De Smet 50, Elkton-Lake Benton 0
DE SMET - The top-ranked De Smet Bulldogs rolled to a big 50-0 victory over the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks on Friday in De Smet
De Smet runs its record to 4-0 behind a near-perfect performance from Colt Wilkinson under center, as he completed 11 of 12 passes for 259 yards and four scores. Wilkinson also rushed for 36 yards and a score. He was part of three 2-point conversions.
Rhett Osthus had 95 yards on four catches, two of them going for scores while Kalen Garry led the Bulldogs with 48 yards and a touchdown on the ground while also catching four passes for 97 yards and a score. Tory Holland also had a touchdown reception while Kadyn Fast returned a kick for a touchdown.
The Elks fall to 1-2. Quarterback Ryan Krog led the team with 64 yards rushing, but he could only manage seven yards on 4 of 9 passing.
The Bulldogs travel to Lake Preston Friday to challenge Arlington/Lake Preston.
Potter County 44, Hitchcock-Tulare 38
HITCHCOCK – A big third quarter allowed the Potter County Battlers to come away with a victory Friday over the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots in Hitchcock, 44-38.
The teams played even through one quarter, with the Patriots clinging tight to a two-point lead, 8-6. Hitchcock-Tulare outpaced the Battlers in the second to head to half with a 24-14 lead.
The Battlers outscored Hitchcock-Tulare 22-6 in the third quarter to retake the lead and hold it for the final margin.
Potter County followed a huge game from senior Grant Luikens to a 3-1 record. Luikens carried the ball 34 times for 221 yards. He also threw for 196 yards from his quarterback position. Luikens accounted for all six of the Battlers’ touchdowns and also scored three of the 2-point conversions for Potter County. He added 10 tackles on defense for good measure.
The Patriots suffered the first loss of the season to fall to 3-1 despite a trio of big offensive nights. Jack Boomsma had 284 yards passing and ran for another 71 yards while accounting for a pair of touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. Erik Salmen ran for 102 yards on 15 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns. Landon Puffer caught four balls for 166 yards.
The Patriots travel to Faulkton Friday.
Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 45, Jim River 6
FORESTBURG – The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks defense continued to be stout this season, and the offense exploded Friday to hand the Jim River Trappers its first loss of the year 45-6 in Forestburg.
W/WS/SC moves to 2-1 on the year behind 351 total yards on offense, including 291 yards rushing on the game. Carter Grohs was the leading ball carrier for the Blackhawks with 150 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. He also scored on a 2-point conversion run. He also had six tackles and a sack on defense.
Blake Larson threw for 60 yards on the game while scoring a pair of touchdowns, one passing and one rushing. Larson also ran a 2-point conversion. Clay Olinger rushed for 63 yards and scored a pair of 2-point conversions.
The Blackhawk defense was led by Noah Wormstadt with 8 1/2 tackles while Mason Schelske returned an interception for a touchdown. WWSSC allowed just seven first downs and held Jim River to 0/9 on third down conversions.
The Trappers fall to 2-1, and most facets of the evening were not great, but kick returner Logan Sayler had a strong game, returning three kicks for an average of more than 52 yards, including one 90-yard touchdown.
The Blackhawks travel to face undefeated Wagner Friday.
Jim River 0 0 0 6 — 6
WWSSC 6 16 8 15 — 45
7:30 - WWSSC - Carter Grohs 37-yard TD run. (Blake Larson conversion run is good.)
2:11 - WWSSC - Larson 35-yard TD pass to Tryce Slykhuis. (Clay Olinger conversion run is good.)
0:53 - WWSSC - Mason Schelske interception return for TD. (Grohs conversion run is good.)
8:42 - WWSSC - Larson 3-yard TD run. (Olinger conversion run is good.)
11:10 - WWSSC - Grohs 79-yard TD run. (Philip Hines PAT kick is good.)
9:29 - JR - Logan Sayler 90-yard kickoff return for TD. (PAT kick failed.)
6:23 - WWSSC - Hayden Beigh 8-yard TD run. (Cale Mohling conversion run is good.)
Mobridge-Pollock 24, Clark/Willow Lake 16
CLARK - The Mobridge-Pollock Tigers spoiled Clark’s homecoming, defeating the Clark/Willow Lake Cyclones 24-16 at Clark on Friday.
The Tigers move to 1-2 after scoring for the first time in the 2021 season. The Tigers had been shut out in the first two losses of the season.
Trent Schmeichel rushed for 104 yards on 13 attempts, scoring one touchdown. Tiger quarterback Holden Eisemann went 10 for 19 for 89 yards through the air and also gained 68 yards on the ground, rushing for three touchdowns.
The Cyclones fall to 2-2 despite a furious fourth quarter rally led by Trey Huber, who threw for 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also rushing for 79 yards. He also threw for two 2-point completion conversions as well.
Clark/Willow Lake is back in action when the Cyclones travel to Milbank on Sept. 24.
Mobridge-Pollock 6 0 6 12 — 24
Clark/Willow Lake 0 0 0 16 — 16