FLANDREAU – Dalton Hanson and Tayte White both ran for pair of touchdowns as Sioux Valley overcame an early deficit to beat Flandreau 26-6 in a football game Friday night.
White picked up 93 yards on 10 carries and Hanson added 80 yards on 20 attempts.
The Fliers’ Nate Kneebone caught a 10-yard TD pass from Tanner Christenson at the 5:31 mark of the first quarter to open the scoring.
White answered 3 minutes later with a 33-yard scoring scamper. Parker Puetz hit Dylen Milton on the two-point conversion to make it 8-6.
Hanson’s 1-yard plunge with 50 seconds to play before halftime pushed the margin to 14-6.
White scored from 3 yards out with 5:01 left in the third and Hanson added a 7-yard score with 2:01 to go in the period to provide for the final margin.
Sioux Valley outgained Flandreau 301-159 in total yards of offense, including a 248-41 advantage on the ground.
Puetz was 1-of-5 with a 53-yard completion to Jaxton Schiller.
White paced the Cossack defense with eight tackles.
“I thought we came out and played really well out of the gate. We played with tremendous effort and took strides in this game,” said Flier Head Coach Derek Genzlinger.
For the Fliers, Matt Pauley ran 13 times for 79 yards. He also led the defense with 15 tackles and Kneebone added 14.
Christenson was 11-of-18 for 118 yards. Kneebone totaled 62 yards on seven receptions.
“Offensively this is the best we have played this year. We moved the ball well, but committed some penalties and allowed a lot of sacks that set us in some bad positions,” added Genzlinger.
“Sioux Valley was very physical upfront and we just did not match that physicality on either side of the ball which resulted in big runs and negative plays for us.”