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KSFY/KWSN Broadcasters SD Prep Football Poll - Week 3

KSFY-KWSN SD Broadcasters Poll will be released every Monday during the South. Dakota prep football regular season in 2013. The rankings are determined by total points with first-place votes noted in parentheses (below). The poll has been expanded to 16 voters, who include Craig Mattick, KWSN; Chris Tubbs, KWSN; Eric Thorstenson, KSFY-TV; Matt Peterson, KSFY-TV; Dan Genzler, KSFY TV; Vic Quick, KOTA TV; Ben Root, KGIM; Dellas Cole, KBRK; Jeff Duffy, KOKK; Tim Smith, KMIT; Steve Morgan, KORN; Rod Fisher, KFGX; Nate Brown, KIMM/sdsportsbuzz.com;  John Thayer, KVHT; Todd Enderson, KWAT; and Chris Doski, KWYR


1 – Sioux Falls Lincoln (3-0), 80, (16), #2 last week

2 – Sioux Falls Roosevelt (2-1), 61, #1 last week

3 – Sioux Falls O'Gorman (2-1), 47, #5 last week

4 – Brandon Valley (2-1), 33, UR last week

5 – Sioux Falls Washington (1-2), 18, #3 last week

Also Receiving Votes

Rapid City Central (1-2), 1

Blog Notes: Lincoln unanimously took over the top spot in the poll after the biggest win of the season. The Patriots built a big lead early and turned to senior running back Caden Quintanilla to close out previously #1 Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 35-28, in a matchup of the 11AAA's top two teams. Quintanilla, who carried the ball 11 times on a final clinching drive for the Patriots, had 38 carries for 243 yards and two TDs. For the third straight game, the Patriots had over 400 yards (449, 479, 411) in total offense as they took over the top spot in the poll for the first time in 2013. Roosevelt, which was the preseason #1 and top-ranked for the first two weeks of the season, lost despite 199 yards passing and 99 yards rushing (73-yard TD run) from junior QB Taryn Christion. O'Gorman, led by sophomore QB Luke Fritsch's 119 yards rushing and three TDs, recorded a 28-10 win over #5 Washington at the Dakota Bowl. As a result, O'Gorman moved from #5 to #3. #4 Aberdeen Central dropped out of poll with a loss to Watertown (32-13). Brandon Valley moved back into the poll with a 42-25 win over Yankton as Jake Comeaux was 10-of-22 for 196 yards with two TDs. Riley Frantzen played a key role with a 95-yard KOR return TD. Blake Stone had 25 carries for 151 yards and four TDs to lead Rapid City Central to a 34-14 win over Douglas. The Cobblers received support in the rankings for the first time since week 1.  


1 – Pierre (3-0), 80, (16)  

2 – Brookings (2-1), 27, #4 last week

3 – Mitchell (2-1), 62, #2 last week

4 – Watertown (1-1), 41, UR last week

5 – Yankton (1-2), 36, #3 last week

Also Receiving Votes –

Douglas (2-1), 4

Harrisburg (1-2), 2, #4 last week

Blog Notes – With a 48-7 win over previously #2 Mitchell, top-ranked Pierre left no doubt who is the top team in Class 11AA. Pierre'sAustin Christopherson had a kickoff return TD of 96 yards and a punt return TD 41 yards while Jace Jerome pounded the Kernels with 148 yards rushing on 18 carries and a TD. The Governors totaled 256 on the ground and had 417 yards in total offense. With the loss Mitchell dropped to #3 as Brookings moved up to #2 after a 47-0 win over Spearfish. The Bobcats were led by Dayton Bender, who scored three TDs, including a 98-yard kickoff return for a score. Watertown, led by Shay Bratland's 208 yards and three TDs cruised to a 32-13 win over previously 11AAA #4 Aberdeen Central. Yankton had another big week on offense but fell to #5 in the rankings after a 42-25 setback to 11AAA Brandon Valley. The Bucks had 461 yards in total offense, including 381 through the air as Mason Strahl was 20-of-38 for 227 yards and had a 73-yard TD throw to J.J. Hejna, who had six catches for 175 yards and two TDs. Hejna also caught a 66-yard TD pass from Brady Hale, who was 5-of-8 for 154 yards and two TDs. Harrisburg, which was ranked #4 last week, fell out of the poll after falling to Huron, 20-13, despite Jonathan Kamambi's 202 yards rushing. Douglas, which lost to 11AAA Rapid City Central, 34-14, continued to receive support in the rankings.


1 – West Central (2-0), 79 (15)  

2 – Madison (3-0), 65 (1)

3 – Dell Rapids (1-1), 48, #4 last week

4 – Tea Area (1-1), 27, #3 last week

5 – Sisseton (1-1), 14

Also Receiving Votes –

Hot Springs (1-1), 7

Blog Notes – West Central received 15-of-16 first place votes, up one from a week ago, after rolling past Vermillion, 53-0. Led by Cody Miller's 15 carries for 153 yards and a TD, the top-ranked Trojans, ranked #1 for a second straight week, had 32 carries for 319 yards and 340 yards in total offense. Rush Milne had 22 carries for 138 yards with three TDs (39, 23, 3) to lead Madison to a third straight win to open the season. Madison, which also received a #1 vote, had a big-time performance from wideout Preston Nordling with five receptions for 121 yards and a 43-yard TD. Dell Rapids, the preseason #1, rebounded from its loss last week to Madison (39-12) to defeated previously #3 and now #4 Tea Area, 15-0 at home. The Quarriers rolled up 309 yards in total offense, including 292 on the ground. Sisseton remained at #5 as they were idle.


1 – Aberdeen Roncalli (3-0) 79 (15)

2 – Winner (2-0), 59

3 – St. Thomas More (3-0), 51 (1)

4 – Parkston (3-0), 32

5 – Wagner (2-0), 17

Also receiving votes –

Tri-Valley (2-1), 1

Canton (2-1), 1

Blog Notes – Aberdeen Roncalli held its grasp on the #1 spot with a 19-7 win over Flandreau. Zach Lundquist completed 12-of-20 passes for 131 yards and a TD while Dalton Cox had 21 carries for 121 yards and two TDs for Roncalli, which held #1 for a third-consecutive week. Winner did not play and now take a 14-game winning streak into a matchup with Valentine, Neb. St. Thomas More held the #3 spot with a convincing 46-6 win over Lead-Deadwood. Miles Semmler had 10 carries for 131 yards to lead #4 Parkston past Elk-Point Jefferson. The Trojans had 242 yards on the ground. Wagner was idle and remaining fifth. Wagner will host Parkston on Friday.


1 – Arlington (3-0), 80 (16),  

2 – Garretson (3-0), 63

3 – Gregory (2-1), 43, #4 last week

4 – Deubrook (2-1), 16, #5 last week

5 – Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (2-1), 52, #3 last week

Also Receiving  Votes –

Deuel (2-1), 2

Menno Marion (2-0), 2

Clark-Willow Lake (2-1), 2

Webster Area (2-1), 1

Blog Notes – Top-ranked Arlington tightened its position as the top-ranked 9AA squad after a 52-16 win over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland. The Cardinals were a unanimous choice (16 first place votes) as the top team and held #1 for the second straight week. They own a 146-50 overall scoring edge over three opponents. #2 Garretson rolled up 371 yards rushing and 417 overall as they cruised past Baltic, 56-14. Blue Dragons' junior running back Matt Johnson had 22 carries for 148 yards and three TDs. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan fell from #3 to #5 with a loss to Howard. Meanwhile, preseason #1 Gregory moved into the #3 spot after rebounding from a loss to 9B #2 Avon with a 38-20 win over Kimball/White Lake on the road. Kurt Braun led the way for the Gorillas by completing 8-of-13 passes for 246 yards and three TDs as well as rushing for 91 yards and a TD. Riley Hansen had 13 carries for 197 yards and three TDs to lead the way for defending champ #4 Deubrook, which took a 53-14 decision against Estelline and moved up a spot. Hansen has had at least 186 yards in every game this season.


1 – Howard (2-0), 71 (7), #2 last week

2 – Herreid/Selby (2-0), 70 (9), #1 last week

3 – Potter County (3-0), 50

4 – Colome (2-1), 30

5 – Wolsey-Wessington (2-0), 12.3

Also Receiving Votes –

Alcester-Hudson (3-0), 4.3

Leola-Frederick (3-0), 2.4

Blog Notes – In a very tight vote, Herreid/Selby was nudged out as the #1 by Howard, which defeated 9AA #5 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 30-12. Luke Loudenburg led the way for Howard with 34 carries for 223 yards and four TDs, including a 74-yard punt return. Dating back to the beginning of the playoffs in 2012, Loudenberg, who has 462 yards and seven TDs in two games in 2013,  has recorded 200-yard rushing games in five of six games and has accumulated 1,362 yards over that span. Herreid/Selby, which recorded more first-place votes (9) than Howard (7), defeated McLaughlin/Wakpala, 66-0, and own a 103-to-0 scoring differential. Potter County rolled to a third straight win (45-13 over Timber Lake), and held onto the #3 spot as they own a 120-to-38 scoring differential. Colome remained at #4 with a victory (48-18 over Highmore-Harrold) while idle Wolsey-Wessington hung onto the fifth place in the poll. Alcester-Hudson and Leola-Frederick, both 3-0, continued to gain support. Leola-Frederick has a 151-to-30 scoring differential.


1 – Hamlin (3-0), 78 (14)

2 – Avon (3-0), 66 (2)

3 – Canistota (2-1) 40.50, #4 last week

4 – Faith (2-0), 29, #5 last week

5 – Wall (3-0), 12, UR last week

Also Receiving Votes –

Dell Rapids St. Mary (2-0), 7.5

Castlewood (1-1), 5, #3 last week

Harding County (2-1), 1

Langford Area (3-0), 1

Blog Notes – Hamlin increased its hold on #1 by picking up another first-place vote after rolling to a 50-0 win over Waubay-Summit. The Chargers, ranked #1 for the second straight week, own a 125-0 scoring advantage against three opponents. #2 Avon, which received two first-place votes, rolled to a 44-14 win over Scotland, and have compiled a 116-to-35 point advantage over three opponents. After their 37-game winning streak ended in week 2, three-time 9-man champion Canistota rebounded with a 56-12 win over Freeman as the Hawks compiled 411 rushing yards and 544 total yards in offense. Previously #3 Castlewood dropped out of the top five after a 60-32 decision to Dell Rapids St. Mary, despite QB Lucas Ching throwing for 212 yards and two TDs and Riley Haug hauling in 11 catches for 122 yards. Josh Brown went over 200 yards (217) for the second straight week and scored six TDs (44, 38, 35, 13, 8, 2) in the win over Castlewood. DRSM received support in the poll but did not move into the #5. Faith (3-0) moved up a spot to #4 after escaping with a 24-20 last-second win over Sully Buttes. New #5 Wall rolled to a 47-28 win over Kadoka Area by rolling up 476 yards in total offense. Carson Johnson had another big day with 14 carries for 164 yards and three TDs and now has 32 carries for 546 yards and 10 total TDs with nine TDs rushing. Langford Area also received support in the poll after a 34-30 win over Hitchcock-Tulare as Drew Planteen had eight receptions for 153 yards and a 65-yard TD, which proved to be the game winner. Langford Area's Garrett McIntosh had 11 carries for 241 yards and TD runs of 86 and 95 yards.




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