Jackson Kinzer and the Colome Cowboys were too much for the Wall Eagles Friday night in a 9B semifinal football game in Colome.
The Cowboys, 11-0, will have a chance to win its second title in three years after running past the Eagles 74-28.
With the win, the Cowboys, 11-0, advance to next Friday's state title game at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion where they will take on Sully Buttes, which downed Faulkton Area 48-14.
Wall suffered its first and only loss of the season and will close 2018 with a 10-1 overall mark.
With two high-powered offenses on paper going into the matchup, it turned out that way on the field as well, with the Cowboys leading 24-14 at the end of the first quarter and 46-22 at the halftime break.
Kinzer, a returning all-state performer for Colome, was basically unstoppable all night long, scoring four rushing touchdowns and two passing scores. He has now been in on 40 touchdowns for the Cowboys this season.
The got things started on a 45-yard touchdown pass to Layton Theiman early in the game, only to see Wall come right back and tie the contest at 8-8 on a 47-yard TD run by Cooper McConaghy.
But the Cowboys took control with a 30-6 output highlighted by TD runs from Kinzer on 1, 5 and 35 yards and another TD pass from 19 yards out to Beau Bertram.
Wall bounced back with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Bielmaier to Tack Tines to close the gap to 24-14. The Cowboys responded with two scores and the eagles later added a pair of touchdowns to cut the lead to 38-22. But Colome scored with eight more points for the 24-point halftime advantage.
Colome put the game away with a 20-6 edge in the third and scored the lone eight points in the fourth. Wall's second-half score came on a 48-yard halfback pass from McConaghy to Tines.
Kinzer would add one more score on a 15-yard run, while Chase Dufek would add two second-half touchdown runs.
Dufek ran for 177 yards and two scores, while Kinzer ran for 161 yards. and Kinzer also completed 7-of-10 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
For Wall, Bielmaier had 111 yards passing, while McConaghy had 96 rushing yards and a touchdown. Tines had 124 yards receiving.
The Cowboys will take on unbeaten Sully Buttes, the top seed in 9B, Friday at 9 a,m. mountain.
CANISTOTA/FREEMAN 44, TIMBER LAKE 20: The Pride spoiled the Panthers goal of reaching the 9A title game with the win Friday night in Timber Lake.
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The loss was the first of the season for the Panthers, who went into the semifinals as the top seed.
It was a decent start for Timber Lake, as the Panthers led 6-0 early on a 10-yard touchdown run by Tucker Kraft, only to see the Pride take control with 44 unanswered points.
The Panthers battled back with a couple of touchdowns, a 15-yard pass to Jackson Harrison from Ty Ducheneaux and a 79-yard TD run by Kraft.
Kraft had 188 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. Trey Bollinger had two catches for 62 yards, while Ducheneaux was 14-of-23 passing for 149 yards and a touchdown.
Canistota/Freeman had 324 yards rushing, led by Austin Thu with 20 carries for 151 yards and three scores. Trey Ortman had 94 yards rushing.
Canistota/Freeman, 10-1, will take on Howard in the title game on Thursday at 9 a.m. Howard just got past Britton-Helca 12-8.
In other state semifinal games:
Bon Homme and Kimball/White Lake will meet for the 9AA title game Thursday at noon as both teams came away with dominating wins.
Bon Homme stopped Wolsey-Wessington 43-14 and Kimball/White Lake thumped Garretson 42-14.
In the 11B semifinals, Sioux Falls Christian and Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan will meet for the title Friday at noon. Christian stopped Canton 38-20 and Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan rolled past Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 41-6.
In the 11A semifinals, Tea Area shut out West Central 28-0 and Dell Rapids edged Dakota valley 25-22. Tea Area and Dell Rapids will meet for the title Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
In 11AA, Pierre will look for its second straight state title, while Huron is earning its first state title game berth since the 1992 season. Pierre ran past Brookings 40-7 and Huron just got past Yankton 28-23.
Pierre and Huron will face off the title Friday at 6:30 p.m.
In the 11AAA title matchup, it will be Sioux Falls Washington and Brandon Valley. Washington doubled up Sioux Falls Roosevelt 28-14 and Brandon Valley stopped Sioux Falls O'Gorman 29-15. The 11AAA title game will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m.