Hitchcock-Tulare 52, Avon 0
TULARE – Second-ranked Hitchcock-Tulare was expected to be seriously challenged by the fourth-ranked Avon Pirates Friday, but the Patriots found little resistance in a 52-0 victory in Tulare in a game ended at halftime by mercy rule.
The Patriots put together 337 yards on offense balanced between 161 rushing yards and 176 yards passing.
Erik Salmen led Hitchcock-Tulare with 15 rushes for 149 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Landon Puffer grabbed five catches for 109 yards and two scores. Puffer also returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown and grabbed an interception on defense.
Patriot quarterback Carter Binger was 10 for 17 passing for 176 yards and three touchdowns.
No individual statistics were available for Avon, who falls to 3-2.
Hitchcock-Tulare will take a 5-0 record into a matchup Friday with Sunshine Bible Academy in Hitchcock.
Avon 0 0 — 0
Hitchcock-Tulare 22 30 — 52
Scoring by quarters
HT - Carter Binger 17-yard TD pass to Erik Salmen. (2-pt conversion failed.)
HT - E.Salmen 6-yard TD run. (2-pt run by Landon Puffer.)
HT - Puffer 68-yard punt return for TD. (2-pt pass by Riley Fliehe to Cole Schroeder.)
HT - E.Salmen 9-yard TD run. (2-pt conversion failed.)
HT - Binger 24-yard TD pass to Puffer. (2-pt run by Fliehe.)
HT - Binger 29-yard TD pass to Puffer. (2-pt run by Puffer.)
HT - Fliehe 1-yard TD run. (2-pt pass by Binger to TJ Salmen.)
Great Plains Lutheran 42, Sunshine Bible Academy 7
MILLER — Thomas Erickson and Micah Holien each had a pair of touchdowns to lead Great Plains Lutheran to a 42-7 victory against Sunshine Bible Academy on Friday.
Erickson opened the scoring with a 9-yard touchdown run and then connected with Jacob Bartels on a 29-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter.
Holien scored on runs of four and 65 yards for Great Plains Lutheran.
Scoring the lone touchdown for SBA was Daniel Gerbracht on an 8-yard pass from Nolan Triebwasser.
Information about these games was not received before publication deadline for Saturday's paper. If details are received by deadline on Sunday, information will appear in Monday's paper.
Clark/Willow Lake 28, Parker 0
Huron 34, Sturgis 32 (game time delayed due to weather and completed after deadline - full story in Monday’s paper)
Deubook 16, Iroquois/Lake Preston 12
Wolsey-Wessington 28, De Smet 6
Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 36, Miller/Highmore-Harrold 0