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GRIDIRON GREATNESS-Week 12 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE (11-12-17)!

Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From State Championships!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s time to ring the bell in honor of champions and say goodbye to another season of football! W e look back at the best sights, sounds and moments of South Dakota prep football championship week more in the 2017 season finale of Gridiron Greatness!

Resilient Govs Capture Second Title In Five Years

Pierre Rallied To Beat Harrisburg 24-21 For 11AA Championship

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  For the second time in five years, the Pierre Governors hold top office in South Dakota 11AA football. The Govs rallied from 14 down to beat Harrisburg 24-21 for the state championship on Friday night, using a big second half that saw their defense force key turnovers and rack up sacks to preserve the victory.  

11AAA Washington Warriors 3-peat

11AAA Washington Warriors 3-peat

VERMILLION, S.D. — The stage is set for the finale of the South Dakota prep football season and a pair of teams are seeking their third consecutive state championship. Washington’s one of those teams seeking their 3th straight as they take on crosstown rival Roosevelt in the 11AAA Championship. But it’s Roosevelt striking first on this quick pitch from Carter Lohr…

Pierre edges Harrisburg in 11-AA Thriller

Pierre edges Harrisburg in 11-AA Thriller

VERMILLION…The Pierre Governors are the champions of 11-AA football, but it didn’t come easy. The Harrisburg Tigers are a much different football team with QB Hunter Headlee back from his broken collarbone. And the Tigers roared out to a 14-0 2nd quarter lead on Headlee’s TD pass to Jack Rabern and Jack Anderson’s TD run. But Pierre got on the…

Coach says his Pipestone Arrows are Much-Improved

Coach says his Pipestone Arrows are Much-Improved

Clay Anderson says his Pipestone Arrows football team wasn’t very good offensively at the beginning of the season. They have come a long way because last Friday in Marshall they rallied to win their section championship game in overtime over Redwood Valley 20-17 on a walk-off touchdown pass in overtime. And Friday night they scored a pair of 4th quarter…

Nelson Leads SF Christian to 1st State Football Title

Nelson Leads SF Christian to 1st State Football Title

VERMILLION… Sioux Falls Christian did what they have done all season Friday in the 11-B championship game and once again no team could stop them. Jake Pettengill’s team rarely ever throws because they don’t need to. Junior RB Parker Nelson carried the ball 40 times for 253 yards and the clinching touchdown in the 27-12 win over Bridgewater/Emery-Ethan. Jamin Arend…

West Sioux Rolls to Semifinal Win

West Sioux Rolls to Semifinal Win

West Sioux made the trip to the Uni-Dome worthwhile Friday with a 55-21 win over St. Alberts-Council Bluffs in the Class A semifinals. Jake Lynott returned the opening kickoff 93 yards and the Falcons were off and running. Lynott had 166 yards rushing and a TD, he also threw for a touchdown. QB Hunter Dekkers was 21 of 31 for…

Britton-Hecla wins OT Thriller over Corsica/Stickney

Britton-Hecla wins OT Thriller over Corsica/Stickney

VERMILLION…In the 3rd and final 9-man championship game Thursday at the Dakotadome in Vermillion, the Braves of Britton-Hecla fell behind early 16-0 to Corsica/Stickney as Cordell Menning scored a pair of first quarter TD’s for the Jaguars. But Tayon Hawkins had a big night rushing for 148 yards and 3 scores helped to send the game to overtime tied at…

Top-Ranked Harrisburg and 7 Others Advance with Sweet 16 Win

Top-Ranked Harrisburg and 7 Others Advance with Sweet 16 Win

HARRISBURG… The top-ranked Harrisburg Tigers were one of eight teams to advance to the State AA Volleyball Tournament next week in Rapid City. The AA schools played their Sweet 16 matches Thursday night and 16th-seeded Brookings gave the Tigers a battle. They won the 3rd set 27-25, but the Tigers went on to win the match 3-1 as Madison Wassink…

McCance Leads Gregory to 3rd Title in 4 Years

McCance Leads Gregory to 3rd Title in 4 Years

VERMILLION…Gregory’s Andy McCance loves the Dakotadome! He capped a brilliant HS football career Thursday by leading his Gorillas to their 3rd state title in 4 years with a 56-30 victory. McCance was 14 of 21 for 359 yards and 5 touchdowns and he also rank for 123 yards and 2 more scores. JJ Beck had 92 yards receiving and 2…

Groos Cousins Lead Colman-Egan to 2nd Straight Championship

Groos Cousins Lead Colman-Egan to 2nd Straight Championship

VERMILLION…The Colman-Egan Hawks jumped out to a big lead and then went on to beat Sully Buttes 42-28 in the 9-B title game Thursday at the Dakotadome. Kade Groos, who was named Joe Robbie MVP, ran for 3 touchdowns and also returned a kick for a score. he gained 124 yards on the ground and his cousin Bodee Groos had…

Colman-Egan Cousins Go Out On High Note

Groos' Win Second Straight State Title

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  For the second straight year the Colman-Egan Hawks are state football champions and a Groos is the Joe Robbie MVP. One year after quarterback Bodee Groos won MVP honors in the Hawks 9A Championship win over Warner, his cousin Kade Groos was the MVP of Colman-Egan’s 42-28 9B Championship victory over Sully Buttes, sending the senior cousins…

King Leads the way for Irene/Wakonda in 9-AA

King Leads the way for Irene/Wakonda in 9-AA

Two of the top quarterbacks in 9-man football will compete for the 9-AA crown Thursday at the Dakotadome in Vermillion. Andy McCance has already won state titles and he’s back leading his Gregory Gorrillas who have gone unbeaten and ranked #1 all season. But Irene/Wakonda has a weapon on it’s own calling signals. Brent Mutchelknaus talked to KDLT Sports about…

National Letter of Intent Day

National Letter of Intent Day

Wednesday was National Letter of Intent Day… Here’s a list of the athletes names we have who have made a commitment to play college sports. Minnesota Will Grevlos-Washington (Golf) Ali Lindner-Harrisburg (Softball) Emma Burns-RC Stevens (Softball) Gus Radel-Roosevelt (Baseball) Iowa State Bryce Hammer-O’Gorman (Golf) Xavier Courtney Klatt-Lincoln (Track/Cross Country) Wyoming Carlie Fiske-Harrisburg (Volleyball) Northern Illinois Carley Goetschius-Washington (Softball) Northern Iowa Hannah…

Warner and Parker Among the Sweet 16 Winners Tuesday

Warner and Parker Among the Sweet 16 Winners Tuesday

The Sweet 16 matches were held Tuesday night for Classes A and B to determined what 8 teams in the respective classes would advance to the state volleyball tournament in Rapid City. Warner, behind Peyton Ellingson’s 16 kills and Laurie Rogers with 14 dominated Bridgewater/Emery 3-0 in class B. That was the first of a doubleheader in Madison where Parker…

Will Farniok Follows in Brothers’ Footsteps

Will Farniok Follows in Brothers' Footsteps

Saturday’s State Championship isn’t just the end of the season at Washington. It’s the end of an era. “That was the last time a Farniok has played on Howard Wood Field. And Will kind of took a step back and said you’re right, I didn’t even think about it like that. And I said well hopefully one of you boys…

Madison goes for 3rd straight 11-A title

Madison goes for 3rd straight 11-A title

  The Madison Bulldogs face Dakota Valley Saturday afternoon at the Dakotadome in Vermillion for the 11-A championship. The Bulldogs are trying to make it 3 straight and Max Hodgen has lots of talent back from last year’s team. But he knows it’s a matter of desire and leadership from those players and he likes what he’s seen this fall…