STURGIS — The Yankton football team made sure to take advantage of its cross-state trip for Friday night’s game in Sturgis.

Yankton’s offense scored on nine of its first 11 possessions in a 77-42 rout of the Scoopers in a Class 11AA showdown.

The 77 points broke a Yankton school record for the most points in a game in the playoff era (since 1981), breaking the previous mark of 62 set in 1996.

The Bucks (4-3) got five touchdowns from senior Caid Koletzky: He had scoring runs of 5, 5 and 4 yards, and caught touchdown passes of 25 and 6 yards.

Yankton took the lead on a Justin Cap 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown 89 seconds before halftime, a play that pushed the visitors in front 35-28 at the break.

Sturgis tied the game on a Zach Shoun fake punt pass to Josh Fowler that resulted in a 61-yard touchdown at the 10:05 mark of the third quarter.

From there, though, Yankton took control. Koletzky scored three straight touchdowns to push the Bucks ahead 56-35, and Hunter Antrobus, Cooper Cornemann and Joe Smith capped the scoring with touchdown runs.

Yankton returns home to host Brandon Valley next Friday night at 7 p.m. at Crane-Youngworth Field. It will mark Yankton’s third and final game of the season against a Class 11AAA opponent.

YANKTON (4-3) 14 21 14 28 — 77

STURGIS (2-5) 7 21 7 7 — 42

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

SHS — Cedrick Stabber, 70-yard run (Brodie Eisenbraun kick); 10:16

YHS — Ethan Wishon, 3-yard run (Cole Sawatzke kick); 8:45

YHS — Caid Koletzky, 25-yard pass from Wishon (Sawatzke kick); 0:29

Second Quarter

SHS — Stabber, 22-yard pass from Gavin West (Eisenbraun kick); 7:00

YHS — Corbin Sohler, 26-yard run (Sawatze kick); 4:57

SHS — West, 14-yard run (Eisenbraun kick); 3:34

YHS — Koletzky, 5-yard run (Sawatzke kick); 2:07

SHS — West, 68-yard run (Eisenbraun kick); 1:45

YHS — Justin Cap, 91-yard kickoff return (Sawatzke kick); 1:29

Third Quarter

SHS — Josh Fowler, 61-yard pass from Zach Shoun (Eisenbraun kick); 10:05

YHS — Koletzky, 6-yard pass from Wishon (Sawatzke kick); 7:06

YHS — Koletzky, 5-yard run (Sawatzke kick); 3:07

Fourth Quarter

YHS — Koletzky, 4-yard run (Sawatzke kick); 11:54

YHS — Hunter Antrobus, 14-yard run (Sawatzke kick); 10:45

YHS — Cooper Cornemann, 1-yard run (Sawatzke kick); 3:37

SHS — (touchdown not provided) (Eisenbraun kick); 0:58

YHS — Joe Smith, 33-yard run (Sawatzke kick); 0:37


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