Dakota Valley scored seven touchdowns and had 420 yards of total offense in picking up a 46-34 victory over Yankton last night in North Sioux City. Panthers senior Eric Johnson rushed for 224 yards and scored three touchdowns. Yankton senior quarterback Cooper Cornemann passed for 133 yards, rushed for 109 yards and accounted for a pair of touchdowns. The Bucks are 1-1 and travel Friday to face the two-time defending state champion Pierre Governors.
In the huge Augustana Twilight cross-country meet last night in Sioux Falls, Yankton finished 14th in the girls race and 16th in the boys division. Thea Chance was the top Yankton finisher as she took 25th place in the girls meet. The USD women won the college division finishing ahead of the University of Nebraska as Abby Ripperda won the women’s race for the Coyotes. The Huskers claimed the men’s division and USD placed sixth.
USD won two volleyball matches Friday at the Kangaroo Klassic, sweeping the host team Kansas City and Tulsa. The Coyotes are 5 and 1 this season with two more matches today in KC.
Mount Marty College split a pair of volleyball matches Friday at the Peru State Classic. The Lancers will take on Mayville State and Bethel College today.
Yankton will host Watertown in a soccer doubleheader at Crane-Youngworth Field today. The Bucks are 2-3-1 on the season and will face the Arrows at noon, followed by a 2:00 game between Watertown and the undefeated Yankton Gazelles.
The University of South Dakota football squad takes on a major power tonight. The Coyotes are in Norman, Oklahoma to face the fourth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in a 6:00 kickoff.
South Dakota State will open their home football schedule tonight, facing Long Island University in a 6:00 game in Brookings.