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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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TOP 9 SD High School Players in 9-Man

There are three classes with 76 teams in 9-man football in South Dakota. That’s over 1,000 players to pick from and I narrowed it down to just nine. Obviously there are a ton of players who are uber-talented who didn’t make this list, but it successfully gets the conversation started. 1. Karst Hunter, Sr. QB Miller/Highmore-Harrold Karst Hunter...
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TOP 11 Players in SD High School 11A

It's time for the top players in Class 11A and they are: 1. Carter Slykhuis, Sr. RB/DB Tea Area Carter Slykhuis broke out in a big way as a junior last year. He’s a very versatile player who can cover, tackle, run, catch and return kicks. He was a top five finisher in the 40-yard sprint at the Riggs Power Combine last spring and placed second...
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2018 ND High School Football Preview: 9-Man

Will the eastern streak come to an end in North Dakota 9-Man high school football this year? That’s one of the biggest storylines entering the 2018 season, in my opinion. New Salem/Glen Ullin is loaded with talent – and reached the Dakota Bowl and the state semifinal round in back-to-back seasons. Now, the Holsteins have a chance to become the first team from the western half of the state to win a 9-Man state title since Mott-Regent back in 2007. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood made it 10 straight titles for the east last year, but the Warbirds will be filling a lot of spots vacated by last year’s senior-heavy team. I think 9-Man will be a wide-open race with some of the usual suspects in contention. Shiloh Christian is coming off a state runner-up finish – and Thompson, Cavalier and Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter are also fielding strong programs year after year.
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