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    Genz’s “Inside the Huddle” Prep Report

    With the season just days away, South Dakota prep football will open a new era.

    Earlier this year, the South Dakota High School Activities Board moved to add a seventh class, creating the 11AAA for the largest eight schools, based on enrollment with options. That means that schools like O’Gorman (560.5 ADM) had the option to opt into the top class, a route they selected as did Brandon Valley (715 ADM). As a result Watertown (877 ADM) dropped into 11AA with 11 other schools.

    With the board’s policy action, realignment impacted several other schools with Spearfish and Harrisburg moving from 11A to 11AA. The class structure also includes 11A and 11B along with three 9-man classes (AA, A, B).

    While 9-man football was not impacted by the restructuring decision, change also came by the way of movement within the class due to enrollment adjustments. In 9A, Canistota moved to 9B, along with 9A playoff participant Hamlin. Several former 11-B schools, namely Garretson, Deuel, Hill City and Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian have moved to 9AA. Howard, the 9AA runner-up in 2012, and Colome, the 9B runner-up, both moved to 9A along with 9AA playoff team Potter County. In terms of largesse, 9B is the largest class with 35 teams and 11AAA the smallest with eight.

    Three Schools have won Both 9 & 11-man Titles

    In prep playoff history just three schools have won titles in both 9-man and 11-man. They include DeSmet (DeSmet-Iroquois), 11B, 1981; 9A, 1988 & 2003; Howard, 11B, 2004; 9AA, 2009; Scotland, 11B, 1985; 9A, 2006 & 2007.

    Shutouts –

    Since 2004, Aberdeen Roncalli has recorded a South Dakota-best 46 shutouts. However, Harding County in 9B has seven seven shutouts in two of the past three seasons and 18 over that three year span. Seven shutouts in a season ranks third all-time. 

    East vs. West – Canistota & Harding County to vie for 9B Title

    Two reigning champions, Harding County in 9B and Canistota in 9A, will be part of a deep and strong Class 9B in 2013.  Already, Canistota is ranked #1 in 9B in the KSFY/KWSN Broadcasters Prep Poll while Harding County is #3. 

    Given that both squads have winning streaks going and are defending champions, albeit in different classes, here is a statistical review of the programs in terms of point production, both in the regular season and playoffs, along with yardage and total TDs.

    Canistota, which claimed the 2012 9A crown, opens the season against Hanson with a 36-game winning streak at stake, The Hawks, which won the 9B crown in 2010 when Harding County was in the 9A title game, return and are chasing Freeman’s all-time record of 46 straight wins. They have won 12 straight playoff games. 

    As for Harding County, they are 32-3, 11-1 in the playoffs, over the past three years with a title a year ago, a final appearance in 9A and a semifinal appearance.  The Ranchers have accumulated 1,614 points while allowing 309, which breaks down to 46.11-to-8.8 per game. In the playoffs they own a 489-to-140 edge or 44.45-to-12.72 ppg differential vs. opponents. In total yards, they outdistance the Hawks. 

    Canistota’s point differential, both in-season and in the playoffs, spell out the power of this dominating squad. In the playoffs, they have a fashioned a three-year combined 658-to-28 points advantage, including 212-to-14 in the 2012 season. This squad has rolled to 66-0, 66-6 and 52-8 in 9-man championship games at the DakotaDome. In three seasons, the Hawks have compiled 250 TDs (88, 77, 85) with 1,843 points (627, 2010; 620, 2011; 596, 2012) while allowing just 202 (38, 2010; 61, 2011; 103, 2012) for a 51.19-to-5.6 points per game margin  Canistota has accumulated 13,617 yards (7.8 miles) in total offense on 1,328 plays or 10.25 yards per play. Of that total, the Hawks have 10,328 rushing yards, including a season-high of 3,644

    Analysis – Canistota has more wins (36-to-32) more points (1,843-to-1,614) and more playoff points (658-to-489)) but Harding County has more yards (14,512-to-13,617). 

    2010-12 – Comparison – Harding County vs. Canistota

                                        Pts        PA        PP        PPA      Plays     Yards   TDs

    Harding County                        1,614    309       489       140       1,360    14,512   230

    Canistota                      1,843    202       658         28       1,328    13,617   250

    (PPA – Playoff Points Allowed; PP – Playoff Points) 

    Dell Rapids, Canistota Seek 4th Straight Title and Marks of West Central and Freeman

    As the 2013 season opens this Friday, it is noteworthy to mention that two schools, Canistota, now back in 9B, and Dell Rapids in 11A have won three straight titles. In the history of playoff football in South Dakota, only two teams have won four or more consecutive championships. In 9-man football, the Freeman program, directed then by Jim Aisenbrey, won four straight championships from 1996-99 in 9B and 9A. In that great run, Freeman set an all-time wins mark at 46. West Central, led by Jim Utecht, claimed six straight titles from 2000-05, which is the most in any class. In that run, West Central outscored championship game opponents, 238-to-41. It is worth noting that the Trojans have captured the most championships (11) in the playoff era, regardless of class. In fact, just eight schools have won three straight titles, including West Central twice. 

    3 Straight titles or more

    11-man

    6 - West Central, 11A, 2000-05, 238-to-41 ppg diff.

    3 - Dell Rapids, 11A, 2010-12, 137-to-20 ppg diff.

    3 - West Central, 11A, 1996-98, 127-to-14

    3 - Vermillion, 11A, 1990-92, 114-to-55 ppg diff.

    3 – Hamlin, 11B, 1989-91, 93-to-47 ppg diff. (appeared in four straight title games, lost 1992 title game to Platte, 14-8)

    9-man

    4 – Freeman, 9B, 9A, 1996-99, 146-to-72

    3 - Canistota, 9B-9A, 2010-2012, 184-to-14

    3 – Hanson, 9B, 9A, 2008-10, 104-to-56

    3 - Tripp, 9B, 1983-85, 70-to-32 ppg diff. 

    KSFY-KWSN Preseason Prep FB Rankings in SD

    11AAA

    1 – Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 76 (12)

    2 – Sioux Falls Lincoln, 55 (2)

    3 – Sioux Falls Washington, 51 (2)

    4 – Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 29

    5 – Brandon Valley, 27

    Others Receiving Votes

    Rapid City Central, 2

    ~ Sioux Falls Washington owns a 12-game winning streak and is the defending champion. The Warriors who will try and win a 40th championship (mythical or playoff) have made six straight championship appearances in 11AA, winning 47 of its past 50 games. They own three playoff championships.

    ~ SF O’Gorman has won eight playoff titles and appeared in a state-record 14 championship game, all in 11AA.

    ~ Preseason #1 Roosevelt, which received 12-of-16 first-place votes, are 87-21 overall and 21-6 in the playoffs since 2004, including three titles and six double-digit win seasons.  

    11AA

    1 – Yankton, 76 (12)

    2 – Pierre, 63 (4)

    3 – Brookings, 27

    4 – Harrisburg, 25

    5 – Watertown, 22.5

    Others Receiving Votes

    Spearfish, 14.5; Huron, 9; Mitchell, 3

    ~ Yankton, which received 12 first-place ballots, have 15 mythical or playoff championships and have made 11 title game appearances in 11AA.

    ~ Harrisburg, which has moved up from 11A, has won three state titles and appeared in eight title games in either 11B or 11A.

    11A

    1 – Dell Rapids, 70 (9)                                                                  

    2 – West Central, 65 (5)

    3 – Hot Springs, 40

    4 – Tea Area, 33

    5 – Madison, 30

    Others Receiving Votes

    Dakota Valley, 1; Vermillion, 1

    ~ Dell Rapids, which has won three consecutive 11A titles and four in the past five seasons, owns a 34-2 (12-0 in the playoffs) in the past three seasons. The Quarriers, which has a 12-game winning streak, will try and become the second 11A school (West Central) and just the third school (West Central in 11-man, Freeman in 9-man) overall to win four straight championships.

    ~ West Central, which owns 11 11A titles and has made 13 title game appearances, owns a state record six straight titles from 2000-05. 

    11B

    1 – Aberdeen Roncalli, 63 (6)

    2 – Winner, 52 (5)

    3 – Tri-Valley, 46 (4)

    4 – Parkston, 32 (1)

    5 – St. Thomas More, 17

    Others Receiving Votes

    Canton, 14; Wagner, 13; Flandreau, 3

    ~ #1 Aberdeen Roncalli is 79-17 and 18-7 in the playoffs since 2004, a span of nine years when they have recorded a South Dakota-best 46 shutouts.

    #Winner, which heads into the season with a 12-game winning streak, has made 12 championship appearances and won five championships. In four of the past five seasons Winner has recorded at least 10 wins, earning two titles and reaching the semifinals every year.

    ~In the past six years, Tri-Valley has made five title game appearances. The Mustangs, which has four double-digit win seasons since 2009, have won championships in 2007, 2008 and 2011.

    ~ St. Thomas More has compiled an impressive 84-18 record since 2004, including five 10-win or better seasons.

     9AA

    1 – Gregory, 68 (6)

    2 – Deubrook, 65 (9)

    3 – Clark-Willow Lake, 31

    4 – Arlington, 25

    5 – Garretson, 22 (1)

    Others Receiving Votes

    Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 10; Deuel, 9; Menno-Marion, 3; White River, 2

    ~ #1 Gregory has made eight championship game appearances in the playoff era, winning the 1998 title. They have been in the playoffs in eight of the last nine seasons.

    ~Deubrook, which brings a 12-game winning streak into the season, won the school’s first ever title in 2012. Tbe Dolphins, 27-6 over the past three years, earned the most first-place ballots but sit just behind Gregory.

    ~#5 Garretson earned a top-five preseason ranking as they transition back to a nine-man program from 11B. 

     9A

    1 – Colome, 68 (7)

    2 – Herreid/Selby, 57 (6)

    3 – Howard, 33 (2)

    4 – Potter County, 31 (1)

    5 – Wolsey-Wessington, 22

    Others Receiving Votes

    Hanson, 6; Leola-Frederick, 8; Viborg-Hurley, 5; Tri-State, 3

    ~ #1 Colome, which has two 9B titles and six championship game appearances, has moved up from 9B after advancing the state title game in 2012.

    ~ Howard, which is one of the few schools to win both an 11-man (2004) and 9-man championship (2009), reached the 9AA title game a year ago but has moved down to 9A.

    ~ Potter County has yet to win a championship but has made seven 9-man championship games.

    ~ Wolsey-Wessington features Ryne Johnson, who is the only back in South Dakota with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. 

    9B

    1 – Canistota, 60 (11)

    1 – Harding County, 59 (4)

    3 – Hamlin, 43 (1)

    4 – Castlewood, 28

    5 – Avon, 23

    Others Receiving Votes

    Hitchcock-Tulare, 13; Faith, 11; Faulkton Area, 2; Wall, 1

    ~ Something has to give in 9B. Canistota, which has won three straight titles including two straight 9A crowns, has a 36-game winning streak. The Hawks, which won the 2010 9B crown, are seeking a fourth straight title and the all-time wins mark of Freeman (46 games), the only 9-man program to win four consecutive titles (1996-99).

    ~ Harding County, which has 12 straight wins, is the defending 9B champ and has two overall titles along with six total championship game appearances.

    ~ Avon, which has won four 9-man titles and appeared in seven state title games, has had six double-digit win seasons since 2004. 

    USA Today’s, Athlon Sports Preseason Top-10 Prep Football Rankings

    In both Athlon Sports and USA Today’s prep preseason rankings, many of the same teams comprise their top 10. In the USA Today rankings, Booker T. Washington (Miami, Fla.) opens the season at #1. Good reason, they rolled past #6 Norcross, 55-0, over the weekend. Booker T. Washington has eight offensive starters back from a 4A title winning team of a year ago, including star quarterback Treon Harris, who is likely headed to Florida State. At #2 is Trinity of Louisville, Ken., who has 22 state titles, including three straight 6A championships. Last year’s #1 John Curtis HS of River Ridge, La., captured a 25th state title a year ago, and open at #3 in the USA Today Rankings. John Curtis HS. They welcome back four starters on offense and five on defense, including senior WR Malachi Dupre, who had 36 catches for 816 yards and 15 TDs a year ago. They also feature junior Abby Touzet, who started as a freshman and led John Curtis to a state title but was on the bench a year ago as Patrick Morton led the team to a mythical national title. The top three teams in the Athlon Sports magazine rankings includes Miami Central which features both QB/RB Joseph Yearby and RB Dalvin Cook, both who appear headed to play at Miami. They led Miami Central to its second state title in three seasons in 2012. At #2 in Athlon Sports magazine is Allen HS (Texas), led by junior QB Kyler Murray, who completed 153-of-249 passes for 2,004 yards and 17 TDs. He led his team to a state title by also adding 1,370 yards rushing and 25 TDs. He is the son of former Texas A&M QB Kevin Murray. At #3 is Edna Karr HS (New Orleans), which won a state title and will be led by Devonte “Speedy” Noil, who had 2,235 yards passing and 1,345 yards rushing as a junior. He is likely to move to WR where he had 18 catches for 248 yards and runs a mid 4.4. Here are the top 10 in each poll.

    USA Today “Super 25”

    1. Booker T. Washington (1-0, 55-0 over #6 Norcross, Ga.), Miami, Fla.
    2. Trinity HS For Boys (0-0), Louisville, Ken.
    3. John Curtis Christian HS (0-0), River Ridge, La.
    4. Paramus Catholic HS (0-0), Paramus, N.J.
    5. Allen HS (0-0), Allen, Texas
    6. Norcross HS (0-1, 55-0 L to #1 Booker T. Washington), Norcross, Ga.
    7. Miami Central (0-0), Miami, Fla.
    8. DeLaSalle HS (0-0), Concord, Calif.
    9. Katy HS (0-0), Katy, Texas
    10. Junipero Serra (0-0), Gardena, Calif.

    Athlon Sports Prep FB Preseason Top 10

    1. Miami Central (0-0), Miami, Fla.
    2. Allen HS (0-0), Allen, Texas
    3. Edna Karr (0-0), New Orleans, La.
    4. Booker T. Washington (1-0), Miami, Fla.
    5. Katy HS (0-0), Katy, Texas
    6. John Curtis HS (0-0), River Ridge, La.
    7. DeLaSalle HS (0-0), Concord, Calif.
    8. Hamilton HS (0-0), Chandler, Ariz.
    9. Junipero Serra (0-0), Gardena, Calif.
    10. St. John Bosco HS (0-0), Bellflower, Calif. 

    South Dakota Statistics – Returning Leaders

    Here is a list of statistics about the leading passers, rushers, receivers and all-purpose standouts returning to play in the 2013 season. 

    Leading Passers (2012 stats/career stats if available)

    Returning this year is 14 players that have threw for at least 1,000 yards a year ago. That includes nine QBs at the 11-man level and five in 9-man. Just three quarterbacks threw for over 1,500 yards with Lucas Ching of Castlewood the leader with 1,622 yards.

    11-man

    Taryn Christion, Jr., 6-1, 180, QB, SF Roosevelt, 99-of-170-1,566-11 TD-6 int., passing

    Zach Lundquist, Jr., 6-1, 175, Aberdeen Roncalli, 105-193-1,459, 26 TDs, 8 int.

    Oliver Doeden, Jr., 6-4, 210, QB, Beresford, 84-of-168-1,400 yards passing, 9 TDs, 7 int.

    Connor Burchill, Sr., 6-1, 170, QB, SF Lincoln, 93-198-1,264-14 TDs, 11 int., 2 rushing TDs

    Taylor Roeman, Sr., 6-2, 185, QB/LB, Tea Area, 64-of-128-1,226-9 TDs

    Chase Glazier, Sr., 6-4, 180, QB, Custer, 85-158-1,185-10 TDs-7 int.; 3 rushing TDs

    Donnie Pallatto, Jr., 6-1, 170, QB, Rapid City Central, 76-of-154-1,126-11 TDs, 5 int.

    Jacob Giles, Sr., 6-1, 180, QB/FS, Madison, 80-167-1,000-9 TDs, 4 int.

    Alex Gray, Sr., 5-9, 175, QB/DB, Pierre, 50-of-128-1,069-15 TDs passing

    Logan Gabriel, Sr., 5-11, 170, QB, Watertown, 93-of-209-979-6 TDs-9 int.

    Parker Rossow, Sr., 5-10, 165, QB/FS, Groton Area, 64-of-123-883-6 TDs, 6 int.

    Dylan Brunsing, Sr., 6-1, 185, QB/DB, Wagner, 2012 - 54 -110-854-6 TDs, passing; Career - 68-of-150-1,131-10 TDs

    Matt Larson, Jr., 5-10, 150, QB, Mitchell, 74-of-134-705-3 TDs, passing; 72-246-3 TDs rush

    Zachary Scott, Sr., 6-0, 180, QB, Parkston, 41-of-94-619-19 TDs

    Noah Matson, Sr., 6-0, 175, QB, West Central, 43-of-80-496-7 TDs

    Newt Johnson, Sr., 6-1, 190, QB/RB, St. Thomas More, 26-48-416-6 TDs, int.

    Jace Christiansen, Sr., 6-0, 175, QB/DB, Flandreau, 21-of-49-409, 6 TDs, 2 int.

    Cody Majeres, Sr., 6-0, 190, QB/DB, Canton, 27-52-387-3 TDs,

    9-man 

    Lucas Ching, Sr., 6-5, 235, Sr., QB/DT, Castlewood, 100-of-179-1,622-29 TDs

    Bo Fries, Jr., 6-4, 170, QB, Langford Area, 111-191-1,500-13 TDs-8 int.

    Jack Huether, Sr., 6-0, 175, QB/LB, Viborg-Hurley, 59-of-88-1,342-15 TDs

    Seamus O’Malley, Sr., 6-0, 155, QB, Centerville, 66-112-1,088-15 TDs-7 int. passing; 

    Tyson Jenkins, Jr., 6-5, 215, QB/DE, Clark/Willow Lake, 53-of-120-1,033 -14TDs

    Andrew King, Jr., 6-0, 170, QB/S. Arlington, 36-of-64-927-12 TDs  

    Dylan Lick, Jr., 5-10, 170, QB/LB, Tri-State, 49-95-821-13 TDs-6 int

    Reid Valsvig, Sr., 5-10, 160, QB/DB, Webster Area, 50-of-121-785-7 TDs-14 int.

    Brody Grantham, Jr., 6-1, 185, Hamlin, 35-of-74-767-9 TDs-3 int. 

    Jace Connor, Sr., 6-2, 185, QB/DB, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 41-of-62-593-13 TDs-2 int. (Career - 87-of-129-1,060-15 TDs-4 int.)

    Terrance Kinzer, Sr., 6-1, 185, QB/LB, Colome, 28-of-64-500-8 TDs, 2 int. (Career - 54-169-1,014 yards, 12 TDs, 5 Int.)

    Nick Gortmaker, Sr., 6-0, 170, QB/LB, Menno/Marion, 31-of-81-436-5 TDs

    Chayce Hall, Sr., 6-1, 180, QB, Potter County, 23-of-44-412-4 TDs

    Turner Serr, Sr., 6-0, 165, QB/RB/DB, South Central, 18-of-54-305-4 TDs, 7 int. 

    Rushing

    A total of 11 athletes return as 1,000-yard rushers, including eight in 9-man football and three in 11-man.

    Ryne Johnson of Wolsey-Wessington is the only back with consecutive 1,000 yard rushing seasons. The leading return rusher is Luke Loudenberg of Howard with 1,785 yards a year ago.

    11-man (2012 stats/career stats if available)

    Caden Quintanilla, Sr., 5-8, 180, RB, SF Lincoln, 162-1,080-17 TDs, 6G over 100 yards, rushing; 18 total TDs (Career - 266-1,840-28 TDs, 11G over 100 yards)

    Cody Majeres, Sr., 6-0, 190, QB/DB, Canton, 124-1,049- 17 TDs; Career – 168-1,335-28 total TDs,   

    Jake Oberpriller, Sr., 5-8. 150, RB/LB, Hot Springs, 136-1,042-13 TDs 

    Blake Stone, Sr., 5-9, 160, RB/DB, Rapid City Central, 126-781-5 TDs (8 total TDs); Career – 163-1,013-7 TDs, rushing; 10-117, 2 TDs, receiving

    Gunnar Ensz, Sr., 5-10, 185, RB, Tea Area, 93-767-16 TDs

    Rush Milne, Sr., 6-1, 205, RB/CB, Madison, 728-12 TDs

    Shay Bratland, Sr., 5-10, 210, RB/KR, Watertown, 153-697-7 TDs

    Seth Bjordal, Sr., 5-9. 180, RB, SF Roosevelt, 127-664-5 TDs

    Kasey Kurtz, Sr., 5-10, 185, RB/LB, Groton Area, 176-648-7 TDs

    Taryn Christion, Jr., 6-1, 180, QB, SF Roosevelt, 140-647-11 TDs

    Alex Gray, Sr., 5-9, 175, QB/DB, Pierre, 96-563-4 TDs

    Cody Miller, Sr., 5-9, 160, FB/LB, West Central, 88-536-7 TDs

    Riley Schmidt, Jr., 5-10, 165, QB/RB/DB, Dell Rapids, 65-475-12 TDs

    Newt Johnson, Sr., 6-1, 190, QB/RB, St. Thomas More, 48-364-7 TDs

    Dan Marlette, Sr., 6-2, 190, RB/LB, SF Washington, 49-356-5 TDs, 

    Taylor Roeman, Sr., 6-2, 185, QB/LB, Tea Area, 69-310-7 TDs

    Cole Tirrel, Sr., 5-9, 155, RB/CB, West Central, 38-305-5 TDs

    9-Man Rushing (2012 stats/career stats if available)

    Luke Loudenburg, Jr., 5-7, 150, FB/DB, Howard, 196-1,785-16 TDs (Career – 230-1,873-18 TDs),

    Terrance Kinzer, Sr., 6-1, 185, QB/LB, Colome, 17-1,607-29TDs, 8G over 100 yards rushing (Career- 294-2,719-42 TDs, 11G over 100 yds, 3 over 200)  

    Darin Wieseler, Jr., 5-7, 165, RB, Faulkton Area, 164-1,327-9 TDs, 6G over 100 yards, 3 over 200 yards (high, 241); (Career, 166-1,340-9 TDs)

    Cole Chaplin, Sr., 5-11, 160, RB/LB, Hitchcock-Tulare, 1,321 yards rushing, 14 TDs, 2,200 career

    Jaden Denison, Sr., 6-0, 210, RB/LB, Lake Preston, 242-1303-15 TDs (Career – 377-1,929-18 TDs)

    Ryne Johnson, Sr., 5-9, 155, RB/DB, Wolsey-Wessington, 108-1,181-16 TDs, 6G over 100 yards (Career - 303-2,540-33 TDs, back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons; 11G over 100 yards; career-best 28-377-5 TDs in 2011) 

    Dustin Quiram, Sr., 6-0, 160, RB/DB, Hamlin, 144-1,147-16 TDs, 6G over 100 yards, 2G  over 200 yards

    Chase Bronson, Sr., 5-10, 155, RB/LB, Wilmot, 149-1,106-9 TDs (Career – 245-1,731-21 TDs, 8 games over 100 yards)

    Cooper Schaefbauer, Jr., 5-10, 165, WB/LB, Herreid/Selby, 110-968-10 TDs

    Dexter Lick, Sr., 5-11, 165, RB/LB, Tri-State, 124-919-6 TDs, 4G over 100 yards (Career - 162-1,200-10 TDs)

    Brandon Kocmich, Sr., 6-3, 195, RB/LB, Avon, 76-912-15 TDs 

    Nick Gortmaker, Sr., 6-0, 170, QB/LB, Menno/Marion, 159-813-16 TDs (Career – 234-1,011-17 TDs)

    Colin Walth, Jr., 5-10, 155, RB/LB, Alcester-Hudson, 130-808-8 TDs 

    Hayden Simon, Sr., 5-11, 180, TB/CB, Potter County, 110-791-15 TDs

    Garrett Bruns, Sr., 5-9, 155, RB/DB, South Central, 107-778-6 TDs, 3 games over 100 (Career – 172-1,121-11 TDs)

    Jacob Paradeis, Sr., 5-11, 195, RB/LB, Hanson, 125-768-7 TDs

    Turner Serr, Sr., 6-0, 165, QB/RB/DB, South Central, 122-759-17 TDs, 4G over 100 yards (Career – 269-1,587-25 TDs)

    Devin Tolsma, Jr., 5-9, 170, LB/RB, Avon, 95-740-9 TDs (Career - 165-1,020-14 TDs)-

    Steve Koch, Sr., 6-1, 195, RB/LB, Harding County, 103-739-14 TDs (Career - 121-870-14)

    Mason Van Vuuren, Sr., 5-11, 170, FB/LB, Corsica/Stickney, 68-676-7 TDs

    Matt Johnson, Jr., 5-10, 200, RB/LB, Garretson, 119-625-3TD

    Riley Hanson, Sr., 5-6, 150, RB/WR/DB, Deubrook, 65-586-7 TDs

    Jack Huether, Sr., 6-0, 175, QB/LB, Viborg-Hurley, 8-566-7 TDs  

    Jace Connor, Sr., 6-2, 185, QB/DB, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, 123-563-6TD (Career- 196-956-10 TDs) Nick Hofer, Sr., 6-0, 180, QB/RB/CB, Canistota, 35-557-7 TDs (Career - 70-817-16 TDs)

    Drew Planteen, Sr., 6-3, 190, TB/WR/S Langford Area, 109-499-9 TDs

    Gavin Kolden, Sr., 5-10, 165, Waverly-South Shore, 53-490-8 TDs

    Erik Barnes, Sr., 5-10, 190, RB/WR/DE, Alcester-Hudson, 69-462-5 TDs

    Garrett Anderson, Sr., 5-10, 170, FB/LB, Irene-Wakonda, 78-454-5TDs

    Jordan Marquardt, Jr., 5-11, 185, RB/LB, Hanson, 104-441-3 TDs

    Tyson Jenkins, Jr., 6-5, 215, QB/DE, Clark/Willow Lake, 66-344-7 TDs

    Jonah Beck, Jr., 5-11, 180, LB/RB, Gregory, 42-366-5 TDs

    Seamus O’Malley, Sr., 6-0, 155, QB, Centerville, 78-363-TD

    Chayce Hall, Sr., 6-1, 180, QB, Potter County, 47-346-8 TDs

    Andrew King, Jr., 6-0, 170, QB/S. Arlington, 49-321-5 TDs

    Josh DeRaad, Sr., 5-11, 160, WB/LB, Centerville, 72-314-6 TDs

    Brody Grantham, Jr., 6-1, 185, Hamlin, 68-305-11 TDs rushing

    Mitch Hinckley, Sr., 6-1, 200, FB/LB, Potter County, 40-285-4 TDs

    Dylan Lick, Jr., 5-10, 170, QB/LB, Tri-State, 77-283-8 TDs 

    Receiving

    Nine players, including six in 11-man and 3 in 9-man, return after catching 25 passes or more a year ago. The leader is A.J. Garrow of Brandon Valley who is the only receiver with 60 or more (62).

    11-man (2012 stats/career stats if available)

    A.J. Garrow, Sr., 5-10, 170, WR, Brandon Valley, 62-731-5 TDs (Career – 110 rec. - 7th all-time - 1,382 yards, 6 TDs)

    Asher Pikula, Sr., 5-10, 155, Rapid City Central, 38-488-6 TDs

    Jacob Henderson, Sr., 6-2, 185, St. Thomas More, 32-485-7 TDs

    Tanner Hennings, Sr., 6-0, 190, WR, SF Roosevelt, 27-413-4 TDs

    Dylan Bartow, Sr., 5-11, 165, WR/DB, SF Lincoln, 27-400-6 TDs

    Clayton Wahlstrom, Sr., 6-0, 185, Custer, 25-260-2 TDs 

    Trevor Naasz, Sr., 6-0, 180, WR/DB, 21-384-5 TDs

    Keshaun Britt, Sr., 5-9, 175, RB, SF Lincoln, 17- 215-2 TDs

    Caden Quintanilla, Sr., 5-8, 180, RB, SF Lincoln, 14-178 (Career - 28-327)

    Riley Schmidt, Jr., 5-10, 165, QB/RB/DB, Dell Rapids, 9-156-2 TDs

    Jake Oberpriller, Sr., 5-8. 150, RB/LB, Hot Springs, 9-152-2 TDs 

    9-man

    Dusty Trooinen, Sr., 5-9, 150, QB/DB, Deubrook, 31-544-3 TDs, (Career – 51-1,000-11 TDs)

    Drew Planteen, Sr., 6-3, 190, TB/WR/S Langford Area, 30-587-6 TDs

    Nick Hofer, Sr., 6-0, 180, QB/RB/CB, Canistota, 25-557-TDs (Career - 27-632-8 TDs)

    Harvey Mollman, Jr., 6-3, 175, WR/DB, Harding County, 25-554-11 TDs

    Josh DeRaad, Sr., 5-11, 160, WB/LB, Centerville, 21-395-5 TDs

    Chase Bronson, Sr., 5-10, 155, RB/LB, Wilmot, 20-310-2 TDs

    Dakota Thorstenson, Sr., 6-4, 200, TE/DE, Herreid/Selby, 19-469-9 TDs

    Brennan Schmidt, Jr., 6-4, 150, WR/DB, Freeman, 19-407-6 TDs

    Gavin Kolden, Sr., 5-10, 165, Waverly-South Shore, 18-267-6 TDs

    Adam Ching, Sr., 6-4, 230, TE/DE, Castlewood, 17-427-9 TDs receiving

    Riley Hanson, Sr., 5-6, 150, RB/WR/DB, Deubrook, 17-261-3 TDs 

    Tristen Leiseth, Jr., 6-2, 185, TE/DE, Hamlin, 13-242-3 TDs

    Garrett Bruns, Sr., RB/DB, South Central, 12-239-3 TDs 

    Steve Koch, Sr., 6-1, 195, RB/LB, Harding County, 13-179-3 TDs (Career-35-402-7 TDs) 

    Cooper Schaefbauer, Jr., 5-10, 165, WB/LB, Herreid/Selby, 11-327-4 TDs

    Jordan Marquardt, Jr., 5-11, 185, RB/LB, Hanson, 9-252-4 TDs 

    All- Purpose

    At least 13 players return with 1,000 all-purpose yards or more with nine over 1,500 yards. Chase Bronson of Wilmot is the leader with 209 touches for 1,995 yards a year ago. Three players have at least 3,000 career all-purpose yards including Caden Quintanilla of SF Lincoln, 3,629; Colome’s Terrance Kinzer, 3,628; and Bronson, 3,164.

    11-man (2012 stats/career stats if available)

    Riley Schmidt, Jr., 5-10, 165, QB/RB/DB, Dell Rapids, 107 touches, 1,580 yards, 17 TDs

    Shay Bratland, Sr., 5-10, 210, RB/KR, Watertown, 193-1,549-10 TDs

    Caden Quintanilla, Sr., 5-8, 180, RB, SF Lincoln, 185-1,509-18 TDs (Career – 370-3,629-32 TDS)  

    Blake Stone, Sr., 5-9, 165, RB/KR, 145-1,052-8 TDs 

    Asher Pikula, Sr., 5-10, 155, WR/KR, Rapid City Central, 58-1,048-8 TDs

    9-man

    Chase Bronson, Sr., 5-10, 155, RB/LB, Wilmot, 209-1995-12 TDs (Career numbers–341 touches, 3,164 all-purpose yards, 28 TDs

    Terrance Kinzer, Sr., 6-1, 185, QB/LB, Colome, 190-1,964-30 TDs (Career – 339 touches, 3,628 yards, 47 TDs)

    Riley Hanson, Sr., 5-6, 150, RB/WR/DB, Deubrook, 116-1,787-14 TDs (Career -170 touches, 2,861 yards, 23 TDs).

    Dexter Lick, Sr., 5-11, 165, RB/LB, Tri-State, 160-1,661-8 TDs (Career - 226-2,350-14 TDs)

    Drew Planteen, Sr., 6-3, 190, TB/WR/S Langford Area, 165 -1,556-16 TDs

    Cooper Schaefbauer, Jr., 5-10, 165, WB/LB, Herreid/Selby, 132-1,505-14 TDs

    Nick Hofer, Sr., 6-0, 180, QB/RB/CB, Canistota, 70-1,239-16 TDs (Career - 130 touches, 2,259 all-purpose yards, 29 career tds, 17.57 yards per touch)

    Devin Tolsma, Jr., 5-9, 170, LB/RB, Avon, 123-1,213-9 TDs

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