Football Playoffs: Sturgis loses heartbreaker to Mitchell

STURGIS, S.D. – After a tough start to the high school football season, the Sturgis Scoopers bounced back to win four our of their final six games.

As a matter fact, the Scoopers earned the fourth seed in the Class 11AA playoffs and hosted Mitchell on Thursday in the first round.

The game was tied at 28 in the fourth quarter. But Mitchell eventually scored and the Kernels beat the Scoopers, 35-28.

Sturgis jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the second quarter after Josh Fowler scored from three yards out and then Sanden Graham recovered a fumble and returned it for the touchdown.

However, Mitchell scored twice after that to take a 21-20 halftime lead.

The Scoopers finish the season with a 4-6 record. The Kernels advance to the semifinals where they will play top seed Pierre on Friday, Nov. 8.


Featured Highlights

Mitchell 35, Sturgis 28



High School Football Playoffs

Scores from Thursday, Oct. 31

Class 9AA


Bon Homme 55, Jones County/White River 0

Deuel 44, Baltic 20

Lemmon/McIntosh 46, Hamlin 30

Viborg-Hurley 66, Platte-Geddes 20



Class 9A


Britton-Hecla 48, Burke 6

Canistota-Freeman 44, Wall 13

Gregory 28, Howard 22

Sully Buttes 22, Warner 14



Class 9B


Colman-Egan 52, Irene-Wakonda 0

Harding County 38, Kadoka Area 26

Herreid/Selby Area 48, Dell Rapids St. Mary 38

Wolsey-Wessington 50, Scotland 0



Class 11AAA


Brandon Valley 52, Rapid City Stevens 21

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 24, Harrisburg 20

Sioux Falls Roosevelt 49, Watertown 14

Sioux Falls Washington 21, Sioux Falls Lincoln 6



Class 11AA


Brookings 52, Douglas 13

Huron 21, Yankton 6

Mitchell 35, Sturgis Brown 28

Pierre 103, Spearfish 0



Class 11A


Canton 50, Dakota Valley 6

Lennox 35, Madison 33

Tea Area 49, Tri-Valley 6

West Central 16, Dell Rapids 13




Class 11B


Bridgewater-Emery 33, Sioux Valley 0

McCook Central/Montrose 37, Mobridge-Pollock 8

Webster 29, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 22

Winner 36, St. Thomas More 13



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