KSFY's Pigskin Preview has served as the area's most complete insider's source for high school football since 1999. The 2012 edition represents the 14th year of the unique, information-packed magazine. Over the years, the publication has included previews of more than 1,100 teams.
Over the years, KSFY has featured 81 student-athletes from 38 schools on its cover. Those student-athletes have included NFL star Chad Greenway (Mt. Vernon/Stickney) of the Minnesota Vikings. as well as Parkston's Riley Reiff, an All-American at Iowa and a first round pick by the Detroit Lions this past spring. In addition, cover student-athletes have been all-state performers from three states who later became NCAA Division I, Division II and NAIA stars.
Through all the players and schools, the one constant on every cover has been KSFY Sports Director Eric Thorstensen, who has been part of the preview magazine and "Friday Night Lights," KSFY's weekly highlights show, since its beginning. Sports anchor Dylan Scott is on the cover for the 2nd straight year.
The magazine has highlighted two pairs of brothers, Tom and Derek Farniok of Sioux Falls Washington, who each led their team to state titles. Tom is at Iowa State and Derek at Oklahoma with both set to contribute this fall to their respective teams. The magazine cover also include its first set of twins, a year ago with Jason and Justin Greenway of Mitchell. The Greenways are cousins to Vikings star Chad Greenway, who was featured on the second issue of the Pigskin Preview when he led Stickney/Mt. Vernon to the 1999 state championship.