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Area high school football roundup for Sept. 16: Bon Homme flies past Buffaloes

BEE, Gregory, Hitchcock-Tulare all remain undefeated after Friday night's football action

Bon Homme's Riley Rothschadl carries the football during a high school football game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 in Tyndall.
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TYNDALL — Riley Rothschadl had a hand in five touchdowns Friday afternoon as Bon Homme took down Stanley County 43-7 in a nine-man football game.

Rothschadl had a pair of return touchdowns — an 82-yard kickoff return and a 74-yard punt return — plus touchdown runs from 1 and 39 yards out and a 63-yard touchdown pass to Logan Winckler, as well. The Cavaliers had a 43-0 halftime lead.

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The Bon Homme Cavaliers defeat the Stanley County Buffaloes 43-7.

Winckler had 86 yards on three catches and Chapin Cooper scored on a blocked punt as well for Bon Homme. Jackson Caba had nine tackles and a sack in the win.

Bon Homme (3-1) plays at Platte-Geddes on Sept. 23 in Platte. Stanley County (1-3) hosts White River on Sept. 23 in Fort Pierre.

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Canistota's Levi Schroeder, right, carries the ball after making a reception, while Elkton-Lake Benton's Quinten Poindexter attempts to make a tackle in a nine-man football game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 in Canistota.
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Elkton-Lake Benton 38, Canistota 30

CANISTOTA — Ryan Krog hit Riddick Westley for a 55-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead Elkton-Lake Benton past Canistota 38-30.

The TD with 10:49 to go was the deciding factor in the game that kept Elkton-Lake Benton unbeaten on the season. Canistota’s Noah Kleinsasser had a 20-yard touchdown earlier in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 30.

Kleinsasser also had a touchdown in the second quarter. He finished with 25 rushes for 190 yards on the ground. Canistota’s Tage Ortman had 14 carries for 61 yards and two scores.

Elkton-Lake Benton’s Tanner Stein had a game-high six catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns and Krog had nine carries for 45 yards on the ground. Through the air, Krog was 9-of-12 passing for 318 yards and four touchdowns.

ELB (5-0) hosts Iroquois/Lake Preston on Sept. 23. Canistota (2-3) travels for a matchup with Hanson on Sept. 23 in Alexandria.

Hitchcock-Tulare 52, Avon 0

TULARE — Hitchcock-Tulare stayed undefeated in a Friday afternoon shutout, with the No. 2 Patriots topping fourth-ranked Avon in a battle between Class 9B foes.

Erik Salmen rushed for 137 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns for the Patriots and hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Carter Binger. Landon Puffer had three touchdowns — a 70-yard punt return touchdown, a 29-yard touchdown pass and a 24-yard touchdown run — finishing with 117 yards of offense, including four catches for 84 yards. Binger had 149 passing yards on 9-for-16 passing and two touchdowns. 

Avon was held to two first downs and 63 yards of total offense, while allowing 331 yards to H-T’s offense. Terran Talsma had six tackles for Avon in the loss.


Hitchcock Tulare (5-0) hosts Sunshine Bible Academy on Sept. 23, while Avon (3-2) on the road at Corsica-Stickney on Sept. 23.


WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central allowed only 42 yards of offense for Miller/Highmore-Harrold on Friday night and blanked the Rustlers for a home victory between Class 11B foes.

Balance carried the day for the Blackhawks on offense, with 191 rushing yards and 161 through the air. Brady Larson, Camden Jost and Holden Havlik all rushed for touchdowns, while Havlik threw for two more in the passing game. Larson had 85 yards rushing on 12 carries and a touchdown, plus two catches for 56 yards and a score. Blake Larson had 55 yards receiving and hauled in a 26-yard touchdown pass, plus an interception on defense. Jost finished with 79 yards on 14 carries and Havlik threw for 161 yards in the win.

WWSSC (3-2) visits Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Sept. 23, in Armour. MHH (1-4) hosts Hill City on Sept. 23

Gregory 46, Irene-Wakonda 11

GREGORY — The No. 1 team in Class 9A, Gregory earned a victory over Irene-Wakonda despite weather issues preventing the game from being fully completed. The contest was suspended in the third quarter due to lightning and Gregory was declared the winner after the two teams were unable to agree on a time to finish the game in Gregory at a later date.

Gregory rushed for 271 yards on 17 carries in the win and finished with 355 yards, while holding I-W to 178 yards for the game. Rylan Peck had 138 yards on eight carries and three touchdowns, and threw for two more in the game, hitting Trey Murray for both scores. Gannon Thomas added a rushing touchdown and an interception on defense, as well.

For Irene-Wakonda, Chase Dahlerup had 185 yards passing and a touchdown pass, while Miles Pollman had 115 yards on four catches for the Eagles.

Gregory (4-0) goes on the road to play Kimball/White Lake on Sept. 23, while Irene-Wakonda (1-3) travels to take on Howard on Sept. 23.


Wagner 14, Sisseton 0

WAGNER — A strong defensive effort for Wagner helped the Red Raiders to their second win of the season in a meeting with Sisseton on Friday night.

Bain Kuhlman had a touchdown catch from Chris Nelson in the first half and Jhett Breen had a two-yard touchdown run for the Red Raiders to account for the touchdowns, while the Wagner defense added a safety in the second half.

Wagner (2-3) hosts Jim River on Sept. 23, while Sisseton (1-4) is away from home again at Groton Area on Sept. 23.

Jim River 31, Baltic 6

BALTIC — Ajay Herrboldt had 22 carries for 164 yards and three touchdowns and Logan Sayler had 27 carries for 115 yards to lead Jim River past Baltic.

Jim River, which compiled 307 team rushing yards, scored one touchdown in each of the first three quarters and tacked on two touchdowns in the fourth to pick up its second win of the year.

Baltic’s Isaac Weeman had a team-high 10 carries for 20 yards and scored his team’s lone touchdown in the second quarter.

Jim River (2-3) is at Wagner on Sept. 23 and Baltic (0-5) visits Parker on Sept. 23.

BEE 36, Sioux Valley 32

VOLGA — In a meeting between Class 11B rivals, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan bested Sioux Valley in a road contest on Friday night, as the No. 2-ranked Seahawks remained undefeated.

Macklen Weber had three touchdown runs for BEE, the last of which coming from 36 yards out to put BEE up 10 points with 5 minutes remaining. Sutton Arend added a third-quarter touchdown run and Riley Endres had a 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Seahawks, who led 22-14 after one quarter and trailed 26-22 at halftime.

Weber finished with 114 yards on 12 carries. Drake Gustafson had 14 tackles and Kean Stevenson had 10 tackles for BEE.

Sioux Valley's Donovan Rose had 152 yards on seven carries and three touchdowns, with one coming on an 89-yard kickoff return.

BEE (5-0) hosts Winner on Sept. 30 after an off week, while Sioux Valley (3-2) hosts McCook Central/Montrose on Sept. 23.

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