SD Sportswriters pick Madison 2nd in the season’s 1st football poll

The South Dakota Sportswriters Association released their 1st high school football poll of the 2015 season. In Class 11A defending state champion Dell Rapids was voted the number 1 team followed last year’s runner up Madison. West Central, Hot Springs and Canton round out the top 5 in 11A. The top spot in 11B also went to the defending state champions with Parkston coming in 1st, McCook Central Montrose was picked 2nd, Aberdeen Roncalli 3rd , Tri-Valley 4th and Groton Area 5th. In the 9man ranks Gregory is ranked 1st in AA, Canistota 1st in A and Hamlin 1st in B. Howard also made the initial football rankings, The Tigers were selected 5th in 9B.

McCook Central Montrose opens their season Friday against Sioux Falls Christian that game will be on Jammin Country 103. Madison will look to avenge last year’s 12-7 loss in the 11A Championship game when they play Dell Rapids at home in their season opener in Madison. You can hear that game on AM1390.


Class 11AAA
1. SF Roosevelt
2. SF Lincoln
3. SF O’Gorman
4. SF Washington
5. Brandon Valley

Class 11AA
1. Yankton
2. Brookings
3. Pierre
4. Mitchell
5. Harrisburg

Class 11A
1. Dell Rapids
2. Madison
3. West Central
4. Hot Springs
5. Canton

Class 11B
1. Parkston
2. McCook Central/Montrose
3. Aberdeen Roncalli
4. Tri-Valley
5. Groton Area

Class 9AA
1. Gregory
2. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central
3. Kimball/White Lake
4. Bon Homme
5. Wolsey-Wessington

Class 9A
1. Canistota
2. Hanson
3. Potter County
4. Menno-Marion
5. Warner

Class 9B
1. Hamlin
2. Faulkton Area
3. Avon
4. Harding County
5. Howard