Jason Andera

Dell Rapids wins SD 11A Title

Dell Rapids and Harrisburg met in the class 11A championship game two years ago, a game which the Dell Rapids Quarriers won 55-20. Harrisburg was attempting to avoid that same fate in this game, coming in with a 9-2 record, but facing the team that was a two-time defending champion of class 11A, and had won three of the last four class 11A...
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Harding County wins SD 9B title

The class 9B championship game almost made history in one respect, but it did make history in the respect that this was the first time that a pair of teams from west of the Missouri River met to play for a state football championship. Harding County had been close several times to attaining a state championship in recent years, but was never quite...
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Winner wins SD Class 11B Title

Purist football fans got what they paid for at the class 11B state championship game, which featured two traditional double wing, very run-heavy, and very hard-hitting teams. That didn't mean that the Winner Warriors, who last visited Vermillion for a state title game in 2009, and the Tri-Valley Mustangs, who came into the game as the class 11B...
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Deubrook wins SD 9AA Title

Entering this class 9AA championship tilt, the Deurbook Dolphins had survived two close calls in the playoffs, and still managed to possess a perfect 11-0 record heading into Vermillion. A large part of that was their speedy running back Ryan Knutson, who in those 11 games racked up 2175 yards and 38 touchdowns. Turns out he was only getting...
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Canistota Wins SD 9A Title

Much like the last two years, the Canistota Hawks set foot in the Dakota Dome with an undefeated record, to play for a state championship against an undefeated opponent. In those two games, the Hawks had rolled over Hitchcock-Tulare (2010, 66-0 final) and Wall (2011, 66-6 final), so would the fate be any different for the Warner Monarchs this time...
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North Dakota Championship Previews

Bismarck vs. Century Friday 6:30 pm Bismarck Coach Mark Gibson "It was the best thing for these kids to be in a game like this, we were a different team in the second half and many of these kids haven't even played in the second half many of our later games.  Our kids showed character and fight which is always a good sign and they never...
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