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Class 11AAA Championship Recap

The class 11AAA championship game was a rematch between the Sioux Falls Lincoln Patriots, who had not lost in this building, and going for their second straight undefeated season, against the Sioux Falls Roosevelt Rough Riders, who was here for the sixth time, and trying for their fourth state football title. Lincoln won the regular season meeting...

Class 11AA Championship Recap

The second 11AA championship game to be held since the 11AAA split feature two teams that had not been to the dome to play for a title since 2005 (Yankton) and 2001 (Brookings). Both lost their last trips to Vermillion, and both had huge crowds in tow to cheer them on. Brookings had won the toss but deferred to the second half, giving Yankton the...

Class 11B Championship Recap

These teams have been here before. St. Thomas More was trying to erase the bridesmaid stigma, having been the runner-up in five previous trips to the Dakota Dome. Parkston was just here last season, losing the title game to Canton, 20-14. This was also a rematch of last season's semifinal in Rapid City, where Parkston stole a win in the final...

9B Championship Recap

The Class 9B championship game featured the Hamlin Chargers, who gave Avon a run in the title game last year, and bringing back much of the same cast this year, playing against Faulkton a team has been close, but never made the trip to Vermillion to play for a championship. Both teams brought their loudest fans to this one, with Hamlin winning the...

11A Championship Recap

Going into the 2014 season, most fans knew that these were two of the best three teams in class 11A. When they faced each other on August 29 in Dell Rapids for the first game of the season, it became apparrent. Madison won that game 36-33, with three Quarrier missed extra points making up the difference. When they met November 14 for the class 11A...

SD 9A Championship Recap

The 9A championship game featured a team with plenty of dome experience (Howard) against a team that fell just short of the dome last year, and making their first dome appearance (Wolsey-Wessington). It also featured two electric backs. Howard's Luke Loudenburg had 50 rushing touchdowns on the season entering this game, while Wolsey-Wessington's...