Mount Marty College to add football program

YANKTON, S.D. (KSFY) - For the first time since the close of Yankton College in 1984, Yankton will have a collegiate football team to call its own.

Mounty Marty College announced Tuesday morning the school will add football to its growing list of varsity athletic offerings. School officials said they hope play their first varsity Great Plains Athletic Conference game in the fall of 2022.

Home turf for Lancer football will be Crane-Youngworth Field, which is already home to Lancer soccer.

School officials said they estimate around 100 additional students will be brought in to fill the football roster.

The search for the football program's head coach will begin in May.