Top-ranked Seahawks shut out WWSSC

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WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Cole Gassman rushed four 232 yards and four touchdowns to help Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, which is the top-ranked team in Class 11B to a 33-0 victory against Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central on Saturday.
The game was delayed a day and moved from Woonsocket to Wessington Springs due to severe weather on Friday night.
Gassman scored his first touchdown on a 1-yard run in the opening quarter and repeated the feat in the second quarter to give the Seahawks a 13-0 lead at the half.
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan stretched its lead to 20-0 with a 9-yard touchdown run by Gassman in the third quarter. He reached the end zone for the final time in the fourth quarter on a 23-yard run.
Tanner Hines had the other touchdown for the Seahawks on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan finished with 434 yards of offense, including 14 carries for 119 yards by Jamin Arend. The Seahawks had just four yards through the air in the game.
John Witte accounted for 89 of the 119 total offensive yards by the Blackhawks, with 18 carries. Trent Kingsbury was 6 of  14 passing for 34 yards, with Noah Dickson hauling in three receptions for 26 yards.
Aiden Wormstadt was the defensive leader for SC-W with 6.5 tackles. Wesley Linke had 5.5 toackles, while Kingsburg and Eric Ruml each had 4.5 tackles.
The Blackhawks, who are now 1-1, will travel to play Mt. Vernon-Plankinton in Mt. Vernon on Friday. The Seahawks will have a bye, before facing Madison in Madison on Sept. 8.

Bridgewater/Emery-Ethan  7  6  7  13 — 33
Woon.-Wess Springs-San Cent 0  0  0  0 —0

Scoring summary
First quarter
BE/E — Cole Gassman 1 run (Abiah Plastow kick)
Second quarter
BE/E — Gassman 1 run (kick failed)
Third quarter
BE/E — Gassman 9 run (Plastow kick)
Fourth quarter
BE/E — Gassman 23 run (kick failed)
BE/E — Tanner Hines 2 run (Plastow kick)

Team statistics
Total offense: BEE 434; WWSSC 119
Passing: BEE 1-4-0-4; WWSSC 6-14-1-34
Rushing: BEE 59-430; WWSSC 27-85
Penalties/yards: BEE 1-5; WWSSC 1-5
Fumbles/lost: BEE 2-1; WWSSC 1-1
Punts/avg: BEE 0-0; WWSSC 3-27.3
First downs: BEE 29; WWSSC 6

Individual statistics
Rushing — BEE: Gassman 31-232, Jamin Arend 14-119; Plastow 4-23; Jonah Hofer 3-23; WWSSC: Witte 18-89.
Passing — BEE: Plastow 1-4-0-4; WWSSC: Trent Kingsbury 6-14-1-34.
Receiving — BEE: Brady Hawkins 1-4; WWSSC: Noah Dickson 3-26; Witte 3-8.
Defensive leaders — BEE: na; WWSSC: Aiden wormstadt 6.5 tackles; Wesley Linke 5.5 tackles, Kingsburg 4.5 tackles; Eric Ruml 4.5 tackles.

Arlington-Lake Preston 38, De Smet 14
DE SMET — Devon Heuer ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns, to lead the Arlington-Lake Preston Badgers to a 38-14 win over the De Smet Bulldogs in a football game that was suspended by the stormy weather Friday night.
The Badgers rolled up 400 yards in total offense. Heuer did most of the damage, as he added 164 yards and two scores through the air, including a 60-yarder to Will Parry.
De Smet had 320 yards in offense, led by Zach Wolkow, who had 90 yards on 17 carries and a score, while Cade Birkel had 41 yards on 11 carries. Birkel was 2-9 through the air, but tossed two interceptions as well.
De Smet falls to 0-2 with the loss and will host Oldham-Ramona-Rutland on Friday night.

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL OF THE PLAINSMAN

Trey Ulmer of Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central carries the ball as teammate Tyler Eddy assists on the play during their Class 11B football game against Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan on Saturday in Wessington Springs. Below left: Jamin Arend of Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan tries to elude a tackle by Alex Wormstadt of Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central. Below right: John Witte of Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central looks to get past Tanner Hines of Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan on a running play.

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