SD Mines defeats Black Hills State in season opener

RAPID CITY, S.D. – It’s the oldest rivalry in NCAA Division II college football.

South Dakota Mines hosted Black Hills State University on Saturday in the first of two meetings this year.

The Hardrockers scored 24 points in the second quarter and held on the defeat the Yellow Jackets 34-17.

It marked a great start for Charlie Flohr who’s in his first year as the Hardrockers head coach.

SD Mines quarterback Jayden Johannsen threw for 149 yards and one touchdown. He added 66 yards on the ground.

Plus, Ahmad Lewis ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hardrockers rushing attack.

On the other hand, Black Hills State’s Chance Eben was just 7 for 28 for 103 yards and one touchdown.

Nolan Susel rushed for 61 yards and one score.

The Hardrockers will travel to Chadron on Oct. 17 to play the Eagles, while the Yellow Jackets will host Colorado Mesa University on Oct. 17.

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