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Platte-Geddes cruises to win over Colman-Egan

Black Panthers score 43 points in the first half to secure third of the season

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Platte-Geddes' Joey Foxley stiff arms Colman-Egen's Brayden Wiese on a two-point conversation during a football game on Sept. 17, 2021 at Platte. (Branden Hull / Republic)

PLATTE -- Platte-Geddes racked up 244 yards, 15 first downs and 43 points in the first half on its way to a 52-0 win over Colman-Egan on Friday night.

The Black Panthers scored on every first-half possession, tallying six touchdowns by six separate players.

The rout started with a 12-play opening drive that resulted in Grayson Hanson scoring a 4-yard rushing touchdown, followed by a two-point conversion rush by Joey Foxley. On their next drive, it took just one play for quarterback Dawson Hoffman to find tight end Trevor Rolland for a 63-yard touchdown, as Platte-Geddes was up 15-0 after the first quarter.

The Black Panthers proceeded to score 28 points in the second quarter and nine in the second half as Jackson Olson ended the game by the 50-point rule early in the fourth quarter with a 46-yard field goal, which broke the previous school record of 43 yards.

"We set it up at the end," Platte-Geddes head coach Bruce Hanson said. "We wanted Jackson to get the school record [for longest field goal], which we thought he had last year."

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Olson was also 5-for-5 on extra points. Platte-Geddes finished with 299 yards and 19 first downs.

Hoffman went 3-of-4 for 99 yards and one touchdown through the air, taking the ball into the end zone for a 3-yard score on his only rushing attempt. Running back Jackson Neuman had eight carries for 30 yards and a touchdown, backup quarterback Parker Bailey had three carries for 12 yards and a touchdown, and Joey Foxley had one carry for a touchdown as well.

The defense forced Colman-Egan into one interception and three fumbles, all recovered by the Black Panthers. Platte-Geddes' defense also held the Hawks to 50 yards rushing, two yards passing and three first downs. Colman-Egan’s Dawson Tolley averaged six yards a carry on 10 attempts. Ben Zwart had nine tackles for the Hawks defense.

The Black Panthers last two wins have been by 50 points or more. Platte-Geddes travels to Wolsey-Wessington on Sept. 24.

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Dierks covers prep and collegiate athletics across the Mitchell Republic's coverage region area, focusing on Mitchell High School football and boys basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Gridiron Spotlight, producing video and providing live play-by-play for the traveling weekly prep football broadcast during its first season in the fall of 2021. Dierks is a Mitchell native who graduated from South Dakota State University with his bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2020. He joined the Mitchell Republic sports staff in August 2021. He can be reached at ldierks@mitchellrepublic.com and found on Twitter at @LDierksy.
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