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Scooper Football vs Mitchell

Scooper Football vs Mitchell

Mitchell uses late touchdown to edge Sturgis 35-28

Gary Matthews - October 31, 2019

STURGIS, S.D. - The Mitchell Kernels used a late score to just get by Sturgis in the Class 11AA Football Quarterfinals Thursday night.

The Scoopers jumped on Mitchell early, scoring a touchdown on their first possession -- a 23-yard touchdown catch by Daylen Rhodes.

Mitchell would answer on their first possession as Nick Robinson capped off a long drive with a one yard touchdown plunge to tie the game at 7.

In the second quarter, Josh Fowler ran in a score for Sturgis with 8:51 remaining to give Sturgis the lead 14-7.

Sturgis then took a 20-7 lead on the ensuing Mitchell possession as Sanden Graham ran back an Austin Kerr fumble 36 yards for the score.

Mitchell would strike back quickly, however, as Ryley Johansen would haul in a pass from Kerr, and scamper 57-yards for a score to cut it to 20-14.

Mitchell would then take a 21-20 lead into halftime as Robinson scored for a second time on an 8-yard run.

In the third quarter, Mitchell would take their opening possession and turn it into a score as Parker Phillips ran for a 43-yard touchdown.

With the Kernels leading 28-20, Sturgis would answer on an 8-yard touchdown run by Justin Burnham. A 2-point conversion would tie the game heading in to the fourth quarter.

Sturgis would put together a time consuming drive into Mitchell teritorry, only to turn it over on downs.

Mitchell would take the ensuing drive into Sturgis territory, but come up empty, and with a chance to go on a winning drive of their own, the Scoopers fumbled the ball, giving it back to Mitchell.

The Kernels answered as Robinson picked up his third touchdown of the night on an 8-yard run to make it 35-28 with just 07-seconds left.

Scooper QB Zach Shoun would get sacked for the final play of the game, ending the season for Sturgis.

Mitchell, with the win, advances to play Pierre next week in the semifinals.

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