CANISTOTA — Chase Mason combined for 371 yards and five touchdowns as Viborg-Hurley cruised past Canistota-Freeman 46-20 in a battle of top-ranked football teams Friday night in Canistota.
Mason passed for 251 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed for 120 yards and a score for Viborg-Hurley (8-0), the No. 1 team in Class 9AA.
The Cougars jumped out to a 22-6 halftime lead and led 30-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
Angel Johnson caught eight passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns for Viborg-Hurley, and also ran for 36 yards and a score. Shane Andersen and Tate Kessler rounded out the scoring with rushing touchdowns.
Canistota-Freeman (7-1), the top-ranked team in Class 9A, got 65 rushing yards and a touchdown from Jacob Swensen. Quarterback Trey Ortman was held to 8-of-19 passing for 64 yards, and he also ran for 35 yards. Blake Anderson and Collin Helma also had rushing touchdowns in the loss.
Both teams begin playoff action next Thursday.
VIBORG-HURLEY (8-0) 8 14 8 16 — 46
CANISTOTA-FREEMAN (7-1) 6 0 0 14 — 20
Gayville-Volin 34, TDAACDC 6
GAYVILLE — The Gayville-Volin Raiders won a key high school football game on Friday night, defeating the Tripp-Delmont/Armour-Andes Central/Dakota Christian Thunderhawks 34-6 in Gayville.
Nathan Quatier dominated the game, throwing for 153 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Gustad, while rushing for two touchdowns. Quatier also threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Hirsch in the second quarter. Hirsch would end the night with 87 yards receiving while rushing for 90 yards on 19 carries. Defensively for the Raiders, Robbie Cutts lead the defense with six tackles. The Raiders finish the regular season with a 3-5 record.
For the Thunderhawks, Cade Faulkner threw for 97 yards and a touchdown on 11-18 passings. Nolan Black Cloud caught the 23-yard touchdown pass from Faulkner, while Gabe Baas led the defense with nine tackles. The Thunderhawks conclude their season with a 2-6 record.
T-D/A/AC/DC (2-6) 0 0 0 6 — 6
GAYVILLE-VOLIN (3-5) 8 20 0 6 — 34
Dakota Valley 41, Vermillion 20
VERMILLION — The Vermillion Tanagers fell to the Class 11A No.5 Dakota Valley Panthers 41-20 on Friday night in Vermillion.
The Tanagers and Panthers battled early in the game, and the Panthers held a close 14-7 lead at halftime. However, Dakota Valley broke the game open with a 20-point third quarter before cruising to the victory.
For the Tanagers, Charlie Ward threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns on 28-48 passing. Jack Kratz caught seven passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, while Dylan Thelen had 48 yards and a touchdown on three catches. John LaCognata also caught a touchdown for the Tanagers, while rushing for 37 yards on 14 carries.
Defensively for Vermillion, Kratz added 20 tackles, while Nick Sorensen added 14 tackles. The Tanagers will travel to Lennox for their regular season finale on next Friday. Dakota Valley will also play next Friday, facing Tri-Valley in Colton.
DAKOTA VALLEY (5-3) 7 7 20 7 — 41
VERMILLION (2-6) 0 7 7 6 — 20
Crofton 34, Ponca 22
CROFTON, Neb. — Jimmy Allen carried the ball 32 times for 242 yards with three touchdowns as Crofton held on to beat Ponca 34-22 on Friday night in Crofton, Nebraska.
In total, Crofton rushed for 338 yards, while Austin Tramp added a 4-yard touchdown run and quarterback Andy Knapp had a 13-yard touchdown pass to Justin Potts.
Knapp completed 4-of-8 passes for 49 yards, and also rushed for 62 yards. Jarrin Sage led the defense with 6.5 tackles.
Crofton built a 21-0 lead at halftime and led 28-6 early in the fourth quarter. Ponca scored twice in the final quarter, on a Brandon Kneifl 68-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Bennett and a Dalton Anderson 2-yard touchdown run.
Kneifl completed 11-of-22 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for 60 yards. Bennett caught six passes for 100 yards, while Paul Masin hauled in four passes for 44 yards.
Crofton closes the regular season next Friday at Battle Creek.
PONCA (0-8) 0 0 6 16 — 22
CROFTON (2-6) 7 14 0 13 — 34
Chamberlain 36, Wagner 21
WAGNER — Remington Rossow ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns, and Jasiah Thompson added two rushing scores, as Chamberlain defeated Wagner 36-21 on Friday night in Wagner.
Max Hawk completed 7-of-15 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns for Chamberlain (5-3), which got 122 receiving yards and two scores from Marty Ross.
In the loss for Wagner (2-6), K.J. St. Pierre rushed for 44 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Jaden Peters passed for 60 yards and a score. Chamberlain intercepted four passes.
Menno-Marion 64, Avon 24
AVON — Gavin Pankratz passed for 236 yards and four touchdowns as Menno-Marion rolled past Avon 64-24 on Friday night in Avon.
Austin Kessler also had a big night for Menno-Marion (2-6), as he rushed for 234 yards and three touchdowns. Danny Cremer caught four passes for 98 yards and a touchdown, while Josh Heckenlaible hauled in two passes for 95 yards and two scores.
Menno-Marion racked up 617 yards of offense.
For Avon (0-8), Riley Rucktaeschel completed 18-of-36 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns, while Kory DeJong rushed for a touchdown. Logan Schuurmans had 105 receiving yards, and Brady Bierema caught both touchdowns from Rucktaeschel.
MENNO-MARION (2-6) 15 13 21 15 — 64
AVON (0-8) 0 16 0 8 — 24
Parker 44, Chester Area 7
CHESTER — Tanner Evan rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns as Parker closed the regular season with a 44-0 thumping of Chester Area on Friday night in Chester.
Even scored on runs of 1, 85 and 67 yards, while Matt Van Vliet rushed for 48 yards and two scores. Zanto Centeno had the other touchdown, on a 3-yard run.
For Chester Area, Stratton Eppard completed 18-of-30 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown, while Wyatt Hansen caught six passes for 61 yards and the only score.
PARKER (6-2) 8 16 8 12 — 44
CHESTER AREA (2-6) 7 0 0 0 — 7
Burke 62, Scotland 16
SCOTLAND — Two playoff bound teams clashed in Scotland on Friday night, when the Burke Cougars defeated the Scotland Highlanders 62-16.
Scotland took the early lead on a Mason Dennis 44-yard touchdown run, but the Cougars went on to score the next 30 points and took a commanding 30-16 lead into the half. The Highlanders were unable to find the end zone in the second half, and the Cougars continued their dominance, scoring 32 unanswered points to end the game.
The Cougars finished the game with 416 total yards of offense, with Ethan DeLong leading the way with 151 yards rushing and a touchdown on nine carries. Finn Hanson also had three touchdowns and 121 yards rushing on the night, while teammate Bryce Frank had a 37-yard touchdown run in the fourth. Quarterback Hunter Van Nieuwenhuyse finished the game with 103 yards on 5-8 passing and two touchdowns.
For the Highlanders, Ty Mogck ran for 80 yards and a touchdown on 16 attempts. Jordan Gall finished the game with 6 tackles. The Highlanders will now play in the Class 9B playoffs next Thursday. Burke will compete in the Class 9A playoffs.
BURKE (6-2) 8 22 24 8 – 62
SCOTLAND (5-3) 8 8 0 0 – 16
Tea Area 43, Milbank 6
TEA — The Class 11A No.1 Tea Area Titans stretched their win streak to four games on Friday night defeating the Milbank Bulldogs 43-6 in Tea.
The Titans started the game off strong, scoring the first 43 points of the game before cruising to the 43-6 victory. Five Titans had a rushing touchdown on the night, including Garrett Kolbeck (40 yard run), Joey Headrick (9 yard run), Brayden Thompson (22 yard run), Austin Lake (1 yard run), and JT Panning (7 yard run). Kolbeck finished as the leading rusher for the Tians, rushing for 87 yards on nine carries. Defensively for the Titans, Haidyn DeJean posted six tackles, while teammate Kiet Gilberts also had six tackles.
For the Bulldogs, Kaden Krause passed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 5-22 passing. Milbanks lone touchdown was scored in the fading minutes of the fourth quarter, when Krause completed the touchdown pass to Max McCulloch for 28 yards.
Milbank concluded their regular season with a 2-7 record. Tea Area will conclude their regular season against Class 11A No.2 Dell Rapids in Dell Rapids next Friday.
MILABNK (2-7) 0 0 0 6 – 6
TEA AREA (7-1) 13 10 13 7 – 43
MCM 63, Redfield 6
REDFIELD – The McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars clinched their Class 11B playoff spot on Friday night when they defeated the Redfield Pheasants 63-6 in Redfield.
Raygen Randall led the Fighting Cougars offense, throwing for 276 yards and three touchdowns on 10-13 passing. Jake Cheeseman was Randall’s leading receiver, catching three passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns, including a 63-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, and an 80-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.
For the Fighting Cougars, Trevor Hansen ran for 53 yards and two touchdowns on eight attempts. Blake Gessner also ran for 38 yards and two touchdowns on six attempts. In the second quarter, Parker Scheier returned a punt 65 yards for the touchdown. Leyton Rohlfs led the Pheasants with 93 yards passing and a touchdown. Gannon Pudwill caught the touchdown while also having 66 yards on six receptions.
For the Pheasants, Friday concluded their season with a 2-6 record. The Fighting Cougars will compete in the Class 11B playoffs next Thursday.
MCCOOK CEN./MON. (7-1) 28 35 0 0 – 63
REDFIELD (2-6) 6 0 0 0 – 6