KYNT Local Sports for 10-9-18

The Yankton Gazelles have advanced to the Class Double-A girls soccer semifinals after a 2-1 victory over Rapid City Central on Saturday at Crane-Youngworth Field.  The Gazelles are now 11-2-2 on the season will play today at the second-seed Rapid City Stevens Raiders, and the game time has been set to begin at 3:30 Central time at Sioux Park.

Due to the wet and cold conditions in the forecast today, the Yankton Junior Varsity and Junior High Cross-Country Invitational today at Fox Run Golf Course has been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled.

The Yankton junior varsity football team won two games last night.  The Bucks played one half against each squad and shut out Aberdeen Central 21-0 and blanked Mitchell 18-0.  The Bucks are 6 and 2 overall and will have their final JV game of the season next Monday at Sioux Falls Washington.

In the South Dakota Media high school football poll this week, the Yankton Bucks remained second in Class 11-Double-A behind the top-rated Pierre Governors.  Bon Homme is second in Class 9-Double-A football and Canistota-Freeman is second in the Class 9-A poll.

U-S-D senior safety Andrew Gray has been named as the National F-C-S Defensive Player of the Week along with winning that award from the conference.  Gray had 10 tackles, forced two fumbles and had an interception in the Coyotes 35-28 win over Missouri State.

South Dakota State kicker Chase Vinatieri was honored as the Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.  Vinatieri booted two field goals and scored a touchdown on a fake kick in the Jacks 54-51 overtime victory last Saturday night over Indiana State.

In the STATS poll for FCS football teams this week, North Dakota State and South Dakota State are ranked one-two in the nation.  The U-S-D Coyotes moved into the poll at 24th in the nation and will host 26th-ranked Northern Iowa on Saturday.