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Six Degrees of Scheduling

Wouldn’t it be sweet to see South Dakota State play South Dakota and North Dakota State play North Dakota this year in college football? Well, they don’t and it’s too bad, but we can always speculate! You’ve heard of the theory of Six Degrees of Separation, in which every person on Earth is just six acquaintances away from any of the other 7...
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Andera's Power Rankings 10/9/11

Just one game left for North Dakota Class A and 9-man football. Not much time left for teams to make the playoffs or position themselves for home games as we prepare for a title run. In the other North Dakota classes there are games on Thursday and Friday night then they have their last games in the middle of next week. In South Dakota teams have...
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High School Preview for 10/7/11

1. Dakota Valley (5-0) at Dell Rapids (4-1) The Dakota Valley Panthers have run off five straight victories in impressive fashion, the latest being a 36-0 rout of Vermillion in which their defense held the Tanagers to only 14 yards of total offense. They’ve got the unenviable task of attempting to slow down the blazing speed of the Dell Rapids...
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Coach Q&A: Tom Dosch, Northern St.

The rough run for the Northern State University football program continued in 2010 with the Wolves suffering through their fifth consecutive losing season (2-9, 2-8 NSIC). The result wasn't a surprise to head coach Tom Dosch, who knew what he was getting into when he took over the program following the 2009 season. But that doesn't mean he's...
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Coach Q&A: Mike Flakus, Aberdeen Central

Graduation can be awfully cruel to high school football coaches. Just ask Aberdeen Central's Mike Flakus. A year after guiding the Golden Eagles to a runner-up finish in Class 11AA, Flakus' team managed just one win in 2010. With those frustrations now behind him, Flakus sees brighter days ahead. Q. What was that experience of last season...
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Coach Q&A: Terry Dosch, Aberdeen Roncalli

Few programs in South Dakota, let alone Class 11B, have enjoyed the kind of consistent success enjoyed at Aberdeen Roncalli. The Cavaliers reached the semifinals yet again in 2010, falling to the eventual state champs from Flandreau. And while a lot of the key players from that team were lost to graduation, longtime head coach Terry Dosch thinks...
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