Eighth-grade Redbird football team loses to O'Gorman by Jim Prosser The Redbird eighth-grade football team faced O'Gorman St. Mary's at Sioux Falls on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Scoring early, often and late, O'Gorman racked up seven TDs, gaining over 350 yards against the Redbirds' two TDs and 240 offensive yards.
Leading rusher for Vermillion Middle School was Matt Milldrum with 57 yards on 16 carries. Ryan Scheidel went six for 15 passing for 148 yards as Milldrum caught three for 25 total yards. Michael Heine was one for 35, and Zach Weiss was one for 66 yards. Jeff Donnelly was one for 23 yards. Leading tacklers were: Milldrum with nine; Highrock Fisher six; Heine, Donnelly, Chris Taylor and Chris Acosta four each; Tim Bleil, Drew Sammelson, Isaiah Stotler and Matt Stange three Ts each.
Bobby Dykstra and Donnelly each intercepted a pass.