By Travis Morgan
McCOOK LAKE, S.D.--Alex Osborne led a dominant defense and one-win Vermillion got an upset victory over No. 5 Dakota Valley, 8-0, in the first round of the South Dakota football playoffs Tuesday evening.
Osborne had seven sacks and a fumble recovery. Teammate Ethan James had two field goals in the second half and the Tanagers tacked on a safety for the winning margin.
Vermillion advances to play Tea Area in the quarterfinals on Monday, Nov. 4.