We are down to the semifinals in South Dakota, with the big schools today (Friday) and 11A, 11B and 9-man on Saturday. These winners will be in the DakotaDome next week, and we will have previews and coverage of all 7 games — and State-U.
With that, here is who I think we’ll be covering next week:
Class 11AAA: Lincoln (over O’Gorman), Roosevelt (over BV)
Class 11AA: Yankton (over Watertown), Pierre (over Harrisburg)
Class 11A: Madison (over Dell Rapids), West Central (over Hot Springs)
Class 11B: St. Thomas More (over Parkston), Winner (over Canton)
Class 9AA: BEE (over Gregory), Arlington (over Deubrook)
Class 9A: Leola-Frederick (over Wolsey-Wessington), Howard (over Potter County)
Class 9B: Avon (over Wall), Harding County (over Hamlin)
My upset picks were Harding County, Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan and, of course, Yankton. Didn’t pick Deubrook, but that pick scares me a little. The Yankton pick scares me a little, too, as Watertown is a much-improved team since the last meeting.
Think I’m right? Think I’m full of it? Comment here or tweet at @JCimburek to give your opinion.