Winner 46, Parkston 0 in Winner—348 total offensive yards and a consistent passing game from Drew DeMers proved too much for Parkston in a match that saw the Trojans end the night empty handed. DeMers threw 5-for-7 for 103 yards and two touchdowns, both to Isaac Naasz. Riley Frazier rushed for 86 yards on seven attempts, followed by Cameron Kuil with 80 yards on 11 attempts. Parkston’s Kellan Culbert threw 7-for-20 for 107, but two interception passes, one from Culbert and another from Josh Rands, helped Winner capitalize on Parkston’s passing errors. Winner’s Levi McClanahan led the night in tackles with six.
Canistota 52, Gayville-Volin 0 in Canistota—The Hawks made their first playoff victory a blowout, putting up 218 offensive yards to Gayville-Volin’s 102 and ending the game before halftime. Jerad Nielsen set the tone for the home team with a 92-yard punt return halfway through the first quarter that yielded Canistota’s first touchdown and the first of five for Nielsen. The senior running back rushed for 103 yards on five attempts while quarterback Shay Jolley threw 2-for-2 for 59 yards and a touchdown. Gayville-Volin’s Grant Rice threw 6-for-15 for 63 yards.
Alcester-Hudson 30, Wall 8 at Alcester-Hudson—Senior Grant Johnson rushed for 179 yards on 18 attempts, scoring three touchdowns for the Cubs in the first half and helping the home team sail to an easy victory of Wall. Mitchell Johnson followed with 119 yards on 23 attempts and had the most tackles of the night at eight. A Carter Elshere pass to Cass Lytle for a 37-yard touchdown put Wall’s only points of the night on the scoreboard. Elshere passed 5-for-12 for a total of 62 yards.