Third-ranked South Dakota State held Long Island University to 123 yards of total offense en route to a methodical 38-3 victory Saturday night in the Sixth Annual Dairy Drive at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings. Mitchell native Kanin Nelson also got his first collegiate start at the most critical position on offense, Quarterback. Kanin led the Jackrabbits to the end zone on their second drive of the game, capping a seven-play, 28-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Nelson ran for a score and threw for a score as he finished just 6 of 8 for 108 yards passing. SDSU finished with 324 yards of total offense on the rainy night. Christian Rozeboom paced SDSU with eight tackles plus a forced fumble and an interception and was named the Missouri Valley Conference defensive player of the week. SDSU is now 1-1 overall as the Jackrabbits continue their homestand by hosting Drake on Saturday with kickoff set for 1:00pm. Pre-game on KORN News Radio is slated for Noon Saturday.
It was an enjoyable day on Saturday at Joe Quintal for the DWU Tiger football team as they played every aspect of their game against Presentation to almost perfection in a 44-0 win, the Tigers first shutout of anyone since 2013. The offense was clicking, and the defense was suffocating all day. Quarterback Kiel Nelson threw a couple of interceptions but did finish 10-for-23 for 166 yards, including a long toss for a score to former high school teammate Spencer Neugebauer. Neugebauer also took a jet sweep 74 yards to the house to give the Tigers a big second quarter lead. The Tigers open Great Plains Athletic Conference play against Briar Cliff in Sioux City, Iowa, at 1:00pm Saturday.
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team swept a pair of non-conference teams on Saturday at the Corn Palace. The Tigers knocked off both Presentation College and York College in straight sets. DWU defeated the Saints, 26-24, 25-21 and 25-19 and then the Tigers swept York, 25-23, 25-10, 25-12. The Tigers, 10-1 overall and 0-1 in the GPAC, return to conference action against Briar Cliff University, 10-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference, at 7:30pm on Wednesday in Sioux City, Iowa.
Today will hopefully be a busy day for Kernel activities if the weather cooperates. The Kernel tennis team will host Roosevelt at Hitchcock Park starting at 4:00pm and the Mitchell JV football team will host Brookings at Joe Quintal at 4:15pm. Tuesday the Kernel boys golf team will host Parkston and Chamberlain at Lakeview Golf Course starting at 1:00pm. Kernel volleyball will be back in action after having a week off when they head to Brandon to play the Lynx Tuesday night. KORN News radio Pre-Match starts at 6:50pm with set one to start at 7:00pm Tuesday for Kernel volleyball.
The John Stiegelmeier Radio Show airs every Monday night from Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Brookings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on KORN News Radio. The hour-long show, hosted by Tyler Merriam, can be heard on FM 101.3, AM 1490 and on-line at kornradio.com. The program airs LIVE throughout the season every Monday night. In addition to Coach Stig, guests will include other Jackrabbit football coaches and student-athletes all season.
This week on the Wednesday Night Coaches Corner Show at Lakeview Golf Course will have two special guests this week. Brent Olson of Mount Vernon/Plankinton football and Jeff VanLeur of Bridgewater/Emery/Ethan football. Also, on the show will be Deb Thill, Kent VanoverSchelde and Ross Cimpl. The WNCC starts at 6:30pm this week from Lakeview Golf Course with the Mitchell QB Club Meeting to follow at 7:30pm. A free meal to all paid members of the QB Club will be available this week. Membership fees to join the QB Club is a one-time fee of $25 and that includes two free meals and beverages all sports season. The WNCC and QB Club after this week will meet at the Depot in the Freight Room every Wednesday night.