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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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Coach Q&A: Aaron Beavers, SF Lincoln

Sioux Falls Lincoln reached the Class 11AA semifinals last season, where they fell to eventual state champion Sioux Falls Washington. With several key players returning, including quarterback Alex Schultz and first-team all-state selections WR Trey Naasz and TE Scott Mulder, the Patriots figure to be back among the state's elite in 2011. Head...
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Coach Q&A: Kim Nelson, SF Roosevelt

Sioux Falls Roosevelt came painfully close to earning a berth in last year's 11AA championship game. A botched extra point following a late fourth quarter touchdown proved to be the difference in the Rough Riders' 28-27 loss to O'Gorman. That one was tough to stomach for head coach Kim Nelson, who expects his team to be back in the mix in...
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