Area high school football roundup for Sept. 17: MVP trounces Rapid City Christian in road victory

Mount Vernon/Plankinton and Winner remained unbeaten in Saturday action.

Mount Vernon/Plankinton running back Drew Gerlach (22) breaks into the open field between Tripp-Delmont/Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian's Jeff Schnabel (28) and Carlin Hopkins (25) on his way to a 59-yard touchdown run during a Class 11B football game on Friday, September 2, 2022, at Heroes Field, in Mount Vernon.
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RAPID CITY — Mount Vernon/Plankinton jumped out to an early lead and didn’t let off the gas against Rapid City Christian on Saturday.

The Titans went into half up 22-0 and stretched that into a 52-21 road win. Christopher Mayer rushed the ball nine times for MVP, finding the endzone twice and recording 144 yards. Reed Rus was right behind him, with 134 rushing yards on 14 attempts as well as a pair of scores.

Elijah Hoyt was the leader of RCC’s offense, catching nine six passes for 119 yards and a score — the touchdown came on an 80-yard halfback pass from Sam Fischer. Fischer also ran for a touchdown on his 11 carries for 28 yards in the loss.

MVP (5-0) is back on the road against Tri-Valley at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, while RCC (2-2) stays home to host Lakota Tech at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23.

Winner 44, Lead-Deadwood 0

WINNER — Winner dominated the rushing game against Lead-Deadwood, running for 323 yards en route to a convincing win Saturday.


It was an all-around effort on the ground for the Warriors, but Jack Peters led the way, toting the ball five times for 89 yards and a score. Aiden Barfuss added two rushing touchdowns, and Blake Volmer only had one rush, but he took it 80 yards for the score. Volmer also connected on both of his passing attempts for 55 yards and a touchdown.

For the Golddiggers, Sam Kooima threw for 38 yards and was also the leading rusher, tacking on 80 yards with his legs on 16 carries.

Winner (5-0) has a bye next week before an away contest against Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. Lead-Deadwood (2-3) returns home to host Hot Springs at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23.

Other Friday results

Corsica-Stickney 50, Burke 26

BURKE — After a long weather delay in the third quarter, both offenses came to life in Burke.

Corsica-Stickney up 20-7 in the third quarter before the delay, before erupting for 30 second-half points. Waylon Bolle was the leading rusher, running for 167 yards and three touchdowns, while Carter Wright added 137 yards on the ground and two scores. Bolle also caught both of Shad Bosma’s touchdown passes for the Jaguars.

For Burke, Gentry Bartling ran for three touchdowns, and Reed Benter ran for another.

Corsica-Stickney (4-1) hosts Avon on Sept. 23, while Burke (0-5) is on the road at Irene-Wakonda on Sept. 30.

Sully Buttes 24, Colome 6

COLOME — Sully Buttes, the No. 5 team in Class 9B, pulled away in the third quarter, scoring 16 points to put the game out of reach and secure the win on Friday.


Eli Vobr passed for 111 yards and a touchdown in the loss for Colome. Vobr was also the leading rusher, racking up 44 yards on his 15 tries.

Sully Buttes (5-0) hosts Herreid/Selby Area at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23. Colome (2-2) travels to face Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 23.

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