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Coach Q&A: Gary Culver, Vermillion

Vermillion owned one of South Dakota's most dominant football programs in the 1990s, winning five state titles (1990-92, '95 and '99). But the Tanagers, like most high school dynasties, experienced a quick fall from grace and have struggled to return to that championship form. Head coach Gary Culver would love to see that drought come to an...
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Coach Q&A: Craig Clayberg, Tea Area

The Tea Area football team was one of the top stories of the 2010 high school football season in South Dakota. The Titans, losers of 21 straight games entering the season, finished 4-6 under first year head coach Craig Clayberg. Highlights included an upset win over Wagner--the Red Raiders ranked No.1 in Class 11B at the time--and a first round...
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Coach Q&A: Ed Meierkort, USD

The final season of the NCAA Division I transition has finally arrived at the University of South Dakota. And with a spot in the ultra-competitive Missouri Valley Football Conference--and the Summit League for all other sports--already secured, excitement is running rampant in Vermillion. The Coyotes were 4-7 in 2010, the first losing season in...
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Coach Q&A: Mike Aldrich, Augustana

The Augustana football program has plenty of reasons to celebrate. The Vikings boast some of the finest facilities in NCAA Division II (I dare you to find a better stadium than Kirkeby-Over), recruits are pouring in like never before, and they're coming off the most successful season in school history. Despite all that, second year head coach...
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H.S. Football HD Game Of The Week

By now, you've likely heard about the ambitious schedule that MidcoSN will be tackling this fall. You know, the one featuring 25 live college and high school football games (there's some additional volleyball coverage sprinkled in there, too). What you may not have heard as much about is the package of high school football games that will be...
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Coach Q&A: Brian Hermanson, SF Washington

Sioux Falls Washington was as dominant as any team in recent memory last season, which ended with the Warriors (13-0) claiming their second consecutive Class 11AA championship. Three players from that team--Derek Farniok (Okalhoma), Matt Hermanson (Montana) and Brandon Mohr (South Dakota St.)--are playing Division I football this fall, leaving the...
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