The plain and smallish green wooden bleachers caught my eye.
As I looked around, I spotted the crow's nest (press box) and the baseball diamond hidden beyond the visitor sideline where an old friend Adolph Shepardson led his undefeated 9AA #3 Deubrook Area squad against Russ Flemmer's St. Mary team. A rope served as a makeshift barrier from fans and the teams and coaches. Around the outside of the field sat dozens of cars, some filled with onlookers. Nearly everything at Rickeman Field reminded me of the Gettysburg Park, which decades ago served as the home field for the Battlers.
The Battlers moved from the park in 1979 (I believe) and now have an attractive track and field/football facility south of the school. It has been the home to many winning teams and scores of outstanding players and performances.
As I walked around Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids - home of the St. Mary Cardinals team - I couldn't help but recall those days of long ago. Memories of past Battlers' games flashed as I watched the Dolphins battle the Cardinals. The score didn't matter, only that football was being played in football-crazed Dell Rapids. On the other side of town, the #2 Quarriers were in a battle with #3 Tea Area as the orange and black dominated that environment. It is a bit interesting at least that Dell Rapids has both a competitive 9B team that has experienced success and a two-time defending 11A champion, which has won 27-of-29 games.
I was a bit charmed by the St. Mary's field, old as it was, beautiful in a lot of respects. I noticed the red and white clad St. Mary fans, who reminded me of my hometown Battlers supporters.
If memory serves me right, the Gettysburg Park was surrounded by cars, placed there days in advance of the Friday night game to ensure fans of a good seat. People would park their vehicle in a prime location and then walk home. Sound small town for you?
I didn't notice it in Dell Rapids, but in Gettysburg, I recall horns honking at big plays and a social environment that played out among friends and neighbors, all sharing food and beverage in a tailgating exercise as they rooted on the Battlers. Behind the bleachers, young boys played football games at halftime, sometimes extending in the second half.
At Rickeman Field the short green bleachers on the home side was the connection to the Gettysburg Park for me. While the green bleachers at the Gettysburg Park were a few rows higher and a bit wider, nonethless, I felt a tug of nostalgia. I remember in Gettysburg that is where our team photo was shot.
All in all, the football experience at Rickeman Field, as well as the many other fields and towns I have visited this fall, offer a unique charm. The size of the field and cheering section doesn't matter. Each has their own defining characteristics. All of them loved by their patrons and teams.
As I stood with Craig Hansen and discussed small town football, I didn't want to leave. Yet, as I watched the final play go down, I reflected on the pride that defines these football programs, realizing just how much passion communities have for their local football teams.
And yes, as I left, I couldn't help but recall that last play at Gettysburg. Nothing big happened, just a rush into the line and the whistle signifying the end of the game. Like St. Mary, we lost in Battler land. which meant with our heads bowed and helmet in hand, a slow walk off the field and across the small bridge to the Gettysburg High School Gym to mope a little and shower before a trip to Gorden's for a pop and a little unwinding. There was finality for me then, but not for these fans (or me) now. They will keep coming back for more.
I have forgiven Mobridge for making me sad that last night of my playing career. But, decades of football experiences helps me value what is here every week in the fall. With leaves falling and a brisk air replacing the summer heat, I rejoice in football Friday, a ritual of sport that has me hooked.
Canistota Goes for #30
With a 64-30 win over 9B #1 Viborg-Hurley, 9A Canistota extended its winning streak to 29 games, which ranks fourth all-time. Canistota will try and extend the streak to 30 games and tie Arlington (2004-06) for third all-time when they face Chester Area on Friday.
Rozeboom Tries for 200th Win
Brad Benson of Chester Area (3-2) needs one wins to get to 50 for his career. He has a 49-33 (.594) mark as his team hosts 9A #1 Canistota on Friday. Across the border, West Lyon head coach Jay Rozeboom is just one wins from 200. He has a career mark of 199-37 (.844).
Pearson Leads Elkton-Lake Benton to Win with 5.5 Sacks
Ethan Pearson of Elkton-Lake Benton had an exceptional performance last Friday and one worthy of recognition. Along with 10 tackles, he recorded an incredible 5.5 sacks in a 21-20 win over 9B #3 Castlewood on Friday. He played a big part in an Elks win, as the team's stout defense forced four turnovers and made a big stop of a two-point conversion to deny the Warriors a chance to pick up the win.
Iowa Teams Continue to Win
Josh Hunt had 32 carries for 269 yards and four TDs to lead the Central Lyon/George-Little Rock squad to a 42-23 win over Estherville Lincoln Central. Hunt had scoring runs of six, 54, 15 and 20 yards for the Lions, which improved to 4-2 on the season. Top-ranked Boyden Hull-Rock Valley defeated Sheldon, 49-0, as Brant Van Roekel continued to shine. He had two TD rushing and 94 yards. Miquel Alvarado added three rushing TDs and 56 yards. West Lyon (5-1) continued to win as Brandon Snyder had three TDs and 122 yards on the ground plus 92 yards passing and a TD in a 42-7 win over Alta. Kaleb Heyer added 126 yards rushing for West Lyon.
Scoring On the Upswing
Five weeks into the season, 196 South Dakota prep teams have scored at least 40 points in a game while 104 others have been shut out. In addition, 64 teams have recorded 50-59 points with 22 scoring between 60-69 and eight teams breaking the 70-point mark. The teams scoring 70 or more include Herreid Selby (76) in week two; Wilmot (70) and Stanley County (76) in week three, Brandon Valley (71), Washington (73), Leola/Frederick (74) and Wolsey-Wessington (74) in week four and Rapid City Central (76) in week five. Three other teams, Cheyenne Eagle Butte (week 2) Deubrook Area, and Faith (week 3) all have scored 68 in a game. Here is a week-by-week points breakdown -
Week 1 - 40-49, 9; 50-59, 5; 60-69, 3; 70, 0
Week 2 - 40-49, 15; 50-59, 11; 60-69, 2; 70, 1
Week 3 - 40-49, 18; 50-59, 9; 60-69, 6; 70-79, 2
Week 4 - 40-49, 19; 50-59, 14; 60-69, 3; 70-79, 4
Week 5 - 40-49, 20; 50-59, 12; 60-69, 4; 70-79, 1
Week 6 - 40-49, 21; 50-59, 13; 60-69, 4; 70-79, 0
KSFY-KWSN Rankings: 1. SF Washington 2. Brandon Valley 3. SF Roosevelt 4. SF Lincoln 5. Yankton 5. SF O'Gorman
#1 Sioux Falls Washington (6-0)
Washington remained at the top of the AA rankings with a sixth straight win. They rallied to defeat Pierre, 27-20, as Nate Gerry had three carries for 77 yards and a TD as well as four catches for 166 yards and three TDs. The Warriors, which had trouble hanging onto the football with six turnovers, rallied from a 13-0 deficit. The Warriors have allowed five TDs in six games, but gave up 20 against Pierre. Washington was led by Nate Gerry, who scored on four TDs of 49 yards or longer. He had TD receptions of 49, 58 and 56 yards and his 67-yard TD run in the fourth quarter gave the Warriors a 27-13 lead. All four WHS scoring drives went over 48 yards but took four plays or less. Senior quarterback Jon Hander was 8-of-16 for 227 yards and three TDs. Sam Cooke had 17 carries for 59 yards while Dan Marlette had 51 yards rushing and 14 tackles on defense. Against Pierre, Hander went over 1K passing for the season. He is 55-of-95 for 1,008 yards and 13 TDs with just two interceptions. In his career, Hander is 168-of-283 for 2,679 yards and 27 TDs. Nate Gerry, who has 16 receptions for 426 yards and a combined 12 TDs (eight receiving, one by rush, two on defensive TD returns and a 90-yard kickoff return), has accumulated 1,309 receiving yards in his career on 66 receptions. He has 458 rushing yards and 27 total TDs. As for the 2012 Warriors, they are averaging 43.8 points per game and allowing just 6.8 per game. They have 2,345 yards in total offense on 357 plays.
#2 Brandon Valley (6-0)
Led by Chase Marso, Brandon Valley defeated Huron, 31-7, and have won every game by double digits, except for the season-opening, 18-15 win over O'Gorman. The Lynx own a 244-to-58 scoring edge over its six opponents. This is a squad that makes things happen in the opening half, owning a 157-to-31 advantage in the first two quarters. They also have a 40-0 points edge in the fourth quarter. BV is averaging 244.3 passing yards and 86.5 rushing yards per game, totals which have resulted in a 40.7 points per game average. They will go over 2,000 yards in total offense in week seven (305-1,985). In the win over Huron, Marso was 22-of-26 for 280 yards a TD. Matthew Vandeberg had six catches for 75 yards and a TD as well as a scoring run. A.J. Garrow had 11 catches for 148 yards. Tony Tripp added 10 carries for 52 yards and TD runs of 25 and seven yards. Marso is now 103-of-161 for 1,337 yards and 12 TDs on the season, which improves his all-time numbers to 293-of-554 for 3,915 yards and 43 TDs. Matthew VandeBerg has 34 receptions for 459 yards and eight receiving TDs on the season (12 overall). His career total include 105 catches (top-10 all-time) for 1,540 yards (top 15 all-time) and 25 career TDs (top-five all-time).
#3 Sioux Falls Roosevelt (5-1)
Sparked by sophomore quarterback Taryn Christion, SF Roosevelt recorded a 35-21 win over #5 Yankton at Howard Wood Field last Friday. In the win, Christion had 19 carries for 97 yards and two TDs while completing 5-of-16 passes for 132 yards. Roosevelt, which had 44 carries for 290 yards, was led by Mikal Smith with 18 carries for 132 yards and a pair of TDs. Seth Bjordal had five carries for 47 yards while Jeremiah Clark had three receptions for 65 yards. In 2012, Roosevelt, which owns a 217-to-86 points advantage over opponents, has been solid on defense allowing just 152.80 yards per game, including 102.4 on the ground and 50.4 through the air. On the flip side, the Riders' offense is averaging 367.83 yards in total offense (188.5 rushing and 179.33 passing). The Rough Riders only loss was a 36-35 loss to Sioux Falls Lincoln on a missed extra point in overtime. Christion has had a solid season with 53 completions on 77 attempts for 925 yards and six TDs. He has 75 carries for 277 yards and seven TDs. Bjordal has 78 carries for 419 yards and three TDs. The return of Mikal Smith, who was buggered with injuries earlier, has sparked the offense. He has 25 carries for 236 yards and a TD. At wide out, Tanner Henning as 19 catches for 329 yards and four TDs while Jeremiah Clark has 14 receptions for 278 yards and a TD.
#4 Sioux Falls Lincoln (4-2)
The Patriots rolled to a 55-0 win over Sturgis. Lincoln owns a 196-to-111 scoring differential. It was the second game with 50 points or more this season. In wins they are averaging 35 points or more and in two losses a combined 10 points per game. On the season, the Patriots are averaging 151.5 passing yards and 181.3 rushing yards per game. Junior quarterback Connor Burchill has completed 58-of-122 passes for 839 yards and nine TDs. Caden Quintanillia is lead Lincoln's rushing game with 99 carries for 625 yards and 11 total TDs (10 TDs). Dylan Bartow has 19 receptions for 242 yards and three TDs. The Patriots' defense has been disruptive with 17 sacks, including five by Zach Long and three by Reid West.
#5 Yankton (5-1)
The Bucks dropped a 35-21 decision to #3 Roosevelt, despite 13 carries for 98 yards and a 41-yard TD run by Levi Davis. The Rough Riders jumped to a 14-0 lead before Yankton's Kolby LaCroix had a 48-yard kickoff return of a botched kickoff (looked like an onside kick but wasn't). After Roosevelt extended the lead to 21-7, Davis had his scoring run. Then the Rough Riders built the lead to 35-14 before the Bucks scored on an eight-yard TD pass from Michael Rucker (6-11-57 yards) to Jordan Lightner, who finished with 46 yards rushing and 18 yards receiving. While the loss was tough to take, Yankton has opened strong in 2012 with a 183-to-77 scoring margin against opponents. Yankton has allowed just 12.8 points per game and scored 30.5. They have 2,307 yards in total offense on 333 plays. The Bucks averaged 276 rushing yards and 108 passing yards per outing. In terms of the rush game, they have 252 carries for 1,656 yards. Davis leads the way with 71 carries for 530 yards and four TDs. Rucker has completed 44-of-73 passes for 629 yards and four TDs in a standout senior campaign. JJ Hejna is the leader of the receiving corps with 11 catches for 186 yards.
#5 O'Gorman (3-3)
The Knights won its third straight game with a 35-19 win over Brookings. Nic Steffl had 27 carries for 133 yards and Eion Donelan had 19 carries for 111 yards and two TDs as the Knights evened their record at 3-3. The Knights jumped to a 21-7 lead on two TD runs by Donelan of six and 11 yards plus a 42-yard TD strike from Blake Hilmoe (2-3-80 yards) to Tyler Pals. After a 16-yard Mikey Daniel (9-66) TD run, Hilmoe scored on a four-yard run and then his on his second TD throw - 20 yards to Pals. The Knights had 288 yards rushing and controlled the clock 31:03 to 16:57.
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Pierre (4-2) dropped a 27-20 decision to top-ranked Washington. Pierre, which has been one of the real surprise stories of the season, gave the top-ranked Warriors all they wanted last Friday. After a scoreless first quarter, Pierre received a 23-yard field goal from Garrett Pochop to get on the board. Then, quarterback Alex Gray (9-26-123 yards) hit his first of two TD passes on the day. When he connected with Lane Severyn on a 30-yard pitch-and-catch, the Capitol City erupted as their Governors built a 10-0 lead. Pochop added a 36-yard field goal for a 13-0 lead. Just before halftime, Nate Gerry hauled in a 56-yard TD strike from Washington's Jon Hander. Gerry hurt the Governors all night as his 58-yard TD reception in the third quarter tied the game at 13-13. In the fourth quarter, he had a 49-yard TD reception and a 67-yard run to help Washington build a 27-13 lead. Pierre added a 11-yard TD pass to Austin Christopherson late in the game to cut the margin to 27-20. Pierre, which lost earlier 27-21, forced Washington into six turnovers. Pierre has been led by Gray, who has completed 33-of-86 passes for 790 yards and 13 TDs. The Govs primary back has been the electric Austin Wagner, who has 93 carries for 592 yards and five TDs. Austin Christopherson has been the primary receiver threat for Pierre with catches for 426 yards and seven TDs. However, Sevryn has had two big weeks for Pierre, clearly a team to watch as the season winds toward the playoffs.
KSFY-KWSN Rankings: 1. Dakota Valley 2. Dell Rapids 3. Tea Area 4. Harrisburg 5. West Central
#1 Dakota Valley (5-0)
The Panthers, which has the highest power points total in 11A (55.800) rolled to a 45-6 win over Vermillion as they stayed unbeaten. They own a 188-to-43 advantage over opponents. DV hosts Dell Rapids next weekend in what will be a #1 vs. #2 match up. One of the key players for the top-ranked Panthers has Tanner Lambert, who rushed 14 times for 243 yards and four TDs of three, 60, 44 and 65 yards against the Tanagers. For the second time this season, he cracked 200 yards rushing in a game which moves his total yardage to 104 carries for 906 yards and 12 TDs. He also hit a milestone against the Tanagers, going over 2,000 yards for his career. He has 250 carries for 2,007 yards and 23TDs. Not bad for a former linemen, don't you think fell "big uglies?"
#2 Dell Rapids (4-1)
The Quarriers handled #3 Tea Area, 49-34, on homecoming Friday in Dell Rapids as Cole Langer had 22 carries for 176 yards and TDs of 40 and 25 yards. Matt Kolbeck completed 4-of-6 passes for 95 yards and two TDs, both to Bryce Koch as the Quarriers broke from a 21-21 tie at halftime to win this battle. Dell Rapids, which has outscored opponents, 95-to-41 in the second and third quarters, have an overall margin of 170-to-96. Langer has been a "beast" this season, rolling up 78 carries for 585 yards and 10 TDs. It has often taken four or five guys to haul down the SDSU signee Langer, whose grandfather was Miami Dolphins great Jim Langer, after he gets going. A second standout in the backfield include Lane LeBrun, who had 106 yards and a TD against Tea Area and has 55 carries for 350 yards and three TDs on the season. Kolbeck (19-40-411-5 TDs) has directed the offense, often finding end Bryce Koch for big plays down the field. Koch has 10 catches for 240 yards (24.0 yard average) and five TDs.
#3 Tea Area (4-1)
Tea Area dropped a 49-40 decision to #2 Dell Rapids in a road loss last week. Taylor Roeman completed 10-of-17 passes for 181 yards and a TD. He also had seven carries for 135 yards and a TD. Riley Knutson had 10 carries for 78 yards and two TDs as well as three catches for 87 yards and a TD. The Titans own a 199-to-55 scoring advantage but had a 13 quarter shutout string end (three straight shutouts coming into the game).
#4 Harrisburg (5-1)
A year ago, Harrisburg's promising start to the season was halted by a number of injuries to keep personnel. While Coach Brandon White's team lost some standouts from that team, they have opened some eyes this season. The Tigers, which own a 174-to-118 scoring margin, have owned the fourth quarter this season, rolling up a 62-to-35 advantage against opponents. They have two wins this season (Huron, 28-27; West Central, 26-20) when they made a play late to record a victory. Last Friday, Harrisburg had another impressive win with a 31-7 decision for then 11A #4 Spearfish at home. While the contributions have been all over the roster, this team is unquestionably led by senior quarterback Andrew McCuen. On Friday, he accounted for all 17 first-half points as Harrisburg took a big lead early against the Spartans. McCuen had TD runs of 30 and nine yards and also kicked a 32-yard field goal. In the opening half, Harrisburg had a 197-to-67 advantage, and continued to build the lead in the second half, as McCuen again scored a TD. Late in the game, McCuen connected with his favorite receiver, Trevor Deschepper on a 95-yard TD pass with under four minutes to play. McCuen's numbers reflect his status as one of the best in 11A. He has rushed 79 times for 562 yards with seven TDs while completing 50-of-107 passes for 851 yards and eight TDs. Kyle Ackerman (62-290-5 TDs) and Devyn Schriever (42-221-4 TDs) have also played starring roles in the backfield. Wide receiver Trevor DeSchepper, who has receptions of 60 and 95 yards for TDs, is another electric performer for Harrisburg. He has caught 21 passes for 431 yards and five TDs.
#5 West Central (4-2)
The Trojans rolled to a 51-14 win over Lennox with a season-high 520 yards in total offense, including 48 carries for 395 yards rushing. Anthony Lueth led the way with 11 carries for 160 yards and two TDs. Eric Krizan had seven carries for 53 yards and two TDs while Cody Bussell had eight carries for 69 yards and Cole Tirrell had three for 43 yards. Dylan Hagerty had four catches for 57 yards and a pair of TD from quarterback Noah Matson, who was 10-of-13 for 125 yards and the two scores.
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Hot Springs (4-2) rolled to a 49-0 win over Lead-Deadwood as they recorded six interceptions, taking three back for TDs. Shane Hansen had three interceptions, including two for scores. Spearfish (4-2) fell to #4 Harrisburg, 31-7, on the road. Nate Rotert led the Spartans with 10 carries for 95 yards and a 66-yard TD run.
KSFY-KWSN Rankings: 1. Flandreau 2. Tri-Valley 3. Winner 4. Aberdeen Roncalli 5. Deuel
#1 Flandreau (5-0)
The Fliers, which own a 169-to-50 scoring differential, defeated Garretson (2-3), 21-6 as Jacob Patterson had 18 carries for 131 yards and a 16-yard TD run. David Parsley also had a TD and quarterback Jace Christiansen threw a 84-yard TD pass to Geno Taylor-Bursheim, who also had his third pick of the season. Flandreau averages 338.6 yards rushing per game and 33.8 points per game. On the season, Patterson has 89 carries for 682 yards and seven TDs.
#2 Tri-Valley (4-1)
Tri-Valley had an open week after a 28-21 win over Class A #2 Dell Rapids. The Mustangs, which own a 159-to-90 scoring advantage against opponents, travel to 11A #3 Tea Area.
#3 Winner (6-0)
The Warriors rolled to a 51-0 win over Mobridge-Pollock, for their second straight shutout and third of the season. Winner has a 252-to-52 overall scoring differential against opponents. The Warriors rolled up 383 yards rushing on 47 carries and six TDs. Winner has rushed for 297 yards or better in all six wins with a high of 409. Against Mobridge-Pollock, the Tigers had six players with 37 yards or more rushing. Ben Connot (66-599-8 TDs) led the way with seven carries for 90 yards and TD runs of one and 47 yards. Trace Meyer (55-333-4 TDs) had five carries for 44 yards and TDs of 11 and 32 yards. Kyle Bertram (63-535-9 total TDs, 7 by rush) had six carries for 65 yards and a 37-yard TD reception. Isaiah Old Lodge also scored on a 30-yard interception return for a TD.
#4 Aberdeen Roncalli (6-0)
Aberdeen Roncalli defeated Redfield/Doland, 47-0 behind the play of Zach Lundquist. They own a 196-to-26 scoring advantage and face Sisseton on Oct. 5. Roncalli has recorded three shutouts while allowing two other teams to no more than seven points. In the win over Redfield-Doland, Aberdeen Roncalli was dominate with 396 yards in total offense, including 247 on the ground. Zach Lindquist was 9-of-17 for 149 yards and four TDs (9, 13, 24, 13). He now has completed 61-of-112 passes for 749 yards and 18 TDs. Matt Swallow, who has 43 carries for 548 yards and three TDs, had seven carries for 66 yards and a 13-yard TD reception. Lucas Lorenz had two TDs and now has 67 carries for 399 yards and two TDs on the season.
#5 Deuel (4-2)
Head Coach Matt Rosdahl's Deuel team rebounded from a loss to #4 Aberdeen Roncalli a week ago to defeat previously #5 Webster Area (4-1), 26-13, as Lincoln Swenson had four total TDs. The win catapulted Deuel back into the top-five in the KSFY-KWSN rankings. Swenson, who had a 25-yard interception return for a TD, scored on a three-yard run, 18-yard run and tossed a 12-yard TD pass to Trevor Cassels (3-57). Swenson finished with 25 carries for 156 yards and two TDs while completing 7-of-14 passes for 101 yards and the TD. Deuel, which has a 162-to-105 point differential over opponents, has been led by the dual threat Swenson, has 100 carries for 609 yards and five TDs and has completed 35-of-91 passes for 651 yards and 10 TDs. He has 16 total TDs. Cassels now has 17 receptions for 443 yards and 10 TDs. The defense is led by Bill Greber with 43 tackles, eight TFLs and a sack. Ryan Damm has had 38 stops with 6 TFLs and four sacks and Curt Boeke has 43 tackles, seven TFLs and a sack
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Webster Area (4-1), which owns a 137-to-48 scoring advantage over five opponents, dropped a 26-13 decision to Deuel (4-2) as they lost for the first time this season. Against Deuel, Webster Area quarterback Reid Valsvig (35-79-581-7 TDs) had a tough day with five interceptions. He was 7-of-18 for 136 yards and two TDs (13, 76). The dynamic backfield combo of Andy Rithmiller (83-540-5 TDs on the season) and Jared McClurg (62-350-7 TDs) also had difficulty getting going against the Deuel front. Rithmiller had 11 carries for 40 yards and three receptions for 40 yards and a TD. McClurg had eight carries for 45 yards and two receptions for 76 yards, one of which was a 73-yard TD reception.
KSFY-KWSN Rankings: 1. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 2. Kimball/White Lake 3. Deubrook Area. 4. Howard 5. Leola/Frederick
#1 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (4-1)
BEE moved to 4-1 with a hard-fought, 28-26 win over #4 Howard. BEE's third straight win built the point differential for the Seahawks to 212-to-68. The Seahawks, led by Kyelle Herrick's 21 carries for 105 yards and two TDs (5, 15), held off a stiff challenge from Howard, which had only lost to 9A #1 Canistota, the same team that gave BEE its only defeat. Anthony Huber, who had 23 yards rushing, had a TD run of four yards and a 63-yard TD reception. Jace Connor was 6-of-11 for 108 yards and a TD. For the season, Huber has 62 carries for 569 yards and nine TDs. He is just 26 yards away from 3,000 yards rushing in his stellar career. Connor is 25-of-34 for 378 yards and eight TDs.
#2 Kimball/White Lake (6-0)
Kimball White Lake rolled to a sixth straight win with a 38-14 win over 9A #4 Corsica-Stickney. The WiLdKats rushed for a total 246 yards in the win, led by Trevor Reinesch, who had 126 yards on nine carries and TDs of 16 and 20 yards. Backfield mate Jacob Kirsch rushed 60 yards on 18 carries and had a three-yard TD run. Kyle Peters rushed for 39 yards on eight carries. Senior quarterback Jesse Taylor was 9-of-16 passing for 187 yards and 2 TDs (15, 16). The receiving corps were led by Eathen Gaulke with three receptions for 74 yards. Peters had four receptions for 64 yards and a 15-yard TD reception. Mason Van Vurren was the leading rusher for Corsica/Stickney with 11 carries and 109 yards. Adam Bormann was 4-of-9 passing for 52 yards. Gunner Baan Hofman had three receptions for 45 yards. After six games, Trevor Reinesch has 78 carries for 723 yards and 13 TDs while his backfield partner Jacob Kirsch has 89 carries for 568 yards and eight TDs. Taylor has completed 37-of-56 passes for 632 yards and 10 TDs. The leading receiver is Kyle Peters with 14 catches for 294 yards and four TDs.
#3 Deubrook Area (5-0)
One thing is certain about the Deubrook Area team, which won its fifth straight on Friday with a 64-30 win over Dell Rapids St. Mary, and that is they like to pound the ball. This season, the Dolphins have averaged 378 yards rushing per game on 192 carries for 1,890 yards and 29 TDs. That breaks out to 9.84 per rush. Not bad. Coach Shepardson's team has put together the following rushing totals (attempts, yards and TDs) - 34-407-7; 42-431-6; 39-325-3; 34-358-4; and 43-369-9. This past Friday, they built up a large halftime advantage (64-22) and sat down the starters. To that point, Riley Hanson had 11 carries for 142 yards while Ryan Knutson had eight totes for 70 yards and three TDs. Dalton Kruse added 11 carries for 84 yards and a pair of TDs. On the season, Knutson has 85 carries for 980 yards and 17 TDs, which breaks down to 196.0 per game and 11.53 per carry. He has gone over the 2,000 career yard mark. Hanson has 33 carries for 358 yards and nine total TDs (5 rush). Quarterback Taylor Olson has played well in his first season at the helm, going 29-of-63 for 314 yards and four TDs. He also has 24 carries for 172 yards and a TD. At wideout, Dusty Trooien has 12 receptions for 131 yards and a TD.
#4 Howard (3-2)
Howard dropped a 28-26 decision to #1 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan on Friday. Pat Ruml's Tigers have lost only to 9A #1 Canistota (20-16) and 9AA #1 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan. Against BEE, Evan Donahue had 14 carries for 97 yards and three TDs. Landon Laible was 11-of-18 for 106 yards and a TD. Howard, which led 20-14 at halftime, had 310 total yards including 204 yards rushing.
#5 Leola/Frederick (5-0)
Leola/Frederick outscored Faulkton Area, 48-32, as Brian Sumption had 13 carries for 134 yards and TDs of one and 60 yards. He also had a 32-yard TD reception and a 42-yard interception return for a score. Derek Podoll added six catches for 90 yards and TDs of six and 19 yards. Sumption has scored 13 TDs in two weeks, including eight by run, three by special team and two by reception.
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White River (6-0) defeated Lower Brule, 48-8. They own a 243-to-120 overall scoring differential vs. opponents. White River has scored at least 35 points in all six games and over 40 in the past four contests. Potter County (4-1) rebounded from a 28-14 loss to Herreid/Pollock to hammer Northwestern, 62-8. Hayden Simon had eight carries for 117 yards and TDs of 10 and 68 yards. Tate Nafziger added six carries for 73 yards and a TD and also had a TD pass. Chayce Hall had four carries for 76 yards and scoring runs of 57 and nine yards. In one of the best games of the season, Clark-Willow Lake (5-1) held off Wilmot (4-2), 46-44. C-WL was led by Lane Hovde who had a 77-yard punt return for a TD as well as two scoring runs of one and 47 yards. Tyson Jenkins had two TDs for C/WL which also got a 85-yard punt return from Rhett Florey. Austin Hulscher, who is arguably the best throwing quarterback in the 9-man ranks, led Wilmot with five combined TDs. He completed 25-of-44 passes for 279 yards and three TDs (30, 32, 2). He also had a 79-yard interception return and a TD run. Landon Hammer had seven catches for 117 yards and the three TDs. He also had an interception return for 77 yards. As for Hulscher, he now has 1,309 passing yards and 16 TDs (25 total). Hammer has been dynamic on the perimeter with 35 catches for 755 yards and 12 TDs. His This season Hammer, who is averaging 21.57 yards per catch, has gone over 100 yards receiving in five of six games (118, 159, 156, 118 and 117). He has had seven receptions or more three times this season.
KSFY-KWSN Rankings: 1. Canistota 2. Irene-Wakonda 3. Warner 4. Hamlin 5. Herreid-Selby
#1 Canistota (5-0)
The Hawks won for the 29th straight time with a 64-20 win over 9B #1 Viborg-Hurley on Friday. Now 5-0, Canistota has scored 182 points in the past three games with a point differential of 218-to-56. After Viborg-Hurley pulled within 22-20 in the first half, Canistota scored 42 straight points Friday night. Cody Bunger led the way for the Hawks with 18 carries for 145 yards and four TDs. He also completed 5-of-9 passes for 30 yards and a TD. Alex Robertson added 15 carries for 114 yards and three total TDs. Eric Tieszen had 10 carries for 145 yards and a TD. The Hawks had 45 carries for 404 yards rushing. The defense was led by Jason Van Winkle with 17 tackles while Boone DeKramer added 14 tackles and Tieszen had 12.
#2 Irene-Wakonda (6-0)
Led by quarterback Dustin Livingston, Irene-Wakonda stretched their winning streak to six games with a 63-12 decision over Gayville-Volin. Livingston had five combined TDs to lead the way. He was 5-of-13 for 76 yards and two TDs throwing and had eight carries for 114 yards and two TDs rushing. Garrett Anderson had eight carries for 52 yards and two TDs, including a fumble recovery for a score. Ashur Wiedrich had two TDs and Dylan Reuter also scored. For the season, I-W has outscored opponents, 293-to-51. As for Livingston, he has 27 total TDs and has 51 carries for 660 yards and 16 TDs on the ground. He is averages 12.94 yards per carry and 110 yards rushing per game. He also has completed 23-of-46 passes for 388 yards and seven TDs. Livingston also has four TDs on special teams and defense. Overall, I-W has 195 carries for 1,452 yards and 27 TDs on the ground, averaging 242 yards per game and 7.4 yards per carry as a team. Standout running back Garret Anderson has 56 carries for 369 yards and five TDs as well as seven receptions for 127 yards and a score.
#3 Warner (5-0)
Warner won a fifth-straight game with a 45-13 win over Langford Area. They own a 208-to-27 points differential and have scored 45 points or more in four straight games.
#4 Hamlin (5-0)
Hamlin picked up a 48-0 win over Tiospa Zina for a fifth straight win. The Chargers have a 224-to-36 points differential against opponents. In the victory, quarterback Brody Grantham was 4-of-6 for 68 yards and a TD throwing and running, Dusty Quiram had six carries for 105 yards and two TDs while Austin Nieman added five carries for 71 yards and a two scores. Mason Leiseth had two catches for 56 yards, including a 51-yard TD. On the season, Hamlin is averaging 395 yards in total offense, including 279.6 yards in rushing as well as 116.8 passing. Grantham has completed 21-of-39 passes for 494 yards and seven TDs (just one interception) and has 29 carries for 155 yards and four TDs. The ground attack is led by Dusty Quiram with 74 carries for 666 yards and nine TDs. Austin Nieman has 25 carries for 196 yards and three TDs. Mason Leiseth has 10 carries for 103 yards and three TDs plus nine catches for 268 yards and five TDs.
#5 Herreid-Selby (5-0)
Herreid-Selby rolled to a 56-0 win over McLaughlin as Zach Gellar had two carries for 130 yards and TD runs of 74 and 56 yards. He also took a 14-yard fumble recovery to paydirt. Herreid-Selby had six carries for 223 yards, including Connor Schaefbauer with a 56-yard TD run. Brady Fieldler completed 3-of-3 passes for 87 yards and two TDs (68,5) to Dakota Thorstenson.
Around 9A Circles
Faith (5-0), which received support in the most recent KSFY-KSWN rankings, has been impressive through five games. Trevor Greub's team has a 224-to-20 overall scoring differential. After a 52-0 win over Lemmon/McIntosh, Faith has recorded three straight shutouts when they own a 154-to-0 scoring advantage. Chester Area (3-2) pulled out a 35-30 win over Alcester-Hudson (2-3) on Friday. Austin Opdahl (33-68-565-7 TDs; 89-744-11 TDs) led the way with four total TDs. He had 19 carries for 146 yards and three TDs and was 6-of-10 for 130 yards and a TD. Josh Curtis had a receiving TD and a 85-yard kickoff return for a TD. On the season, Brad Benson's team has averaged 39.6 points per game and accumulated 283.8 rushing yards and 118.4 passing yards. Aside from Opdahl, Kyle Hehn has 61 carries for 437 yards and four TDs. Wolsey-Wessington (4-1) continued to win behind its two-back combo in Ryne Johnson and Roy Lumpkin. After a slow start, Ryne Johnson, a 1,000-yard rusher a year ago, has come on strong with three-straight 100-yard rushing games and 494 yards on 30 carries in the past three games. The junior is averaging 11.14 yards per carry and has 580 yards on the season, including a four-carry, 168-yard, three-TD performance in a 50-0 win over Highmore-Harrold. In that game he had a 91-yard TD gallop. Lumpkin, a senior who averages 14.14 yards per carry, recorded five carries for 132 yards and a 63-yard TD run. He now has three games over 100, including 231 yards a week ago as he has totaled 622 on the season. As a team, Gordon Hooks' Warbirds average 331 yards rushing and have rushing totals of 411, 512 and 366 over the past three weeks.
KSFY-KWSN Rankings: 1. Harding County 2. Viborg-Hurley 3. Colome 4. Hitchcock/Tulare 5. Avon
#1 Harding County (6-0)
The Ranchers had its five straight shutouts and 21 scoreless quarter string end in a 44-19 win over Wall, the defending 9A runner-up. Regardless, the Ranchers look like the top team in 9B and are the only undefeated team in the class through six weeks. Steve Koch had 14 carries for 112 yards and two TDs to lead the rushing attack. Ckyler Floyd had six catches for 63 yards and a TD. Senior quarterback Jess Feist was outstanding once again for Harding County. He completed 16-of-20 passes for 187 yards and a TD. In addition, he rushed 17 times for 130 yards and three TDs. He has now completed 66-of-91 passes for 1,042 yards and 13 TDs (just one interception) and has 61 carries for 645 yards and 11 TDs. The Ranchers have an incredible 299-to-19 scoring differential vs. opponents.
#2 Viborg-Hurley (4-1)
Top-ranked Viborg-Hurley dropped a 64-30 decision to 9A #1 Canistota on the road. Tyler Gerdes had 17 carries for 90 yards and a 33-yard TD for V-H, which had 45 carries for 190 yards overall vs. Canistota. Jack Huether completed 8-of-18 passes for 73 yards and a four-yard TD run. Andrew Hora had six receptions for 86 yards.
#3 Colome (5-1)
Colome won its fourth straight with a 38-0 win over Sunshine Bible Academy. Brad Benson's troops rushed 53 times for 342 yards. It is their fourth time over 300 yards rushing. Terrance Kinzer had a TD pass and 18 carries for 130 yards and two TDs. Andrew Odden added 26 carries for 150 yards and a TD. For the season they are averaging 40.3 points per game along with 276.3 rushing yards and 69.7 passing yards. Kinzer and Odden have been the primary offensive sources. Kinzer, who threw a 71-yard TD pass to Brady London on Friday, has completed 19-of-40 passes for 371 yards and five TDs. He also has 74 carries for 638 yards and 12 TDs. Odden has 123 carries for a team-high 796 yards and 12 TDs. Cohl Raterman leads the pass-catching crew with 11 receptions for 216 yards and three TDs.
#4 Hitchcock-Tulare (4-2)
Hitchcock-Tulare continued to roll with their third straight win when they have a 130-to-30 scoring differential. On Friday, they rolled past Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central. In the win Dan Marshal had TD runs of 1, 40, 73 yards and Cole Chaplin, scored on TD of four and 10 yards.
Avon's Logan Mudder threw a TD pass on the game's final play to lift the Pirates to a 22-20 win over South Central. Mudder had 18 carries for 87 yards while Brandon Kocmich had one carry for 66 yards and a TD. Devin Tolsma added 17 carries for 61 yards. Avon, which won for a third straight time, is averaging 255.2 yards rushing per game and 28.7 points per game. Kocmich continues to lead the team in rushing with 43 carries for 569 yards and eight TDs. He has three games over 100 (130, 123, 192). Tolsma has 50 carries for 420 yards and seven TDs. Mudder, in his first year as the Pirates' QB, has 63 carries for 274 yards and three TDs and has completed 14-of-23 passes for 99 yards and a TD.
Around 9B Circles
Castlewood (3-2) dropped a heart-breaking 21-20 decision to 9AA Elkton-Lake Benton (3-2). Castlewood, which owns a 184-77 overall scoring edge over its opponents, was led by Lucas Ching with 120 yards passing and two TDs. Carson Borer had 80 yards rushing while Case Wiarda had a pair of TDs. Nick Delaney had 56 yards rushing and two TDs for the Elks, which led 13-6 at halftime. Ching has been solid for the Warriors, completing 46-of-80 passes for 858 yards and 16 TDs in his first year at QB. Case Wiarda has been one of the top receivers in the class with 16 catches for 483 yards and nine TDs. Nick Gortmaker had 25 carries for 133 yards and three TDs (1, 2, 81) in Marion's 46-30 win over Freeman. Coach Todd Obele's Bears continued to impress, improving to 4-2 as they totaled 255 rushing yards in the game. Gortmaker completed 5 of 9 passes for 45 yards and a TD. Jacob Weurtz had two receptions for 28 yards and a TD with Andrew Grassl adding 79 yards and a TD. Freeman's Arron Lickteig went 14-of-31 in passing for 248 yards and two TDs (12, 56). He also had a 10-yard TD run. Andrew Munkvold had 17 carries for 122 yards and 2 TDs (26, 50)
Weekly Honor Roll - Player Plaudits
Game - Passing
Chase Marso, Brandon Valley, 22-26-280-TD
Parker Rossow, Groton Area, 14-23-264-TD
Jon Hander, Washington, 8-16-227-3 TDs
Taylor Roeman, Tea Area, 10-17-181-TD
Matt Larson, Mitchell, 16-27-179-2 TDs (60, 8)
Jake Carrico, Aberdeen Central, 17-35-174-2 TDs
Zach Lindquist, Aberdeen Roncalli, 9-of-17-149-4 TDs
Taryn Christion, Roosevelt, 5-16-132
Noah Matson, West Central, 10-13-125-2 TDs
Alex Gray, Pierre, 9-26-123-2 TDs (30, 11)
Kaleb Vig, Brookings, 12-18-108-TD (16)
Matt Kolbeck, Dell Rapids, 4-6-95-2 TDs
Logan Gabriel, Watertown, 6-20-78-TD (28)
Michael Rucker, Yankton, 6-11-57
Austin Hulscher, Wilmot, 25-44-279-3 TDs
Arron Lickteig, Freeman, 14-31-248-2 TDs (12, 56)
Kurt Beidler, Faulkton Area, 15-30-222-2 TDs
Bo Fries, Langford Area, 15-28-216-2 TDs
Jess Feist , Harding County, 16-20-187-TD
Jesse Taylor, Kimball/White Lake, 9-16-187-2 TDs
Jacob Raile, Eureka-Bowdle, 10-21-149
Brandon Ness, Waubay-Summit, 7-19-135-TD run
Austin Opdahl, Chester Area, 6-10-130-TD
Dylan Lick, Tri-State, 4-9-103-2 TDs (17, 66)
Game - Rushing
Tanner Lambert, 14-243-4 TDs (3, 60, 44, 65)
Spencer Folk, Milbank Area, 46-226-3 TDs (11, 2, 4)
Cole Langer, Dell Rapids, 22-176-2 TDs (25, 40)
Anthony Lueth, West Central, 11-160-2 TDs
Lincoln Swenson, Deuel, 25-156-2 TDs
Taylor Roeman, Tea Area, 7-135-TD
Mikal Smith, Roosevelt, 18-132-2 TDs
Jacob Patterson, Flandreau, 18-131-TD (16)
Caden Quintanillia, Lincoln, 10-116-3 TDs
Jake Oberpriller, Hot Springs, 11-109
Lane LeBrun, Dell Rapids, 19-106-TD
Shay Bratland, Watertown, 22-105-3 TDs (3, 4, 11)
Ryne Johnson, Wolsey-Wessington, 4-168-3 TDs
Darin Wieseler, Faulkton Area, 17-154-3 TDs
Cody Bunger, Canistota, 18-145-4 TDs (11, 5, 24, 9)
Eric Tieszen, Canistota, 10-145-TD (60)
Maxx Hausman, Estelline, 14-142-2 TDs
Riley Hanson, Deubrook Area, 11-142-2 TDs
Brian Sumption, Leola-Frederick, 13-134-2 TDs
Dexter Lick, Tri-State, 13-134-2 TDs
Nick Gortmaker, Marion, 25-133-3 TDs (four combined, 1 by pass)
Roy Lumpkin, Wolsey-Wessington, 5-132-3 TDs
Jess Feist, Harding County, 17-130-3 TDs
Zach Geller, Herreid/Selby, 20-130-2 TDs (74, 56)
Matt Konrad, Estelline, 11-129-2 TDs
Trevor Reinesch, Kimball/White Lake, 9-126-2 TDs (16, 20)
Andrew Munkvold, Freeman, 17-122-2 TDs (26, 50)
Dusty Rieidel, Oldham-Ramona-Rutland, 15-121-TD
Hayden Simon, Potter County, 8-117-2 TDs (10, 68)
Alex Robertson, 15-114-3 total TDs
Steve Koch, Harding County, 14-112-2 TDs
Kyelle Herrick, 21-105-2 TD (15, 5)
Game - Receiving
Nate Gerry, Washington, 4-166-3 TDs (49, 56, 58)
A.J. Garrow, Brandon Valley, 11-148
Darin Peterson, Sisseton, 8-146-TD (16)
Anthony Buechler, Aberdeen Central, 9-107
Josh Hilgeman, Aberdeen Central, 7-97-TD (24)
Matthew VandeBerg, 6-75-TD (8)
Landon Hammer, Wilmot, 7-117-3 TDs (30, 32, 2)
Michael Erickson, Landford Area, 10-106-TD
Chase Marso, Brandon Valley, 103-161-1,337-12 TDs
Jon Hander, Washington, 55-95-1,008-13 TDs
Brock Zeller, Elk Point-Jefferson, 70-148-1,002-12 TDs
Taryn Christion, Roosevelt, 53-77-925-6 TDs
Andrew McCuen, Harrisburg, 50-107-851-8 TDs
Connor Burchill, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 58-122-839-9 TDs
Taylor Roeman, Tea Area, 39-65-818-8 TDs
Alex Gray, Pierre, 33-86-790-13 TDs
Taylor Boerger, Milbank Area, 48-91-771-6 TDs
Zach Lindquist, Aberdeen Roncalli, 61-112-749-18 TDs
Chase Glazier, Custer, 51-85-742-5 TDs
Kaleb Vig, Brookings, 60-119-721-7 TDs
Matt Larson, Mitchell, 68-120-631-3 TDs
Jacob Giles, Madison, 48-102-612-3 TDs
Michael Rucker, Yankton, 44-73-629-4 TDs
Lincoln Swenson, Deuel, 35-91-609-10 TDs
Oliver Doeden, Beresford, 58-109-876-6 TDs
Brandon Kemp, Spearfish, 46-77-525-3 TDs
Logan Gabriel, Watertown, 54-117-523-4 TDs
Aaron Likness, Dakota Valley, 36-78-439-5 TDs
Noah Matson, West Central, 31-56-425-6 TDs
Matt Kolbeck, Dell Rapids, 19-40-411-5 TDs
Justin Harkless, Hot Springs, 26-72-345-TD
Brett Page, Tri-Valley, 17-31-254-6 TDs
Tanner Fritz, Winner, 11-23-222-5 TDs
Jace Christiansen, Flandreau, 10-24-219-TD
Austin Hulscher, Wilmot, 80-113-1,309-16 TDs
Jess Feist, Harding County, 66-91-1,042-13 TDs
Bo Fries, Langford Area, 61-93-910-10 TDs
Lucas Ching, Castlewood, 46-80-858-16 TDs
Jaden Bartling, Gregory, 36-60-717-10 TDs
Jesse Taylor, Kimball/White Lake, 37-56-632-10 TDs
Austin Opdahl, Chester Area, 33-68-565-7 TDs
Sam Pond, Waverly-South Shore, 41-70-496-10 TDs
Brody Grantham, Hamlin, 21-39-494-7 TDs
Kurt Beidler, Faulkton Area, 31-72-426-4 TDs
Landon Laible, Howard, 34-48-422-8 TDs
Cody Bunger, Canistota, 24-40-414-8 TDs
Dustin Livingston, Irene-Wakonda, 23-46-388-7 TDs
Dylan Lick, Tri-State, 26-56-388-7 TDs
Jace Connor, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 25-34-378-8 TDs
Terrance Kinzer, Colome, 19-40-371-5 TDs
Taylor Olsen, Deubrook Area, 29-63-314-4 TDs
Nick Gortmaker, Marion, 21-47-298-4 TDs
Chayce Hall, Potter County, 13-26-298-3 TDs
Jesse Gebhart, DeSmet/Iroquois, 21-of-44-225-3 TDs.
Tate Nafziger, Potter County, 13-23-195-3 TDs
Tanner Lambert, Dakota Valley, 104-906-12 TDs
Nate Rotert, Spearfish, 74-715-8 TDs
Logan Koopman, Tri-Valley, 66-676-8 TDs
Lincoln Swenson, Deuel, 100-609-5 TDs
Jacob Patterson, Flandreau, 89-682-7 TDs
Caden Quintanilla, SF Lincoln, 99-625-11 total TDs (10 by rush)
Ben Connot, Winner, 66-599-8 TDs
Cole Langer, Dell Rapids, 78-585-10 TDs
Cody Majeres, Canton, 62-584-8 TDs
Andrew McCuen, Harrisburg, 79-562-7 TDs
Jake Oberpriller, Hot Springs, 76-554-5 TDs
Matt Swallow, Aberdeen Roncalli, 43-548-5 TDs
Andy Rithmiller, Webster Area, 83-540-5 TDs
Kyle Bertram, Winner, 63-535-7 TDs (6 by rush)
Levi Davis, Yankton, 71-530-4 TDs
Mikey Daniel, Brookings, 70-532-5 TDs
Austin Wagner, Pierre, 93-592-5 TDs
Sam Cooke, Washington, 86-489-6 TDs
Anthony Lueth, West Central, 62-482-7 TDs
Gunnar Ensz, Tea Area, 49-429-8 TDs
Seth Bjordal, Roosevelt, 78-419-3 TDs
Rush Milne, Madison, 97-419-10 TDs
Lucas Lorenz, Aberdeen Roncalli, 67-399-2 TDs
Mitchel Foster, Flandreau, 44-399-5 TDs
Nic Steffl, O'Gorman, 76-389-TD rec.
Jared McClurg, Webster Area, 62-350-7 TDs
Lane Lebrun, Dell Rapids, 55-350-3 TDs
Shay Bratland, Watertown, 81-339-2 TDs (5 combined)
Tony Tripp, Brandon Valley, 56-337-8 TDs
Kenneth Myers, Custer, 82-312-3 TDs
Cody Miller, West Central, 49-307-4 TDs
Trace Meyer, Winner, 55-333-4 TDs
Jace Jerome, Pierre, 25-308-3 TDs
Chase Deckert, Tea Area, 45-293-3 TDs
Kyle Ackerman, Harrisburg, 62-290-5 TDs
Matthew Svendsen, Pierre, 39-270-3 TDs
David Parsley, Flandreau, 29-267-5 TDs
James Hisek, Yankton, 37-256-2 TDs
Taylor Roeman, Tea Area, 34-244-6 TDs
Mikal Smith, Roosevelt, 25-236-TD
Cody Bussell, West Central, 38-233-2 TDs
Evan Schroeder, Yankton, 30-231-2 TDs
Devyn Schriever, Harrisburg, 42-221-4 TDs
Danny Marlette, Washington, 32-221-2 TDs
Jordan Lightner, Yankton, 55-220-2 TDs
Jace Christiansen, Flandreau, 26-214-3 TDs
Colton Mahler, Dakota Valley, 17-212-3 TDs
Riley Knutson, Tea Area, 42-203-TD
Landon Neugebauer, Mitchell, 54-196-4 TDs
Logan Otto, Tri-Valley, 28-194
Sam Mader, Tri-Valley, 42-176-3 TDs
Riley Schmidt, Dell Rapids, 35-165-2 TDs
Mitch Johnson, Mitchell, 58-161-TD
Sawyer Giese, Deuel, 24-159-3 TDs
Ryan Knutson, Deubrook Area, 85-980-17 TDs
Darin Wieseler, Faulkton Area, 109-889-7 TDs
Chase Bronson, Wilmot, 95-743-6 total TDs
Andrew Odden, Colome, 123-796-12 TDs
Austin Opdahl, Chester Area, 89-744-11 TDs
Trevor Reinesch, Kimball/White Lake, 78-723-13 TDs
Blake Reynolds, Parker, 92-670-10 TDs
Trevor Reinesch, Kimball/White Lake, 56-669-12 TDs
Dusty Quiram, Hamlin, 74-666-9 TDs
Dustin Livingston, Irene-Wakonda, 51-660-16 TDs
Andrew Grassl, Marion, 140-651-6 TDs
Jess Feist, Harding County, 61-645-11 TDs
Terrance Kinzer, Colome, 74-638-12 TDs
Roy Lumpkin, Wolsey-Wessington, 44-622-8 TDs
Nick Gortmaker, Marion, 101-584-12 TDs
Ryne Johnson, Wolsey-Wessington, 52-580-8 TDs
Jacob Kirsch, Kimball/White Lake, 80-574-8 TDs
Brandon Kocmich, Avon, 43-569-8 TDs
Jacob Kirsch, Kimball/White Lake, 89-568-8 TDs
Anthony Huber, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 62-569-8 TDs
Jaden Bartling, Gregory, 52-549-12 TDs
Trevor Gerdes, Viborg-Hurley, 65-544-10 TDs
Dexter Lick, Tri-State, 77-509-3 TDs
Luke Loudenberg, Howard, 69-494-5 TDs
Carson Borer, Castlewood, 70-484-7 TDs
Alex Robertson, Canistota, 49-452-5 TD
Cole Potter, Howard, 36-452-5 TDs
Hayden Simon, Potter County, 68-433-9 TDs
Kyle Hehn, Chester Area, 61-437-4 TDs
Colin Walth, Alcester-Hudson, 44-432-3 TDs (thru five games)
Eugene Martin, DeSmet/Iroquois, 70-422-5 TDs
Eric Tieszen, Canistota, 36-422-4 TDs
Devin Tolsma, Avon, 50-420-7 TDs
Steve Koch, Harding County, 49-390-8 TDs
Drew Planteen, Langford Area, 71-387-7 TDs
Evan Donahue, Howard, 46-371-5 TDs
Garrett Anderson, Irene-Wakonda, 56-369-5 TDs
Riley Hanson, Deubrook Area, 33-358-4 TDs
Andrew Foley, DeSmet/Iroquois, 59-329-4 TDs
Seth Dykstra, Parker, 64-315- 6 TDs
Dalton Kruse, Deubrook Area, 21-302-5 TDs
Cody Bunger, Canistota, 54-298-8 TDs
Kyelle Herrick, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 54-290-3 TD
Windom Hewsom, Harding County, 37-287-4 TDs
Kyle Peters, Kimball/White Lake, 28-279-2 TDs
Logan Mudder, Avon, 63-274-3 TDs
Erik Barnes, Alcester-Hudson, 31-269-4 TDs (thru 5 games)
Riley Hanson, Deubrook Area, 33-358- 7 total TD (4 by rush, 1 receiving, 2 KO returns)
Jonah Beck, Gregory, 24-207-2 TDs
Zeb Willis, Tri-State, 52-206-3 TD
Tyler Mundahl, Waverly-South Shore, 35-200-TD
Nick Hofer, Canistota, 11-171-3 TDs
Jace Connor, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 40-203-TD
Austin Nieman, Hamlin, 25-196-3 TDs
Chayce Hall, Potter County, 20-174-4 TDs
Taylor Olson, Deubrook Area, 24-172-TD
Ryder Grantham, Hamlin, 22-170-3 TDs
Brody Grantham, Hamlin, 29-155-4 TDs
Austin Hulscher, Wilmot, 33-135-9 TDs
Jesse Taylor, Kimball/White Lake, 19-126-4 TDs
Sam Pond, Waverly-South Shore, 55-108-2 TDs
Blake Donnelly, Elk Point-Jefferson, 37-573-7 TDs
Matthew VandeBerg, Brandon Valley, 34-459-8 TDs (12 combined TDs, 3 on def. returns)
A.J. Garrow, Brandon Valley, 32-428-2 TDs
Landon Neugebauer, Mitchell, 24-219
Trevor DeSchepper, Harrisburg, 21-431-5 TDs
Andy Buchele, Milbank Area, 21-391-3 TDs
Tanner Hennings, Roosevelt, 19-329-4 TDs
Jess Poppen, Watertown, 18-186-2 TDs
Trevor Cassels, Deuel, 17-443-10 TDs
Mitchell Nissen, Tea Area, 17-371-3 TDs
Brandon Waltner, Madison, 17-222- 2 TD
Taylor Tol, Milbank Area, 17-236-3 TDs
Evan Mastel, Mitchell, 17-143
Nate Gerry, Washington, 16-426-8 TDs
Austin Christopherson, Pierre, 16-426-7 TDs
Nate Winter, Brandon Valley, 15-243-TD
Eriq Swiftwater, Hot Springs, 15-185
Clayton Wahlstrom, Custer, 15-173
Jeremiah Clark, Roosevelt, 14-278-TD
Andrew Nelson, Spearfish, 13-128
Devyn Schriever, Harrisburg, 12-124-2 TDs
Tony Tripp, Brandon Valley, 12-92-2 TDs
JJ Heyna, Yankton, 11-186-TD
Beau Brown, Mitchell, 11-153-2 TDs
Trevor Naasz, Lincoln, 10-265-4 TDs
Bryce Koch, Dell Rapids, 10-240-5 TDs
Riley Knutson, Tea Area, 10-219-4 TDs
Keshaun Britt, Lincoln, 10-155-TD
Trevor McCabe, Dakota Valley, 10-101-TD
Chase Vinateri, Roosevelt, 10-128
Israel Parsons, Custer, 9-153-TD
Tyler Tofte, Sioux Valley, 9-142-TD
Chris Parker, Washington, 9-115
Erik Hiltunen, Custer, 8-156-TD
Mason Kaitfors, Spearfish, 8-147- TDs
Brody Van Ginkle, Dakota Valley, 8-141-TD
Jared Thomsen, Custer, 7-159-2 TDs
Troy Hunhoff, Yankton, 7-114
Brandon Appledorn, Harrisburg, 5-160-TD
Tanner Heiser, Watertown, 5-108-TD
Ckyler Floyd, Harding County, 37-587-5 TDs
Landon Hammer, Wilmot, 35-755-12 TDs
Michael Erickson, Langford Area, 27-331-3 TDs
Drew Planteen, Langford Area, 17-387-6 TDs
Case Wiarda, Castlewood, 16-483-9 TDs
Trevor Reil, Wilmot, 16-226-2 TDs
Austin Hooth, Wilmot, 16-214-2 TDs
Gavin Kolden, Waverly-South Shore, 15-184-3 TDs
Kyle Peters, Kimball/White Lake, 14-294-4 TDs
Dusty Trooien, Deubrook Area, 12-131-TD
Andrew Taggart, Gregory, 11-236-5 TDs
Cohl Raterman, Colome, 11-216-3 TDs
Zach Stricherz, Waverly-South Shore, 11-149-2 TDs
Tristen Leiseth, Hamlin, 10-201-2 TDs
Clayton Dye, Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan, 10-92-4 TDs
Mason Leiseth, Hamlin, 9-268-5 TDs
Harvey Mollman, Harding County, 9-212-5 TDs
Austin Dossett, Chester Area, 9-164-2
Boone DeKramer, Canistota, 9-156-5 TDs
Eathan Gaulke, Kimball/White Lake, 9-152-4 TDs
Josh Curtis, Chester Area, 7-168-5 TDs
Eric Tiesezen, Canistota, 3-130-TD
Tanner Heuer, Potter County, 2-92-TD