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South Dakota High School Football First Round Playoff Preview

The four smallest classes in South Dakota high school football begin their playoffs this Thursday, October 18. Here’s a preview of 11B, 9AA, 9A and 9B playoffs. 11B First Round Games *Denotes At-Large Team Class 11B - Region 1 #4 Elk Point-Jefferson* at #1 Aberdeen Roncalli (7 PM) Elk Point-Jefferson (3-5) Key Wins: at Vermillion 43-27 Loss(es):...
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Sorry Not Sorry: SD High School Football Teams That I Underestimated

This year I went out on a limb and predicted records for all 136 South Dakota high school football teams. The results are mixed. Dear teams that I underestimated, I’m sorry. But, not that sorry. I hope by giving you a low projection to start the year, it gave you that extra ounce of motivation that you needed to achieve your goals. I don’t want to...
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2018 ND High School Football Preview - Class AAA

ND Class AAA Preview It's always interesting to see where the strength of the state is in Class AAA. Last year, we saw West Fargo produce one of the most dominant seasons in recent history – but the depth of the west still proved to be stronger. The top four teams from the west finished 11-7 overall (including playoffs) against the east, with six...
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2018 ND High School Football Preview - Class A

Last year was a lot of fun in Class A because we got to see the two teams that were the best all year meet for the state championship! In the end, Hillsboro-Central Valley’s defense found a way to disrupt the potent passing attack of Langdon-Edmore-Munich en route to claiming the state championship. Both of those programs graduated their key...
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2018 ND High School Football Preview - Class AA

Will the state remain “blue” this year as St. Mary’s pursues a three-peat? Will we see the “red” rise again as Shanley tries to claim the crown for the first time since 2012? Or could we see another team challenge the Class AA powers? We got our first taste of the new look 10-team Class AA division last year – and despite some of the long trips...
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TOP 11 SD High School Players in 11B

This is the smallest 11-man class in South Dakota but they may have the brightest stars of anyone in the state. Let’s break down the big-time talent in 11B. 1. Nash Hutmacher, Jr. OL/DL Chamberlain Nash has attracted attention from FBS schools across the nation for his explosive power and speed combination. If this was a list of wrestlers in the...
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