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KSFY/KWSN South Dakota Prep Football 2012 Rankings - Final -

Regular Season #9 -- October 22, 2012


1 – Sioux Falls Washington (9-0), 25

2 – Brandon Valley (9-0), 20

3 – Sioux Falls Roosevelt (7-2), 15

4 – Sioux Falls O'Gorman (6-3), 10

5 – Pierre (6-3), 3, previously unranked

Also receiving votes

Sioux Falls Lincoln (6-3), 2, previously #4

~ Sioux Falls Washington, the preseason #1, remained top-ranked for the ninth straight week, after a 40-6 win against #3 Roosevelt. Washington has a 417-to-58 overall scoring advantage over opponents during the completed regular season. Brandon Valley held onto the #2 spot after recording a 42-0 road win over Yankton, as they are also unbeaten as regular season play ends. The two teams are the top two seeds n the playoffs. Despite the loss, Roosevelt hung onto the #3 position and received a first round bye in the playoffs along with Sioux Falls O'Gorman, which defeated previously #4 Lincon, 29-15. O'Gorman moved into the #4 spot after they received 213 yards and three TDs from Nic Steffl and a strong performance from the offensive line in a sixth straight win. Pierre, which received 239 yards rushing from Austin Wagner, defeated Watertown, 22-6, and moved into the rankings at #5 as Lincoln, which received support, fell out.     


1 – Dell Rapids (7-1), 25

2 – Dakota Valley (6-2), 20, previously #3

3 – Harrisburg (6-2), 14, previously #4

4 – Tea Area (5-3), 12, previously #2

5 – West Central (5-3), 5

~ The Quarriers rolled to a 20-0 win over Milbank Area as Lane Lebrun had 164 yards rushing with two TDs. Dell Rapids again held onto the top spot in 11A and earned the top seed in the 11A playoffs. Dell Rapids' only loss this year has been to 11B Tri-Valley, which has the only victories against the Quarriers in the past two years (21-14, 2011; and 28-21, 2012). Dell Rapids has not lost to a Class A school since the final game of the 2009 season (Milbank). Dakota Valley defeated Tea Area, 20-19, as Tanner Lambert had 179 yards and two TDs while the Titans missed two extra points. The Panthers moved into the #2 spot followed by idle Harrisburg, which has only one loss (Tea Area) to a South Dakota opponent. Tea Area is now fourth after suffering a third loss while West Central was fifth after an open week.


1 – Flandreau (8-0), 25

2 – Tri-Valley (7-1), 20

3 – Winner (8-0), 15

4 – Aberdeen Roncalli (8-0), 10

5 – Deuel (6-2), 5

~ The 11B rankings were unchanged for the third straight week. Flandreau, which owns a 424-to-50 scoring differential, defeated Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian, 51-0. Tri-Valley, which own a 278-to-130 scoring advantage against opponents, rolled to a 58-6 win over Beresford. Tri-Valley, while ranked second, has the top seed in the playoffs. Winner, which was idle this week, ended the season with four straight shutouts and five overall. The Warriors have put together a 16-quarter streak without allowing a point and have a 343-to-52 point differential against opponents. Aberdeen Roncalli, which has a 282-to-26 scoring advantage against opponents, has recorded five shutouts, including three straight.  The Cavaliers have held opponents scoreless for 13 straight quarters. Deuel, which defeated Groton Area, 14-6 in overtime, was led by Lincoln Swenson with 177 yards as the quarterback went over 1,000 yards rushing (1,076 yards) for the season.


1 – Kimball/White Lake (8-0), 25

2 – Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (6-2), 19

3 – Deubrook Area (8-0), 16

4 – Howard (6-2), 10

5 – Gregory (7-1), 5

~Kimball/White Lake remained #1 for a third straight week after despite an open week. Heading into the playoffs as the top seed, K/WL has a 379-to-120 scoring advantage against opponents. BEE recorded a 34-24 win over 9A Corsica/Stickney as Anthony Huber had 194 yards and three TDs. The Seahawks have a 326-to-145 scoring advantage against opponents this season. Deubrook Area had a 48-6 win over previously 9A #5 Arlington (7-1) while winning the Dakota Valley title and finishing unbeaten for the first time in school history. Howard rolled to a 58-8 win over Mt. Vernon and stayed #4 in the rankings. Howard is led by a powerful trio in the backfield in Evan Donahue, Luke Loudeberg, and Cole Potter, a group that has produced 2,027 yards on 209 attempts for 29 TDs.  Gregory, which has outscored opponents, 408-to-125, and has scored over 48 points in seven of eight games, maintained control of the #5 spot with another win.


1 – Canistota (8-0), 25

2 – Warner (8-0), 20

3 – Hamlin (8-0), 15

4 – Herreid/Selby (8-0), 10,

5 - Wolsey-Wessington (7-1), 4, previously unranked

Also receiving Votes

Arlington (7-1), 1, previously tied for #5

Dropped Out

Irene-Wakonda (6-2), previously #5 (tied with Arlington)

 ~ Canistota retained a firm hold on the top spot after extending the school's winning streak to 32 games with a 50-0 win over Freeman. The 32 straight wins by the Hawks is the second-best winning streak in 9-man ranks all-time. Warner continued to win after a 50-0 win over Plankinton and have a 367-to-47 points advantage over opponents. Hamlin recorded a 32-12 win over Wilmot. This Chargers squad has a 350-to-70 scoring advantage, including 222-to-42 in the last five wins, two of them shutouts. Herreid-Selby, which defeated Eureka/Selby, 30-0. They have a 370-to-50 overall points advantage, including three shutouts in the last four games. 9A is the only class with its four top ranked teams undefeated. Wolsey-Wessington moved into the top five with a 54-14 win over Northwestern. The Warbirds have only lost to #2 Warner (22-8) and is the first team in the state with two 1,000-yard rushers in the same backfield - Roy Lumpkin (69-1,013-15) and Ryne Johnson (93-1,086-15).


1 – Harding County (8-0), 25

2 – Colome (7-1), 20

3 – Hitchcock-Tulare (6-2), 15

4 – Viborg-Hurley (6-2), 10

5 – Waverly-South Shore (6-2), 5

 Harding County, which owns five shutouts this season, retained a strong hold onto the #1 spot in the rankings with a 28-26 win over previously unbeaten 9A Faith (7-1) for the Little Moreau Conference title. The Ranchers now have a 375-to-57 scoring advantage in an 8-0 regular season. They are the only unbeaten team in 9B and the top seed as the playoffs begin. Colome, which has won six straight, defeated previously unbeaten 9A White River, 28-22, and remained in the #2 position.  Colome owns a 296-to-145 point differential over opponents. Hitchcock-Tulare, which defeated Faulkton Area, 26-0, have won five straight and own a 270-to-99 point differential. V/H rebounded from two straight losses with a 56-6 win over previously 9A #5 Irene-Wakonda as Tyler Gerdes had a South Dakota season-best rushing total of 352 yards with five TDs. He also went over 1,000 for the season (1,036 yards, 18 TDs). The defending 9B champions Waverly/South Shore retained the #5 spot with a 48-0 win over Tiospa Zina. The Coyotes have won four straight, including two consecutive shutouts, and have a 300-to-155 scoring differential over opponents. 

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