The Annual Elite 45 High School Prep Football team was announced – with a few area talents making the team. 

Madison lineman Cody Brown was named, he led the Bulldogs with 92 total tackles on the season with 18 tackles for loss and six sacks. Dell Rapids Wide Receiver/D-Back Logan Ellingson, 34 receptions for 708 yards and six touchdowns and added 47 tackles, three interceptions and one defensive touchdown for the Quarriers. 

Colman-Egan’s QB/DB Nate Tolley, 1,700 yards rushing and passing while leading the Hawks to a perfection season and a 9B title. Teammate Dalton Voelker, part of a stout offense and defensive line for Colman-Egan, ended his prep football career with 706 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns – 197 tackles 16 sacks and seven fumble recoveries. 

Area Honorable Mentions: 

Dell Rapids — Coby Maeschen

Dell Rapids St. Mary — Connor Libis, Eli Longville

Flandreau — Matt Pauley

Madison — Tyler Tappe

McCook Central/Montrose — Jake Cheeseman, Jacobi Krouse