Area football roundup: Titans finish strong in win over Wagner

Wagner's Chris Nelson (11) leaps for a pass over Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Griffin Tobin (19), while MVP coach Brent Olson watches on the sideline on Friday in Mount Vernon. (Jeremy Karll / Republic)

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon/Plankinton overcame six turnovers to down Wagner, 52-28, in a Class 11B matchup on Friday.

The Titans outgained Wagner, 471-179, including 359 of those yards coming on 59 rushing attempts. They also held Wagner to 0-for-15 on third downs.

MVP quarterback Reed Rus rushed for 49 yards and three touchdowns, as he also completed 5 of 7 passes for 112 yards and an interception. Lincoln Klooz led the rushing attack with 144 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Rylee Deinert gained 98 yards on the ground and 68 yards on two receptions, while Tre Jones rushed for two touchdowns and 57 yards and intercepted a pass on defense. Thomas Stange had two sacks and Cole Pranger led the Titans with seven tackles.

Wagner’s Jaden Peters threw for 192 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Nolan Dvorak caught six passes for 86 yards and Nolan Carda finished with 69 yards and two touchdowns on five catches. Bain Kuhlman had 10 tackles and Malcolm Janis chipped in eight tackles and a pick.

The Titans (1-1) play McCook Central/Montrose on Sept. 11 in Salem. The Red Raiders (1-2) travels to Winner on Sept. 11


BEE 21, Sioux Valley 12

VOLGA — In an early season battle between Big East Conference foes and Class 11B ranked squads, No. 2 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan bested No. 4 Sioux Valley.

The Seahawks led 14-12 at halftime before Jay Storm’s 34-yard touchdown catch from Kaden Klumb with less than 5 minutes left put the lead out of reach. Klumb and Storm also connected on an 8-yard scoring pass in the first quarter, and Klumb had a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for BEE. Koby Kayser had 95 yards rushing on 20 carries, and Bodie Burnham rushed for 57 yards for the Seahawks. Kaden Klumb had 76 yards passing, while Jay Storm had three catches for 76 yards. Brooks Jansen made 10 tackles for BEE, while Rylee Schultz had nine stops.

Sioux Valley was paced by Parker Puetz, who was 8 for 16 passing for 95 yards for the Cossacks. Jaxton Schiller had 53 yards rushing on 10 carries and made five catches for 46 yards. Schiller and Carson Christopherson each had nine tackles on defense.

BEE (3-0) hosts Redfield on Sept. 11 in Bridgewater. The Cossacks (2-1) travel to Flandreau on Sept. 11.

Avon 20, Scotland 18

SCOTLAND — Avon had a crucial two-point conversion stop with 3:39 left in the game, which proved to be the difference in a nine-man win over Scotland on Friday.

Brady Bierema’s 81-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter pushed the Pirates ahead for good. He gained 135 yards and two touchdowns on 28 attempts, while passing for 55 yards on 4-for-5 passing. Lincoln Thury racked up 16 tackles, including two for a loss. Clayton Collins had 10 tackles.

Scotland’s rushing duo of Turner Nicholson and Stephen Johnson both surpassed 100 yards on the ground. Nicholson rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns, while Johnson added 110 yards and a score. Kalen Maruska had 11 tackles and Nick Harrington finished with eight tackles. Jordan Gall recorded 11.5 tackles, a sack and forced fumble.

The Pirates (1-2) travel to Centerville on Sept. 11. The Highlanders (1-2) travel to Chester Area on Sept. 11.


Parkston 32, Kimball/White Lake 18

WHITE LAKE — Parkston rode an early lead to a victory over Kimball/White Lake in nine-man football action on Friday.

Cole Prunty rushed 20 times for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Sam Benson gained 106 yards and two scores, while Brayden Jervik also scored once. Defensively, Ethan Poore intercepted a pass and recorded 10 tackles. Max Scott led the Trojans with 11 tackles.

Jaxon Christensen finished with 10 tackles in the loss. Nolan Kirsch went 7-for-11 passing for 63 yards and added a team-high 103 rushing yards and three scores. Jayden Kahler also gained 73 yards on the ground. Brady Westendorf caught four passes for 45 yards.

Parkston (1-1) hosts Bon Homme on Sept. 11. The WiLdKats (0-3) play Platte-Geddes on Sept. 18 in Kimball.

Canistota/Freeman 40, ORR 6

FREEMAN — Tyce Ortman scored four total touchdowns to guide Class 9A No. 1 Canistota/Freeman to a win over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday.

Ortman went 5-for-10 for 93 yards and three passing touchdowns, while rushing for 17 yards and another score. He connected with Isiah Robertson, who had a team-high 43 receiving yards, Collin Helma and Logan Katzer for touchdowns. Robertson also scored on the ground. Blake Anderson led the Pride with 47 rushing yards. Defensively, Katzer notched a sack.

J.J. Agnew rushed for 17 yards and recorded eight tackles in the loss. Will Matson picked off a pass.

Canistota/Freeman (3-0) plays Howard on Sept. 11 in Canistota. The Raiders (2-1) plays Elkton-Lake Benton on Sept. 11 in Ramona.


Winner 38, WWSSC 6

WINNER — The Class 11B No. 1 Winner Warriors continued their undefeated start to their football season on the strength of 38 consecutive points to open the game in a victory over Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central on Friday.

The Warriors rushed for 292 of their 319 yards in the win. Sam Kruger paced the rushing attack with 85 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Riley Orel picked up 79 yards and two scores on six rushing attempts, while Brady Fritz and Evan Farner each rushed for a touchdown. Blake Volmer picked off two passes for the Warriors. Landon Thieman and Charlie Pravacek each had a sack, while Orel finished with eight tackles.

Tryce Slykhuis completed 9 of 13 passes for 113 yards and two interceptions, as he also gained 69 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Quinten Christensen caught four passes for 64 yards. Camden Jost recorded nine tackles.

Winner (3-0) hosts Wagner on Sept. 11. WWSSC (2-1) plays Stanley County on Sept. 11 in Forestburg.

Platte-Geddes 50, Colome 0

PLATTE — Class 9AA No. 4 Platte-Geddes held a 305-102 advantage in yards gained on Friday during a nine-man football win over Colome.

Kelby Vanderwerff and Caden Foxley connected for a 32-yard touchdown. Chase Varilek and Grayson Hanson both scored two rushing touchdowns, as Varilek led the team with 56 rushing yards. Myles Kott and Oakley Kott both scored on the ground, as well. Jackson Neuman intercepted a pass in the win.

Riley Shippy rushed 10 times for 49 yards and paced the defense with nine tackles for the Cowboys. Michael Supik gained 43 yards on nine carries.

The Black Panthers (2-0) play Gayville-Volin on Sept. 11 in Gayville. The Cowboys (1-1) host Burke on Sept. 18.


Hanson 44, Parker 0

ALEXANDRIA — Hanson’s 16-point first quarter sparked its 44-point win over Parker on Friday.

Gavin Doyle gained 36 yards on the ground for Hanson. Kade Waldera went 3-for-8 through the air for 43 yards. Doyle rushed for a touchdown and Waldera scored twice for the Beavers. Jacob Doyle and Waldera both intercepted a pass. Brock Tuttle finished with six tackles.

Lane Wieman had nine tackles in the loss for the Pheasants.

The Beavers (2-0) play Corsica-Stickney on Sept. 11. In Corsica. The Pheasants (1-2) host Menno/Marion on Sept. 11.

Other area games

Viborg-Hurley 52, Menno/Marion 0, in Marion: Class 9AA No. 1 Viborg-Hurley looked the part in a road win at Menno/Marion on Friday night. The Cougars gained a 32-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and then extended it to 46-0 by halftime. The Cougars (3-0) play Baltic on Sept. 11 in Viborg. The Razorbacks (0-3) travel to Parker on Sept. 11.

Chamberlain 18, MHH 8, in Miller: Chamberlain earned its first win of the season on Friday night, outlasting Miller/Highmore-Harrold on the road. No other information was reported regarding the game. The Cubs (1-2) host Bennett County on Sept. 11, while he Rustlers (0-3) play Stanley County on Sept. 18 in Fort Pierre.

Wolsey-Wessington at Bon Homme, ppd.: A meeting between two traditional nine-man football powers was postponed Friday due to concerns related to COVID-19 at Wolsey-Wessington. The game was slated to be played in Tyndall. No make-up date for the game has been announced.

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