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Game-Winning Field Goal Lifts Yellow Jackets Over Colorado Mesa; Hardrockers clobber NM Highlands

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SPEARFISH, S.D. – Black Hills State football used a game-winning 50-yard field goal in the final seconds of what had been a back-and-fourth game to move past Colorado Mesa, 25-23, Saturday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-0 RMAC) fought for all 60 minutes in a game that had eight lead changes and saw neither team lead by more than seven points.

Coleman Chapman finished the day with four 30+ yard field goals. Along with his 50-yard game winner, he also booted through kicks of 33 yards, 36 yards and 48 yards, totaling 167 yards.

Tanner Clarkson completed 26 of 42 passing attempts for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He also had nine carries for 18 yards.

Hasaan Williams hauled in a game-high 10 catches, while TJ Chukwurah and Jamin Wurtz each had receiving touchdowns. Wurtz’s score came on his lone reception of the day for 25 yards, and Chukwurah made two catches for 39 yards.

In other area action, the South Dakota Mines also got a win Saturday.

The Hardrockers rolled over New Mexico Highlands 42 to 7.

Jayden Johannsen was a dual-threat weapon, accounting for four touchdowns (3 on the ground, 1 through the air) and 166 passing yards to go with 102 rushing yards.

Jalen Frye also ran for 78 yards on 14 carries, an average of 5.6 per carry.

Max Hoatson led the team in receiving with six catches for 55 yards, while Mason Galbreath added a receiving touchdown…Hunter Newsom added 10 tackles.

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