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The Gregory captains come out to midfield to begin the season for the Gorillas
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Gorillas are who we thought they were - Explosive Gregory rips Kimball/While Lake
Aug 19, 2017

By Rich Winter

Like a lot of high-school football fans across South Dakota I poured into the various social media sites across the state looking for little glimpses and pieces of the Friday Night Lights that mean so much to the small communities around the state.


As is usually the case, I get a good jolt of information from the Mitchell Daily Republic and as I scrolled through the football roundup, had to stop and take a peek at Gregory's 46-16 win over Kimball/White Lake. 


The first number that caught my attention was the 442 yards passing from Gregory QB, Andy McCance. Skipped right over the fact he tossed six TD's as that 442 yards on 11 completions really kinda startled me.


Hmmmm, let's see: 442/11 = 40.2 yards per completion...

Shut up...So your telling me that every McCance ball that was completed averaged 40 yards per completion....WOW.


Other big numbers:

Blake Boes - 113 yards rushing, 168 yards receiving: Thanks for the math lesson this morning Gregory but that equates to 271 total yards from Boes. Was wondering who was going to fill the void left by Robert Vomacka...Hmmmmm, interesting!


Andy McCance: 442 yards, 6 passing TD's

Jayd VanDerWerff: 158 rushing and 153 yards receiving - Total yards 311 - HOLY!


Tackles: JJ Beck and Luke Murray 12 apiece for the Gorillas. 


Seems like that Kimball/White Lake squad was either ranked or in the those receiving votes category and KWL had a decent night. 


Carter Fredericksen had 117 yards on 10 carries to lead the WiLdKats, scoring on two touchdown catches from Dylan Mohnen. Kezery Lebeau had 10 tackles to lead KWL.

Gregory (1-0) is at Parkston on Friday who lost a 6-0 decision to #3 ranked Bon Homme. Kimball/White Lake (0-1) makes the trip to Miller Friday to face Miller/Highmore-Harrold.

Scoring summary

First quarter

G: Blake Boes 27 pass from Andy McCance (Jon Bakke run)

Second quarter

KWL: Carter Fredericksen 64 pass from Dillon Mohnen (Kezery LeBeau run)

G: Jon Bakke 4 run (conversion failed)

G: Jayd VanDerWerff 27 pass from McCance (conversion failed)

G: VanDerWerff 2 pass from McCance (VanDerWerff run)

Third quarter

G: VanDerWerff 67 pass from McCance (conversion failed)

G: Boes 35 pass from McCance (conversion failed)

G: Bakke 37 pass from McCance (conversion failed)

Fourth quarter

KWL: Fredericksen 33 pass from Mohnen (LeBeau run)

Other scores from across South Dakota: 

Friday's statewide scores

Aberdeen Roncalli 21, Groton Area 0

Alcester-Hudson 52, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 8

Arlington/Lake Preston 54, Dell Rapids St. Mary 26

Bennett County 16, Custer 14

Bon Homme 6, Parkston 0

Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 40, Beresford 0

Canistota 46, Menno/Marion 8

Castlewood 36, DeSmet 20

Chester 20, Parker 14

Clark/Willow Lake 48, Florence/Henry 14

Colman-Egan 34, Elkton-Lake Benton 6

Colome 50, Centerville 0

Corsica/Stickney 50, Avon 22

Deuel 44, Dakota Hills 6

Faulkton 48, Langford 32

Gregory 48, Kimball/White Lake 16

Hamlin 14, Britton-Hecla 6

Hanson 16, Baltic 12

Hettinger/Scranton, N.D. 51, Lemmon/McIntosh 6

Hill City 60, Newell 7

Hitchcock-Tulare 44, Iroquois 0

Howard 32, Garretson 30

Ipswich/Edmunds Central 60, Tiospa Zina Tribal 6

Irene-Wakonda 46, Viborg-Hurley 6

Lower Brule 68, Crazy Horse 14

McCook Central/Montrose 43, Flandreau 6

McLaughlin 50, Standing Rock, N.D. 0

Mobridge-Pollock 49, Redfield/Doland 8

North Border 50, Herreid/Selby Area 0

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 48, Estelline 16

Placeholder 42, Wolsey-Wessington 14

Red Cloud 46, Lead-Deadwood 32

Scotland 30, Burke/South Central 12

Sioux Falls Christian 24, Winner 6

Sioux Valley 42, Canton 14

Sully Buttes 34, Potter County 8

Wall 28, New Underwood 12

Warner 44, Northwestern 12

Webster 51, Tri-State 0

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