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Gridiron Blitz #4

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The South Dakota prep football scene has been dotted with a lot of offense through three weeks of the 2013 season. A total of 128 teams have scored 30 points or more as play heads into week four. This past week, 51 teams hit the 30-point mark or better, up from 49 a week ago. While the points have been fruitful, close games, so far, have not. A total of 20 games have gone to the wire or been decided by eight points or less, including nine this week (four more than a week ago). Defense has shined at times with 36 teams being shut out including 13 this past week. In 2013, 14 teams have scored over 60 points (four more than a week ago). A total of 34 teams put up 50 points or more (16 in this week) while 90 (33 this week) have recorded 40 points or better. 9A #2 Herreid/Selby recorded the best offensive total of the week with 66 points.

Something I Think I know (Sort of)

Aaron Beavers will laugh it off, but I think the veteran Sioux Falls Lincoln head coach, who has 108 career wins with 62 at LHS, is some kind of offensive genius. In the last five plus years at Lincoln, his teams have scored 1,974 points (141 this year through three games), including 50 points in a game 15 times. In that span, the Pats have produced 22,068 yards, including 10,461 on the ground and 12,070 in the air. The Patriots' high-octane offense has included 3,389 plays including 1,557 passes (817 completions) with 1,832 carries. The Patriots, which has featured all-time greats like QB Alex Schultz (6,717 career passing yards, 3rd all-time and 67 TDs, top 5) and career receiving leader Trey Naasz (199 career catches) as well as explosive receiver Josh Kunzman (128 career catches) and now Caden Quintanilla, have put those totals together while producing a 44-24 record over the past six years in a city that has produced nine straight champions in the state's biggest class. His 2008 team won a title while the 2011 and 2010 teams reached state semifinal games. While all that production has resulted in last second wins and a lot of big moments, it was Friday's win over Roosevelt that made me realize just how focused, smart and hard-nosed Beavers, a former Gregory coach, really is as a coach. I always knew Beavers was a bit cagey, thinking back on the timely timeout against SF Washington in a 37-36 win that snapped the Warriors 27-game winning streak two years ago. And, while many of his teams have been defined by their passing prowess, the coach has always talked about the necessity of running the ball. In the 35-28 win over preseason #1 Roosevelt, that was never more true. With the Rough Riders charging back from a huge deficit, Beaver put the game in the hands of his star running back Quintanilla (38 carries for 243 yards and two TDs) and the offensive line. While not exactly "cagey" or "innovative" it was the thing that good teams must learn to do - close out opponents, particularly really talented ones. Quintanilla carried the rock 11 straight times and Lincoln iced the game with a drive that didn't end with a TD but rather in victory formation, ending Roosevelt's hope for a fantastic finish. Now, his team is #1 in 11AAA, a spot they will scratch, claw and fight to retain all the way to the championship at the DakotaDome in November. And as they try to win a second state title, you can bet those "cagey" moments will come again in a critical game-turning moment.

Winner Has Longest Winning Streak Going at 14 Games

With the end of the Canistota 37-game streak and Washington's 13-game tally, Winner has the longest consecutive streak going at 14 games.

Quintanilla Records 13th Career 100-yard Game
With 243 yards on Friday against Roosevelt, Caden Quintanilla of Sioux Falls Lincoln recorded his 14th career 100-yard plus game. The effort pushed his career totals to 345 carries for 2,364 yards and 25 TDs. He also has 450 touches for 4,274 all-purpose yards and 38 TDs in his career. Quintanilla needs 1,022 yards to move into the top 10 in 11-man rushing. In prep history, there are just 16 runners in the 11-man ranks to reach 3K in rushing with the last being Nick Mears of Milbank – now at SDSU – in 2011.

Deubrook's Riley Hanson Reaches 3K in All-Purpose Yards and 1K in Rushing

Riley Hanson of Deubrook has 736 all-purpose yards in 2013 which pushes his career total to 3,509. He also has reached 1K rushing for his career with his 43 carries for 569 yards and seven TDs this season. He has 117 carries for 1,128 yards and 15 TDs in his stellar career.

Serr Has Special Performances

Turner Serr of South Central broke out with a big performance in a 52-14 win over Andes Central. He had 26 carries for 356 yards and four TDs. As a result, Serr now has 45 carries for 441 yards and six TDs this season and career totals of 286 carries for 1,650 yards and 26 TDs as well as 2,659 all-purpose yards.

Christion Passes 2K Passing & Approaches 1K Rushing; Lundquist Close to 2K Passing

Sioux Falls Roosevelt junior QB Taryn Christion has completed 52-of-87 passes for 615 yards and seven TDs along with 53 carries for 326 yards and four TDs in 2013. As a result, he now has gone over 2K in passing yards and closing in on 1K in rushing yards. He has completed 151-of-257 passes for 2,181 yards while moving his career rushing totals to 193 carries for 973 yards and 15 TDs. Another junior QB, Zach Lundquist of 11B #1 Aberdeen Roncalli is closing in on 2K passing for a career. He has completed 25-of-43 passes for 375 yards and six TDs this year which moves his career totals to 130 completions on 236 passes for 1,834 yards and 32 TDs.

Kinzer Goes Past 3K Rushing: Johnson Close

Kinzer had 91 yards rushing in a win over Highmore-Harrold and passed 3,000 yards rushing in his career. He has generated 3,022 yards on 313 carries with 48 TDs. Meanwhile Wolsey-Wessington senior running back Ryne Johnson, who has 329 carries for 2,975 yards and 40 TDs did not play due to an open date for the Warbirds. To reach the top 10 all-time in rushing yards will require Kinzer and Johnson to reach 4,070 yards. That means Kinzer needs 1,049 yards while Johnson has to garner 1,096 yards. Johnson is the only player in South Dakota returning after back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing campaigns. Both athletes have recorded 12 games over 100 yards. Kinzer, who has 3,933 all-purpose yards, needs just 31 points to move into the top 15 all-time in terms of 9-man point production. He has scored 332 points in his career. With 48 career rushing TDs, Kinzer, whose coach Kevin Keizer, calls him "the best player I have coached," needs 15 more scores to move into the top 10 all-time.


Blitz Power Poll – 1. SF Lincoln 2. SF Roosevelt 3. O'Gorman 4. Brandon Valley 5. SF Washington

KSFY-KWSN SD Broadcasters Poll – 1. Sioux Falls Lincoln (3-0), 80, (16), #2 last week 2. Sioux Falls Roosevelt (2-1), 61, #1 last week 3. Sioux Falls O'Gorman (2-1), 47, #5 last week 4. Brandon Valley (2-1), 33, UR last week 5. Sioux Falls Washington (1-2), 18, #3 last week

Trending: After much debate, Sioux Falls Lincoln proved that they are the #1 team in Class 11AAA. SF Roosevelt was the preseason #1 but on Friday night at Howard Wood Field, the Patriots controlled the action, forcing turnovers (2) and controlling the line of scrimmage. The Patriots built a 21-7 lead after the Rough Riders scored first on a Taryn Christion TD throw to Tanner Hennings for 16 yards. After that Roosevelt tally, the Patriots scored 21 unanswered points, including a TD run by Caden Quintanilla. Connor Burchill threw a pair of TD passes for Nickel Meyers. Down 28-7 and 35-14 in the second half, Christion rallied the Rough Riders, pulling to within seven points with six minutes to play. Then, Quintanilla, who had 38 carries for 243 yards and two TDs, went to work. On 11 straight carries Quintanilla carried the rock and with it the game. Burchill completed 9-of-20 passes for 162 yards and three TDs. Paul Thanel had both of Lincoln's interceptions. For the third straight game, the Patriots had over 400 yards (404) in total offense. One thing to note, this may be the first of two meetings between the city schools. If Roosevelt is going to turn the verdict next time, methinks they have to be stronger in rush defense and find a way to move the ball on the ground offensively. Christion is arguably the class's top offensive player (along with Quintanilla) but, he can't do it alone.

Notes: In the loss to Lincoln, Roosevelt received a solid performance from Christion, who despite two picks, rallied his team back (down 35-14) into the game. Christion completed 16-of-29 passes for 169 yards and three TDs. For the second time in three games, Christion went over 100 yards rushing as he had 18 carries for 118 yards and a 73-yard scoring run. Roosevelt's problem remains getting balance in its attack. Christion has accounted for 326 of the team's 398 rushing yards and 53 of 80 carries, which amount to 82 percent of the yardage and 66 percent of the carries. The Rough Riders have 19 carries for 53 yards from Seth Bjordahl but they probably need more productoin from their running backs moving forward. In the receiving game, Tanner Hennings has been solid with 17 receptions for 287 yards while Chase Vinatieri has 15 catches for 151 yards and two TDs. Korie Lindquist leads the defense and has 4.5 sacks but was shutout against Lincoln. SF Washington dropped its second straight game, a 28-10 decision to SF O'Gorman at the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl. The Warriors played without Danny Marlette and his absence showed with O'Gorman's Luke Fritsch having a breakout game with a trio of TD runs. The Warriors produced just 143 yards in total offense and had five turnovers, one which set up O'Gorman's first score. Luke Reiter had 10 attempts for 21 yards and Washington's only TD on a 94-yard kickoff return. As noted, Fritsch, the son of former USD head football coach John Fritsch, now a O'Gorman coach, had a big game for the Knights, finishing with 16 carries for 131 yards and TD runs of 12, 47 and 59 yards. The Knights jumped on Washington early, utilizing a recovered fumble and a Matt White TD run on fourth down to grab the lead that they never relinquished. Brandon Valley continues to impress, even if they are without standout receiver A.J. Garrow, who was injured in week one but expected back in the next two weeks. First-year BV QB Jake Comeaux was 10-of-22 for 196 yards with two TDs and two interceptions to lead Brandon Valley to a 42-25 shootout win on the road at 11AA #3 Yankton. Riley Frantzen played a key role with a TD run and a 95-yard KOR return TD. After a rough outing to open the season, Comeaux has come along nicely with 43 completions on 73 attempts for 536 yards and eight TDs. His progress and the play of wideout Alex Wilde (10-190-4 TDs) has helped BV to a 2-1 record. Blake Stone had 26 carries for 148 yards and four TDs to lead Rapid City Central to their first win of the season, a 34-14 win over Douglas. The game was tied at 14-14 before the Cobblers finished on a 20-0 run over 11AA Douglas (2-1). RC Central, which lost standout junior QB to a shoulder injury in game one, has turned to a grind it out attack, featuring Stone. Coach Trent Pikula has turned to senior QB Christian Boecher (9-24-115-TD) to direct the offense. Of note, Blake Stone and Asher Pikula of RC Central have a combined 3,971 all purpose yards in their respective careers. Stone has 1,766 yards with 1,372 coming on the ground on 230 carries. He has scored 14 total TDs with 12 on the ground. Asher Pikula, who has 64 catches for 816 yards and nine TDs, has totaled 2,205 career all-purpose yards. He also has 783 career kickoff return yards, among them a 98-yard kickoff return for a TD in 2012 that tied a state record. Also he has 534 yards rushing.


Blitz Power Poll – 1. Pierre 2. Watertown 3. Brookings 4. Mitchell 5. Yankton

KSFY-KWSN SD Broadcasters Poll – 1. Pierre (3-0), 80, (16) 2. Brookings (2-1), 27, #4 last week 3. Mitchell (2-1), 62, #2 last week 4. Watertown (1-1), 41, UR last week 5. Yankton (1-2), 36, #3 last week

Trending: Pierre continues to be the story in 11AA. The Governors have opened up 3-0 for the first time since the 9-3 season in 2005, when they lost in week four to SF Roosevelt, 42-3. This time, they head to Sioux Falls to battle 11AAA #3 O'Gorman. Pierre left no doubt who is the top team in Class 11AA. In a match-up with previously #2 Mitchell they cruised to a 48-7 win. Austin Christopherson had a kickoff return of 96 yards and a punt return 41 yards as the Governors opened up a 21-0 first-quarter lead and were never threatened. QB Alex Gray, who was 8-of-11 for 161 yards passing, scored on TD runs of 7 and 17 yards while Jace Jerome had 18 carries for 148 yards and a TD. Shay Reinke caught three passes for 98 yards. Pierre rolled up 417 yards in total offense, including 262 on the ground for the game. Head Coach Jayson Poppinga has had balance on offense this year with a rushing attack producing 211.3 yards per game while the passing attack has generated 203.7 yards a contest. Overall, the Govs have 1,245 yards in total offense, averaging 8.4 yards per play. The key to their success has been quick starts, owning a dominate 69-to-17 edge during the first half of games in 2013.

Notes: Sophomore QB Kanin Nelson completed 14-of-27 passes for 114 yards and threw a 27-yard TD pass to Ethan Jones in Mitchell's loss to #1 Pierre, 48-7, on Friday in Pierre. The Bucks had another big week on offense but dropped a shootout to Brandon Valley, 42-25. Yankton had 402 yards, including 381 through the air with split duties among their quarterbacks. Mason Strahl, who leads all QBs with 701 yards passing this year, was 20-of-38 for 227 yards and had a 73-yard TD throw to J.J. Hejna. As for Yankton's star receiver, Hejna had six catches for 175 yards and 2 TDs. He also caught a 66-yard TD pass from Brady Hale, who was 5-of-8 for 154 yards and 2 TDs. Brookings rolled to a 47-0 win over Spearfish to move to 2-1. Dayton Bender had five carries for 71 yards and three TDs to lead Brookings. Among Bender's TDs was an electrifying 98-yard kickoff return for a TD, which tied a state record for length of return. He also scored on runs of 28 and 11 yards. Devon Crandall had 16 carries for 94 yards but was lost for the season with an injury. Gerald Maxwell produced 71 yards on 10 totes with two TDs for Brookings, which faces 11AAA Brandon Valley this week. Harrisburg lost the Tiger Bowl to Huron, 20-13, despite Jonathan Kamambi's 202 yards rushing on 27 carries and a TD. Huron's Will Carr completed 10-of-15 passes for 156 yards and had TD throws to Collin Boehms and Lucas Morrison in the Tigers first win of the season. Watertown moved back into the rankings at #4 after a 32-13 win over 11AAA Aberdeen Central. Senior standout running back Shay Bratland rushed for 208 yards on 31 carries and scored three TDs. He has 406 yards in two games this season, going over 1,000 yards in his career (1,103). Douglas lost for the first time this season in a 34-14 loss to 11AAA Rapid City Central. Skyler Grim had a five-yard TD run to tie the game with 11AAA RC Central (1-2) in the third quarter. But the Cobblers finished on a 20-0 run to send the Patriots to their first loss of the season.


Blitz Power Poll – 1. West Central 2. Madison 3. Dell Rapids 4. Tea Area 5. Hot Springs

KSFY-KWSN SD Broadcasters Poll – 1. West Central (2-0), 79 (15) 2. Madison (3-0), 65 (1)3. Dell Rapids (1-1), 48, #4 last week 4. Tea Area (1-1), 27, #3 last week 5. Sisseton (1-1), 14

Trending: Led by Cody Miller's 15 carries for 153 yards and a TD, the top-ranked Trojans improved to 2-0 on the season. Both Cody Bussell (6-49-2 TDs) and Cole Tirrel (4-62-2 TDs) had a pair of rushing scores. The Trojans finished with 32 carries for 319 yards and 340 yards in total offense. Noah Matson was 6-of-6 for 21 yards passing. In two wins, West Central has a 102-to-6 point differential through two games. The Trojans have showcased a deep and talented backfield, directed by Matson and featuring the versatile Tirrel, as well as Bussell and Miller, a bulldog with the ball. The defense has been dominant, allowing just six points and putting up two defensive TDs, which is more points than the opposing offenses have scored.

Notes: Rush Milne had 22 carries for 138 yards with three TDs (39, 23, 3) to lead Madison to a third straight win to open the season. Jacob Giles was 12-of-22 passing for 150 yards and a TD with three picks. Game-breaking wide receiver Preston Nordling caught five passes for 121 yards and a 43-yard reception. Tea Area struggled on offense as they fell to 1-1 with a loss to the #4 Dell Rapids on the road. The Titans did not cross the midfield line in the first half. Three-time defending state champion Dell Rapids rebounded from their first opening season loss in seven years with a 15-0 shutout of #3 Tea Area. Junior Riley Schmidt had 18 carries for 113 yards while Brett Nichols added 13 carries for 107 yards and a 36-yard TD as the Quarriers had 292 yards in total offense, including 275 on the ground. Cody Nielsen added 11 carries for 56 yards and a TD as Dell Rapids used their rushing attack and shutdown defense to win for the 35th time in the past 38 games. Hot Springs bounced back with a win over Belle Fourche, 27-7, as Jake Oberpriller had 23 carries for 197 yards and TDs. Oberpriller pushed his career yard total to 1,388 yards on 181 carries with 16 TDs.


Blitz Power Poll – 1. Aberdeen Roncalli 2. Winner 3. St. Thomas More 4. Parkston 5. Wagner

KSFY-KWSN SD Broadcasters Poll – 1. Aberdeen Roncalli (3-0) 79 (15) 2.. Winner (2-0), 59 3. St. Thomas More (3-0), 51 (1) 4. Parkston (3-0), 32 5. Wagner (2-0), 17

Trending: St. Thomas More, idle this week, is a team to pay close attention to after opening 3-0 with a 116-to-28 point differential. They have a 35-15 win over 11A Hot Springs and have won every game by at least 20 points. Wayne Sullivan's gritty squad has played the last two games without arguably its best player in Newt Johnson, who will play baseball for SDSU. On Sept. 27 they will travel to 11A Douglas, 2-1, which has just a loss to 11AAA Rapid City Central. Then, STM will face Winner on Oct. 4 on the road. The Cavaliers have struggled against Winner, losing five straight. While Winner won, 56-31 a year ago, the matchup has been close in the other four games, including a 12-0 Winner victory in 2011. The Warriors also have a 28-27 win in 2010, 36-31 victory in 2009 and 27-22 decision in 2008. STM's last win was a 28-8 verdict in 2007. Also trending is Rich Lundstrom's Canton team. They are full of skill players, including Gabe Dolen, who had a big game in the 41-14 win on Friday against Beresford (2-1). Dolen had 123 yards on 16 carries and a 20-yard TD run. QB Cody Majeres, a speedy and smart QB who has the attention of some FCS programs, was 3-of-5 passing for 129 yards and a TD while rushing for 35 yards and a TD. Brian Jennings had two catches for 96 yards, including an 85-yard reception for a TD. Tanner Broughton added 57 yards rushing and TDs of 8 and 10 yards.

Notes: Zach Lundquist completed 11-of-19 passes for 97 yards and a TD while Dalton Cox had 18 carries for 111 yards and two TDs for Roncalli, which prevailed over Flandreau, 19-7. Winner takes a 14-game winning streak in a matchup with out-of-state foe Valentine, Neb. Miles Semmler had 10 carries for 131 yards to lead Parkston past Elk-Point Jefferson. The Trojans, which rushed for 242 yards, are led by QB Wes Dvorak, who was 6-of-11 for 83 yards and a TD. EPJ was held to two yards rushing. Wagner, which has a 49-26 points edge in two games, will host #4 Parkston on Sept. 20. The two teams split games a year ago, with Wagner winning the regular season encounter, 15-10, and Parkston prevailings in the playoffs, 21-14. Tri-Valley (2-1), which has made five title game appearances in six years, appear back on track after a 25-0 win over Sioux Valley as Nick Buchmann had a punt return for a TD while rushing for 81 yards. Derek Eldeen also had a punt return score while Austin Van Asselt had a pair of TD runs. Redfield-Doland is another 11B team that could be a tough nut to crack. After a season-opening loss to #1 Roncalli (37-20), Redfield-Doland has won two straight, including a 34-13 win over Milbank Area on Friday. Jake Baloun had 10 carries for 158 yards and two TDs while Landon Rohlfs, who has 460 yards and five TDs on the season, added 12 carries for 63 yards and two TDs. Ephram Albrecht is an explosive performer for R-D and last week had two catches for 74 yards and a TD.


Blitz Power Poll – 1. Arlington 2. Gregory 3. Garretson 4. Deubrook 5. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan

KSFY-KWSN Broadcaster's Poll – 1. Arlington (3-0), 80 (16) 2. Garretson (3-0), 63 3. Gregory (2-1), 43, #4 last week 4. Deubrook (2-1), 16, #5 last week 5. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (2-1), 52, #3 last week

Trending: Top-ranked Arlington, which won state titles in 2004, 2005, has been a dominant squad in 2013 with its latest performance, a 52-16 win over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland. The Cardinals scored over 50 points for the second straight week and now have a 146-50 point differential. In their win over ORR, sophomore Luke Weber tied a 9-man record by returning a pair of kickoffs for TDs (82, 81 yards). Junior QB Andrew King had an eight-yard TD run and completed 3-of-4 passes for 108 yards and TDs of 19 and 79 yards. Led by head coach Steve Gilbertson, Arlington looks to be one of the teams that could make a deep run into the playoffs. A year ago, they were 9-2 before falling in the 9A semifinals to eventual champion Canistota, which won a third straight title. Now, the Cardinals are 3-0 with their 12th win in the last 14 games. Gilbertson's squad can run and pass it, producing 1,252 yards in total offense, or 417.3 yards per game. They tend toward the run with 795 rushing yards to 446 in the passing game. The quick start is noteworthy on a young squad that lost two 1,000 yard running backs in Lane Weber (1,295 yards) and Zach Warnke (1,022) to graduation. Eight of Cardinals' nine starters are either sophomores or juniors, including King, who has completed 16-of-24 passes for 457 yards and six TDs with no interceptions. Weber has taken over for his brother as the lead back, generating 283 yards on the ground on 30 carries with a TD. He is also a dynamo on returns. In addition, junior Alex Heuer has 127 yards rushing.

Notes: #2 Garretson rolled up 371 yards rushing and cruised past Baltic, 56-14 as junior running back Matt Johnson had 22 carries for 148 yards and three TDs They finished with 437 yards in total offense to just 118 for Baltic. #5 BEE lost to Howard, 30-12, despite 100 yards rushing from senior Wade Miller, who now has 407 yards rushing and eight TDs after three games. Preseason #1 and now #3 Gregory rebounded from a week two loss to 9B #2 Avon (34-14) with an impressive 38-20 on the road against Kimball/White Lake. Gregory trailed 20-12 at halftime but ripped off a 26-0 second half run. Junior QB Kurt Braun led the way for the Gorillas by completing 8-of-13 passes for 246 yards and three TDs with two picks. Braun also had 25 carries for 91 yards and a TD run. Gavin Thomas had three receptions for 121 yards and TD receptions of 28 and 55 yards. Gregory had 142 yards rushing on 42 carries and 388 total yards. Riley Hansen had 13 carries for 197 yards and three TDs to lead the way for #4 Deubrook, which took a 53-14 decision against Estelline. Despite Lance Eide's 16 carries for 104 yards and three catches for 25 yards and a TD, Deuel lost to Webster Area, 23-16. Eide had 20 tackles and an interception on defense. Eide, who has scored a TD five different ways (rushing, receiving, punt return, interception return, kickoff return) has 569 all-purpose yards on 39 touches and nine total TDs. Webster Area was led by senior Austin Grout, who had 163 yards against Deuel and now has 64 carries for 393 yards and five TDs this season.


Blitz Power Poll – 1. Howard 2. Potter County 3. Colome 4. Herreid-Selby 5. Wolsey-Wessington

KSFY-KWSN Broadcaster's Poll – 1. Howard (2-0), 71 (7), #2 last week 2. Herreid/Selby (2-0), 70 (9), #1 last week 3. Potter County (3-0), 50 4. Colome (2-1), 30 5. Wolsey-Wessington (2-0), 12.3

Trending: A week ago junior Luke Loudenberg of top-ranked Howard opened with 239 yards on 14 carries and followed up with 34 carries for 238 yards and four total TDs, one of which was a 74-yard punt return in the Tiger's 30-12 win over Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan. Loudenberg now has totaled 477 yards in two games with seven TDs. Dating back to the beginning of the playoffs in 2012, he has recorded 200-yard rushing games in 5-of-6 games and a combined total of 1,377 yards in those contests. He gained 1,785 yards rushing a year ago, pushing his career totals to 251 carries for 2,350 yards and 25 TDs. Howard took over the #1 spot despite Herreid-Selby's second straight shutout. Also trending is Leola-Frederick, which picked up a third straight win with a 43-12 verdict of Ipswich-Edmunds Central and now has a 151-to-30 scoring margin against three opponents. The Titans have been led by Logan Weisser, who has 21 carries for 327 yards and five TDs while QB Dane Campbell has completed 18-of-32 passes for 309 yards and five TDs. However, this team is making their hay on defense as Derrick Podoll, who has 10 receptions for 168 yards and two TDs, has 13 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions, including two for TDs. Nathan Sumption has also been a force on defense with 22 tackles and two forced fumbles while Matt Weisser has 11 tackles and three sacks. L. Weisser has 18 tackles and three interceptions for a team that already has nine picks and 12 sacks.

Notes: Herreid/Selby has recorded consecutive shutouts to open the season, with the latest a 66-0 win over McLaughlin/Wakpala. They also defeated Timber Lake, 37-0, and have a 103-0 margin in points this season.

A week ago he opened with 239 yards on 14 carries and now has totaled 477 yards in two games with seven TDs. #3 Potter County won for the third time with a 45-13 win over Timber Lake and now own a 130-38 point differential after three games. Terrance Kinzer had three TD throws and 91 yards rushing and a TD to lead Colome to a 48-18 win over Highmore-Harrold. Cole McCarty added a pair of TD runs and 76 rushing yards for the Cowboys. The Jaguars had a 44-6 win over Miller to improve to 2-0 on the season. Austin Tilton had 15 carries for 214 yards as Corsica-Stickney improved to 2-0 on the year. C-S rushed for 398 yards

Spotlight: Down 6-0 at halftime, Alcester-Hudson received TDs from Erik Barnes and Colin Walth to defeat Hanson, 16-6 and move to 3-0. The Cubs are off to a fast start led by Barnes, a senior, and a host of juniors, including, standout running back/linebacker Colin Walth and QB Grant Johnson. Barknes has 41 carries for 198 yards and five TDs while Walth has 30 carries for 358 yards and three TDs. Johnson has completed 22-of-45 passes for 340 yards with three TDs and no picks while adding 43 carries for 303 yards and three TDs. Veteran Head Coach Brian Hauk is impressed with the start but knows he has a lot of tough teams left on the schedule (Garretson, Viborg-Hurley, Parker). "A year ago, Grant (Johnson) broke his collarbone in the second game and missed the rest of the season. I think that really made him determined in the off-season to prepare for this year," said Hauk. "He has done a great job throwing the ball and making good decisions for the offense. Lyle LaFramboiseis our WR is a great athlete and has really helped us stretch the field vertically," said Hauk, noting he has seven catches for 113 yards and a TD. "Defensively, Colin (Walth) is probably the best LB I've ever coached. He has a ‘nose for the ball.' Barnes is just a big, strong athlete and loves to run hard and hit hard."


Blitz Power Poll – 1. Hamlin 2. Avon 3. Canistota 4. Wall 5. Dell Rapids St. Mary

KSFY-KWSN Broadcaster's Poll – 1. Hamlin (3-0), 78 (14) 2. von (3-0), 66 (2) 3. anistota (2-1) 40.50, #4 last week 4. Faith (2-0), 29, #5 last week 5. Wall (3-0), 12, UR last week

Trending: While Hamlin and Avon continue to win in dominate fashion, 9B has had some surprises stories this fall. Dell Rapids St. Mary, led by head coach Ross Flemmer, moved to 2-0 with another impressive win, putting up a 60-32 decision over previously 9B #3 Castlewood. Sophomore Josh Brown had 17 carries for 217 yards and six TDs (44, 38,35, 13, 8 2) and now has 407 yards rushing in just two games. Along with Ben Bunkers, Brown is providing St. Mary, which was 3-6 a year ago, with a stout rushing attack. They bear watching as does Langford Area, who is 3-0 under head coach Paul Raasch. A year ago, the Lions were 2-6 and missed the playoffs. Well, they have already surpassed their 2012 win total after a 34-30 win over perennial 9-man power Hitchcock-Tulare as 6-4 junior QB Bo Fries was 16-of-25 for 200 yards and a TD. Senior Drew Planteen had seven receptions for 153 yards for two TDs while Garrett McIntosh had 25 carries for 236 yards and TD runs of 86 and 95 yards. So far this season, Fries is 33-of-51 for 478 yards and six TDs while Planteen has 13 catches for 294 yards and four TDs along with 56 carries for 286 yards and three scores. McIntosh is providing a rushing presence with 35 carries for 346 yards and two TDs. As for Fries, he is approaching 2K in passing yards with 1,978.

Notes: Hamlin rolled to a third straight shutout with a 50-0 decision of Waubay/Summit. The Chargers have a 125-0 scoring advantage and host Waverly-South Shore (2-1) on Friday. Avon rolled to a 44-14 win over Scotland and now has a 116-to-35 point advantage over three opponents. The Pirates have won all three games by at least 20 points. Brandon Kocmich had six carries for 107 yards and two TDs while junior Devin Tolsma had four carries for 170 yards and a TD for the Pirates. Castlewood dropped a 60-32 decision to Dell Rapids St. Marty on the road, despite Lucas Ching performance of 12-of-28 passing for 204 yards and two TDs. Riley Haug had 11 catches for 122 yards and a TD. After a 37-game winning streak ended a week ago, the #3 Canistota rebounded in a big way with a 56-12 win over Freeman. As a team, they had 39 carries for 414 yards rushing while adding another 130 yards passing for 544 total yards on offense. Nick Hofer had 18 carries for 222 yards with four TDs and has 54 carries for 546 yards and six TDs this season. Carson Hofer added seven carries for 95 yards and a TD while Jerad Nielsen had three carries for 71 yards and a TD and three receptions for 71 yards and two TDs. Shay Jolley completed 6-of-9 passes for 130 yards and two TDs. Faith trailed Sully Buttes late before pushing across a TD in the final seconds to escape with a 24-20 win. Wall rolled to a 47-28 win over Kadoka Area by rolling up 476 yards in total offense. Carson Johnson had another big day with 14 carries for 164 yards and three TDs and now has 32 carries for 546 yards and 10 total TDs with nine rushing. Trevor Anderson had a busy day as he completed 2-of-2 passes for 54 yards, had four carries for 25 yards and a TD while hauling in five catches for 91 yards and a TD. He has 13 catches for 294 yards and five total TDs (3 rec.) this year. Efficient senior QB Lane Blasius completed 8-of-14 passes for 143 yards and a TD and added a TD run. He now has completed 21-of-34 passes for 466 yards and five TDs. Defending champion Harding County won their second straight game with a 50-0 win over Bison as they totaled 311 yards in total offense, including 247 rushing. Reece Jensen had eight carries for 91 yards and two TDs while Steven Koch had two rushes for 53 yards and a TD. Koch led the defense, which had three sacks and two turnovers, with 11 tackles and two TFLs. In a loss 34-30 loss to Langford Area, Hitchock-Tulare received 29 carries for 209 yards and four TDs from standout Cole Chaplin.

Prep Stat Roll

11-man rushing

Caden Quintanilla, SF Lincoln, 79-524-7 TDs

Landon Rolhfs, Redfield-Doland, 66-460-5 TDs

Shay Bratland, Watertown, 61-406-5 TDs

Blake Stone, Rapid City Central, 67-359-5 TDs

Rush Milne, Madison, 50-329-8 TDs

Taryn Christion, SF Roosevelt, 53-326-1 TDs

Nick Buchmann, Tri-Valley, 46-274-2 TDs

Kenneth Myers, Custer, 43-235-3 TDs

Dereck DeVries, Lennox, 47-236-2 TDs

David Kocer, Wagner, 43-232-TD

Jace Jerome, Pierre, 46-232-2 TDs

Alex Gray, Pierre, 30-228-5 TDs

Dalton Cox, Aberdeen Roncalli, 37-224-4 TDs

Jake Oberpriller, Hot Springs, 32-224-2 TDs

Devon Crandall, Brookings, 42-222-TD

Luke Reiter, SF Washington, 49-214-2 TDs

Miles Semmler, Parkston, 26-213-5 TDs

Matt White, SF O'Gorman, 49-211- 2 TDs

Cody Miller, West Central, 27-211-2 TDs

Austin Van Asselt, Tri-Valley, 42-209-3 TDs

Brayden Hilton, Aberdeen Roncalli, 27-203

Brett Nichols, Dell Rapids, 20-198-2 TDs

Riley Schmidt, Dell Rapids, 29-181

Wesley Dvorak, Parkston, 24-183-3 TDs

Trace Meyer, Winner, 24-172-2 TDs

Cooper Hansen, Tea Area, 8-171-3 TDs

Cam Holmes, Brandon Valley, 36-161-TD

Jake Baloun, Redfield-Doland, 10-158-2 TDs

Regan Bye, Vermillion, 41-156-TD

Trevor Archer, Sisseton, 27-156-2 TDs

Derek Eldeen, Tri-Valley, 31-154-TD

Dayton Bender, Brookings, 14-140-3 TDs

Mason Hemmer, Madison, 23-132-2 TDs

Cody Bussell, West Central, 18-132-2 TDs

Ben Briggs, SF O'Gorman, 12-129- 2 TD

Oliver Doeden, Beresford, 23-127-3 TDs

Sam Naasz, Winner, 16-126-3 TDs

John Oldenkamp, Lennox, 22-126-2 TDs

Jared Hueser, Elk Point-Jefferson, 35-124-TD

Chase Kortan, Bon Homme, 27-120-TD

Tyler Madsen, Vermillion, 30-116-TD

Mitch Johnson, Mitchell, 46-108-2 TDs

Mitch Heisinger, Parkston, 25-107-TD

Cole Tirrell, West Central, 14-106-3 TDs

Jack Schelhaas, SF Washington, 33-102

Gunnar Ensz, Tea Area, 12-102-TD

Connor Burchill, SF Lincoln, 15-101-TD

Levi Davis, Yankton, 26-91-TD

Dakota Bodden, Bon Homme, 39-90-TD

Ethan Case, Pierre, 8-85-TD

Kanin Nelson, Mitchell, 32-85-TD

Matt Wagner, SF Lincoln, 9-75-TD

Dan Marlette, SF Washington, 14-67-TD

Nathan Galbraith, Winner, 14-67-2 TDs

Cody Nielsen, Dell Rapids, 17-66-TD

Riley Franzen, Brandon Valley, 7-64

Brady Reiff, Parkston, 13-63-TD

11-man passing

Mason Strahl, Yankton, 42-76-701-4 TDs

Taryn Christion, SF Roosevelt, 52-87-615-7 TDs

Alex Gray, Pierre, 25-41-611-5 TDs

Bruce Gunderson, Sisseton, 27-48-582-5 TDs

Jake Comeaux, Brandon Valley, 43-73-536-8 TDs

Jacob Giles, Madison, 31-53-482-32 TDs

Austin Hagen, RC Stevens, 28-56-426-4 TDs (through 2 games)

Connor Burchill, SF Lincoln, 28-54-419-6 TDs

Oliver Doeden, Beresford, 27-47-392- 4 TDs

Jacob Goehring, Aberdeen Central, 31-48-408-6 TDs

Zach Lundquist, Aberdeen Roncalli, 25-43-375-6 TDs

Chase Glazier, Custer, 19-28-349-4 TDs

Kanin Nelson, Mitchell, 26-54-319-2 TDs

Dylan Brunsing, Wagner, 15-27-295-4 TDs

Matthew Eastmo, St. Thomas More, 15-28-264-2 TDs

Taylor Roeman, Tea Area, 16-36-254-3 TDs

Matt Ouelette, Vermillion, 16-35-227

Dakota Bodden, Bon Homme, 15-44-212

Donnie Pallatto, RC Central, 15-21-201-2 TDs

Logan Gabriel, Watertown, 13-31-197-TD

Jack Schelhaas, SF Washington, 20-50-179

Noah Matson, West Central, 12-19-176-3 TDs

Carter Gordon, Brookings, 11-31-154-3 TDs

Brady Hale, Yankton, 5-8-154-2 TDs

Christian Boecher, Rapid City Central, 9-24-115-TD

Tanner Solberg, Dell Rapids, 6-24-49-TD

Wesley Dvorak, Parkston, 6-13-83-TD

Clark Haugen, Tri-Valley, 4-20-83

Tyler Leisinger, Lennox, 8-22-78

11-man Receiving

JJ Hejna, Yankton, 17-425-4 TDs

Tanner Hennings, SF Roosevelt, 17-287-2 TDs

Chase Vinatieri, SF Roosevelt, 15-151-2 TDs

Drew Reinschmidt, Brandon Valley, 12-134-2 TDs

Asher Pikula, RC Central, 12-114-TD

Jordan Cornelius, Sisseton, 10-331-3 TDs

Preston Nordling, Madison, 10-254-2 TDs

Alex Wilde, Brandon Valley, 10-190-4 TDs

Austin Meester, Beresford, 10-148-2 TDs

Beau Brown, Mitchell, 9-138-TD

Austin Christopherson, Pierre Riggs, 8-201-TD

Noah St. Pierre, Wagner, 8-154-3 TDs

Tarin Smallfield, Tea Area, 8-147-2 TDs

AJ Garrow, Brandon Valley, 8-51

Ephram Albrecht, Redfield-Doland, 9-193-3 TDs

Carter Kasuske, Madison, 8-77

Brad Bogue Beresford, 7-173-2 TDs

Ethan James, Vermillion, 7-173

Trey Naasz, SF Lincoln, 7-135

Dylan Barstow, SF Lincoln, 7-88-3 TDs

Josh Dotson, RC Central, 6-122-2 TDs

Nate Svendsen, Vermillion, 6-98

Nickel Meyers, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 5-116-3 TDs

Ryan Benson, SF Roosevelt, 5-86-TD

Riley Franzen, Brandon Valley, 5-51-TD

Tyler Madler, Brookings, 4-48-2 TDs

Dayton Bender, Brookings, 4-46-2 TDs

David Mulbah, SF Roosevelt, 4-39

Kenneth Myers, Custer, 3-100-TD

Chase Kortan, Bon Homme, 3-91-TD

Isaac Schubert, Madison, 3-44-TD

Hunter Young, Bon Homme, 2-73-TD

Jace Hanisch, West Central, 4-63-TD

Cody Miller, West Central, 2-52-TD

Zach White, Dell Rapids, 2-25-TD

9-man - Rushing

Riley Hanson, Deubrook, 43-569-7 TDs

Nick Hofer, Canistota, 54-546-6 TDs

Carson Johnston, Wall, 32-546-9 TDs

Nick Gortmaker, Menno/Marion, 36-481-5 TDs

Brandon Kocmich, Avon, 27-479-7 TDs

Luke Loudenberg, Howard, 48-462-7 TDs

Matt Johnson, Garretson, 62-450-7 TDs

Turner Serr, South Central, 45-441-6 TDs

Ryne Johnson, Wolsey-Wessington, 26-435-7 TDs

Josh Brown, Dell Rapids St. Mary, 17-417-8 TDs

Cote Hinker, Mount Vernon-Plankinton, 49-411-5 TDs

Wade Miller, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 61-407-8 TDs

Kurt Braun, Gregory, 60-405-5 TDs

Cole Chaplin, Hitchcock-Tulare, 50-404-7 TDs

Austin Grout, Webster Area, 64-393-5 TDs

Alex Marsh, Ipswich-Edmunds Central, 39-367-3 TDs

Colin Walth, Alcester-Hudson, 30-358-3 TDs

Garrett McIntosh, Langford Area, 35-346-2 TDs

Devin Tolsma, Avon, 26-344-3 TD

Logan Weisser, Leola-Frederick, 21-327-5 TDs

Lance Eide, Deuel, 28-304-4 TDs

Grant Johnson, Alcester-Hudson, 43-303-3 TDs

Terrance Kinzer, Colome, 40-303-6 TDs

Dusty Quiram, Hamlin, 32-296-7 TDs

Drew Planteen, Langford Area, 56-286-3 TDs

Luke Weber, Arlington, 30-283-TD

Jamie Grosdidier, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 41-269-4 TDs

Jacob Paradeis, Hanson, 43-266-2 TDs

Jack Huether, Viborg-Hurley, 35-259-4 TDs

Austin Tilton, Corsica-Stickney, 15-258-3 TDs

Rustin Anderson, Viborg-Hurley, 39-257-TD

Chet Peterson, Menno-Marion, 31-254-4 TDs

Nathan Parker, Arlington, 13-240-4 TDs

Lorenzo Williams, Wolsey-Wessington, 17-238-3 TDs

Ben Bunkers, Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-213-3 TDs

Brody Grantham, Hamlin, 25-208-3 TDs

Turner Blasius, Kimball-White Lake, 37-207-TD

Mason Van Vuuren, Corsica-Stickney, 7-202-3 TDs

Erik Barnes, Alcester-Hudson, 41-198-5 TDs

Dylan Lick, Tri-State, 19-166-2 TDs

George Lapka, Leola-Frederick, 19-155-2 Ds

Derek Stukel, Gregory, 33-151-TD

Riley Talbot, Kimball-White Lake, 22-146-4 TDs

Tyler Wagner, Webster Area, 28-137-TD

Dexter Lick, Tri-State, 40-135-4 TDs

Corbin Heath, Kimball White Lake, 13-132-2 TDs

Alex Heuer, Arlington, 15-127-TD

Blake Bartscher, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 19-125-0

Mitchell Johnson, Alcester-Hudson, 124-TD

Jaden Denison, Lake Preston, 25-117-3 TDs

Vladik Johnson, South Central, 8-111-3 TDs

Hunter Johnson, Wolsey-Wessington, 10-110-TD

Dalton Kruse, Deubrook, 8-92-TD

Andrew King, Arlington, 22-92-2 TDs

Mason Meyer, Hanson, 15-87-TD

Ryder Grantham, Hamlin, 10-75

Jordan Lovre, Deuel, 5-46-TD

9-man - Passing

Bo Fries, Langford Area, 33-51-478-6 TDs

Lane Blasius, Wall, 21-34-465-5 TDs

Andrew King, Arlington, 16-24-457-6 TDs

Cole Paulson, Freeman, 28-63-391-4 TDs

Harvey Mollman, Harding County, 13-of-27-372-4 TDs

Dustin Northrup, Ipswich-Edmunds Central, 15-55-362-3 TDs

Lucas Ching, Castlewood, 21-48-343-4 TDs

Terrance Kinzer, Colome, 16-27-323-3 TDs

Dane Campbell, Leola-Frederick, 18-32-309-5 TDs

Jack Huether, Viborg-Hurley, 19-37-298-3 TDs

Shay Jolley, Canistota, 17-29-293-5 TDs

Reid Valsvig, Webster Area, 12-35-240-2 TDs

Cooper Gates, Deuel, 12-22-215-4 TDs

Zach Sebern, South Central, 14-26-196-2 TDs

Nick Gortmaker, Menno/Marion, 7-17-187-3 TDs

Brody Grantham, Hamlin, 11-14-176-3 TDs

Blake Bartscher, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 14-20-164

Chase Bixler, Hitchcock-Tulare, 10-20-162-3 TDs (one game)

Lorenzo Williams, Wolsey-Wessington, 8-13-140-2 TDs

Riley Talbott, Kimball/White Lake, 9-31-113-2 TDs

9-man - Receiving

Brennan Schmidt, Freeman, 14-247-3 TDs

Trevor Anderson, Wall, 13-294-4 TDs

Drew Planteen, Langford Area, 13-294-4 TDs

Derrick Podoll, Leola-Frederick, 10-168-2 TDs

Jerad Nielsen, Canistota, 8-129-4 TDs

Luke Weber, Arlington, 7-206-3 TDs

Rusten Anderson, Viborg-Hurley, 7-126-2 TDs

Lyle LaFramboise, Alcester-Hudson, 7-113-TD

Dylan Lehr, Menno-Marion, 6-186-3 TDs

Donte Blanchard, Langford Area, 6-81-TD

Wade Miller, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 5-155-TD

Zach Punt, Langford Area, 5-79-TD

Lance Eide, Deuel, 5-76-2 TDs

Turner Serr, South Central, 5-72

Nick Hofer, Canistota, 4-125-2 TDs

Tristen Leiseth, Hamlin, 4-75-TD

Logan Weisser, Leola-Frederick, 4-68-3 TDs

Taylor Campbell, Tri-State, 4-33-TD

Tanner Lemme, Arlington, 3-158-TD

JD Shape, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 4-32


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