The Yankton Bucks football team locked up the #2 seed in the class 11-AA state playoffs last night with a 56 to 21 victory over Huron.

Quarterback Lucas Kampshoff led the offense with four total touchdowns, three passing and one rushing. On the defensive side of the ball, the Bucks forced four turnovers in the win, including 3 interceptions. One of those interceptions was returned for a touchdown by linebacker Bryce Kral.

The Bucks will meet the Tigers again in the opening round of the class 11-AA playoffs next Thursday, as Huron fell to the #7 seed with the loss. Next week’s game will be played in Yankton at Crane-Youngworth Field.

Class 11-AA First Round Playoff Matchups (Higher Seed Hosts):

– #1 Pierre vs #8 Spearfish

– #2 Yankton vs #7 Huron

– #3 Tea Area vs #6 Sturgis Brown

– #4 Watertown vs #5 Aberdeen Central

Mount Marty football are at home tomorrow, as they host Hastings College at Crane-Youngworth Field. The Lancers are 3 and 5 on the year following last week’s come from behind victory on the road against Midland.

Kickoff from Yankton is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday, with pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV beginning at 12:00 PM noon. Steve Thum and Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

The South Dakota High School Football Playoffs began yesterday for class 11-B, as well as all 9-man classes across the state. Two area teams, Avon and Gayville-Volin, were able to advance to round two, while Bon Homme saw their season come to an end.

In Class 9-AA:

– #13 Bon Homme fell to #4 Hamlin 52 to 8, ending the year with a 3 and 6 record. The loss marked the end of the career of longtime head coach Byron Pudwill, who is retiring from the position.

In Class 9-B:

– #1 Avon moved on to round two as they defeated #16 Faith 54 to 14 in round one. The Pirates will face #8 Hitchcock-Tulare in next week’s quarterfinals.

– #12 Gayville-Volin upset #5 Herreid-Selby Area in the opening round, edging out the Wolverines 34 to 32. The Raiders move on to face #4 De Smet in the quarterfinals.

The Nebraska High School Football Playoffs for class D1 and D2 kicked off yesterday. Local teams Crofton and Wynot were able to advance to the next round, while Hartington-Newcastle, and Bloomfield saw their seasons come to an end.

In class D1 – East:

– #2 Crofton defeated #15 Tri County Northeast 60 to 8 to advance to the second round. The Warriors will be reseeded in the 2nd round and the sixteen remaining teams from the East and West merge for round two. Their opponent is yet to be determined.

– #13 Hartington-Newcastle fell to #4 Plainview 49 to 40 in round one, ending the Wildcats season. Hartington-Newcastle ends the year with a 4 and 5 record.

In class D2 – East:

– #2 Wynot remained undefeated on the year, as they eliminated #15 Silver Lake 42 to 0. The Blue Devils will be reseeded in the 2nd round and the sixteen remaining teams from the East and West merge for round two. Their opponent is yet to be determined.

– #8 Bloomfield had their season come to an end last night, as they were defeated by #9 Howells-Dodge 34 to 6. The Bees end the 2023 campaign with a 6 and 3 record.

Mount Marty men’s and women’s basketball were both picked to finish 10th in the GPAC preseason polls. Dordt was picked as the preseason favorite on the women’s side, while Morningside are the favorites for the men.

GPAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll:

1. Morningside

2. Northwestern

3. Dordt

4. Jamestown

5. Concordia

6. Dakota Wesleyan

7. Doane

8. Briar Cliff

9. Hastings

10. Mount Marty

11. Midland

GPAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll:

1. Dordt

2. Briar Cliff

3. Concordia

4. Jamestown

5. Northwestern

6. Dakota Wesleyan

7. Morningside

8. Doane

9. Hastings

10. Mount Marty

11. Midland

12. College of St. Mary

Yankton Gazelles volleyball begin the two-day East/West tournament in Yankton this afternoon, as they take on Spearfish and Sturgis on day one.

The Gazelles will play Spearfish first at 4:00 PM, followed by Sturgis at 5:30. Yankton will have three more matches on Saturday against Rapid City Central at 9:00 AM, Rapid City Stevens at 10:30 AM, and Douglas at 12:00 PM noon.

Mount Marty volleyball are in action tomorrow as they are on the road against Midland University. First serve from Fremont, Nebraska is set for 5:00 PM.

Yankton Bucks and Gazelles cross country will be in Sioux Falls tomorrow for the Class AA State Championships. The races will be held at Sioux Falls Yankton Trail Park, beginning at 12:00 PM noon.

Yankton competitive cheer and dance travel to Sioux Falls for the State Championships tomorrow morning. This year’s event will be held at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, beginning at 11:00 AM.

Mount Marty men’s and women’s soccer are at home tomorrow night for a double header against Morningside. The men are scheduled to play first at 5:00 PM, with the first kick of the women’s match slated for 7:15.

The 6th ranked South Dakota Coyotes football team is on the road tomorrow, as they take on the Indiana State Sycamores in a MVFC matchup.

The Coyotes are 5 and 1 on the year, undefeated against FCS opponents, while Indiana State enters the game with an 0 and 6 record. Kickoff from Terre Haute, Indiana is set for noon tomorrow.

The top ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team are a perfect 6 and 0 heading into this week’s game against Southern Illinois.

The Jacks are on the road against 12th ranked Southern Illinois. Kickoff from Carbondale, Illinois is set for 2:00 PM tomorrow.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are at home tomorrow afternoon, as they host Northwestern in Lincoln.

Nebraska are 3 and 3 on the year coming off of a bye last week, as they take on the 3 and 3 Wildcats who defeated Howard last week 23 to 20.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 PM on Saturday, with pregame beginning at 10:30 AM. Coverage for the game will be on Riverfront Station 93.1 FM via the Husker Radio Network.