This is an ongoing story that will update throughout the week with cancellations/postponements.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The first round of the high school football playoffs is being played on Oct. 22-23 for class 11B and 9-man football. The other three 11-man classes will begin on October 29.
Sioux Falls Roosevelt lands themselves as number one in class 11AAA, following their impressive 44-7 win over Washington.
Brandon Valley sits in second following an impressive 6-1 season. The Lynx had an off week last Thursday, due to a COVID-19 cancelation by Rapid City Stevens.
The next three seeds fell in the order they did, due to the new 11AAA rule.
#3 Sioux Falls Lincoln will host #6 Sioux Falls Washington. It will be the third time that the two teams have met, including Lincoln’s 28-20 win on Oct. 15.
The final class 11AAA game features a rematch from Oct. 22 as Harrisburg and O’Gorman will meet for the second time in eight days.
The only difference is that O’Gorman will host Harrisburg, instead of the other way around.
The top seed in class 11AA goes to 9-0 Brookings, who is fresh off a 41-0 win over Yankton. The Bobcats will host Spearfish in the quarterfinal round. The two teams met in week eight, when Brookings picked up a 63-0 win over Spearfish.
Yankton (8-1) earned the second seed where they will host Douglas. The Bucks hosted Douglas on Oct. 16 and Yankton rolled to a 42-14 win.
Pierre (6-2) lands themselves as the third seed as the Governors will host Mitchell. The two teams recently crossed paths on Oct. 16 as Pierre picked up a 48-20.
The final class 11AA quarterfinal game is #4 Sturgis Brown vs. #5 Huron. The two teams met back on September 25 in Sturgis. The Scoopers picked up a narrow 21-19 win over the Tigers.
Tea Area stands as the top seed in class 11A, wrapping up a perfect 8-0 season, with an overtime win over Dell Rapids, on Oct. 22.
The Titans will host Lennox. The two teams crossed paths on October 2 with the Titans picking up a 54-14 win.
Canton (6-2) is fresh off their narrow 12-7 win over West Central in week nine. The C-Hawks will host Milbank (4-3). The two teams have not met in over fifteen years,
The final class 11A quarterfinal game in #4 Dakota Valley vs. #5 Madison. The Bulldogs earned the 22-16 win over Dakota Valley on August 28.
Class 11B opened their first round of playoffs on Oct. 22. Due to snowy weather, three of the first round games were postponed until Friday, Oct. 23.
#1 Winner is a perfect 7-0 and will host McCook Central/Montrose (4-3). The two teams have not met this season.
#4 Sioux Valley will host #5 Elk Point-Jefferson in a rematch of their September 18 contest. The Cossacks picked up the 44-26 win.
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan will host Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central in the quarterfinal round.
The final quarterfinal game has Mobridge-Pollock hosting #6 St. Thomas More.
Six of eight first round games were played on Thursday, Oct. 22, while two of them were postponed due to weather.
Hamlin, Florence/Henry, Viborg-Hurley, Arlington/Lake Preston, Platte-Geddes and Hanson earned first round playoff wins on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Rapid City Christian and Lemmon/McIntosh picked up Friday wins.
The quarterfinal round was reseeded, creating the four match-ups above.
Viborg-Hurley sits a top class 9AA and will host Rapid City Christian.
#2 Hamlin will host Arlington/Lake Preston. The two teams crossed paths on October 9, as Hamlin earned a 36-6 win at Arlington.
Lemmon/McIntosh will host Florence/Henry is the 3 vs. 6 match-up. Just like Viborg-Hurley and Hamlin, Lemmon/McIntosh enters the quarterfinals with an unbeaten record.
The most anticipated match-up of the 9AA quarterfinals is the 4 vs. 5 match-up as Platte-Geddes plays host to Hanson. The Panthers are also unbeaten this season, but will play their toughest test on Thursday.
Half of the class 9A games were postponed until Friday, Oct. 23, due to weather.
The other half of games were completed on Thursday where Howard, Canistota/Freeman, Lyman and Castlewood picked up wins.
Top seeded Howard will host Castlewood. The two teams met in week zero where Howard picked up a 53-0 win.
Wall will host Lyman in the quarterfinals, which will be the first time the two teams have crossed paths this season.
Warner will host Ipswich/Edmunds Central. This game could be interesting! The two teams met back on September 18 in Warner. The Monarchs earned a narrow 25-24 win over Ipswich/Edmunds Central.
The class 9A defending state champions, Canistota/Freeman will continue their title defense by hosting Phillip. The two teams have not yet played this season.
Similar to class 9A, the 9B class saw half of their first round games postponed due to weather. However, class 9B is the only class that has seen a forfeit.
Bison and Estelline/Hendricks have forfeited their games, allowing Dell Rapids St. Mary and Corsica-Stickney to advance to the quarterfinals.
Scotland and Colman-Egan each picked up a first round win on Thursday, while Kadoka Area, Faith, Wolsey-Wessington and Herreid/Selby Area earned their first round wins on Friday, Oct. 23.
Top seeded Kadoka Area will host Scotland in the quarterfinal round, while second seeded Herreid/Selby Area will host Colman-Egan.
#3 Wolsey-Wessington will host Corsica-Stickney in the quarterfinal round. The two teams met back on September 18, where Wolsey-Wessington picked up a 42-6 win.
Faith will host Dell Rapids St. Mary who has not played a game since Oct. 2. The Cardinals did not play in week seven or eight and then advanced to the quarterfinal round via a forfeit by Bison.
Thirteen games were postponed in the first round of 11B and 9-man playoffs due to the weather.
Two games were canceled in class 9B in the first round. Avon backed out of the first round, due to COVID-19. Estelline/Hendricks took Avon’s spot, but they ended up with a forfeit.
|Date||Class||First Round Canceled Games|
|October 20, 2020||9B||Avon vs. Corsica-Stickney|
|October 20, 2020||9B||Bison vs. Dell Rapids St. Mary|
|October 21, 2020||9B||Estelline/Hendricks vs. Corsica-Stickney|