KSFY/KWSN Broadcasters SD Prep Football Poll - Week 7
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 (7-0), 80, (16)
2 – Sioux Falls Roosevelt (6-1), 64
3 – Brandon Valley (5-1), 48
4 – Rapid City Central (3-3) 29, unranked previously
5 – Sioux Falls O'Gorman (2-4), 14.5 #4 previously
Also Receiving Votes –
Sioux Falls Washington (3-4), 4.5, #5 previously
Blog Notes: Sioux Falls Lincoln again received unanimous support as the top-ranked team in 11AAA. It is the 5th straight week the Patriots have been ranked at the top of the poll. After scuffling in the opening half, Lincoln controlled the second half in a 23-0 win over 11AA Harrisburg. Caden Quintanilla had 23 carries for 142 yards and a TD, pushing his season total to 1,132 yards and 17 TDs and going over 1K rushing for a second straight season. #2 Roosevelt stayed on the winning trek with a fourth straight win – 44-0 over Rapid City Stevens. Taryn Christion had five total TDs, including three on the ground. He had 11 carries for 134 yards and three TDs plus hit 9-of-16 passes for 176 yards and two TDs. Led QB Jake Comeaux, who completed 21-of-25 passes for 266 yards and three TDs, Brandon Valley put up a 42-21 victory over Aberdeen Central to retain the third spot in the poll. For the first time since 2006, Rapid City Central recorded a win over a Sioux Falls school for (Washington) in a 13-9 verdict over SF Washington, which dropped from the rankings for the first time in several years. Washington still retained support but fell out of the top five. After putting up a 20-0 lead in the opening half at home, #5 O'Gorman, which fell from #4 to #5, dropped to 2-4 with a 29-20 loss to 11AA Watertown.
1 – Pierre (5-1), 72, (9)
2 – Yankton (4-3), 71 (8)
3 – Watertown (3-3) 48, #4 previously
4 – Brookings (3-4), 31, #5 previously
5– Mitchell (3-3), 49, #3 last week
Blog Notes: While Pierre retained the top spot in 11AA, barely over Yankton. With a 29-26 win over the Governors, Yankton gained substantial support, including eight first place votes. Yankton won for the third straight week and defeated Pierre for the third straight time overall and 10th time in 13 games between the ESD rivals. Despite a big edge in total yards (414-to-308), three turnovers hurt the Governors. Pierre'sAlex Gray was 20-of-34 for 281 yards and two TDs. Yankton, which had just 56 yards on the ground, made plays on defense and in the pass game to take down the top-ranked Governors, 29-26, at Yankton. Mason Strahl, who had 20 carries for 30 yards and two TDs, completed 12-of-20 passes for 222 yards and a TD. Yankton's JJ Hejna had six catches for 146 yards and a 36-yard TD reception, as he has accumulated a state-best 39 receptions for 804 yards and eight TDs. Mitchell dropped a 21-18 decision to Brookings at home and fell from #3 to #5. Led by Shay Bratland's three TDs, Watertown rallied to defeat SF O'Gorman, 29-20, and moved from #4 to #3 in the 11AA poll . Bratland had 35 carries for 176 yards and three scores as the Arrows came back from a 20-0 hole in the first half. Brookings knocked off Mitchell, 21-18, in a key road ESD win as QB Carter Gordon connected with Tyler Madler on a 30-yard TD pass with one minute to play.
1 – Madison (7-0), 80 (16)
2 – West Central (4-2), 60, #4 previously
3 – Hot Springs (5-1), 39, #5 previously
4 – Dell Rapids (4-2), 36, #2 last week
5 – Dakota Valley (4-3), 17, previously unranked
Others Receiving Votes –
Tea Area (3-3), 8, #3 last week
Blog Notes: Top-ranked Madison, which held #1 for the third straight week, continued to roll along with a 46-13 win over Lennox as Rush Milne had 14 carries for 78 yards and three TDs. Preston Nordling had three catches for 49 yards and a 21-yard TD reception. He also had a 42-yard TD run. Previously #2 Dell Rapids, which fell to #4, had a four-game winning streak end in a 35-7 loss to #4 West Central. Cody Miller had 17 carries for 92 yards and three TDs while Cole Tirrel provided 18 carries for 132 yards and a TD for the Trojans, which stopped a five-game losing streak to Dell Rapids. As a result West Central jumped from #4 to #2 in the poll.. Hot Springs rolled to a 63-0 win over Little Wound as they moved to #3 in the poll. The Bison, which has built their overall point edge to 260-to-61, are on a five game winning streak when they have outscored opponents 218-to-26. Dakota Valley entered the poll at #5 with a 21-6 win over Tea Area, which fell out of the rankings. Dakota Valley's Isaac Faldmo completed 13-of-21 passes for 197 yards and three TDs, including two scoring passes to Brody Van Ginkel (3-85-2 TDs).
1 – Aberdeen Roncalli (6-0), 77 (15)
2 – Winner (6-0), 67 (3)
3 – St. Thomas More (5-1), 40
4 – Canton (5-1), 37
5 – Parkston (5-1), 18
Also Receiving Votes –
Redfield-Doland (6-1), 1
Blog Notes: Aberdeen Roncalli, which travels to Sioux Valley on Oct. 18, had an open week but retained control at the top of the 11B poll. Roncalli has compiled a 251-to-34 point differential, with three shutouts. Roncalli has been ranked #1 for all six weeks of the season. Winner, which picked up two additional first-place votes this week, rolled to a 50-0 win over Mobridge-Pollock as the Warriors picked up their state-best 18th straight win. The Warriors, the defending 11B champs, won their second game in four games as head coach Dan Aaker picked up his 100th career win. #3 STM, which faces Sturgis Brown in 11AA on Friday and has a 199-to-65 scoring margin, defeated Belle Fourche, 44-7, in a game moved to Saturday. #4 Canton picked up additional support this week after a third straight shutout (54-0 over Elk Point-Jefferson). Canton, which hosts Wagner on Friday, owns a 206-to-56 point differential. #5 Parkston, which travels to Redfield-Doland this week, rolled to a 21-0 win over Tri-Valley as Andrew Semmler had 11 carries for 75 yards and a TD. Redfield-Doland continued to roll with a 37-0 win over McCook Central/Montrose as Landon Rohlfs had 21 carries for 155 yards and TDs of 61, 1 and 8 yards. The Pheasants, which has shut out two straight opponents, own a 256-to-106 scoring differential as they face a huge test with Parkston this week.
1 – Arlington (7-0), 80 (16)
2 – Garretson (6-0), 64
3 – Gregory (6-1), 43
4 – Deubrook (6-1), 36
5 – Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (6-1), 17
Blog Notes: Arlington retained unanimous support as 9AA's top team for the fifth straight week. The Cardinals had a 30-20 rivalry win over Castlewood. The Cardinals, which closes the regular season at 9B #5 Dell Rapids St. Mary Friday, have a 289-to-120 point differential. #2 Garretson rolled past Centerville, 50-8, as Matt Johnson had 16 carries for 141 yards and three TDs, including one for 79 yards. Garretson, which faces Irene-Wakonda on Friday, own a 248-to-68 scoring edge. Gregory rolled past Andes Central, 54-14, and held a firm grip at #3. The Gorillas, which have an open week before closing regular season with Tripp Delmont-Armour on Oct. 24, have won five straight and own a 287-to-114 scoring margin. #4 Deubrook improved to 6-1 with a 53-12 win over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland. Deubrook owns a 309-to-148 scoring edge over opponents. #5 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan improved to 6-1 win a 56-6 win over Freeman. They have a 260-to-99 point differential as the Seahawks have four straight wins, including two shutouts. Also of note, Jake Anderson had 16 carries for 255 yards and four TDs to lead Parker to a 66-34 win over Baltic.
1 – Howard (6-0), 80 (16)
2 – Leola-Frederick (7-0), 53, #3 last week
3 – Colome (5-1), 52, #2 previously
4 – Wolsey-Wessington (6-0), 34
5 – Potter County (5-1), 19
Also Receiving Votes –
Herreid/Selby (5-1), 2
Blog Notes: With a 51-0 win over Tripp-Delmont-Armour, #1 Howard rolled to a sixth consecutive victory. The Tigers, which now owns a 274-to-69 scoring differential and face Canistota this week. has been at the top of the 9A poll for four straight weeks. Despite a win, previously #2 Colome dropped to third behind Leola-Frederick, which rolled to a 66-0 win over Northwestern. Colome, which won its fifth straight game by defeating Corsica-Stickney, 32-22, has a 272-to-144 scoring margin. Leola-Frederick has a 312-to-49 scoring margin and has allowed just 20 points in the last four weeks. Led by a pair of 200-yard individual rushing performances from Lorenzo Williams (238) and Ryne Johnson (206), #4 Wolsey-Wessington rolled to a 56-6 win over Miller in a game that ended in the third quarter. The Warbirds own a 288-to-50 scoring edge over opponents. Potter County held firm at #5 with a 24-6 win over Eureka-Bowdle. Potter County, which only has a 12-7 loss to Leola-Frederick, has a 166-to-68 scoring margin against opponents.
1 – Hamlin (7-0), 75 (11)
2 – Avon (7-0), 69 (5)
3 – Faith (6-0), 45
4 – Wall (5-0), 35
5 – Dell Rapids St. Mary (5-1), 14
Also Receiving Votes –
Harding County (5-1), 1
Kadoka Area (5-1), 1
Blog Notes: Hamlin, which closes the regular season vs. Webster Area at home, retained hold on the top spot for the sixth straight week, although #2 Avon continued to pick up support. Hamlin, which received 11 first-place votes, defeated Deuel, 48-12, and built their overall scoring differential to 337-to-30 scoring margin. In the win Hamlin QB Brody Grantham had a career-best 255 yards rushing on 20 carries and three TDs. For #2 Avon, Brandon Kocmich had five carries for 179 yards and three TDs along with an interception as the Pirates rolled to a 70-12 win over Marty. Avon, which increased its first-place ballots to five, owns a 329-to-75 scoring margin. Faith, which had a 56-0 win over Lower Brule, owns a 260-to-40 scoring differential with three shutouts in six wins. Wall, which has a 274-to-66 scoring margin, had an open week. They will play three games in six days from Oct. 18-24, beginning with a game vs. Philip on Oct. 18 and then a makeup game with New Underwood on Oct. 21 followed by a regular season finale against Stanley County. #5 DRSM rolled to a 48-14 win over Estelline as Josh Brown had 181 yards rushing on 17 carries with three TDs. The Cardinals, which hosts 9AA #1 Arlington at home this week, has a 304-to-120 scoring margin over opponents. Harding County and Kadoka Area both picked up support in this week's poll. Harding County, which has a 226-to-57 scoring edge, defeated Newell, 56-8. Kadoka Area improved to 5-1 with a 40-20 win over Stanley County as Chandlier Sudbeck recorded a career-best 359 yards and six TDs. Kadoka Area has a 235-to-141 scoring margin over opponents.