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November 09, 2017 11:04 PM

Britton-Hecla Outlasts Corsica-Stickney For "9A" Championship

Sioux Falls, SD

Britton-Hecla saved its best for last in the class "9A" championship game.  The Braves didn't grab their first lead until overtime, but managed to outlast previously undefeated Corsica-Stickney 44-36.

Britton-Hecla tied the game with less than six minutes to play on a 27-yard run that was fumbled, but eventually recovered by Skylar Macconnell for the touchdown.

The Braves got the ball first in overtime.  Tayon Hawkins scored a 5-yard touchdown and added the 2-point conversion.  Hawkins had 148 yards and three touchdowns on the game.

Corsica-Stickney appeared set to tie the game, but on 3rd-and-goal, Cordel Menning fumbled the football, which was recovered by Trevor Zuehlke at the 1-yard line to seal the victory.  Menning had 119 yards and two touchdowns prior to the fumble.

Britton-Hecla wins its first championship as a co-op, finishing the season 11-1, while Corsica-Stickney also finished the year 11-1.


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