KSFY/KWSN Broadcasters SD Prep Football Poll - Week 5
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 (5-0), 80, (16)
2 – Sioux Falls Roosevelt (4-1), 64
3 – Brandon Valley (4-1), 48
4 – Sioux Falls O'Gorman (2-3), 28
5 – Sioux Falls Washington (2-3), 10
Also Receiving Votes –
Aberdeen Central (2-3), 5
Rapid City Central (2-3), 5
Blog Notes: Sioux Falls Lincoln, which had a 28-7 win over Brookings, is the unanimous choice for #1 for the third straight week. The Patriots have a 197-to-91 point differential over four opponents. Lincoln, which had 473 yards in total offense, was led by Caden Quintanilla, who had 30 carries for 239 yards and three total TDs. He has 854 yards and 14 TDs on the season. The Rough Riders, led by Taryn Christion's two TDs passing and two by run, recorded a 42-13 win over Aberdeen Central. On Friday, Christion went over 1K passing (1,029) and 500 yards rushing (521) for the second straight year. Jake Comeaux hit on 17-of-26 passes for 182 yards and 4 TDs to lead #3 BV past SF Washington, 56-14. The victory was BV's second in six games with the Warriors and a little revenge for the 35-20 title game loss last fall. Lynx senior WR AJ Garrow had eight receptions and now has 126 in his career. Despite a 22-14 loss to Yankton, SF O'Gorman, who had 65 rushes for 302 yards (126 carries in past two weeks), remained fourth. SF Washington held onto the #5 spot after their setback while Aberdeen Central and Rapid City Central both received support in the rankings.
1 – Pierre (5-0), 80, (16)
2– Mitchell (3-1), 58
3 – Watertown (2-2), 38, last week #4
4 – Brookings (2-3), 33, last week #3
5 – Yankton (2-3), 31
Blog Notes: Pierre remained #1 and unbeaten with a 44-12 win over Huron as Alex Gray had four TDs passes to Austin Christopherson. Pierre, which was the unanimous choice for the fourth straight week, received a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD from Ethan Case. The Governors 5-0 start is one of the best in school history. Mitchell remained in the #2 spot in an open week. They will face 11AAA Roosevelt on Oct. 4. Watertown, led by QB Logan Gabriel (16-31-163, TD) edged past Harrisburg, 17-14, to move up to the #3 spot. Brookings fell a spot to #4 but held SF Lincoln to its lowest offensive total of the season (28 points). Yankton defeated SF O'Gorman for the first time since the 2000 season and increased its support at the #5 spot, just two points away from fourth. The Bucks' Brady Hale was 16-of-31 for 199 yards, including a TD strike to the state's leading receiver JJ Hejna, who now has 32 catches for 642 yards and seven TDs.
1 – Madison (5-0), 80 (16), #2 last week
2 – West Central (3-1), 62, #1 last week
3 – Dell Rapids (3-1), 50
4 – Tea Area (3-1), 32
5 – Hot Springs (3-1), 16
Blog Notes: For the first time in the KSFY-KWSN Broadcasters Poll history, Madison has taken over as the unanimous #1 in Class A. The Bulldogs defeated previously #1 West Central, 24-21, at home, ending a 10-game losing streak to the Trojans that dated to a 2TH6 Madison win in 2003. Madison opened up a 24-7 lead before the Trojans made a late charge that fell short. Jacob Giles completed 11-of-23 for 294 yards and three TDs, two to Preston Nordling, who had six catches for 165 yards. Rush Milne had 102 yards rushing. #2 West Central, who had held the #1 spot since the preseason poll, now host another tough foe in 11B #4 Canton with Dell Rapids coming to town in two week. #3 Dell Rapids won for the third straight time and gained support after a 12-7 win over Dakota Valley as Riley Schmidt scored on a 60-yard TD reception on the first offensive play of the second half. For the second straight week, Tea Area recorded a 41-0 win as the Titans held onto the #4 spot. The Titans' Gunner Ensz had nine carries for 152 yards and TD runs of 36, 23, and 30 yards and now has nine TDs over the past two games. #5 Hot Springs, which received 206 yards and two TDs from Jake Oberpriller (576 yards on the season), won for the third straight time, 40-0 over Pine Ridge.
1 – Aberdeen Roncalli (5-0), 78 (14)T
2 – Winner (4-0), 64 (1)
3 – St. Thomas More (4-0), 50 (1)
4 – Canton (3-1), 23, #5 last week
5 – Parkston (4-1), 22, #4 last week
Also Receiving Votes –
Redfield-Doland (4-1), 2
Wagner (3-1), 1
Blog Notes: Aberdeen Roncalli, which held the top spot in 11B for the fifth straight week, rolled to a 68-0 win and now own a 191-to-34 point differential through five games. The Cavaliers have two shutouts this season and 48 since the 2004 season. In the biggest game in 11B, #2 Winner edged past previously #4 Parkston, 14-7, to extend their winning streak to 16 games, longest in South Dakota. The Warriors, which host #3 St. Thomas More on Friday, picked up more support this week, including a first-place vote and have a 125-to-35 point differential. With Newt Johnson back in the lineup and rumbling for 165 yards and a pair of TDs, St. Thomas More rolled to a 27-0 win over 11AA Douglas. STM, which has a 143-to-28 point differential, will try and end a five-game losing streak to #2 Winner, dating to a 28-8 win over the Warriors in 2007. Canton moved up another spot with an impressive 38-0 win over Tri-Valley, the 11B runner-up a year ago. Canton QB Cody Majeres had 115 yards rushing and three TDs while Gabe Dolen had 112. After a loss to Winner, Parkston dropped to #5. Also receiving support was Redfield-Doland, which won a fourth straight game (48-16 over Chamberlain), in which they have outscored opponents, 144-to-69. Wagner defeated Beresford, 20-6, as David Kocer had 126 yards rushing and a TD to lead the Red Raiders, which continued to receive support in the rankings.
1 – Arlington (5-0), 79 (15)
2 – Garretson (4-0), 63 (1)
3 – Gregory (4-1), 45
4 – Deubrook (4-1), 34
5 – Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (4-1), 19
Blog Notes: Arlington, which held onto the #1 spot for the third straight week, overcame a deficit against Elkton-Lake Benton to prevail, 36-28. Elkton-Lake Benton led the game 28-14 before Arlington rallied in a game that was completed on Saturday due to lightning. Arlington has a 221-to-86 scoring edge over opponents. #2 Garretson moved to 4-0 with a 42-20 victory over previously unbeaten Alcester-Hudson. For the Blue Dragons, which received a first-place vote, QB Jesse Brockhouse had 21 carries for 130 yards and Austin Matthiesen added 17 carries for 183 yards and three TDs as they totaled 391 rushing yards. Gregory remained at #3 with a 30-12 win over South Central as Derek Stukel had 13 carries for 282 yards and two TDs. Riley Hanson, who now has 971 rushing yards this season, scored three TDs to lead Deubrook past Castlewood, 36-12. Defending champ Deubrook won for a fourth straight time (36-12 over Castlewood), when they have held a 196-to-64 scoring margin. Overall, they have a point differential of 216-to-98. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan moved to 4-1 and held on to the #5 spot as Wade Miller had 19 carries for 195 yards and three TDs (4, 11, 80) in a 28-0 win over Hanson. BEE recorded its second straight shutout.
1 – Howard (4-0), 80 (16)
2 – Colome (3-1), 52, #3 last week
3 – Wolsey-Wessington (4-0), 37
4 – Leola-Frederick (5-0), 36, #5 last week
5 – Potter County (4-1), 25.5, UR last week
Also Receiving Votes –
Herreid/Selby (3-1), 9.5, #2 last week
Blog Notes: For the third straight week, Howard was ranked #1 and received unanimous support for the top spot. The Tigers rolled to a 44-8 win over Menno-Marion as Luke Loudenberg (91-877-14 TDs, 219.25 avg. per game) had 21 carries for 232 yards and three total TDs, one of which was a 61-yard punt return. He has punt returns for scores in back-to-back games. Howard owns a 195-to-61 point differential through four wins. Colome, which set a 9-man record for points in a quarter (54), has won three straight games and moved up a spot. Wolsey-Wessington, which defeated Sunshine Bible Aademy, 45-6, remained #3, barely over Leola-Frederick, which gained support after defeating Britton-Hecla, 43-6. Wolsey-Wessington, which has a 190-to-38 point differential, was led by Ryne Johnson with 172 yards rushing and three TDs (57-830-12 TDs, 207.5 yards per game). Leola-Frederick had 134 yards and a TD from Logan Weisser as they rolled to a win. The Titans have 202 carries for 1,192 yards and 18 TDs on the ground in 2013, averaging 5.9 yards per carry through five wins this season.
1 – Hamlin (5-0), 77 (13)
2 – Avon (5-0), 67 (3)
3 – Faith (4-0), 40
4 – Wall (5-0), 33
5 – Dell Rapids St. Mary (4-0), 21
Also Receiving Votes –
Faulkton Area (4-0), 2
Blog Notes: 9B is the only class in the South Dakota prep ranks with all five of its ranked teams unbeaten (six overall), led by #1 Hamlin. The Chargers held a firm hold on the #1 spot for the fourth straight week, after a 51-12 win over Wilmot. Hamlin has built a 233-to-18 point edge on a strong rushing offense (250 yards per game) and a stout defense. The Chargers, which has three shutouts, also have recorded 21 sacks, including six by Alex Holzwarth, and 15 turnovers, including 11 interceptions. #2 Avon picked up three first-place votes and increased its support in the poll after a 44-24 win over three-time 9-man champ Canistota, which fell to 2-3. Avon was led by Brandon Kocmich, who had 15 carries for 378 yards and six TDs. His yardage mark is the best in South Dakota this year and pushed his season total to a South Dakota-best 1,008. In total, Avon had 576 yards rushing in the win over the Hawks. #3 Faith, which has a 149-to-40 scoring differential, remained unbeaten with a 49-6 verdict of Rapid City Christian. #4 Wall opened up a 35-0 first quarter lead and cruised past Edgemont, 56-6. Dell Rapids St. Mary, led by Josh Brown's 98 yards rushing and four total TDs, defeated Colman-Egan, 60-6. At 4-0, the Cardinals face a big test this west at 9AA #4 Deubrook. Faulkton Area stayed unbeaten with a 50-8 win over Northwestern as they continued to receive support in the rankings. The Trojans received an 86-yard kickoff return for a TD from Eric Thomas and rolled up 322 yards rushing in their latest win. Also of note, Chandlier Sudbeck of 3-1 Kadoka Area had 32 carries for 233 yards and a TD in a 34-18 win over Philip. He has 776 yards on the season.