Area football roundup: Strong second half sends Cavs past Menno/Marion

Menno/Marion's Josh Heckenliable, left, carries the ball as Bon Homme's Joshua Crownover tackles him during a game on Friday night in Tyndall. (Matt Gade / Republic)

TYNDALL -- Menno/Marion played Class 9AA No. 1 Bon Homme close on Friday, but the Cavaliers pulled away for a 34-12 win.

Bon Homme opened the game by scoring the first two touchdowns. Josh Crownover connected with Nate Scieszinski for a 62-yard touchdown, followed by Connor Peters returning a 34-yard interception to the house. Menno/Marion’s Gavin Pankratz threw a touchdown to Peyton Arbach and Levi Bender before the half, but the Razorbacks trailed 14-12 after two failed two-point conversions.

Noah Heesch, who had 105 yards, added a 19-yard touchdown run and Riley Rothschadl had Bon Homme’s second pick-six of the night. Crownover’s 40-yard touchdown run capped the Cavaliers’ night. He also added 16 tackles, including three sacks.

The Cavaliers (2-0) play Wolsey-Wessington on Sept. 6 in Wolsey. The Razorbacks (1-1) play play Viborg-Hurley on Sept. 6 in Viborg.


Scotland's Dawson Bietz (12) carries the ball on the quarterback keeper during a game against Howard on Friday night in Scotland. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Howard 43, Scotland 8

SCOTLAND -- Class 9A No. 4 Howard gained 352 yards, including 270 on the ground, as it earned a nine-man football victory over Scotland on Friday.

Lane Miller scored two touchdowns and rushed for 76 yards on three carries for the Tigers. Riley Genzlinger added 61 yards and a score, too, as the Tigers rushed for five touchdowns in the win. Through the air, Isaac Feldhaus completed 4 of 7 passes for 80 yards and a 31-yard touchdown pass to Miller. Tisyn Spader intercepted a pass in the win.

For Scotland, Turner Nicholson rushed for a team-high 39 yards on 14 carries. Ty Mogck added 31 yards on the ground, as well. Jordan Gall and Turner Nicholson both added four tackles in the loss, while Lucas Dennis and Nick Harrington both had a tackle for loss.

The Tigers (2-0) host Canistota/Freeman on Sept. 13. The Highlanders (0-2) play at Avon on Sept. 6.

TD/A/ACDC 14, Colome 12

LAKE ANDES -- Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian scored 12 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to upset Class 9B No. 1 Colome on Friday.

TDA/A/ACDC recorded a safety on a punt late in the third quarter, then Micah Lau rushed for a 52-yard touchdown and Cade Faulkner rushed for a two-yard score to complete the upset. Lau finished with 142 yards on the ground, while Faulkner finished with 43 yards. Defensively, Logan VanPelt and Tyler Swanson both recorded 11 tackles in the win for the Thunderhawks.

Michael Supik went 3-for-9 for 17 yards through the air. Riley Shippy rushed 20 times for 154 yards and a score for the Cowboys. Meanwhile, Rhet Bertram added eight tackles in the loss, while Adam Cole had five, including one for a loss.


The Thunderhawks (1-1) host Gregory on Sept. 6 in Lake Andes. The Cowboys (1-1) host Platte-Geddes on Sept. 6.

Winner 46, St. Thomas More 20

WINNER -- Class 11B No. 3 Winner ran for 382 yards and opened up a 38-0 halftime lead to dispatch Class 11B No. 2 St. Thomas More on Friday.

The Warriors scored three touchdowns in six-minute span to end the first quarter and Brady Fritz had a one-yard touchdown plunge on the final play of the first half.

Fritz completed two passes and both resulted in touchdowns, one on an eight-yard hook-up with Sam Kruger and another on a 29-yard scoring strike to Joren Bruun. Fritz also ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns on three carries.

Trevor Peters ran for 118 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, while Phillip Jorgensen had 86 yards and a score on 10 attempts for Winner.

Ryder Kirsch was 20 of 28 passing for 188 yards and two interceptions for St. Thomas More. Ryan Wojcik and Dalton Kolsterman both had rushing touchdowns.

The Warriors (2-0) play Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central on Sept. 6 in Wessington Springs. The Cavaliers (1-1) host Sturgis on Sept. 6.

Gregory 35, Burke 14

GREGORY -- Gregory rushed for five touchdowns as it earned a three-touchdown win over Burke on Friday.


Jackson Eklund rushed for 113 yards on 20 carries and scored twice for the Gorillas. Grant Thomas added 93 rushing yards as he found the end zone three times. Defensively, Luke Murray and Eli Fogel both intercepted a pass, holding the Cougars to 108 passing yards. Gregory gained 320 yards in the win.

For the Cougars, Hunter Van Nieuwenhuyse went 8-for-18 for 108 yards and a touchdown. Finn Hanson added 70 yards on the ground. Jaden Frank caught a touchdown during his three-reception, 53-yard day.

The Gorillas (2-0) play Tripp-Delmont/Armour/AC/DC on Sept. 6 in Lake Andes. Burke (1-1) hosts Sunshine Bible Academy on Sept. 6.

Chester Area 50, Avon 12

CHESTER -- Stratton Eppard paved the way on the ground for Chester Area as it defeated Avon on Friday.

Eppard gained 145 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries for a rushing attack which finished with 319 yards. Jarret Sengelmann added 79 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Benson scored twice and racked up 70 yards. Chase McDonald finished with eight tackles in the win. Sage Ottoson intercepted a pass.

Riley Rucktaeschel went 8-for-15 through the air for 135 yards and a touchdown. Kory DeJong added 73 yards and a score on the ground for the Pirates. Lincoln Thury recorded a team-high 52 receiving yards and caught a touchdown.

The Flyers (1-1) host Irene-Wakonda on Sept. 6. The Pirates (0-2) host Scotland on Sept. 6.

Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 48, Elk Point-Jefferson 7

ELK POINT -- Class 11B No. 1 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan cruised past Elk Point-Jefferson on Friday to pick up its second prep football win of the season.

Jonah Hofer scored a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Seahawks from two and four yards out. He also caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Brady Hawkins, who ran one in from 51 yards out. Hawkins added a kick return touchdown and 11 tackles defensively. Chase Arend and Grant Andrews both scored from a yard out, while Andrews racked up 12 tackles on defense.

Ethan Hammitt had a five-yard rushing score for the Huskies.

The Seahawks (2-0) host Sioux Valley on Sept. 6 in Bridgewater. The Huskies (0-2) play at Sisseton on Sept. 6.

Garretson 21, WWSSC 0

FORESTBURG -- Garretson limited Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central to 72 yards of total offense in the shutout win.

The Blue Dragon defense not only held the Blackhawks to -15 yards rushing, but also scored a pair of touchdowns. Dominic Abraham returned an interception for a touchdown to go up 14-0 at halftime and Cole Skadsen added a pick-six late in the fourth quarter.

WWSSC quarterback Cayden Slykhuis finished 11 of 24 passing for 87 yards and four interceptions.

Garretson’s Dylan Kindt was 5-for-11 for 79 yards, including a touchdown pass to Skadsen and an interception.

The Blue Dragons (1-1) host Beresford on Sept. 6. The Blackhawks (0-2) host Winner on Sept. 6 in Wessington Springs.

Canistota/Freeman 44, De Smet 12

FREEMAN -- Class 9A No. 2 Canistota/Freeman scored 44 unanswered points to beat De Smet after falling behind in the first quarter.

Trey Ortman scored on two one-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter and the Pride added a pair of two-point conversions to take a 16-12 lead at halftime and never looked back.

Canistota/Freeman intercepted two Colt Wilkinson passes and returned them for touchdowns in 51 seconds, first by Cole Papendick and then Tyce Ortman.

Tyce Ortman ran for 123 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, while Colbe Scott added an 88-yard touchdown run on his lone carry of the game.

Wilkinson went 8 of 16 for 119 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions for De Smet.

The Pride (2-0) plays Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Sept. 6 in Rutland. The Bulldogs (1-1) host Dell Rapids St. Mary on Sept. 6.

Beresford 38, Wagner 14

BERESFORD -- Bradley Christensen threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Beresford scored the first 38 points in a win over Wagner.

Christensen went 8 of 10 for 173 yards and three touchdowns through the air, while rushing for 47 yards and a score for the Watchdogs. Cole Olson had five catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

Lance Soukup ran for 51 yards and two touchdowns on 15 attempts, while K.J. St. Pierre had nine tackles, including three for a loss for Wagner.

The Watchdogs (1-1) play at Garretson on Sept. 6. The Red Raiders (0-2) host Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Sept. 6.

MCM 40, Flandreau 0

FLANDREAU -- McCook Central/Montrose scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and cruised to a win over Flandreau.

Jacobi Krouse toted the ball 21 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns, while Raygen Randall ran for 73 yards and two touchdowns, while passing for 166 and a score. Jacob Cheeseman also had six grabs for 76 yards and a touchdown.

The Fighting Cougars outgained Flandreau 442-71, including holding the Fliers to 24 yards rushing.

MCM (2-0) hosts Stanley County on Sept. 6 in Salem. Flandreau (0-1) plays at Dell Rapids on Sept. 6.

Other area scores

Corsica-Stickney 22, Irene-Wakonda 19 in Corsica: Corsica-Stickney narrowly pulled out a nine-man prep football win over Irene-Wakonda on Friday. The Jaguars (1-1) play at Hanson on Sept. 13. The Eagles (1-1) play at Chester Area on Sept. 6.

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