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2021 SD Class 11AAA Football Season Preview

The state’s largest class is now made up of Sioux Falls area teams and Rapid City teams only. Eight of their nine games will be in class and each team will get one 11AA opponent. A Sioux Falls public school won 12 straight championships in the largest class up until 2018. Since then a non-Sioux Falls public school has taken home the hardware. This year the Sioux Falls public schools added another team with Jefferson which may make it more difficult for a Sioux Falls school to get it done.


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2021 ND Class 11AA Football Season Preview

From sixteen teams to ten. That’s the change taking place at the division featuring the biggest enrollments in North Dakota high school football. As if that change isn’t enough, there will be an imbalance in the class with six teams from the western side of the state and only four from the east. Sheyenne and Century alone graduated some tremendous talent from their rosters that helped them reach the Dakota Bowl last fall. But those programs have proven they can reload year in and year out. Take a look at my preview that includes top teams and players in the 11AA division.


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2021 SD High School 11AA Football Season Preview

Pierre has done the unthinkable by winning four straight championships in class 11AA. Each season has been unique as to how close they were to the rest of the competition. This season promises to be one of the closest races in recent years. Several teams whether they’re in my top five or not have a shot to get to the dome.


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2021 ND Class 11A Football Season Preview

The new 11A class is another difficult one to predict because we’re about to see a lot of programs compete against one another for either the first time or the first time in a long time. Fargo North, Fargo South, Grand Forks Red River, Grand Forks Central and Dickinson have always competed in the same division as the biggest schools, but this year they’ll be in the second tier for the Class A schools. It’s a change that’ll take a lot of getting used to, but ultimately, I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out. Read on to find out who I think will be the top competition in 11A this fall.


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2021 ND Class 11B Football Season Preview

With two defending state champions and a boatload of perennial powers in the new 11B division, this might end up being the most competitive of them all. Six teams in 11B have appeared in the Dakota Bowl in one of the last two seasons. The championship pedigree is bountiful in Class 11B and I think it’ll create some outstanding football. Read more to find out who I think are the players and teams to watch in 2021.


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