Second-ranked Roosevelt got seven touchdowns from senior quarterback Jeff Thune as the Rough Riders ran all over Rapid City Central 68-26 on Friday night at O’Harra Stadium.
Thune ran for one touchdown to open the scoring — a 33-yard scamper — then threw for six touchdowns, including three to Tyler Vanvoorst, in just about two and one-half quarters. No individual statistics were made available.
Roosevelt, 7-1, actually had to play from behind, as winless Central (0-8) used a pair of touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Kailleb Walton-Blanden to Derrick Tiller from 20 and 25 yards, for a 13-12 lead with three minutes left in the first quarter.
But Thune and the Rough Riders came right back on the next possession with a 22-yard TD pass to Tyson Jahn and Roosevelt never trailed again. The Rough Riders led 47-13 at halftime and 61-19 heading into the fourth quarter.
Walton-Blanden connected with Tiller again in the third quarter from 41 yards out, but the Roosevelt reserves kept getting into the end zone on a 46-yard TD pass from Torren Devericks to Demareio Hester, who had two touchdown passes in the contest. Nick Hoekstra also scored on a 7-yard run early in the fourth.
Sophomore reserve quarterback Holden Jackson directed the Cobblers to a late score and hit Caden Goodrich on a 4-yard touchdown pass.
Roosevelt will close the regular season Thursday against No. 1 Washington, while Central will face cross-town Rapid City Stevens at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
O’Gorman 51, Huron 0 in Sioux Falls – Antonio Casiello had three rushing touchdowns as the Class 11AAA No. 4 Knights rolled past Huron. No other stats were available at press time. Next: O’Gorman (6-2) closes out the season at home against Lincoln. Huron (2-5) visits Mitchell.
SF Christian 54, Elk Point-Jefferson 0 — Sioux Falls Christian improved to 7-1 by blanking Elk Point-Jefferson, 54-0. Sawyer Prins went 5 of 7 for 72 yards and two touchdowns for the Chargers. Keegan VanEngdom had a monster night, rushing for 263 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 attempts. Jacob VanHorssen hauled in three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown. For Elk Point-Jefferson, Michael Murphy went 2 of 6 for 40 yards. Running back Alex Norby rushed for nine yards on four attempts and Lorin Gregg caught two passes for 38 yards.
Baltic 50, Parker 26 in Parker – Sam Clark ran for 170 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Baltic. Kadin Wolff ran for 55 yards and Austin Row 46 yards with a touchdown. Jon Wilhelmsen threw for 44 yards and had a passing touchdown. Lathon Gorospe returned a kickoff 60 yards for a score. For Parker, Landon Leberman threw for 135 yards with a two touchdowns. Kordell Buyck added two rushing touchdowns. He ran for 138 yards on 17 attempts. Zamuiel Centeno ran for 103 yards. Next: Baltic (5-2) visits Irene-Wakonda and Parker (6-1) visits Chester Area.
Dell Rapids 32, Dakota Valley 13 in Dell Rapids — Sam White ran for 158 yards and tallied a pair of touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) to lift Dell Rapids (3-5) over Dakota Valley (1-7). Hunter Hanson had 85 yards passing with a pair of touchdowns, while Jacob Box (rushing) and Mason Peter (receiving) both found the end zone. Dakota Valley was led by Luke Schmidt, who had 176 yards passing, 38 yards rushing and a passing score. Robert Rosenquist ran for a TD and Tyler Johnson caught a TD.
Beresford 28, Flandreau 0 in Beresford — Chris Kropuenske scored rushing touchdowns from one, five and four yards out as part of a 22-carry, 133-yard performance to lift Beresford to a win over Flandreau. The Watchdogs (4-4) also found the end zone off a 20-yard run from Thatcher Schlup. Joseph Lane had 12 carries for 109 yards. The Fliers (0-7) got 13 tackles from Dawson Blum. Beresford has a bye next week, while Flandreau.
Dell Rapids-St. Mary 38, Colman-Egan 16 in Colman — Josh Brown made history for Dell Rapids-St. Mary, eclipsing the 5,000 rushing yards mark for his career with a 258-yard, three-touchdown performance. DRSM (6-2) also picked up three rushing touchdowns from Christian Schnieders, who had 131 rushing yards. Colman-Egan (5-2) picked up its touchdowns from Cody Groos, who threw for one and ran for the other. The Cardinals have a bye next week. Colman-Egan visits De Smet.
West Central 24, Tri-Valley 14 in Colton – Jonah Rechtenbaugh ran for 61 yards with a touchdown and Jordan Leuth ran for 71 yards for a sore to lead the Trojans. Dan Skinner also had a rushing touchdown. For TV, Brenton Hanisch ran for 47 yards on 18 carries. Landon Freeman ran for 40 yards on six carries and added a rushing TD. Hanisch also scored on a 97-yard kickoff return. Next: TV (5-2) visits S.F. Christian and WC (7-1) visits Vermillion.
Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 51, Howard 0 in Howard — With a couple of 100-yard rushers, Mt. Vernon cruised past Howard. Tanner Risseeuw narrowly edged teammate Hayden Schmidt for leading rusher honors, toting the rock seven times for 104 yards. Schmidt had seven carries for 100 yards for Mt. Vernon (5-2). Schmidt and Risseuw both had a pair of rushing scores, as did Devon Rihanek, who finished with eight carries for 95 yards. Howard (1-5) got 47 passing yards from Jordan Genzlinger. It will face Hanson next, while Mt. Vernon hosts Garretson.
Canistota 50, Menno/Marion 0 in Canistota — Canistota had no problem defeating Menno/Marion, 50-0. Shay Jolley went 3 of 7 for 53 yards and rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns for Canistota. Jared Nielson rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns on eight attempts and caught one pass for 22 yards. For Menno/Marion, Jackson Diede went 6 for 19 for 45 yards and an interception and rushed for 57 yards on 17 attempts. Spencer Schultz hauled in two passes for 28 yards.
Hanson 44, Centerville 14 in Centerville — Wyatt Kayser racked up 350 total yards to power Hanson past Centerville. Kayser ran the ball 21 times for 283 yards and caught three passes for 67. His rushing touchdowns for Hanson (3-4) came from 13 and 61 yards out. Centerville (0-7) was led by Austin Adams who had 17 carries for 111 yards. Centerville faces Alcester-Hudson next, while Hanson is at Howard.
Winner 50, Redfield 0 in Redfield — 42 of Winner’s 50 points came in the first half, with Drew DeMers throwing a couple touchdown passes to Isaac Naasz, Cameron Kuil running for a couple and Windsor Barry rushing in the other two. Winner (7-0) also scored on a thre-yard run from Riley Calhoon in the third quarter. Redfield (2-6) managed just 27 yards of total offense, 26 of which came from Alan Masat, who completed five of 17 passes.
Castlewood 34, Elkton 6 in Lake Benton — Castlewood (3-4) had eight carries for 129 yards and two scores from Dalton Eng in a winning effort. Brandon Benike completed three of nine passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. Elkton (0-7) was led by Trevor Sik (11 tackles) and Derek Sckerl (10 tackles).
Clark/Willow Lake 54, Dakota Hills 0 in Dakota Hills — It didn’t matter that Clark didn’t get any first downs, it racked up 235 rushing yards, en route to a shutout win over Dakota Hills. Clark (5-2) got two touchdowns each from Colin Pommer (8 carries, 78 yards) and Jake Edelman (13 carries, 91 yards). Dakota Hills (0-7) managed just three rushing yards, but threw for 91 yards — but lost two of three fumbles.
Bon Homme 44, Platte-Geddes 0 in Bon Homme — Have yourself a game, Chase Kortan. The Cavaliers tailback finished with 16 carries for 185 yards and five touchdowns, including a 50-yarder and a 60-yarder in the second quarter. Bon Homme (5-2) got its other touchdown on a 50-yard pass from Joey Slama to Christian Uecker.
Gayville-Volin 55, Marty 0 in Gayville — Zach Anderson ran for 107 yards and had three rushing touchdowns to lead Gayville-Volin. Grant Rice ran for 36 yards with two scores. Preston Neal had 25 yards rushing for Marty. Next: GV (4-3) hosts Corsica-Stickney and Marty visits Andes-Central-Dakota Christian.
Langord Area 50, Leola-Frederick 0 in Langford — Lincoln Gibbs ran for 168 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns to lead Langford (7-0). Chance Olson threw one touchdown pass and and scored two rushing touchdowns. He also had a receiving TD and ran for 97 yards. No stats were provided for LF (2-5).