High School Football

West Sioux’s Hunter Dekkers Flying To Top Of Iowa Record Book

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

HAWARDEN, IA  — Playing in the massive stadiums of Big 12 seems like a distant dream when surrounded by farm fields, yet it’s one Hunter Dekkers is making come true with each unthinkable play he makes. “I’ve always had that mindset of I want to be the best player I possibly can be.” Dekkers says. “Oh it’s easy (playing with Hunter)!…

DAKOTA BOWL: Brandon Valley Pulls Away From O’Gorman

Lynx Win 40-16

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  After trailing 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Brandon Valley Lynx outscored the O’Gorman Knights 40-9 the rest of the way to spoil O’Gorman’s 41st Dakota Bowl 40-16 on Saturday night in Sioux Falls.  Click on the video viewer for highlights! Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: High School Football,…

FOOTBALL FRIDAY-Week 2 (9-6-19)

Highlights from 13 Games In The Third Edition Of The Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The third Football Friday of 2019 is jam packed with action!  Upsets, incredible plays and moments fill our show as we feature 13 games from Week 2 of action in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota!  Click on the video viewer for all the highlights, scores and FUN featuring: -Roosevelt @ Lincoln -Washington @ Harrisburg -Pierre @…


Previewing Pierre At West Central

HARTFORD, S.D.  —  The third stop on our KDLT Sports #FootballFriday Tailgate Tour is in Hartford as we preview tonight’s game between two-time defending 11AA State Champion Pierre and West Central!  Hear from both coaches, get the KDLT Sports Pooch’s Pick, take a look ahead at college action this week including a preview of USD at Oklahoma, and hear from…

5th Ranked Mitchell Decimates Douglas

Kernels Win Opener 56-27

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  Parker Phillips ran for four touchdowns to help lead the 5th ranked team in 11A, the Mitchell Kernels, to a season opening 56-27 victory over Douglas on Saturday night in prep football action at Mitchell. Click on the video viewer for highlights! Categories: High School Sports, Sports Tags: High School Football, SDHSAA

FOOTBALL FRIDAY-Week 1 (8-30-19)

Highlights From 11 Games In The Second Edition of Football Friday!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The gang’s all here! After 9-Man and 11B kicked off in “Week Zero” last Friday, all classes of South Dakota football, plus Iowa and Minnesota, got underway this week.  Click on the video viewer for all the highlights, scores and FUN from Week 1 featuring: -Brandon Valley @ Roosevelt -Huron @ Brookings -Harrisburg @ RC Central…

Lincoln High School Marching Band Setting the Tone

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The high school football season kicked off last week across South Dakota. In Sioux Falls, the first games on the schedule are Friday. The players have been hard at work, but they’re not the only ones. Roughly 225 students are involved in the Lincoln High School marching band. They’ve been planning this year’s show called “The…

2019 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Get Ready For Kickoff As We Preview The 2019 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and the KDLT Sports team is here to get you ready for kickoff with the 2019 Gridiron Preview!  We’re giving you features, analysis and insight on all our area college and prep teams that will get you set for another great year on the gridiron!  Click on the video viewers below to see…

2019 South Dakota High School Football All-Star Game

Top Preps Play Outside In Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  With renovations to the Dakota Dome, the top prep football players took their game outdoors for the 2019 South Dakota High School Football All-Star Game in Vermillion on Saturday afternoon.  Click on the video viewer for highlights! Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: High School Football

Brian Allmendinger Stepping Down As Gregory Head Football Coach

Taking Assistant Position At Milbank To Be Closer To Family

GREGORY, S.D.  —  After 11 excellent years at Gregory, head coach Brian Allmendinger is stepping down to spend more time with family and take an assistant coaching job at Milbank High School. Allmendinger won 82 games and led the Gorillas to three state championships.  That included a run of 28 straight wins from 2016 through 2018 and consecutive 9AA titles. The…

Jake Pettengill Resigns As Sioux Falls Christian Football Coach

Led Chargers To A Pair Of State Titles In Seven Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  After engineering one of the most remarkable turnarounds in South Dakota prep football history, Jake Pettengill is stepping down as head coach at Sioux Falls Christian. Citing his desire to spend more time with family, Pettengill resigned today after seven mostly successful seasons with the Chargers.  After inheriting a program that had gone winless in the…

Pierre’s Mackenzie Rath Makes South Dakota Prep Football History

First Girl To Play In & Score In A State Football Championship

VERMILLION, S.D. —  There was also more history in the 11AA title game, as Pierre’s Mackenzie Rath became the first girl to play in and score in a South Dakota state championship game. The senior kicker booted a pair of extra points in the Govs 38-20 win over Huron on Friday night.  It’s actually Rath’s second state championship, since she…


Season Finale Of The Weekly Prep & College Football Highlight Video

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For nearly three months we’ve brought you the best sights, sounds and moments from each week of the college and prep football season.  And now that South Dakota’s high school season has come to a close, it’s time to ring the bell one last time for our champions in the season finale of Gridiron Greatness.  Click…

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Walks Over Waukon And Into 2A Championship

Nighthawks Heading To Title Game For Third Straight Year After 48-12 Win

CEDAR FALLS, IA  — For the third straight year the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks will play for Iowa’s 2A State Football Championship. BH/RV defeated Waukon 48-12 in the 2A semifinals on Saturday afternoon at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.  The Nighthawks will go back to the UNI Dome on Friday and play PCM Monroe for the championship at 2 PM….

Brandon Valley Ends Washington’s Dynasty To Claim 11AAA Championship

Lynx Claim First Title In 20 Years With 28-22 Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time in 20 years the Brandon Valley Lynx are state football champions. It comes at the expense of Washington’s dynasty. The Lynx denied the Warriors a fourth consecutive state championship, winning the 11AAA title game 28-22 on Saturday night in Vermillion at the Dakota Dome.  Quarterback Thomas Scholten threw a pair of touchdowns…

West Sioux Edges Van Meter In 1A Semifinals

Falcons Advance To State Championship With 38-35 Win

CEDAR FALLS, IA  —  The battle of defending state champions lived up to it’s billing and then some. West Sioux, the defending Iowa Class A champs who had moved up to 1A this season, edged defending 1A champion Van Meter 38-35 in the State Semifinals at the UNI Dome on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons will play Dike-New Hartford for the…

A Sweet Repeat For Pierre Football

Govs Claim Second Consecutive 11AA Crown With 38-20 Win Over Huron

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Last night the Pierre Governors held off a feisty Huron team 38-20 to claim their second consecutive 11AA State Championship. The Big Green have become a big winning machine.  Prior to 2013 they’d never won a state title in the playoff era. Since then they’ve been to four title games, winning three and doing so this year…

LIVE AT STATE FOOTBALL-Emotional Titles For Canistota/Freeman & Bon Homme

Day One Of SDHSAA State Football In Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The first day of the SDHSAA State Football Champions brought a wide range of emotions for two championship teams.  One is starting a new tradition together after each would have struggled on their own, while another honored a fallen teammate.  Click on the video viewer to see our live report! Categories: High School Sports, Sports Tags: Bon…