Here are the American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Dakota high school football performances from week five of the South Dakota season.
Nathan Varns, WR, Roosevelt
Varns, a junior, has been attracting just as much attention as the Rough Riders’ deep group of seniors with his recent performances. Against Rapid City Stevens on Saturday — the game was postponed from Friday due to storms and lighting issues — Varns had 183 yards on seven catches and scored two touchdowns. He had 222 receiving yards on nine catches against Harrisburg the week before.
Thuro Reisdorfer, WR/RB, Washington
Reisdorfer has established himself as a versatile offensive weapon for the Warriors, one with some of the best top-end speed in the state. In Washington’s 42-14 win over Rapid City Central on Friday, Reisdorfer had 72 yards on two catches, with one going for a 52-yard touchdown. The senior is leading the Warriors in receiving yards this year, with 386 on 20 catches.
Seth Benson, LB, Washington
Benson had six tackles on Friday, including one-and-a-half for a loss. He has 38 tackles in five games this year, along with two fumble recoveries and an interception, and has formed an excellent linebacker duo with fellow junior Ben Schelhaas.
Logan Warzecha, LB, Harrisburg
Warzecha, a rangy 6-foot-3 junior, has helped lead a Tigers defense that has stood up well even against Class 11AAA opponents. Harrisburg fell to Brandon Valley on Friday, but Warzecha had 12 tackles against the Lynx.
Jack Anderson, RB, Harrisburg
Anderson averaged fewer than four yards per carry in the Tigers’ loss on Sept. 16 against Roosevelt a somewhat predictable output against the best defense in the state. The junior had a resurgent performance against Brandon Valley, though, rushing for 79 yards on 12 carries and gaining 78 yards receiving, including a 59-yard touchdown on a hook-and-ladder play.
Braiden Petersen, RB, Brandon Valley
Petersen, a junior, is a relative rarity on the Lynx’s senior-stacked offense, but he’s proved to be one of their most productive, exciting backs. He ran for 145 yards on 12 carries against Harrisburg — an average of 12.1 yards per take — and scored two rushing touchdowns, including a 60-yarder.
Gavin Doering, WR/DL, Alcester-Hudson
Doering, a senior and four-year starter, has been one of the best two-way players in Class 9B this year. His receiving numbers have been inconsistent — he had 118 on six catches in a loss to Parker but has had no catches in two games this year — but he’s been one of the Cubs’ strongest defensive players every game. Doering has double-digit tackles in every game this year and racked up 12 in Friday’s 36-22 win against Irene-Wakonda, including two tackles for a loss.
Dalton Kinsley, RB, Philip
Philip’s game against New Underwood on Friday was postponed on Friday due to storms on the western side of the state, preventing fans from possibly seeing Kinsley, a senior, put up another absurd performance. He has 969 rushing yards in three games this year, and he has twice rushed for over 300 yards in a game. He had 270 yards and five touchdowns in week one against Rapid City Christian, 330 yards and five more scores in week two against Kadoka, and 369 yards and four touchdowns in week three against Hill City. Philip won all three of those games.
Andy McCance, QB, Gregory
The Gorillas knocked off Wolsey-Wessington, 40-36, on Friday in a battle of Class 9AA contenders, and McCance’s wildly productive passing performance pushed Gregory on offense. The junior completed 22 of 36 passes and threw for 427 yards and two touchdowns.
Darian Ogunjemilusi, RB, Wolsey-Wessington
The Warbirds’ dominant 2016 campaign took a turn on Friday, but Ogunjemilusi’s productiveness didn’t slow. The senior carried the ball 34 times for 267 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Clayton Menning, RB, Corsica-Stickney
Menning scored four touchdowns before halftime — one on the ground, one through the air and two pick-sixes — in Corsica-Stickney’s mercy-rule win over Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Friday. Menning has been one of the offensive leaders for Corsica-Stickney, which has won its last three games by 50 points or more.
Sawyer Prins, QB/LB, Sioux Falls Christian
Prins has taken very well to the Chargers’ shift into a more passing-focused offense, all while helping Sioux Falls Christian maintain one of the strongest defenses in Class 11A. He threw for 193 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers’ 45-0 win over Flandreau on Friday.
Josh Giles, QB, Madison
Giles put together another accurate, efficient performance for the Bulldogs on Friday, completing 7 of 8 passes for 132 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown. The Bulldogs beat Vermillion 42-6, scoring all their points in the first two quarters.
Marcus VandenBosch, DL, Madison
Madison put up one of the best team defensive performances of the season against Vermillion, holding the Tanagers to just 44 total yards on 51 plays. VandenBosch had three tackles, including two sacks, two-and-a-half tackles for loss. He also recovered a fumble.
Spencer Neugebauer, RB, Mitchell
Mitchell spanked Spearfish 55-20 on Homecoming night on Friday, and Neugebauer furthered his case as one of the most powerful rushers in Class 11AA, gaining 158 yards on 10 carries and scoring four touchdowns.
Jeremiah Makahununiu, LB, Tea Area
Makahununiu had 23 tackles against Dell Rapids on Tea Area’s homecoming on Sept. 16, and he had 16 more for the Titans as they moved to 5-0 on the year with a 20-14 win over Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan.
Dalton Eng, RB, Castlewood/Estelline
Eng, a senior, has garnered recruiting attention from multiple colleges in the state and has helped lead the Warriors to a 5-0 record on the year. They beat Deubrook 35-0 on Friday.
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