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PRESS & DAKOTAN FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2011 PAGE 8 SD Football From Page 7 round. Bon Homme relied heavily on the run game and went 2-1 in their conference. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Blake Vanecek (Jr., 5-11, 160, QB/DB), Charlie Bentzen (Sr., 6-4, 200, OT/LB), Kodi Larson (Jr., 6-0, 165, WR/DB), Travis McDonald (Sr., 6-2, 200, LB) Centerville COACH: Patrick Sees (1st season) ASSISTANT: Dan Evans VITALS: Class 9B, Region 2 LAST YEAR: Centerville had a rough season last year, finishing with a 1-7 record and lost five of their starters from offense, five from defense and six letterwinners. With a new head coach this season, the Tornadoes are hoping to build a strong team from young players. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Zach Weinzetl (Sr., 6-1, 190, G/DT), Aaron Anderson (Sr., 6-4, 190, E), Peter Voog (Sr., 6-1, 170, E), Logan Hunter (Jr., 5-11, 175, WB/LB), Luke Abbas (Jr., 6-1, 180, FB/LB), Ethan Cunningham (So., 5-8, 160, C/LB), Josh DeRand (So., 5-11, 160, WB/S) TOP PROSPECTS: Seamus O Malley (So., 6-0, 160, QB), Trent Sikkink (Fr., 5-10, 190, G/DT), Sam DiVitto (Fr., 5-10, 190, G/DT), Ty Knutson (Jr., 6-2, 160, WB/S) Dakota Valley COACH: Jason Jund ASSISTANTS: Jason Mork, Tom Miller, Will Bisenious, Andrew Johnson, Kenny Gardner VITALS: Class 11A, Big Sioux Conference LAST YEAR: Following a 5-3 record during the regular season the Panthers qualified for the playoffs and fell to Canton 20-22. With the loss of some depth in the skill positions, the team will need to remain injury free to be competative for 2011. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Brock Bergmann (Sr., 6-1, 180, QB/FS), Colin Gunderson (Sr., 5-8, 155, WR/DB), Tyler Tracy (Sr., 5-10, 185, RB/LB), Michael Rennerfeldt (Sr. 5-9, 170, RB/LB), Taylor Tenapel (Sr., 6-2, 210, OL/DL), Taylor Lambert (Jr., 5-10, 210, OL/DL), Tanner Lambert (Jr., 5-10, 215, OL/DL), Joe Pham (Sr. 5-8, 165. OL/LB), Landon Johnson (Sr. 5-10, 170, RB/LB). TOP PROSPECTS: Evan Steemken (Sr., 6-2, 210 TE/DL), Aaron Likness (Jr., 5-11, 165, QB/DB), Spencer McAdoo (Jr., 5-10, 165, RB/LB), Colins Challup (Jr., 5-8, 160, RB/LB), Blake Lewis (Jr., 5-9, 160, WR/DB), Austin Lewis (Jr., 5-9, 160, WR/DB), Nick Buckley (Jr., 5-11, 190, OL/DL), Logan Radtke (Jr., 5-10, 185, OL/DL), Andrew Reiff (Jr., 6-1, 170, WR/DB), Isaac Faldmo (Jr., 6-2, 170, QB/DB), Brody VanGinkle (So., 5-8, 160, WR/DB), Trevor McCabe (So., 5-11, 165, RB/WR), Blake Perryman (So., 5-6, 160, RB/WR), Jason Lupkes (So., 6-2, 180, TE/DE), Dillion Hanson (So., 6-0, 180, LB/OL), Cameron Trudeau (So., 6-0, 225, OL/DL) Elk Point-Jefferson COACH: Scott Bruning (5th year) ASSISTANTS: Matt Luze, Mark Aisenburg, Tyler Nolz, Kyle Sloss, Cody Braun, Troy McCreary VITALS: Class 11B, Big Sioux Conference LAST YEAR: After a 5-3 regular season the Huskies qualified for a first round playoff game against Wagner which they lost in a tight 13-10 decision. This year s team will have to come up with a way to replace the eight starters and 12 letterwinners they lost from last year s team. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Nick Murphy (Sr., 6-2, 225, OL/LB, Honorable Mention All-State), Brock Zeller (Jr., 6-3, 205, QB/S), Jon Hasenbank (Sr., 5-10, 175, RB/LB), John Vosberg (Sr., 6-1, 200, DL/OL), Blake Donnelly (Jr., 5-11, 165, WR/DB), Dakota Naurkal (Jr., 5-9, 160, WR/DB), Tony Metzger ELK POINT-JEFFERSON: Blake Donnelly (8); BON HOMME: Charlie Bentzen (76) (Sr., 6-2, 185, TE/DE), Taylor Buckley (Jr., 6-1, 200, RB/LB), Nathan Ranch ( Jr., 6-0, 185, OL/DL), Brodie Elkins (Jr., 6-3, 180, OL/DL), Austin Chicoine (Sr., 5-7, 150, RB/DB), Cooper Mueller (Sr., 6-2, 225, OL/DL) TOP PROSPECTS: Lukas Forsling (Fr., 6-2, 215, RB/LB), Brendon Kelley (Sr., 6-3, 245, OL/DL), Adam Shanks (So., 6-4, 170, WR/DB), Cody Reed (So., 6-2, 170, QB/DB), Jordan Brandon (So., 6-5, 250, OL/DL) Freeman COACH: Jim Kaufman (6th year) ASSISTANTS: Chris Sayler, Chris Maske VITALS: Class 9AA, Region 3 LAST YEAR: Freeman did not finish where they had wanted as they went 2-6 overall. The Flyers did not make the playoffs with an experienced team that loses five starters and six letterwinners. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Slade Mutchelknaus (Sr., 5-7, 170, QB/DB), Bryce Sayler (Sr., 6-0, 195, RB/LB, 450 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns), Caleb Lang (Jr., 6-2, 200, E/E, All-Conference 2010), Andrew Munkoold (Jr., 5-9, 150, RB/LB), Mitchell Kleinsasser (Jr., 5-11, 190, Lineman), T.J. Ulmer (Jr., 5-11, 160, RB/LB) TOP PROSPECTS: Jordan Rinehart (Jr., 5-10, 150, B/DB), Dustin Saarie (Jr., 6-0, 190, G/G), Jason Prouty (Jr., 5-11, 175, E/E), Chet Peterson (So., 5-5, 130, B/DB), Avery Sage (Fr., 5-10, 175, G/E), Arron Lickteig (Jr., 5-11, 175, E/E) Gayville-Volin COACH: Patrick Beeman (1st season) ASSISTANT: Justin Karstens VITALS: Class 9A, Region 3 LAST YEAR: The Raiders weren t able to make it to playoffs, finishing with a regular season record of 2-6. The team lost four starters and four letterwinners from last year s roster. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Zach Barta (Sr., 5-10, 160, FB/LB, 66 rushes, 225 yards, 3 touchdowns), Ross Goeden (Sr., 5-10, 150, QB/LB, 125 rushing yards, 178 passing yards, 4 touchdowns), Luke Buffington (Sr., 5-10, 160, G, 16 consecutive starts), John Guy (Jr., 5-11, 205, G/LB, All-Conference, 64 tackles), Alec Barta (Fr., 5-8, 140, B/DB, 82 rushing yards, 212 receiving yards) TOP PROSPECTS: Dillon Pokorney (Sr., 6-1, 160, WR/DB), Zach Engen (So., 5-11, 160, G/DE), DJ Hawthorne (Jr., 6-0, 160, WR/DB), Alex Wolhoy (Sr., 6-0, 175, G/DE), Tanner Joachimsen (So., 6-1, 180, TE/DE), Alex Taggart (So., 6-1, 225, C/NT) (So., 6-0, 250, G/DT), Matthew Preszler (So., 6-0, 165, G/DE), Mitch Mehlhaff (Fr., 5-10, 140, WR/S), Caleb Preszler (Fr., 6-0, 165, G/DE) Irene-Wakonda Parker COACH: Brent Mutchelknaus (26th year) ASSISTANTS: Tim Kribell, Heath Marshall VITALS: Class 9A, Region 3 LAST YEAR: After finishing the regular season at 6-2, the Eagles fell in the first round of playoffs to Andes Central. The team lost four starters and five letterwinners from last year s roster. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Scott Davis (Sr., 6-3, 185, RB/LB, AllConference), Sam Kiger (Sr., 6-3, 185, E/LB, All-Conference), Tucker Sorensen (Sr., 5-10, 195, FB/LB, All-Conference), Brian Huth (Sr., 510, 155, RB/DB), Luke Schroeder (Sr., 5-10, 195, G/DL), Phil Hessman (Sr., 6-0, 180, G/DL), Reid Nutley (Sr., 6-3, 185, E/DL), Cody Schenk (Jr., 6-1, 250, C/DL), Dustin Livingston (Jr., 6-0, 160, QB/DB), Garrett Anderson (So., 6-0, 155, RB/DB) TOP PROSPECTS: Mike Kirschenman (Sr., 5-10, 240, G/DL), Mike Peterson (Sr., 5-10, 210, G/DL), Jake Kribell (Sr., 5-10, 150, G/DL), Chris Heirigs (Jr., 5-8, 145, RB/DB), Trevor Hansen (Jr., 6-0, 155, E/LB), Cody Geuther (So., 5-10, 150, RB/LB), Kevin Hinseth (So., 5-10, 165, G/DL), Michael Saffel (So., 510, 160, G/DL) COACH: Bill Leberman (7th year) ASSISTANTS: Derek Sattler, Zach Campbell VITALS: Class 9AA, Region 3 LAST YEAR: The Pheasants had a rough year, finishing the 2010 schedule with a record of 2-6. The team has 12 starters returning on offense and defense. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Cedric Hay (Sr., 5-8, 150, QB/S), Nate Rasmussen (Sr., 5-9, 170, LB), Karter Lingen (Jr., 6-4, 210, TE/DE), Seth Dykstra (Jr., 63, 185, TE/B), Blake Reynolds (Jr., 5-8, 160, B/C), Patrick Gillespie (Jr., 5-9, 180, L) Marion COACH: Todd Obele (1st year) ASSISTANT: Steve Gors VITALS: Region 2 LAST YEAR: The Bears did not qualify for the playoffs and ended the year with a 2-6 mark overall. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Nick Gormoke (So., QB/S), Jordan Tonge (Jr., RB/DB), Dylan Cotton (Sr., RB/LB), Lincoln Langerock (Fr., OL/DL), Andrew Gressi (Jr., FB/LB), Connor McVay (Jr., E/E), Brendon Goossen (So., OL/DL) TOP PROSPECTS: Andrew Nelson (So., OL/DL), David Poppine (Jr., OL/DL) Menno COACH: Kevin Kunz (4th year) ASSISTANT: Ken Bruckner VITALS: Class 9B, Region 2 LAST YEAR: The Wolves had a disappointing year going 1-7 and not qualifying for the playoffs. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Ben Fischer (Sr., 5-10, 150, RB/LB), David Schelske (Sr., 6-2, 180, C/DT), Cody Herrboldt (Sr., 6-2, 205, G/DT), Dylan Mehlhaf (Sr., 5-10, 180, G/DT), Austin Herrboldt (Jr., 5-10, 145, QB/LB), Ty Spencer (Jr., 5-11, 155, WR/LB), Dylan Lehr (So., 5-10, 140, WR/LB), Derrick Lehr (Fr., 5-10, 170, G/DT), Dustin Lehr (Fr., 5-11, 160, WR/S), Austin Hadel (Fr., 6-0, 210, RB/LB), Parker Schultz (Fr., 5-9, 130, WR/S) TOP PROSPECTS: Devin Mehlhaff Parkston COACH: Eric Norden (4th year) ASSISTANTS: Shawn Spurrel, John Gilman, Chad Jadozzi, Jared Diggman VITALS: Class 11B, Region 3 LAST YEAR: The Trojans struggled to find the winning ways and fell to 1-7 to end the year. They will be searching for new life on the field with a fairly new squad as they lose eight starters. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Bryant Bowar (Sr., 6-1, 180, L, AllConference), Derek Heisenger (Sr., 5-10. 160, B), Payton Monson (Sr., 5-10, 160, B, All-Conference), Elliot Reiner (Sr., 6-2, 170, L), David Deinert (Sr., 6-1, 170, L), Phil Vreugdenhil (Sr., 6-2, 185, L), Austin Wolf (Sr., 6-0, 190, B, AllConference), Nick Heisenger (Jr., 5-10, 215, L), Kyle Hohn (Jr., 5-10, 150, B), Andrew Schnabel (Jr., 6-2, 190, L), Jesse Thuringer (Jr., 6-0, 170, B, All-Conference), Parker Van Zee (Jr., 6-1, 180, B), Tanner Weber (Jr., 6-2, 175, R), Henry Wegehaupt (Jr., 5-10, 155, B), Marcus Warning (Jr., 6-1, 170, L), Andrew Semmler (So., 6-4, 190, L) TOP PROSPECTS: Brady Reiff (Fr., 6-2, 180, B), Beau Dundas (Sr., 5-10, 165, B) Scotland COACH: Seth Mernaugh (2nd year) ASSISTANTS: Kevin Janish, Bryan Fuks VITALS: District 9B, Region 2 LAST YEAR: The Highlanders ended their season in the first round of the post-season in a loss to Canistota. Their final record was 36. This year s team looks to improve on that with several returners, including two All-Conference returners. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Ryan Auch (Sr., 5-9, 170, RB/LB. AllConference), Dalton Mogck (Sr., 5-11, 200, TE/DE, All-Conference), Tim Sternhagen (Sr., 5-10, 180, RB/LB, Honorable Mention All-Conference), Nick Baker (Sr., 5-10, 170, FB/LB), J.T. Kass (Sr., 5-6, 165, TE/LB), Delaney Rowe (Jr., 5-11, 170, RB/DB), Garrett Kotalik (Jr., 6-3, 160, QB/DB), Logan Winkler (Jr., 5-6, 165, RB/LB), Michael Millsap (Jr., 5-9, 165, RB/LB), Jared Kloucek (Jr., 5-11, 175, TE/DE), Jared Diede (Jr., 5-10, 200, C/DT), George Peterson (Jr., 6-1, 245, G/DT), Josh Kass (So., 5-4, 150, RB/DB), Seth Ireland (So., 6-0, 130, QB/DB), Levi Gieman (Sr., 5-11, 200, G/LB) TOP PROSPECTS: Kyle Gall (Sr., 63, 180, TE/DE), Mitchell Fuerst (Sr., 5-9, 160, G/DT), Blake Konstanz (Fr., 5-4, 110, WB/DB), Shaye Bloch (Fr., 5-9, 140, QB/DB), Bronson Baker (Fr., 5-10, 150, TE/DE), Masson Weisser (Fr., 5-6, 130, WB/DB), Anthony Walloch (Fr., 59, 180, TE/LB), Dan Stibral (Fr., 6-2, 245, G/DE), Jeremy Rowe (Fr., 5-10, 210, G/DE), James Hlavac (Fr., 5-6, 205, G/DT), Jacob Vitek (Fr., 5-7, 160, G/DT), Sawyer Schmitz (Fr., 5-8, 165, C/DT) Tripp-Delmont-Armour COACH: Kelly Hansen (3rd year) ASSISTANTS: Mark Gemar, Ron Weber VITALS: District 9AA, Region 3 LAST YEAR: The Nighthawks had a disappointing year as they went 2-6 overall and did not qualify for the playoffs. Off of that team T-D-A does not return nine letterwinners and six starters. Kelly Hansen returns to help turn the fortunes around. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Drake Johnston (Sr., 6-3, 210, OL/DL), Dylan Peters (Sr., 6-3, 190, E/DE), Taylor Younghluth (Sr., 6-0, 215, OL/DL), Reece Weber (Sr., 6-0, 230, OL/DL), Chris Cop (Sr., 58, 135, WB/DB), Mitchell Bigge (Jr., 5-8, 140, QB/DB), Bryce Caery (Jr., 6-0, 195, FB/LB), Brett Blume (Jr., 5-8, 160, WB/DB) TOP PROSPECTS: Shane Kosters (So., 5-8, 145, WB/S), Austin Barlow (So., 5-6, 130, WB/S), Jordan Gregerson (Jr., 6-0, 150, WB/S), Cody Hrbaka (So., 6-0, 170, OL/DL), Luke Hartmann (So., 5-9, 160, OL/DL) Christian Kelly (Sr., G/DE, Honorable Mention All-State), Ryne Kludt (Sr., TE/DB), Tyler Gerdes (Jr., RB/LB, All-Conference), Trevor Jacobsen (Jr., B/DB), Seth Andersen (Jr., QB/DB), Tyler Novak (Jr., B/DB), Clay Jorgensen (Jr., E/DE), Andrew Hora (Jr., TE/DE), Austin Bjerkaas (Jr., TE/DE), Collin Sherard (Jr., Line), Jacob Reiners (Jr., Back), Zachary Kraning (Sr., Line) TOP PROSPECTS: Jack Huether (So., Back), Lane Van Hull (So., Line), Dylan Kludt (So., Back), Justin Stoltenburg (So., Back), Derek Hight (So., Back) Wagner COACH: Jason Knebel (5th year) ASSISTANTS: Mike Koupal, Rich Stephens, Tanner Christensen VITALS: Region 3 LAST YEAR: The Red Raiders had a successful year ending the year at 8-2 overall. Wagner was able to pull off an overtime victory in the first round of post-season play against Elk Point-Jefferson. In the second round the Red Raiders fell to Aberdeen Roncalli. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Derek Dickerson (Sr., 6-0, RB/DB, AllConference), Alex Kocer (Sr., 5-8, RB/DB, All-Conference), Jack Robinson (Sr., 6-2, RB/LB, All-Conference), Trent Greger (Sr., 6-2, TE/LB), Tyler Krcil (Sr., 6-2, OL/LB, All-Conference), Joe Mattis (Jr., 6-2, OL/DL), Noah Leines (Jr., 6-0, OL/DL), Kade Leines (Sr., 6-1, OL/DL) Noah St. Pierre (So., 6-0, QB/DB) TOP PROSPECTS: Ryan Link (Jr., 60, OL/DL), Sage Zephier (Jr., 5-7, RB/DB), Chris Kuca (So., 6-0, RB/LB), Dylan Lhotk (Sr., 5-8, OL/DL), Elijah Heth (Sr., 6-1, OL/DL), Will Hollmann (Sr., 6-1, WR/DB), David Kocer (Jr., 6-0, RB/LB) Viborg-Hurley COACH: John Nyhaug (34th year) ASSISTANTS: Galen Schoenefeld, Erik Sommervold, Brett Mellem VITALS: District 2, Region 9B LAST YEAR: The Cougars came together in their first year as a co-op team. They ended the season 10-2 after a three-game run in the playoffs. Off of last year s team V-H loses four starters and seven letterwinners total. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Dennis DeNeui (Sr., WR/LB, All-Conference and All-State), Matt Jensen (Sr., RB/LB, All-Conference and All-State), Sid Hart (Sr., Line/Kicker, All-State), Cody Leber (Sr., Line), Wakonda, SD 605-267-2088 VIBORG CO-OP ELEVATOR Viborg, SD Fertilzer Plant Elevator 326-5215 326-5214 Irene 263-3105 TRI-COUNTY PROPANE CO. 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