KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Washington's Warrior (Matt Hermanson)



Bookmark and Share

Matt Hermanson is a coach's son.  His dad, Brian, is the head football coach at Washington High School, and the former Jackrabbit has helped teach his son how to be a star player in his own right.

"It's been kinda fun," said Brian Hermanson.  "Actually I got to coach Matt and a lot of these guys since they were in second grade in basketball."

Football is the sport where Matt has truly excelled.  Hermanson starts on both sides of the ball, already helping lead the Warriors to last year's state title as a quarterback and defensive back.

"He knows what he's doing and I have confidence in him that he can do what he needs to do to get the play done," said teammate and Oklahoma commit Derek Farniok.

As a quarterback, Hermanson has led a prolific offense.  The Warriors have scored 507 points this year.  More than 42 per game.  As a defensive back, he's done even better.  Washington has only given up 55 points all season.  Less than 5 per game.

"Safety is my true love," said Matt.  "Quarterback is just a secondary position to me."

All the while, his father has been able to watch from the sideline.  Sometimes cheering, sometimes doing what a coach needs to do.

"He does get chewed out quite a bit," said Brian.  "And the good thing about Matt is he leaves it here at football.  When he gets chewed out by his father or coach, he can leave it here at practice, and at home, we're just father-son."

Next fall, Matt will attend the University of Montana and play safety for the Grizzlies.  Brian, who played at SDSU, said it was always up to Matt where he would attend school.

"He felt that that just fit him the best right now at this time in his life and you know, he wants to go experience some things and that's great," said Brian.

"It's just a really nice place up there and they win a lot and I like to win," said Matt.

Chances are Montana will continue winning.  After all they have added Matt Hermanson.  And his coach knows that's a pretty good player to have.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
Athlete of the Week Archive
     

Valencia Spark Canaries In 2014  story with video

Off the field, Sioux Falls Canaries outfielder Chris Valencia works as an ...

Canaries Shutout To End Dismal Season

FARGO, ND - Unable to figure out Jake Laber of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (43-56), the ...

Ruwe Ruins RedHawks  story with video

FARGO, ND - Kyle Ruwe (6-8) saved his best for last and was spectacular in his final start ...

Oregon Coach Praises USD & Hurt Quarterback  story with video  Aug. 31

Gridiron Greatness: August 31st, 2014  story with video  Aug. 31

Lujan Takes Jacks Reigns After Sumner Injury  story with video  Aug. 31

Kevin Earl Hurt In Coyotes Loss At Oregon  story with video  Aug. 31

SDSU Loses Sumner, Game To Missouri  story with video  Aug. 30

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Final Splash In Sioux Falls Public Pools

It may be the unofficial end of summer, but today was ...

Ex-Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Porn Charges

A former middle school teacher in Rapid City has ...

SD Man Sentenced In Beating Case

A Dupree man has been sentenced to one year in prison in an assault ...

Agriculture Equipment Sales Decline In 2014  Aug. 31

Foods To Eat To Survive In The Great Outdoors  Aug. 31

SD Journalist Pens Book On 1969 Vikings  Aug. 31

New Director Of SD Ag Services Division  Aug. 31

Rockin' The Pantry Kicks Off  Aug. 31

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top