Top-seed Pierre scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and rolled past Yankton 35-14 in the Class 11-AA semifinals last night in the capitol city. Quarterback Peyton Zabel had 247 yards passing and two touchdowns as the Governors advanced to face Harrisburg in next Friday’s title game in the Dome. Yankton senior quarterback Garrett Tennant threw for 198 yards and junior Rex Ryken caught two touchdowns passes as the Bucks finished 4 and 7 overall.
It was quite a night for football fans at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. In the first game of an 11-AAA playoff doubleheader, Washington edged O’Gorman 42-41 and then Roosevelt nipped Brandon Valley 41-40 in double overtime.
The Irene-Wakonda football team advanced to the DakotaDome by outscoring Kimball-White Lake 41-26 last night in the Class 9-AA semifinals. Junior Trey King passed for three touchdowns and ran for three scores as the Eagles will move on to face unbeaten Gregory Thursday afternoon in the title contest.
Battle Creek pulled an upset in the Nebraska Class C-2 quarterfinals on Friday with a 24-20 victory over top-seed Ponca, as the Indians ended at 10 and 1 overall.
USD edged Omaha 3-2 in volleyball last night in Vermillion. Brittany Jessen had 49 assists for the Coyotes and Hayley Dotseth led the attack with 22 kills. USD is 9 and 2 in the Summit League and in a virtual three-way tie for first place.
The sixth-ranked USD football team travels to 28th-rated Northern Iowa for a 1:00 game today, while eighth-ranked South Dakota State will host number-two North Dakota State in a 2:00 kickoff in Brookings.
The Mount Marty College cross-country squad will compete for honors today in the GPAC meet hosted by Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The Mount Marty basketball teams will compete in the NAIA Classic this weekend at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. The Lancers will have women’s and men’s basketball tonight against Dakota State and tomorrow afternoon against Presentation, with all four games broadcast on AM 1450 KYNT.