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Johnson leads Wolsey-Wessington to 36-22 win over Woonsocket-Wessington Springs for 9AA title


VERMILLION, South Dakota — Hunter Johnson rushed for an all-class championship game record 303 yards and scored three touchdowns as Wolsey-Wessington beat Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central 36-22 Thursday for the state 9AA championship.

Johnson carried 31 times and scored on runs of 5, 70 and 45 yards.

Johnson sealed the win with a 5-yard run from the 50 on fourth down with under two minutes to play, and on the next play ran 45 yards for an insurance score.

The Warbirds (11-1) ran for 404 yards to win their first state title. Darian Ogunjemilusi added 79 yards and a score and caught a 25-yard TD pass from Jerret Weber.

Tucker Kingsbury passed for 137 yards and two TDs for the Blackhawks (11-1). He threw a 39-yard TD to Dillon Moore and a 5-yard TD to John Witte.

Dillon Ochsner ran for 121 yards and a 56-yard TD.

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