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2017-10-12 / Sports

With Two Weeks Left, Todd County, Pine Ridge, Red Cloud Heading To Playoffs

High School Football
BY TOM CRASH
LCT CORRESPONDENT

PIERRE — With two weeks left in the regular season, Todd County is 6-1 and is ranked 3rd in 11A where the top eight make the playoffs, Pine Ridge is 5-2 and is in sixth in 11A. The Thorpes travel to Sturgis on Friday and host Little Wound on the 19th.

Red Cloud is 5-2 and is tied for second in 11B Region 4 with Stanley County behind Winner. The Crusaders finish Friday at Little Wound while Stanley County is at Chamberlain.

Little Wound Crushes Chieftains, Red Cloud upends Custer

STEPHAN/CUSTER — Early in the second quarter Friday night, Crow Creek went up 15-8 over the visiting Little Wound Mustangs but Little Wound started rolling and put together 55 unanswered points to win 63-15 for their second win of the season

Little Wound opened the scoring as Ty Pourier cruised eight yards for a TD, Chayden Miller ran for two and it was 8-0. Delmonte Medicine Crow connected with Daniel Howe on TD passes of 62 and 85 yards and by early in the second, Crow Creek was up 15-8.

At the 8:50 mark of the second, Shadow Red Owl hit Riley Cross on an eight yard slant for a TD, Red Owl ran for two and it was 16-15.

Duece Martin scored on a 20 yard run, Red Owl ran for two and it was 24- 15. Red Owl found Pourier on a 15 yard TD pass and Little Wound had a 30-15 halftime lead.

Miller added a touchdown on a one yard run three minutes into the third and it was 36-15. Five minutes later Pourier pulled down a 24 yard TD pass from a Red Owl and it was 42-15. Duece Martin ran for his second touchdown, this one a nine yarder, Garnette added a two point run and it was 50-15. With 8:45 left in the fourth, Pourier grabbed his third TD pass from Red Owl, a 27 yard pass, the PAT was good and it was 57-15. Red Owl put an exclamation point on the game with a 29 yard TD run for the final 63-15 score.

After giving up the two long TD passes, Little Wound tightened up the pass defense, Riley Cross had three interceptions, and the Mustang line shut down the run. Red Owl ran for a TD and passed for four more, Pourier caught three TD passes and ran for a touchdown while Martin ran for two TD’s. Little Wound is now 2-5, they host Red Cloud Friday and travel to Pine Ridge on the 19th to finish out the season.

Red Cloud Earns Rare Road Win Over Custer

CUSTER — Red Cloud’s junior quarterback, Ale Rama led the Crusaders to a 34-19 road win over Custer Friday night to push their season record to 5-2.

Rama scored on runs of 45 and 35 yards and connected with Riyen Carlow on a 60 yard TD pass and with Jevon Hacker on a 15 yard scoring pass. At one point, Rama chased down a snap over his head and turned a sure 15 yard loss into a 35 yard TD run.

Red Cloud finishes out their regular season with a road game Friday night at Little Wound.

Todd County Closes Out McLaughlin 56-6 In Two Quarters

MISSION — Todd County junior Mark Rogers scored on runs of 6, 19, 7 and 4 to lead the Falcons to their 6th win of the season 56-6 Friday at home against McLaughlin.

Jaycob Crow Eagle pulled in a Mustang fumble on the opening kickoff and ran it back 23 yards for the opening score, Bryant Burnette passed to Josh Rowland for two so with 13 seconds gone in the game, it was 8-0. Two and a half minutes later, Rogers scored from the 6 yard line, Burnette passed to David Espinoza for two and it was 16-0. Rogers had two more TD’s in the first while Dean Buchannan had a 15 yard TD run as the Falcons had a 40-0 lead after one.

Rogers and Espinoza added scoring runs in the second while Tucson Freeman caught a 65 yard scoring pass from Leon Brown Otter and the half ended with a Todd County leading 56-6.

Rogers had 138 rushing yards on 13 carries while Buchannan finished with 107 yards on nine rushes. As a team, the Falcons had 397 yards on the ground on 34 carries in two quarters. Brendan Waln led the Falcons with six tackles, Josh Rowland had five.

Todd County finishes out the regular season on the road Friday at St. Francis and at St. Thomas More on the 19th.

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