Posted On: 11/5/20 4:34 PM

VERMILLION-- This week's games are for all the marbles and the winner gets a trip to beautiful Vermillion, South Dakota to play at the state finals at the Dakota Dome. We are talking 9-man state semifinals this week. I have a list of players to watch, an analysis of each team's season, and much more. It took 3000 words to break it all down, are you ready for it? It's time to "Take it to Vermillion, the 9-man edition! Enjoy.


#5 Dell Rapids St. Mary at #1 Kadoka Area

Dell Rapids St. Mary (6-2)

There has not been a team in 9B that has had to overcome more scheduling adversity than the Cardinals. First, a surprise forfeit came from Bison, and then the Cardinals had to get on a 5+ hour bus ride and got an upset win over Faith by a substantial margin. This week they will travel 3.5 hours on Interstate 90 to Kadoka again.

Players to Watch:

Ashaun Valendra-Roach TE/DE (2021)

After transferring from Todd County (SD) who opted out of this season, Valendra has gotten so much bigger playing at around 6’3 260 pounds, ideal size for the college level. Valendra doesn’t have much

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