In Class 11AA I get a lot of email disagreeing with my assessment of Lincoln as the number three team, but let's look closer. Their only two losses are to the number one and two teams and they've beaten Roosevelt albeit in overtime. Why wouldn't they be number three. And it was just a couple of weeks ago that the ESD lovers were touting the fact that they might have three of the four best teams in the state. While I believe the ESD has improved and surprised this year, Yankton and Pierre are just a step below the Sioux Falls schools still.
In Class 11A Tea Area continues to frustrate me. I know that they are better than what they've shown over the past two weeks, but a few mistimed turnovers and lack of focus has kept them from beating a couple of powerful schools, but I will keep them as the third toughest team. Meanwhile Harrisburg's rise continues with a very nice season behind Andrew McCuen.
In Class 11B Flandreau quietly stays atop the group. Tri-Valley performed well off of their bye last week by beating Tea with a solid ground game and an offensive line that doesn't quit. Keep an eye on Roncalli, I believe their improvement will continue into the playoffs.
In 9_Man football 9AA continues to impress. Kimball/White Lake could make a case for being number one overall but Canistota and their 30 game win streak stay #1. The big question is who will challenge Canistota in the post season. I'm interested to see if Warner, Arlington or Herreid-Selby might make a run to the dome.
|1||1||Sioux Falls Washington||7||0||Beat Yankton 52-8|
|2||2||Brandon Valley||7||0||Beat Aberdeen Central 49-0|
|3||3||Sioux Falls Lincoln||5||2||Beat Mitchell 56-0|
|4||4||Sioux Falls Roosevelt||6||1||Beat Sturgis 62-6|
|5||NR||Sioux Falls O’Gorman||4||3||Beat RC Central 28-0|
|1||1||Dell Rapids||5||1||Beat Dakota Valley 37-19|
|2||4||Harrisburg||6||1||Beat Vermillion 50-0|
|3||2||Tea Area||4||2||Lost to Tri-Valley 34-27|
|4||3||Dakota Valley||5||1||Lost to Dell Rapids 37-19|
|5||5||West Central||4||3||Lost to Jackson County Central 39-14|
|1||1||Flandreau||6||0||Beat Sioux Valley 49-0|
|2||2||Tri-Valley||5||1||Beat Tea 34-27|
|3||3||Winner||7||0||Beat Chamberlain 56-0|
|4||4||Aberdeen Roncalli||7||0||Beat Sisseton 51-0|
|1||1||Canistota (9A)||6||0||Beat Chester 42-13|
|2||3||Kimball/White Lake (9AA)||7||0||Beat Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 26-22|
|3||2||Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (9AA)||4||2||Lost to Kimball/White Lake 26-22|
|4||4||Deubrook Area (9AA)||6||0||Beat Oldham-Ramona/Rutland|
|5||5||Howard (9AA)||4||2||Beat Hanson 33-6|
|6||6||Viborg/Hurley (9B)||5||1||Beat Centerville 52-18|
|7||7||Harding County (9B)||6||0||Idle|
|8||8||Gregory (9AA)||5||1||Beat Scotland 58-6|
|10||NR||Warner (9A)||6||0||Beat Ipswich 60-8|