FORESTBURG -- Jesse Hastings topped 200 yards on the ground, powering Class 11B No. 5 Mount Vernon/Plankinton to a 38-0 win over Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central on Friday.
Hastings racked up 246 yards and scored three times on 20 carries, while Hunter Pranger added 40 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas Baker led the Titans with eight tackles in their shutout effort. Pranger added seven tackles and Seth Bultsma had two tackles for loss. Bultsma, Brady Andersen and Tre Jones each had a sack.
The Blackhawks were led by Cayden Slykhuis completing 4 of 9 passes for 30 yards. Clay Olinger gained 27 yards on the ground, but WWSSC was held to 62 yards. He and Aiden Wormstadt each had six tackles. Quinten Christensen led the team with seven tackles.
The Titans (5-2) play Miller/Highmore-Harrold on Oct. 18 in Mount Vernon. The Blackhawks (3-5) travel to Aberdeen Roncalli on Oct. 18.
Scotland 32, Alcester-Hudson 18
SCOTLAND -- Scotland scored 16 points in each the first and fourth quarters to knock off Alcester-Hudson on Friday.
Mason Dennis accounted for two touchdowns and 101 total yards. Ty Mogck added two touchdowns, recording a team-high 53 rushing yards. Turner Nicholson also scored on the ground, while adding seven tackles. Jordan Gall had a team-high 14 tackles and Mogck finished with nine tackles and 3.5 sacks. Lucas Dennis intercepted a pass for the Highlanders.
For Alcester-Hudson, Logan Serck passed for 98 yards and two scores, with Alex Winquist catching both. Winquist also rushed for 45 yards and another touchdown. Defensively, Serck added 14 tackles, including two for a loss. Wyatt Boisvert had two picks.
The Highlanders (5-2) and Alcester-Hudson (4-3) will each play next on Oct. 18 but the teams’ conference championship week opponent has not yet been announced.
Kimball/White Lake 12, Burke 6
BURKE -- Burke recovered a fumble with 1:38 left in the game, but Kimball/White Lake’s defense stopped the Cougars on fourth-and-3 to preserve the win on Friday.
Caden Lenz and Rafe Kiehn both rushed for a touchdown in the win. Lenz rushed for a team-high 73 yards and added 76 more on 5-for-9 passing, helping the WiLdKats gain 211 yards as a team. Justin Becker caught three passes for 51 yards and added eight tackles. Levi Nightingale recorded a team-best 14 tackles, with Kiehn adding 10.
Ethan DeLong and Finn Hanson gained 65 and 62 rushing yards, respectively, for the Cougars. Defensively, Jaden Frank racked up 16 tackles and recovered the fourth-quarter fumble. Frank Even finished with seven tackles, including 1.5 for loss.
The WiLdKats (5-2) play Gregory on Oct. 18 in Kimball to close the regular season. The Cougars (5-2) next opponent on Oct. 18 is to be determined.
Corsica-Stickney 8, TDAACDC 6
CORSICA -- Jaylen Kemp’s one-yard touchdown run and Caden Van Drongelen’s two-point conversion run in the second quarter was just enough to push Corsica-Stickney past Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Friday.
Van Drongelen paced the Jaguars on the ground, rushing for a team-high 61 yards. He also led the team with eight tackles. Brendan Wentland caught two passes for 48 yards, as Corsica-Stickney picked up 216 yards. Adam Joachim picked up seven tackles, including 3.5 for a loss, and intercepted a pass.
For the Thunderhawks, Micah Lau rushed for a team-high 52 yards and scored a 60-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Logan VanPelt led the defense with 13 tackles, while Dylan VanderWerff added 10 tackles. Gabe Baas had three tackles for loss, including a sack.
The Jaguars (3-4) next opponent on Oct. 18 is to be determined. The Thunderhawks (2-5) next opponent on Oct. 18 is to be determined, as well.
Gregory 49, Platte-Geddes 8
GREGORY -- Powered by a strong rushing attack and stingy defense, Class 9A No. 5 Gregory built a 30-0 halftime lead and cruised to a nine-man football home victory Friday.
Gregory ran for 386 rushing yards on 34 carries, and four different Gorilla players had rushing scores. Jackson Eklund ran for 197 yards on 10 carries and had three touchdown runs — spanning 32, 40 and 60 yards. Coy Determan had six carries, 81 yards and a touchdown, and Zach Eklund had a 45-yard touchdown run, while Luke Murray also found the end zone on the ground. On defense, Jordan Vosika recovered a Black Panther fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, and Evan Juracek had nine tackles, including three sacks, while Murray had eight tackles and a fumble recovery.
Platte-Geddes picked up its only score on a 64-yard touchdown reception by Kade Boltjes from Dawson Hoffman. Grayson Hanson had nine carries for 26 yards on the ground, but the Black Panthers couldn’t muster much on the ground, running 36 times for 34 yards.
The Gorillas (6-1) play Kimball/White Lake on Oct. 18 in Kimball to close the regular season, while P-G (2-5) travels to Parkston on Oct. 18.
MCM 32, EPJ 28
ELK POINT -- McCook Central/Montrose used a 24-point first half to knock off Elk Point-Jefferson on Friday.
Jacobi Krouse picked up 161 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries for the Fighting Cougars. Raygen Randall completed 11 of 21 passes for 169 yards, while scoring three total touchdowns. Jake Cheeseman added 108 receiving yards and a score on seven receptions in the win. Blake Gessner recorded a team-high 12 tackles, while Joe Loudenburg intercepted two passes.
Ethan Hammitt rushed for a team-high 109 yards and a touchdown for the Huskies. Riley Schmitz added 106 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. He also had nine tackles and an interception on defense. Brody Weavill also picked off a pass.
The Fighting Cougars (6-1) travel to Redfield on Oct. 18. The Huskies (3-4) travel to Flandreau on Oct. 18.
Viborg-Hurley 38, Hanson 0
ALEXANDRIA -- Class 9AA No. 2 Viborg-Hurley scored 24 points in the opening quarter and cruised to a Cornbelt Conference nine-man football victory on Friday.
Chase Mason held the keys for the Cougars’ success. He was 10 for 12 passing for 169 yards and four touchdowns, along with a rushing touchdown for the Cougars. Shane Andersen caught a pair of those touchdown passes, including one from 47 yards out to open the scoring. Justin Harms and Angel Johnson each caught touchdown passes, as well. Ethan Engen had six tackles and a fumble recovery for V-H.
Gavin Doyle had eight tackles for the Beavers, while Jackson Jarding and Reggie Slaba each had seven stops. Hanson was held to minus-6 yards of total offense, which included 25 carries for minus-12 rushing yards.
The Cougars (7-0) and the Beavers (3-4) will each play Oct. 18 against a yet-to-be determined opponent.
Irene-Wakonda 50, Avon 0
AVON -- Irene-Wakonda picked up its third prep football win of the season on Friday, as it took down Avon via the 50-point mercy rule in the third quarter.
I-W’s Levi Larsen threw for 101 yards and two touchdowns, and ran five times for 59 yards and two scores. The Eagles — who had 324 yards of offense — also had a big game from Dashel Spurrell, who had 146 rushing yards on six carries and two touchdowns. Tate VanBeek and Dieken Bahm each caught touchdown passes, while Dawson Johnke had 10 tackles for the Eagles.
Lincoln Thury paced the Pirates’ defense, making eight tackles. Thury was also the team’s leading rusher with eight carries for 18 yards. Riley Rucktaeschel had 28 passing yards in the loss, in which Avon was held to 67 yards of total offense.
The Eagles (3-4) will play Oct. 18 against a to-be-determined opponent. Avon (0-7) will also host an unknown conference championship week opponent Oct. 18.
BEE 44, Garretson 0
BRIDGEWATER -- Jonah Hofer took back the game’s opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, setting the table for a big night, as his Class 11B No. 1 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan squad pitched a shutout Friday.
Hofer scored four times in the game, adding three rushing touchdowns of 2, 42, and 73 yards to his opening score on the kickoff. Grant Andrews had a seven-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and Chase Arend had a fourth-quarter touchdown run for the Seahawks to close the scoring. No other information was reported prior to press time.
Hofer finished with 170 rushing yards, while Andrews added 86 yards on 10 carries. Andrews and Rilyee Schultz each had 11 tackles to lead the Seahawks.
Dominic Abraham rushed for 31 yards on 12 carries. Garretson added 59 rushing yards and 33 yards passing.
The Seahawks (7-0) close the regular season at Beresford on Oct. 18. Garretson (3-4) plays Sioux Valley on Oct. 18 in Volga.
Howard 47, ORR 6
HOWARD -- Howard scored three first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back in a nine-man football win over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday.
Lane Miller gained 144 yards and scored three touchdowns on eight carries. Riley Genzlinger recorded 116 yards on 13 carries and Jaxon Kampshoff recorded nine tackles in the win.
For ORR, Will Matson passed for 100 yards, including five receptions for 41 yards to Isaac Trygstad. Isaac Hegdahl added 42 rushing yards.
The Tigers (6-1) next opponent on Oct. 18 is to be determined. The Raiders (4-3) next opponent on Oct. 18 is to be determined.
Other area games
Parkston 32, Menno/Marion 0 in Menno: Parkston took an 8-0 lead into halftime and then only saw it grow in the second half. The Trojans scored 16 points in the third and finished its second win of the season with an eight-point fourth quarter. The Trojans (2-5) host Platte-Geddes on Oct. 18. The Razorbacks (1-6) next opponent on Oct. 18 is to be determined.
Area games postponed
Three other area football games were postponed due to the snowy weather. The Wolsey-Wessington at Colome game has been moved to 3:30 p.m. today. Friday’s Winner and Miller/Highmore-Harrold game was postponed due to the weather, with the contest to be played at 3 p.m. on Monday in Miller. In nine-man action on Monday, Lyman takes on New Underwood at 5 p.m. in Presho.