 14 tackles.

The Titans (2-2) play Winner on Sept. 25 in Mount Vernon. The Cubs (2-3) play Lead-Deadwood on Sept. 25 in Deadwood.

Howard 57, Chester Area 14

CHESTER -- Class 9A No. 1 Howard built a 28-7 halftime lead and kept its hot start to the season going with a road win at Chester Area.

For Howard, Riley Genzlinger scored three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) and rushed for 108 yards on six carries, along with a 13-yard touchdown catch. Kieffer Klinkhammer also ran six times for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ victory. Ty Beyer had two touchdown runs, including a 77-yard scamper and Jaxon Kampshoff hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass.

Chester was led by Stratton Eppard, who was 24-for-35 passing for 213 yards and a touchdown pass to Jovi Wolf, who had 60 yards on seven catches. Eppard also ran for 34 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Benson had 61 yards on six catches, while Wyatt Hansen had 57 yards on six grabs for the Flyers.

Howard (4-0) hosts Irene-Wakonda on Sept. 25. Chester Area (3-2) hosts Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Oct. 2.

Hanson 52, Bon Homme 13

TYNDALL -- Hanson piled up 38 first-half points on the road on Friday night, outgunning Bon Homme in a nine-man football game.


The two teams scored at a furious rate in the first quarter, with the Beavers building a 16-13 lead, but Hanson outscored the Cavaliers 38-0 over the final three quarters.

Hanson’s Hadley Wallace had 107 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Jackson Jarding had two rushing scores of his own on the strength of 93 yards in the game.

Bon Homme’s Kaleb Kubal had four catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The Beavers (4-0) play Baltic on Sept. 25 in Alexandria. The Cavaliers (1-3) play Kimball/White Lake on Sept. 25 in Tyndall.

Parkston 27, TDAACDC 8

PARKSTON -- Parkston’s 476 yards of offense powered it to a win over Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Friday.

Cole Prunty paced the Trojan offense, as he gained 206 yards and a touchdown on the ground to go with 62 passing yards and three touchdowns. Max Scott reeled in four catches for 46 yards and two scores, while Ethan Poore caught a 14-yard touchdown and intercepted a pass on defense. Caleb Weber had Parkston’s second pick of the day. Scott led the Trojans with six tackles.

Cade Faulkner was held to 75 passing yards and 42 rushing yards for the Thunderhawks. Logan Van Pelt had 13 tackles and Trey Sparks finished with eight tackles. Sparks also caught five passes for 38 yards.

The Trojans (3-1) travel to Gregory on Sept. 25. The Thunderhawks (2-2) travel to Burke on Sept. 25.


WWSSC 27, Wagner 6

WAGNER -- A solid rushing attack and stout defense carried Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central to a Class 11B road win on Friday.

The Blackhawks ran 53 times for 274 yards, led by Clay Olinger’s 85 yards on 11 carries. Camden Jost had two touchdown runs to pair with his 72 yards rushing on 12 carries. Brady Larson also had 30 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. Quarterback Tryce Slykhuis had 37 yards passing and a 20-yard scoring strike to Quinten Christensen that helped WWSSC build a 20-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

Wagner was paced by Nolan Carda’s 97 yards rushing on 15 carries, while Jaden Peters had 60 yards on 13 carries. Peters was 7-for-17 passing for 72 yards and a passing touchdown to Nolan Dvorak.

The Blackhawks (4-1) next take on Miller/Highmore-Harrold on Sept. 25 in Wessington Springs. Wagner (1-4) hosts Stanley County on Sept. 25.

Canistota/Freeman 50, Irene-Wakonda 0

IRENE -- Led by Tyce Ortman’s four-touchdown performance, Class 9A No. 2 Canistota/Freeman earned a 50-point win over Irene-Wakonda on Friday.

Ortman threw for 73 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 64 yards and an additional two scores. Isaiah Robertson led the Pride with 67 rushing yards and a touchdown. Through the air, Noah Kleinsasser and Logan Katzer both caught a touchdown. Will Ortman intercepted two passes, while Katzer and Ethan Balvin both intercepted one pass.

Conner Libby threw for 77 yards, including 48 to Dashel Spurrell. Christian Anderson had a team-high six tackles.

The Pride (4-1) travel to Castlewood on Oct. 2. The Eagles (0-5) travel to Howard on Sept. 25.


Lyman 46, Rapid City Christian 20

RAPID CITY -- Lyman broke open a close game at halftime in the second half to earn a nine-man football win on the road Friday.

The Raiders led 16-14 in the game at Hart Ranch, before outscoring Rapid City Christian 30-6 over the final 24 minutes. Lyman’s Colton Collins powered the way with 133 rushing yards on 23 carries and four touchdowns. Teagan Gourneau was strong through the air, completing 13-of-18 passes for 196 yards, with seven of those passes finding Tyson Floyd for 79 yards, while Isaac Thomas caught three passes for 69 yards. Gourneau added two rushing touchdowns of his own for Lyman.

Rapid City Christian’s Sam Schlabach was 21-for-36 passing for 180 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed 13 times for 48 yards and a touchdown. Presley Myers had 43 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Comets.

Lyman (3-1) plays Jones County/White River on Sept. 25 in Presho. The Comets (0-5) play Edgemont on Sept. 25 in Rapid City.

DRSM 46, Avon 8

AVON -- Class 9B No. 5 Dell Rapids St. Mary carried a 46-0 halftime lead to a prep football win on Friday.

Connor Libis gained 170 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries for DRSM, as he also caught a touchdown and intercepted a pass on defense. Nic Gaspar added 52 rushing yards and a score. Defensively, John Pica had seven tackles and Noah Olund picked off a pass.

Avon’s Brady Bierema finished with eight tackles and an interception, while Lincoln Thury added a team-best 12 tackles. Bierema also rushed for 53 yards.

The Cardinals (3-2) travel to Centerville on Oct. 2. The Pirates (2-3) host Gayville-Volin on Sept. 25.


Wolsey-Wessington 42, Corsica-Stickney 6

CORSICA -- Class 9B No. 1 Wolsey-Wessington racked up more than 400 yards of total offense in a road win on Friday.

Wolsey-Wessington’s Corbin Haarmeyer had three touchdown passes — one each to Payson Gohn, Carson Zomer and Ethan Nelson. Marty Gohn ran for 105 rushing yards on eight carries and a touchdown, while Keegan Haider had 63 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Haider also paced the defense with nine tackles, while Tristan Abbott had two interceptions.

For the Jaguars, Caden VanDrongelen had 64 rushing yards on 14 carries. Cole Feenstra caught a touchdown pass from Brendan Wentland in the second quarter for the Jaguars’ opening score, but it was all Warbirds from there. Wentland added 51 rushing yards. VanDrongelen was involved in 10 tackles, while Carter Wright had nine tackles and an interception.

Wolsey-Wessington (4-0) visits Platte-Geddes on Sept. 25 in Platte. The Jaguars (1-3) play Colome on Sept. 25 in Corsica.

Scotland 66, Centerville 34

SCOTLAND -- Scotland gained 558 yards and 25 first downs in a high-scoring win over Centerville on Friday.

Dawson Bietz completed 7 of 9 passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns for the Highlanders. He also ran for a score. Logan Sayler (128) and Turner Nicholson (104) both topped 100 rushing yards and combined to rush for three touchdowns. Stephen Johnson ran for 72 yards and a touchdown. Nick Harrington caught two touchdowns to go with 47 yards. On Defense, Harrington and Jordan Gall, who finished with seven tackles and a sack, both intercepted a pass.

Cole Edberg finished with 145 yards and two touchdowns for Centerville. Jack Walters gained 93 yards and two scores on the ground, while catching four passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Walters also racked up 18 tackles. Lane Johnson intercepted a pass.

Scotland (2-3) plays host to Gayville-Volin on Oct. 2. The Tornadoes (0-4) host Estelline/Hendricks on Sept. 25.


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