HS Football

Viborg-Hurley Makes Dramatic Turnaround

Viborg-Hurley Makes Dramatic Turnaround

VIBORG, SD…Building a football program is in many ways like farming, taking patience and time. “We’ve put a lot of work in the last four years and yeah, I think it’s ready to pick the harvest.” Viborg-Hurley Football Head Coach Rob Kessler says. The difference at Viborg-Hurley is that Rob Kessler comes off less as a farmer and more…. “Sometimes…

Murray County Rally Falls Short Against Wabasso

Murray County Rally Falls Short Against Wabasso

SLAYTON, MN… It was a battle of 5-2 teams and the game did not disappoint. Although it did early for the hometown fans in Slayton as Wabasso built what looked to be an insurmountable lead when Carter Bentz threw a pair of second half touchdown passes to Will Carlson and Colby Wall and it was 32-8 Rabbits. But the Rebels…

Top-Ranked Riders Roll at RC Central 71-20

Top-Ranked Riders Roll at RC Central 71-20

RAPID CITY, SD… The top-ranked team in 11-AAA played like in Monday’s postponed game from last Friday when travel out west was impossible. The Roosevelt Rough Riders jumped on top of the RC Central Cobblers right away and never looked back. Joey Hughes had an interception that he returned for a score and the Riders were up 36-0 in the…

Top-Ranked Cavs Are Still Hungry For Another Title

Top-Ranked Cavs Are Still Hungry For Another Title

TYNDALL, SD… The Bon Homme Cavaliers are ranked #1 again in 9-AA football with a perfect 6-0 record. That included 2 wins in a span of 5 days thanks to the Parkston game being pushed to the following Monday because of flooding. The defending champs clearly are motivated to go back to back and are very hungry to do it…

Poppinga Wants OG to Keep Improving

Poppinga Wants OG to Keep Improving

SIOUX FALLS, SD… It’s been a wild ride so far in Class 11-AAA football in South Dakota. And no team better exemplifies that than the O’Gorman Knights. They shocked Roosevelt after losing to Brandon Valley in the Dakota Bowl and then lost big to Lincoln. But the Knights head coach knows the most important thing is to keep improving so…

Top-Ranked Bon Homme Stays Unbeaten With Win Over Parkston

Top-Ranked Bon Homme Stays Unbeaten With Win Over Parkston

TYNDALL, SD… The top-ranked team in Class 9-AA remained unbeaten Monday night with a 34-6 win over Parkston in a game that was moved from Friday because of the weather/flooding. The Trojans hung tough with the Cavaliers and were tied in the final seconds of the first half 6-6 on a Cole Van Zee touchdown run. But the home team…

Scholten Will Be Key to Lynx Defending State Football Title

Scholten Will Be Key to Lynx Defending State Football Title

BRANDON, SD…Thomas Scholten’s journey to becoming one of the best high school quarterbacks in South Dakota was not an overnight process. Coach Garrow said, “When he started that first game as a sophomore, he was pretty wet behind the ears and he has really developed into something special.” Scholten said, “I think I matured a lot, whether it be in…

Lincoln Gained Confidence Despite Loss to Roosevelt

Lincoln Gained Confidence Despite Loss to Roosevelt

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Lincoln Patriots take on Washington Saturday night in the second game of the Presidents Bowl. The Patriots won their season-opener at Watertown 39-3 and then lost to Roosevelt last Friday night in a game they trailed only 21-17 late in the 3rd quarter. Despite the 35-17 final, Jared Fredenburg’s team still gained confidence with how well…

Stadem Knows Patience Will Be Key With Young Warriors

Stadem Knows Patience Will Be Key With Young Warriors

SIOUX FALLS, SD… As the Washington Warriors football  team prepares for Saturday’s Presidents Bowl game against Lincoln, one thing is for sure. Head coach Chad Stadem knows he must remain patient with this very young team, knowing they’ve got plenty of talent and just lack experience. “The talent is there and as coaches we’ve just got to teach them. That’s…

Poppinga Excited For Big Game Against BV in Dakota Bowl

Poppinga Excited For Big Game Against BV in Dakota Bowl

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The O’Gorman Knights are 3-0 in Dakota Bowl games under head coach Jayson Poppinga. And with Brandon Valley as the opponent, he expects his players to be extra fired up since both of their losses last year were to the Lynx… “It is and Dakota Bowl is always easy to get excited for and then you top…

Garrow Excited For His Lynx to Play in Dakota Bowl

Garrow Excited For His Lynx to Play in Dakota Bowl

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Brandon Valley Lynx were picked to defend their 11-AAA title in 2019. But they lost their season opener to Roosevelt 28-13. Head coach Chad Garrow, who shaved off his lucky beard as a result, thinks this game could be great for his team, since this will be the biggest crowd most of them will ever play…

West Sioux Has Lofty Goals Again in 2019

West Sioux Has Lofty Goals Again in 2019

HAWARDEN, IA… The Falcons of West Sioux will go after their 3rd straight state title in high school football this fall. And they are led by Iowa State recruit Hunter Dekkers who’s thrown for 7,000 yards and 90 TD’s in his brilliant career. Dekkers and the seniors in particular have big goals again for their final high school season. Hunter…

There’s Unfinished Business for Canistota Freeman

There's Unfinished Business for Canistota Freeman

CANISTOTA, SD… The Pride of Canistota-Freeman will be defending an impressive state championship from last year with only 3 seniors in the lineup and many of their starters returning. They’d certainly like to repeat and have the talent to do it. But there’s even more than that on their minds with the season ready to kick off Friday night against…

Brandon Valley Wins 7 on 7 Football Tourney

Brandon Valley Wins 7 on 7 Football Tourney

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Brandon Valley Lynx are expecting big things again this year on the gridiron. And Wednesday they proved why by winning the Riggs Rise Above the Region 7 on 7 Football Tournament at the Sanford Sports Complex. It was the Lynx against Roosevelt in the championship game as the Riders took a 12-10 lead at the half…

Slykhuis Makes the Most of Chance to Play for Tea

Slykhuis Makes the Most of Chance to Play for Tea

TEA, SD…Though Carter Slykhuis has shown that he can use his arm effectively…. “Yeah I used to be a quarterback back in middle school. So it’s fun to throw the ball every now and then!” Tea Senior RB/DB Carter Slykhuis says. ….Its his legs that make the Tea running back a threat to score. “I like to be the best…

West Sioux Wins Behind Dekkers and Lynott, Boyden Hull/RV Falls in Championship Games

West Sioux Wins Behind Dekkers and Lynott, Boyden Hull/RV Falls in Championship Games

CEDAR FALLS, IA… It was another amazing day for the Fancons of West Sioux at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls as they out-scored Dike-New Hartford 52-38 in the 1-A championship game. The Falcons actually trailed 23-10 in the first half before rallying behind QB Hunter Dekkers to take a 24-23 lead early in the 3rd quarter. But 2 quick TD’s…

Pierre Defends 11-AA Football Title with 38-20 Win as Stout has 6 TD’s

Pierre Defends 11-AA Football Title with 38-20 Win as Stout has 6 TD's

VERMILLION, SD… The Pierre Governors jumped out to an early lead in the 11-AA title game at the Dome Friday night as Garrett Stout threw TD passes to Jack Maher and Andrew Coverdale. But the Huron Tigers roared back to take a 14-13 lead at half-time when Jett McGirr threw a pair of scoring passes to Daynon Huber and Derek…

Colome Wraps up Perfect Season with Wild OT Win over Sully Buttes for 9-B Title

Colome Wraps up Perfect Season with Wild OT Win over Sully Buttes for 9-B Title

VERMILLION, SD… When Colome’s Jackson Kinzer started the scoring with a 49 yard run, it was just the start of a great high school football game Friday at the Dome in Vermillion in the 9-B title game. Sully Buttes QB Nick Whittler had a monster game for the Chargers, connecting on 21 of 37 passes for 359 yards and 5…

SF Christian Defends 11-B Title with 43-8 Win Over BW/EE

SF Christian Defends 11-B Title with 43-8 Win Over BW/EE

VERMILLION, SD… The Sioux Falls Christian Chargers wanted to make sure people didn’t think last year’s 11-B championship was a fluke according to head coach Jake Pettengill. Mission accomplished Friday afternoon with a dominating 43-8 win over Bridgewater/Emery-Ethan at the Dakotadome in Vermillion. Dawson Mulder threw a pair of TD passes to Mitchell Goodbary in the first half as they…

A Season to Remember For the Tea Area Titans

A Season to Remember For the Tea Area Titans

VERMILLION, SD…The Tea Area Titans struggled on the football field when head coach Craig Clayberg took over. That made Thursday night’s 11-A championship win 39-7 over Dell Rapids even more rewarding for the coach and players like Carter Slykhuis who was on the team that lost in a state title game to Madison. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top…