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.