WOLSEY – The Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds dominated their Class 9B State Quarterfinal matchup, defeating the Scotland Highlanders 50-0 on Thursday night in Wolsey.
Erik Klanchnik ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries to lead the Warbirds, who are on 8-2 on the year. Skylar Zomer had 57 yards on seven carries, while Corbin Haarmeyer added a 19-yard touchdown run for Wolsey-Wessington. Tristan Abbot was the leading receiver, catching three passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns. For the Warbirds defense, Brevan Hooks had a game-high 12 tackles, while Tanner Horn had 11 tackles.
For the Highlanders, Mason Dennis had seven yards on seven carries. Jordan Gall led the defense with five tackles. Scotland ends their season at 6-4. The Warbird will now prepare for their semifinal matchup against Colman-Egan. That game will take place in Colman next Friday.
Colman-Egan 52, Irene-Wakonda 0
COLMAN – Top seeded Colman-Egan mercy-ruled Irene-Wakonda in their Class 9B State Quarterfinal matchup on Thursday in Colman.
The Colman-Egan defense was strong on Thursday night, as Ryker Hawkins, Nate Tolley, Eli Bowen and Ryan Voekler all recorded interceptions. Bowen would also run for 90 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, while Tolley rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Tolley would also throw for a touchdown and 15 yards on 2-4 passing.
Levi Larsen led Irene-Wakonda with 72 yards on 4-16 passing, while having six tackles. Gavin Spurell was the top receiver, catching a pass for 25 yards.
Irene-Wakonda will end their season with a 4-6 record. Colman-Egan will host Wolsey-Wessington next Friday in Colman for their state semifinal matchup.
COLMAN-EGAN (10-0) 36 16 – 52
IRENE-WAKONDA (4-6) 0 0 – 0
11A: Lennox 35, Madison 33
LENNOX – The Lennox Orioles held on for the win after the Madison Bulldogs scored a late touchdown in their Class 11A State Quarterfinal matchup on Thursday night in Lennox.
The Orioles scored on a four-yard Haden Mendel touchdown run with 1:31 left in the game to put Lennox up 35-26. The Bulldogs, however, answered with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Tappe to Mason Avery to make the score 35-33 in the Orioles favor. Lennox held on, however, and ended the Bulldogs season with a 35-33 win.
Tappe finished the night with 421 yards and five touchdowns on 36-53 passing for the Bulldogs. Carter Bergheim was the leading receiver for Madison, catching 13 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cody Brown had 10 tackles, while Zach Whitlock had 13 tackles.
For the Orioles, Josh Arlt threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns on 20-38 passing. Peyton Eich caught two touchdown passes for a total of 34 yards. Caleb Metcalf also caught five passes for 116 yards. For the Orioles defense, Eich finished with eight tackles, while Will Daugherty also had eight tackles.
Madison ends their year at 5-5 while Lennox will host West Central next Friday in the Class 11A State Semifinals.
MADISON (5-5) 0 13 0 20 – 33
LENNOX (6-4) 13 6 0 16 – 35
11A: Tea Area 49, Tri-Valley 6
TEA– The defending Class 11A Tea Area Titans continues their run for back-to-back titles, defeating the Tri-Valley Mustangs 49-6 in Tea on Thursday night.
Austin Lake lead the way for the Titans, running for 95 yards on seven carries. Joey Headrick, Luke Elkins, and JT Panning all had a rushing touchdown for the Titans, we move to 8-2 on the year. For the Tea Area defense, Haidyn DeJean and PJ Parmelee lead with seven tackles each. DeJean also finished the game with 2.5 sacks.
For the Mustangs, Mohamed Ibrahim ran for 116 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, while Mason Mathiue threw for 52 yards on 5-12 passing. Ibrahim, meanwhile lead the Mustangs defense with seven tackles.
The Mustangs finish their season at 5-5. The Titans will now prepare for their semifinal matchup next Friday in Tea.
11B: Winner 36, St. Thomas More 13
WINNER – In a Week 2 rematch, the Winner Warriors won again, this time defeating the St. Thomas More Cavaliers 36-12 in the quarterfinals of the Class 11B State Playoffs in Winner on Thursday night.
Trevor Peters dominated the game, rushing for 136 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries for the Warriors. Sam Kruger would add 130 yards and a touchdown for Winner, who moves to 9-0 on the year.
For the Cavaliers, Ryder Kirsch threw for 194 yards and two touchdowns on 19-32 passing. Jake Goble was the top receiver for St. Thomas More, catching eight passes for 108 yards. Nick Lembke also had 14 tackles for the defense.
St. Thomas More finishes the season at 7-2. Winner will now host Webster Area next Friday.
ST. THOMAS MORE (7-2) 7 0 0 0 – 13
WINNER (9-0) 8 6 8 14 – 36
11B: McCook Central/Montrose 37, Mobridge-Pollock 8
SALEM – McCook Central/Montrose score 31 unanswered points to defeat Mobridge- Pollock in a Class 11B Quarterfinal matchup on Thursday night in Salem.
Jacob Krouse dominated the running game, finishing with four touchdowns and 298 yards on 51 carries for McCook Central/Montrose, while Raygen Randall had 124 yards and a touchdown on 7-11 passing. Koltan Lindstrom was the top receiver, catching six passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.
For Mobridge-Pollack, Caden Halsey threw for 133 yards and a touchdown on 14-23 passing. Reese Cerney was the top receiver for Mobridge-Pollack, ending the game with 61 yards and a touchdown on four receptions.
Mobridge-Pollock ends their season at 7-2. McCook Central/Montrose, 8-1, will play at Bridgewater against Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan next Friday in the Class 11B State Semifinals.
MCCOOK CENTRAL/MONTROSE (8-1) 8 8 6 15 – 37
MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK (7-2) 8 0 0 0 – 8
11B: Webster Area 29, Mount Vernon-Plankinton 22
WEBSTER — Coby Reetz scored a 39-yard touchdown with 1:59 to play in the game to lift Webster Area past Mount Vernon-Plankinton 29-22 in the Class 11B football quarterfinals on Thursday.
Braden Holland rushed for 120 yards and three scores, and passed for 100 yards for Webster Area. Reetz rushed for 57 yards and a score, and had an 18-yard catch.
Jesse Hastings rushed for 147 yards and two scores for MVP. Matt Koch also rushed for a score.
Carter Fawcett had 20 tackles, including two for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery, for Webster. Sterling Rausch posted 16 tackles, two for loss, and a sack. Kaden Lesnar had 14 tackles and forced a fumble, and Reetz recovered a fumble in the win.
Gauge Hansen was in on seven tackles, including 2.5 for loss and two sacks, for the MVP defense. Seth Bultsma had three tackles for loss, including a sack. Hunter Pranger picked off a pass for the Titans.
Webster Area advances to face second-seeded Winner on Nov. 8 in Winner.
MT. VERNON-PLANK. 8 6 8 0 — 22
WEBSTER AREA 7 7 8 7 — 29
11B: Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan 33, Sioux Valley 0
BRIDGEWATER — Top-seeded Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan earned a 33-0 victory over Sioux Valley in the quarterfinals of the Class 11B football playoffs on Thursday.
Brady Hawkins rushed for a touchdown and threw for two scores for B-E-E, finishing with 92 yards passing and 52 yards rushing. Jonah Hofer rushed for 106 yards. Grand Andrews added a scoring touchdown in the win.
Parker Puetz rushed for 89 yards and passed for 66 yards for Sioux Valley.
Andrews had 20 stops, and Hawkins had 13 tackles and an interception return for touchdown to lead the Seahawks defense. Brandon Jansen had 10 stops.
Puetz, Lane VanderWal and Carson Christopherson each had eight tackles for Sioux Valley.
Bridgewater-Emery, 10-0, advances to host McCook Central-Montrose in the semifinals on Nov. 8.
SIOUX VALLEY (5-5) 0 0 0 0 — 0
BRIDGE.-EM.-ETH. (10-0) 6 7 7 13 — 33