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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...

NCHC in good position

Last season the NCHC did not do itself any favors with the NCAA selection committee. The league was fortunate that a dark horse, Denver, won the Frozen Faceoff last year to get 3 teams from the league into the big dance. In fact, had UND lost just one more game during the season, and had St. Cloud State run the postseson table, only ONE NCHC team...

SDSU Season On The Line...Again!

Well, once again, it all comes down to this. After South Dakota State's loss to North Dakota State in the Dakota Marker game on November 1, the Jacks sat at 5-4, needing three straight wins to close out the regular season for just a chance at the playoffs. SDSU passed its first test on November 8, topping Indiana State on the road 32-17. In my...
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SD HS Football Championship preview

SD 11AAA Lincoln 10-0 vs. Roosevelt 9-1 Keys for Lincoln: Pass defense… the secondary has been banged up all year. Nolan Burchill came up big last week and Nickel Meyers came up big in the semis. They will need to play great to stop Roosevelt from making big plays at the dome. Keys for Roosevelt: Run defense… Last year the Riders got run on by...

Difficult Dome Finale Ahead

The University of South Dakota football team wraps up their home season Saturday against one of the best teams they'll play all year in Illinois State.