Lemmon/McIntosh jumped on Bison for 56 points in the first quarter en route to an 80-16 win in Bison on Friday.
Cody Thompson threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead the undefeated Cowboys. Jacob Hetzel ran for 85 yards and scored three touchdowns. Talon Trogstad, Tell Mollman and Tanner Miller scored on touchdown receptions. Matthew Mollman and Riley Tennant scored running touchdowns.
Along with scoring nine offensive touchdowns, the Cowboys blocked two punts for safeties and Miller returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
Bison scored two second quarter touchdowns on a pair of Gavin Nelson passes.
Lemmon/McIntosh, ranked second in the final media poll and seeded third for the Class 9AA playoffs, open the postseason on Thursday, hosting at large Elkton-Lake Benton (2-6) from Region 2. While Elkton-Lake Benton has to make the 364-mile trip to Lemmon, it is Bison who must travel the farthest in the opening round of the playoffs. The 2-6 Cardinals are an at large team in Class 9B and must make a 411-mile trip to Dell Rapids to play the 4-2 Dell Rapids St. Mary Cardinals.
Bison (2-6) 0 16- 16
Lemmon/McIntosh (8-0) 56 24- 80
LM- Jacob Hetzel 3 run (Cord Beer pass from Hetzel)
LM- Safety, Tell Mollman punt block through end zone
LM- Talon Trogstad 25 pass from Cody Thompson (conversion failed)
LM- C. Thompson 14 run (conversion failed)
LM- Matthew Mollman 45 run (Logan Lafferty run)
LM- T. Mollman 47 pass from C. Thompson (Hetzel run)
LM- Hetzel 15 run (Tanner Miller pass from C. Thompson)
LM- Tanner Miller 27 pass from C. Thompson (M. Mollman run)
B- Will Hale 50 pass from Gavin Nelson (Rylee Veal run)
LM- Miller 86 kickoff return (conversion failed)
LM- Hetzel 51 run (conversion failed)
LM- Safety, Jared Riesinger punt block through end zone
LM- Riley Tennant 33 run (Tennant run)
B- Caden Green 23 pass from Nelson (Nelson run)
Bison: Rushing 21-(-10) (Nelson 2-8, Veal 11-3) Passing 4-14-0-106 (Nelson 4-9-0-106); Receiving (Will Hatle 1-50, Green 2-27); 3 first downs; 3 turnovers; 1-5 penalties. Defense: Logan Butsavage 4 tackles, Green 3 tackles.
Lemmon/McIntosh: Rushing 16-195 (Hetzel 5-85, M. Mollman 2-47, Tennant 3-37, C. Thompson 1-14, Avery Peterson 3-13, Carson Bailey 1-1, Sawyer Thompson 2-(-2)); Passing 6-16-0-162 (C. Thompson 6-11-0-162); Receiving (Trogstad 2-60, Miller 2-49, T. Mollman 1-47, Hetzel 1-6); 13 first downs; 1 turnover; 0-0 penalties. Defense: Tennant 5.5 tackles, Justin Schopp 5 tackles, M. Mollman 3.5 tackles, fumble recovery.