KSFY/KWSN Broadcasters SD Prep Football Poll – Final
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 (8-0), 75, (15)
2 – Sioux Falls Roosevelt (7-1), 60
3 – Brandon Valley (6-2), 45
4 – Sioux Falls O'Gorman (3-5), 25
5 – Rapid City Central (4-4) 19, #4 last week
Others Receiving Votes
Sioux Falls Washington (3-5), 1
Blog Notes: Lincoln heads into the 11AAA Playoffs as the unanimous #1 in 11AAA. Lincoln has been ranked #1 seven straight weeks. The Patriots, 8-0 for the first time since 1972, own a 340-to-115 scoring differential and has won 7-of-8 games by 43 points or more. SF Roosevelt, which has won five straight games, held firmly in the #2 spot. Roosevelt, which was the preseason darling in polls around the state, has built a 292-to-82 scoring edge over opponents, including a 113-14 run in the last three wins. Brandon Valley stopped 11AA Harrisburg, 20-3, to finish 6-2 and hold onto the #3 spot. In a #4 vs. #5 battle, previously #4 Rapid City Central dropped a 7-6 decision to Sioux Falls O'Gorman, which moved up to #4 with the win. Rapid City Central, which hosts O'Gorman this Thursday in the playoffs, fell to #5.
1 – Pierre (7-1), 75, (15)
2 – Watertown (5-3), 60
3 – Yankton (4-4), 44
4 – Harrisburg (3-5), 21, 18, #5 previously
5 – Brookings (3-5), 17, #4 previously
Others Receiving Votes --
Huron (3-5), 11
Blog Notes: Pierre, led by five total TDs from Alex Gray, rolled past 11AAA Aberdeen Central, 41-21, to finish the regular season, 7-1, and control the top seed in the 11AA playoffs, which open Thursday. Pierre heads to the playoffs with a 241-to-121 point differential and have been top-ranked for eight straight weeks. Shay Bratland went over 1,000 yards (1,084 rushing yards, 15 total TDs) for the season #2 Watertown ran past Brookings, 29-14. The Arrows have won three straight and four of the last five games. Yankton held firm at #3 as they were idle this week. They are led by receiver J.J. Hejna with an 11-man best 48 catches for 943 yards and eight TDs. Harrisburg took over at #4, despite a 20-3 loss to 11AAA #3 Brandon Valley. Brookings, which dropped the season finale to Watertown, 29-14, dropped from fourth to fifth. For the second time in three weeks, Huron has picked up a win to move their record to 3-5. The Tigers, which received substantial support in the rankings, received 294 yards rushing from Lucas Morrison to run past Mitchell, 28-21.
1 – Madison (8-0), 75 (15)
2 – West Central (6-2), 58
3 – Hot Springs (7-1), 42
4 – Dell Rapids (6-2), 35
5 – Dakota Valley (5-3), 14
Others Receiving Votes –
Tea Area (4-4), 1
Blog Notes: Madison, the top overall seed in the class, has been ranked #1 four straight weeks. The Bulldogs will begin the playoffs against Milbank Area on Tuesday with a 310-to-97 overall scoring margin this season. West Central ended the season with a 46-9 win over Tea Area as Cole Tirrel had 164 yards rushing with two TDs with Cody Bussell adding 158 yards rushing and two TDs. The Trojans, which has won three straight games by a combined 137-to-16 margin, opens with Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, enters the playoffs with a 310-to-75 scoring margin. The #3 Hot Springs won for a seventh straight time with a 28-14 win over Custer. The Bison, led by two-time 1,000 yard back Jake Oberpriller (125-1,167-15 TDs), has a 329-to-81 scoring margin, including 288-to-39 over the last six games. Three-time defending champ Dell Rapids enters playoff competition at 6-2 and ranked #4. They have gone 16-1 in the playoffs over the past five years. #5 Dakota Valley heads to the playoffs with three straight wins as they have turned around a 1-3 start to cop the top seed in region two.
1 – Aberdeen Roncalli (8-0), 70 (11)
2 – Winner (8-0), 62 (3)
3 – St. Thomas More (7-1), 39
4 – Canton (7-1), 38 (1)
5 – Parkston (7-1), 16
Blog Notes: #1 Aberdeen Roncalli cruised to a 55-0 win over Milbank, recording their 50th shutout since 2004. Ranked #1 since the preseason, Roncalli has run up a 362-to-40 point per game edge. Excluding the opener, the Cavaliers have four shutouts and seven straight games when they haven't permitted no more than seven points. Defending 11B champion Winner defeated Wagner, 46-6, to win a state-best 20th straight game and finish the regular season unbeaten for the second straight season. The Warriors have a 307-to-60 point differential, including 152-to-12 margin in the past three games. Canton, which gained ground but held at #4, again received a first-place vote. The C-Hawks own a 304-to-76 margin this season and a 213-to-20 during a five game run, when they have four shutouts. #5 Parkston, which has a point differential of 174-to-40, defeated a stubborn Bon Homme squad, 8-0, in a run-dominated and defensive struggle at Tyndall.
1 – Gregory (7-1), 65 (8), #2 last week
2 – Arlington (7-1), 56 (4), #3 last week
3 – Garretson (7-1), 44 (2), #1 previously
4 – Deubrook (7-1), 41 (1)
5 – Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (7-1), 19
Blog Notes: Class 9AA finished the season with a shake-up at the top of the rankings. Previously #1 Garretson fell to #3 after dropping a 22-16 decision to 9B Canistota, a defending three-time 9-man champ (two classes A, B). It is worth noting that this is the third time this season that a 9AA #1 has fallen to a 9B team (Gregory lost to Avon in week 2, Arlington fell to Dell Rapids St. Mary two weeks ago and now Garretson). Garretson fell to #3. Moving into the top spot was preseason #1 Gregory, ended the season with a 53-0 win over Tripp-Delmont-Armour. The Gorillas won for the sixth straight time when they have built a 285-to-56 scoring margin. Arlington, which has a 319-to-158 scoring margin vs. opponents, moved up to #2 and received four first-place votes. Deubrook was also idle but earned a first-place ballot. The Dolphins, the defending champ, open the playoffs on the road against Clark-Willow Lake (7-1). Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan, which has won five 9AA titles, has a five-game winning streak and a 309-to-113 scoring differential. The Seahawks only loss is to 9A #1 Howard.
1 – Howard (8-0), 75 (15)
2 – Leola-Frederick (8-0), 57
3 – Wolsey-Wessington (8-0), 45
4 – Potter County (7-1), 30, #5 last week
5 – Alcester-Hudson (7-1), 12, previously unranked
Also Receiving Votes –
Colome (6-2), 6, #4 last week
Blog Notes: Howard, which has been ranked #1 for seventh straight week, rolled to a 62-32 win over Freeman The Tigers, which are 8-0 for the first time since 1964, has a 368-to-125 scoring differential with five games over 40 points and four over 50. Howard is one of two programs (DeSmet/Iroquois) that have won both an 11-man (11B, 2004) and 9-man (9AA, 2009) championship. Leola-Frederick won for an eighth straight time with a 53-0 win over Langford Area. The Titans remained #2 as they have built a 365-to-49 point differential, recording 40 points or better in seven games. In the last four wins, Leola-Frederick has a 202-to-12 margin over opponents. #3 Wolsey-Wessington finished the season unbeaten with a 42-22 win over rival Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central. The Warbirds, which have scored 40 points or more in seven of their eight wins, own a 360-to-78 point differential as they open the playoffs against defending 9B champ Colome, which dropped out of the top 5 with a 15-12 loss to South Central. With a 41-6 win over Faulkton Area, Potter County finished 7-1 and they continued to roll with only a loss to Leola Frederick, 12-7. The Battlers have a four-game winning streak and a 256-to-76 scoring differential. As the playoffs open, Potter County seeks a first-ever state title but have seven runner-up finishes in the 9-man ranks. Alcester-Hudson entered the top 5 for the first time at #5 after a 53-6 win over Centerville. The Cubs have won three straight games when they have outscored opponents, 133-to-26. On the season, they have a 307-to-114 scoring edge.
1 – Hamlin (8-0), 72 (12)
2 – Avon (8-0), 63 (3)
3 – Dell Rapids St. Mary (7-1), 41
4 – Wall (8-0), 34
5 – Faith (7-1), 12.5
Also Receiving Votes –
Kadoka Area (7-1), 1.5
South Central (6-2), 1
Blog Notes: Despite an off-week, Hamlin remained #1 for the sixth straight week. The Chargers, which own a 365-to-50 point differential, have recorded four shutouts. Hamlin, which has four 11-man titles, is seeking its first in 9B. They are unbeaten in the regular season for the second straight year. #2 Avon rolled again, defeating Andes Central, 42-8, as the Pirates ran its point differential to 369-to-85 against opponents. Avon, which has won four 9-man titles with seven championship game appearances, has a 159-to-28 margin in the last three weeks. #3 Dell Rapids St. Mary had 151 yards and three TDs from Josh Brown to run past Lake Preston, 45-0. St. Mary has put together a 387-to-150 point differential and a 7-1 record in a turnaround season. The Cardinals, which were 3-6 a year ago, has a win over 9AA #2 Arlington (ranked #1 in 9AA when they played). #4 Wall won twice this week and third time in six days with wins over Philip, 31-6, New Underwood, 47-26; and Stanley County, 49-8. They have a 401-to-106 scoring margin this year. #5 Faith had a rebound win over Timber Lake, 42-7, after losing for the first time two weeks ago. Faith, which has a 308-to-75 scoring differential, open the playoffs against Wall. Also receiving votes were South Central, which defeated Colome, 15-12, and Kadoka Area, which rolled to a 46-0 win over New Underwood. They will face defending champion Harding County in the first round of the playoffs.