CHESTER — Tyce Ortman carried the ball seven times for 206 yards and two touchdowns as defending Class 9A champion Canistota-Freeman opened its season with a 44-0 victory Friday night over Chester Area in Chester.

Trey Ortman completed 3-of-6 passes for 38 yards and a score, while Bailey Sage, Chase Merrill and Trey Ortman all ran for a touchdown.

For Chester Area, Jarret Sengelman rushed 12 times for 28 yards, while Ryan Benson rushed for 52 yards.

CANIS.-FREEMAN (1-0) 22 22 0 0 — 44

CHESTER AREA (0-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Irene-Wakonda 39, Scotland 22

IRENE — Irene-Wakonda built a 39-6 lead and held on for a 39-22 victory over Scotland on Friday in the football season opener for both teams.

Levi Larson passed for 336 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 55 yards and a score for Irene-Wakonda. Gavin Spurrell caught four passes for 163 yards and a score. Marcus Van Driel had three catches for 90 yards and a score, and rushed for 41 yards and a score. Cal Lucas had a touchdown catch and a touchdown run in the victory.

Ty Mogck had a touchdown run and a touchdown catch for Scotland. Dawson Bietz also rushed for a score.

Van Driel had 17 tackles and Lucas had 13 tackles, including a sack, for Irene-Wakonda. Dieken Bahm added nine stops for the Eagles.

Jordan Gall had a team-best 7.5 tackles for Scotland.

Irene-Wakonda travels to Corsica to face Corsica-Stickney next. Scotland hosts Howard next.

SCOTLAND (0-1)               0  6  16  0 — 22

IRENE-WAKONDA (1-0) 12  20  7  0 — 39

Alcester-Hudson 44, Avon 0

ALCESTER — The Alcester-Hudson Cubs got off to a hot start, as they defeated the Avon Pirates 44-0 in a season-opening victory Friday night in Alcester.

Senior Izaak Reed started the scoring for the Cubs with a 3 yard run in the first quarter with 0:48 left. Then in the second quarter, junior QB Logan Serck would connect with Reed on a 22 yard pass that would extended the lead for the Cubs to 14-0.

Reed would finish on the night with 61 rushing yards on 7 attempts and have 20 yards receiving on 2 receptions to go along with the 2 touchdowns. The senior would also contribute on the defensive end, having 7 tackles on the night.

Alcester-Hudson junior quarterback Logan Serck helped led the way for the Cubs with 117 yards rushing and a touchdown on 13 attempts. Serck was also 3-7 with 25 yards passing and 2 touchdowns on the night, while also having a game high 11 tackles and an interception. Another pair of dominating players for the Cubs was junior Alex Winquist. The junior had 109 yards rushing on 11 attempts with a touchdown.

The game was sealed for Alcester-Hudson in the 3rd quarter when Jovey Christensen intercepted a pass from Avon quarterback Riley Rucktaeschel and ran it back for a touchdown.

The Pirates were led by Rucktaeschel who was 5-14 with 41 yards on the night. Rucktaeschel also had a good night defensively, having 8 tackles on the night. Also standing out defensively for Avon was Brady Bierema with 7 tackles. On the ground, Kory DeJong was the leading rusher for the Pirates with 51 yards on 14 attempts.

MVP 20, Elk Point-Jefferson 14

ELK POINT — Jesse Hastings rushed for two touchdowns to help Mount Vernon-Plankinton edge Elk Point-Jefferson 20-14 in season-opening football action Friday night in Elk Point.

Hunter Pranger added a rushing score and 15 tackles on defense for MVP.

In the loss for EPJ, Riley Schmitz rushed 10 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns. The Huskies host Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan next Friday.

Kimball-White Lake 44, TDA/AC-DC 6

WHITE LAKE — Kimball-White Lake, ranked No. 5 in Class 9A, raced out to a 38-0 halftime lead on the way to a 44-6 victory over Tripp-Delmont-Armour/Andes Central-Christian on Friday night in White Lake.

Micah Lau rushed for 57 yards for TDA/AC-DC, while Cade Faulkner passed for 59 yards and a touchdown, to Tyler Swanson.

TDA/AC-DC hosts Colome next Friday in Lake Andes.

TDA/AC-DC (0-1) 0 0 0 6 — 6

KIMBALL-WHITE LAKE (1-0) 16 22 6 0 — 44

Wosley-Wessington 62, Parkston 36

PARKSTON- Skylar Zomer had four touchdowns and 134 yards on the night, as Wosley-Wessington defeated Parkston 62-36 in prep football action on Friday.

Zomer also passed for 203 yards and two touchdowns, including an 86-yard touchdown pass to Tristan Abbott to end the 1st quarter. Eric Klanchnik also had two touchdowns on 128 yards for the Warbirds.

Nate Doering led Parkston with 106 yards passing and three touchdowns on 7-14 passing.

Wosley-Wessington will take on the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots in Tulare next week, while the Parkston Trojans will not play again until Sept. 6 at home against Kimball/White Lake.

WOSLEY-WESSINGTON (1-0)  14  28  6  14 —  62

PARKSTON (0-1)         14  14  0  8  — 36

Chamberlain 26, W-WS-SC 6

CHAMBERLAIN — Remington Rossow rushed for 179 yards and two scores as Chamberlain opened its season with a 26-6 victory over Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central on Friday night.

Hayden Evans completed 7-of-10 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in the win, while Marty Ross hauled in the touchdown reception.

For W-WS-SC, Cayden Slykhuis passed for 82 yards and a touchdown.

W-WS-SC (0-1) 0 0 0 6 — 6

CHAMBERLAIN (1-0) 7 7 0 12 — 26

Burke 46, Lyman 8

BURKE — The Burke Cougars cruised to a 46-8 season-opening win over the visiting Lyman Raiders on Friday afternoon in Burke.

The Cougars were led by junior QB Hunter VanNieuwehuyse, who was 3-7 on passing attempts, while throwing for 110 yards and two touchdowns. On the receiving end of those touchdowns was senior Jaden Frank, who also hauled in 85 yards in receptions. Frank was also a key part of the Cougars’ defense with 5 tackles.

Senior Finn Hansen also rushed for 86 yards on 13 attempts while leading the defense for the Cougars with 6 tackles, which included 2 sacks. Also for the Cougars, sophomore Taron Serr had 8 rushing attempts for 56 yards and 3 touchdowns.

For visiting Lyman, Sam McClanahan, had 12 tackles, while senior Corwin Mohr-Eymer had 8 tackles. The Cougars were led by freshman QB Teagan Gourneau who was 7-16 on his passing attempts with 54 yards.

Burke will try to keep the momentum going next week, as they take on the Gregory Gorillas in Gregory. For the Lyman Raiders, they will look to bounce back next week against the Kimball/White Lake WildKats in Kimball.

Winner 44, Stanley County 6

WINNER — The Winner Warriors started off the season with a 44-6 win over the Stanley County Buffaloes on Friday night in Winner.

The Warriors started off the game with 38 unanswered points behind the rushing prowess of Trevor Peters. The senior led the Warriors with 156 yards on 15 attempts while scoring 3 touchdowns. Also in on the rushing attack was Phillip Jorgensen (10 att., 56 yards, 1 TD), Evan Franer (3 att., 48 yards, 1 TD), Kaleb Osborn (1 att., 3 yards, 1 TD), and Brady Fritz (6 att., 58 yards).

Overall, The Warriors rushing game could not be stopped, as they ran for 351 yards on 44 attempts.

Stanley County offense was quiet on the night, with the lone touchdown for the Buffaloes coming off Isaac Cliff’s 2 yard touchdown run with 9:48 to go in the 4th. The Buffaloes offense was led by senior Dylan Gabriel, who rushed for 66 yards on 14 attempts. Defensive, the Buffaloes were led by senior Garrett Shoup, who had a game high 5.5 tackles on the night.

Winner is set to host the St. Thomas More Cavaliers next week, while Stanley County will look for their first win in the home opener for the Buffaloes next week against the Chamberlain Cubs.

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