Regular Season #8 — October 15, 2012
1 – Sioux Falls Washington (8-0), 25
2 – Brandon Valley (8-0), 20
3 – Sioux Falls Roosevelt (7-1), 15
4 – Sioux Falls Lincoln (6-2), 10
5 – Sioux Falls O’Gorman (5-3), 3
Also receiving votes: Pierre (5-2), 2
~ For the first time in several weeks, the Class AA rankings remained exactly the same this week. Sioux Falls Washington, the preseason #1, remained top-ranked for the eighth straight week, after a 62-3 win against Rapid City Stevens. Washington has a 377-to-52 overall scoring advantage over opponents. Brandon Valley held onto the #2 spot after recording a 42-27 road win over Pierre, a team that received votes again this week. BV received 410 yards passing and five TDs from senior quarterback Chase Marso – three to senior wide receiver Matthew VandeBerg with 12 catches for 192 yards. Sioux Falls Roosevelt retained the #3 spot with a 34-0 win over Rapid City Central as sophomore quarterback Taryn Christion had 197 yards throwing. Sioux Falls Lincoln remained #4 with a 40-21 win over a stubborn Brookings team. Sioux Falls O’Gorman held onto fifth with a fifth straight win, a 11-0 decision against Rapid City Central. The Knights, which had the unusual scoring of a field goal, safety and a TD, recorded a second straight shutout.
1 – Dell Rapids (6-1), 25
2 – Tea Area (5-2), 20, previously #4
3 – Dakota Valley (5-2), 13, previously #2
4 – Harrisburg (6-2), 12, previously #3
5 – West Central (5-3), 5
~ The Quarriers rolled to a 52-0 win over Sisseton. Despite playing without standout running back Cole Langer (foot injury), Dell Rapids rolled up a 28-0 halftime lead en route to another win. Dell Rapids’ only loss has been to 11B Tri-Valley, which has the only wins over the Quarriers in the past two years (21-14, 2011; and 28-21, 2012). Dell Rapids has not lost to a Class A school since the final game of the 2009 season (Milbank). Tea Area, which has a 253-to-89 points advantage against foes, defeated previously #3 Harrisburg, 27-7, and moved up to the #2 spot as #2 Dakota Valley fell to 11B #2 Tri-Valley, 27-7. Tea Area plays at Dakota Valley on Thursday. The loss by Harrisburg was the first to a South Dakota opponent. West Central recorded a 53-6 win and remained fifth in the latest rankings.
1 – Flandreau (7-0), 25
2 – Tri-Valley (6-1), 20
3 – Winner (8-0), 15
4 – Aberdeen Roncalli (8-0), 10
5 – Deuel (5-2), 4
Also receiving votes: Webster Area (4-1), 1
~ The 11B rankings were unchanged for the second straight week. Flandreau, which owns a 373-to-50 scoring differential, defeated Bon Homme, 55-0. The Fliers are averaging 329.6 rushing yards per game. Tri-Valley handed 11A #2 Dakota Valley a 27-7 defeat. The Mustangs, which own a 220-to-124 scoring advantage against opponents, outgained Dakota Valley, 282-to-207. Winner rolled to a 35-0 win over Wagner, recording its fourth straight shutout and fifth overall. The Warriors have put together a 16-quarter streak without allowing a point. Overall Winner own a 343-to-52 point differential. Aberdeen Roncalli rolled to a 35-0 win over Webster Area, and own a 282-to-26 scoring advantage against opponents. Roncalli also has recorded five shutouts, including three straight. The Cavaliers have held opponents scoreless for 13 straight quarters. Deuel, which received 290 yards rushing and five TDs from quarterback Lincoln Swenson, has only lost to ranked teams – Aberdeen Roncalli and Flandreau.
1 – Kimball/White Lake (8-0), 25
2 – Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (5-2), 20
3 – Deubrook Area (7-0), 15
4 – Howard (5-2), 10
5 – Gregory (6-1), 2, unranked last week
Also Receiving Votes: Leola/Frederick (6-1), 1; White River (7-0), 1; Potter County (6-1), 1
~Kimball/White Lake remained #1 for a second straight week after rolling to a 46-0 win over South Central. The WiLdKats finished the regular season with an 8-0 mark. Overall they have a 379-to-120 scoring advantage against opponents. BEE rebounded from a 26-22 home loss to #1 Kimball/White Lake with a dominating 58-27 win over Chester (3-4). They have a 292-to-121 scoring advantage against opponents this season. Deubrook Area had a 59-8 win over De Smet/Iroquois to stay in third with a seventh straight win. The Dolphins received 285 yards rushing and three TDs from Ryan Knutson, who recorded his fourth 200-yard or better rush game of the season. Howard won again to remained at #4. Gregory, which has outscored opponents, 358-to-125, and has scored over 48 points in six of seven games, moved back into the rankings at #5. However, they were pushed for the fifth spot by Leola Frederick (6-1), which lost its first game, as well as unbeaten White River (7-0) and Potter County (6-1).
1 – Canistota (7-0), 25
2 – Warner (7-0), 20
3 – Hamlin (7-0), 15
4 – Herreid/Selby (7-0), 9, previously #5
5 – Irene-Wakonda (6-1), previously #4
5 – Arlington (7-0), previously unranked
Also receiving votes: Faith (7-0), 1
~ Canistota retained a firm hold on the top spot after extending the school’s winning streak to 31 games with a 74-20 win over Marion, scoring a season-best 62 points in the first half. The 31straight wins by the Hawks is tied for the second-best winning streak in 9-man ranks all-time (White Lake, 1976-79). Warner continued to win after a 49-14 win over previously 9AA #5 Leola/Frederick (6-1). They own a 317-to-47 points advantage over opponents. Hamlin recorded a 46-0 win over Florence/Henry. This Chargers squad has a 318-to-58 scoring advantage, including 190-to-30 in the last four wins, two of them shutouts. Moving up to fourth was Herreid-Selby, which defeated Sully Buttes, 52-0. They have a 370-to-50 overall points advantage, including 166-to-22 over the last three week. Irene-Wakonda was idle and fell into a fifth place tie with unbeaten Arlington (7-0), which rolled to a 58-6 win over Dell Rapids St. Mary. Arlington has a 325-to-73 scoring differential. Unbeaten Faith also received votes in the poll.
1 – Harding County (7-0), 25
2 – Colome (6-1), 20, previously #3
3 – Hitchcock-Tulare (5-2), 17, previously #4
4 – Viborg-Hurley (5-2), 10, previously #2
5 – Waverly-South Shore (5-2), 6
~ Harding County, which owns five shutouts this season, retained a strong hold onto the #1 spot in the rankings with a 48-12 win over Lemmon McIntosh. The Ranchers now have a 347-to-31 scoring advantage in a 7-0 start. Colome, which has won five straight, defeated Kadoka, 26-0, and moved up to #2 after Viborg-Hurley fell to #4 following a 38-20 loss to 9A Hanson. Colome owns a 268-to-123 point differential over opponents. Hitchcock-Tulare, which travels to Faulkton Area Thursday, had an open week and have four straight wins own a 244-to-99 point differential. V/H lost its second straight decision to an A school. They play 9A #5 Irene-Wakonda on Thursday. The defending 9B champions Waverly/South Shore retained the #5 spot with a 52-0 win over Waubay-Summit. The Coyotes have won three straight and have a 262-to-155 scoring differential over opponents.