The Yankton Bucks football season ended Friday night as the Huron Tigers came up with a 28-23 victory in the Class 11-AA semifinals at Crane-Youngworth Field. Yankton got two scoring passes from Ethan Wishon to Michael Drotzmann and three field goals by Cole Sawatzke, but Huron made a number of big plays on offense, defense and special teams to qualify for their first trip to the Dome in 26 years. The Bucks ended at 6-5 this season with a record-setting passing attack as Wishon threw for nearly three-thousand yards and 27 touchdowns, Drotzmann caught 12 touchdown passes and Rex Ryken set career records in receptions and receiving yards.
The Bon Homme Cavaliers traveled north and whipped Wolsey-Wessington 43-14 on Friday in the semifinals. Joey Slama had a combined 439 yards of passing and rushing while the Cavaliers defense held the top-rated Warbirds to just nine yards in the first half. Bon Homme is 10-1 on the season and will face Kimball-White Lake in the Dome for the Class 9-AA title next Thursday at 1:00.
Canistota-Freeman traveled northwest and took out top-seed Timber Lake 44-20 last night in semifinal action. The Pride used a big first half for the victory to raise their record to 10-1 overall, and Canistota-Freeman will now take on Howard next Thursday at 10 a-m in the Class 9-A championship game in the Dome.
The University of South Dakota football team hopes to snap a three-game losing streak when they play at Indiana State today at noon. The South Dakota State football squad is 5 and 2 overall and hosts Missouri State at 2:00 in Brookings.
The Mount Marty College cross-country teams go for honors in the G-PAC championship races today starting at noon. The meet is hosted by Midland in Fremont, Nebraska. Lancer freshman Brian Santiago of Hartington is looking to qualify for nationals and earn all-conference honors in the meet.
The Mount Marty basketball teams have a busy weekend with competition in the NAIA Showcase in the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. The Lancers will take on Presentation College this afternoon and Dakota State tomorrow in doubleheaders at the Pentagon. Our broadcast starts at 1:35 today on AM 1450, KYNT.