There are a lot of candidates for South Dakota High School Football Player of the year. I've listed a few in no particular order. Who do you think should be the player of the year, let me know if I've forgotten anyone.
Jake Comeaux, QB - Brandon Valley (Through 7 games)
Passing: 137/203 67.0% 1,625 yds 21 TD 5 int
Rushing: 73 rush 347 yds 5 TD
Comment: Jake throws a lot of short passes and is in a pass-heavy offense but is having a great year. His team is 5-2 with one game to go in the state’s largest class
Luke Loudenburg, RB – Howard (Through 7 games)
Rushing: 116 rush 1555 yds 13.4 ypc 31 TD
Receiving: 1 rec 7 yds 1 TD
Comment: Luke plays 9-man football and is 301 yards away from breaking the all-time rushing yardage total in state history. He has 5,699 rushing yards for his career. His team is 7-0 and should make it to the state title game.
Mikey Daniel, RB - Brookings (Through 7 games)
Rushing: 116 rush 907 yds 7.8 ypc 13 TD
Receiving: 10 rec 118 yds 1 TD
Comment: Mikey shares the load rushing the ball but is clearly their best back in crunch time. His team is 5-2 in the state’s second largest class. They have a good chance to get to the state title game.
Isaiah Roach, QB - Sioux Falls Lincoln(8 games)
Passing: 109/162 67.3% 1,759 yds 15 TD 6 int
Rushing: 67 rush 393 yds 2 TD
Comment: Isaiah is the best player on the best team in the state. His team finished the regular season 8-0 and they won the state title last year too. This is his first year as a starter and has turned in to a very good quarterback.
Nickel Meyers, WR – Sioux Falls Lincoln (8 games)
Receiving: 55 rec 973 yds 6 TD
Comment: Meyers is a big 6-3 target and is frequently double teamed, he’s still managed to haul in a big year. Probably the state’s most talented receiver.
Alex Wilde, WR - Brandon Valley (Through 7 games)
Receiving: 48 rec 799 yds (133.2 ypg) 9 TD
Comment: Alex is a big play receiver who has a nose for the endzone. He had a 17-catch game this year against the #1 ranked team in the state.