Every year, the Argus Leader honors the best players in the state as part of its American Family Insurance ALL-USA Elite 45 Football Team. Here are the best in 2015:
Coach of the Year — Steve Kueter, Sioux Falls O’Gorman
In what would be Kueter’s 33rd and final season leading the Knights, he earned a 13th trip to the DakotaDome and became the state’s all-time winningest coach.
The 60-year-old Humboldt native — who announced his retirement as football coach in mid-December — finished with a 289-92-1 record. Kueter tied Yankton’s Max Hawk (285 wins) with a road victory over the Bucks on Oct. 2 and seized the mark outright a week later in Rapid City.
O’Gorman’s high-scoring offense (37 points a game) featured stylings from Kueter’s double-wing roots in addition to a spread attack. Two-way threat quarterback Luke Fritsch led an all-star cast that included running backs Dodi Makwinja and Boston Bauer and receivers Jack Peery and Antonio Casiello.
The Knights’ bid for an eighth championship under Kueter fell just short in a thrilling 27-24 defeat to Washington on Nov. 14.
Player of the Year
Key cog in line that opened way for 2,753 yards rushing (230 per game) and 1,792 yards passing, in addition to 56 touchdowns. Two-time Elite 45 recipient; selected to U.S. Army All-American Bowl (top 90 players in the nation); 2015 NFHS All-American; SDFBCA Academic All-State; Rated top 20 national prospect at position by Rivals Ranking and 24/7 Sports.
The rest of the team
ST. THOMAS MORE
The 6-2, 170-pound junior signal caller had 131 completions in 200 attempts for 2,505 yards and 31 touchdowns in leading the Cavaliers to an undefeated regular season.
He had two games over 400 yards passing and also rushed for four TDs.
Arity earned Black Hills all-conference honors for the Cavaliers, who finished 9-1 this season.
“His is one of the most accurate quarterbacks I have had the privilege of coaching,” said St. Thomas More head coach Wayne Sullivan. “He would start quarterback for any team.”
DELL RAPIDS ST. MARY
A four-year starter on offense, Brown quickly racked up impressive rushing stats to lead the Cardinals to the first round of the Class 9B playoffs. He ran for 1,719 yards on 186 carries (9.24 yards per carry) with 26 touchdowns. Brown has 5,391 career rushing yards, fifth most in South Dakota history.
Defensively, Brown had 54 tackles and one interception. He ended his career with 236.5 tackles, five sacks and seven interceptions.
“He is a great player and has a knack of finding the end zone,” coach Ross Flemmer said.
Carstens was an essential piece for a punishing Roosevelt defense this season. As a defensive end, his specialty was chaos, and opposing teams took notice.
“Probably our best defensive player,” said Roosevelt coach Kim Nelson. “Double-teamed on the strong side often, he still made 74 tackles and constantly pressured the QB.”
Extra attention toward the 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior often freed up his teammates to make a play. In 11 games, Roosevelt allowed 20 or more points just three times and limited teams to 10 or less points six times. Carstens led the defensive line with 74 tackles and four sacks.
Roosevelt’s defense was as dominant as their offense was dynamic before injuries took their toll, and Christopher was one of the catalysts. A two-year starter in the middle of coordinator Jared Fredenburg’s unit, the 5-foot-10, 225-pound senior captain recorded 53 tackles this year, 10 for loss, while adding 7.5 sacks.
“Manny is our emotional leader and the guy we looked to for big plays on defense,” said Rough Riders head coach Kim Nelson. “He is always ready to play, and he made sure our whole team was ready. He forced many teams to double-team him and freed up others to make plays.”
Senior running back averaged 11.1 yards per carry and broke the school’s all-time single-season rushing mark with 2,342 yards, including a 356-yard, four-touchdown effort in a win over Wall.
“Korder is hands down one of the best football players I have ever coached,” coach Mike Kieffer said. “I would put his work ethic, talent and determination up against any football player in the state.
Cropsey, who led Lyman to a 6-2 record and a berth in the first round of the playoffs, has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the school’s honor society, student council, band and choir.
Drageset, a senior, led the Buffaloes to the Class 9AA semifinals and was just a touchdown away from the championship game after losing to Woonsocet/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 40-34.
He rushed for 1,533 yards with 19 touchdowns and threw for 892 yards with 14 scores to lead the Buffaloes to a 9-2 record just three years after going 1-7.
“Colten is a class officer and first team all-state citizen in our hallways and community. He is a three-sport athlete and great role model for our k-12 students,” coach Tom O’Boyle said. He is undecided on a college but aspires to play college football.
Edberg was a force on the defensive and offensive lines for the runner-up Trojans.
He had 38 tackles on defense with four sacks and was part of an offensive line that earned West Central a 6-yards-a-carry average this year.
“He’s been a force on our offensive and defensive lines both his junior and senior seasons,” said West Central Coach Kent Mueller. “He’s very quick for his size and many teams double-teamed him. … Many times when we are in need of short yardage we will run behind Bryce because of his ability to push the line of scrimmage.”
Frazier averaged less than seven carries a game for the undefeated Warriors, but he made an impact nearly every play. He was often asked to lead block for a rushing attack that averaged 320 yards a game.
Still, he made teams pay with an astounding 10.2 yards a carry while piling up 13 touchdowns. He added 34 tackles, 2 sacks and an interception at linebacker.
“He is a multi-dimensional fullback in that he is fast and can make big plays as a runner, but has the strength and power to be an excellent lead blocker,” said coach Dan Aaker. “Defensively he is very physical and has a nose for the football.”
Frederiksen rushed for 1,401 yards and 31 touchdowns for the Class 11A state champion Madison Bulldogs.
He also caught 14 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown. The senior is a return selection for the Elite 45 team with career numbers to warrant it.
Frederiksen totaled 440 rushes for 2,913 yards for the Bulldogs with 48 total TDs.
“For his size, Brodie is one of the toughest running backs in the state and the hardest to bring down,” said his coach Max Hodgen. “He has great agility and vision. He is an extremely hard worker and motivated to be the best.”
Fritsch was the heart of O’Gorman’s multifaceted offensive attack and defined dual threat in leading the Knights. He finished the season with 1,970 yards of total offense and 29 touchdowns, with 153 rushes for 882 yards and 17 scores and a 69-for-115 passing line for 1,088 yards and 12 TDs.
Plainly fast and deceptively strong, Fritsch also turned in three interceptions on defense and averaged 40.2 yards a punt. In the huddle, he was equally indispensable.
“Luke is not only a great athlete, but our absolute leader,” said coach Steve Kueter. “He is directly responsible for the success of our football team over the last three years.”
Earning consecutive 11AA state championships (both in dramatic fashion) was certainly a team effort for the Bucks, but Gant might well have been the team’s heart and soul. A three-year starter, Gant made his presence felt on both sides of the football.
On offense he rushed for 581 yards and eight TDs while catching 28 passes for 396 yards. On defense he was in on 74 tackles, intercepted three passes and returned one for a score. He was even the team’s punter.
“His greatest contribution is his ability to be a coach on the field,” said coach Arlin Likness. “He created great team chemistry and as a result we were back in the Dome.”
The latest standout for a Parkston program that churns out talented linemen, Genant helped lead the Trojans to a 5-4 record under a new coaching staff.
The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder anchored the Trojan lines on both sides and finished with 63 tackles, 5 sacks and 7 tackles for loss. A team captain, Genant was a two-way starter on Parkston’s 2014 championship squad.
“His devoted mentality and leadership was a great asset and he was a building block for our program’s success. A great role model in our community,” coach Tony Axtell said.
Genant will play college football for SDSU.
The junior running back had one of the best seasons for a running back in the state as he ran for 2,352 yards, including a state tournament-record 350 in Langford’s 52-28 win over Harding County in the Class 9B final. He also had six touchdowns en route to the MVP honor. Gibbs also had 56 tackles as a linebacker, including three sacks.
“Lincoln has an outstanding combination of speed and power you don’t see come around very often on a high school football field,” coach Paul Raasch said. “He has a passion for the game that is infectious to our team. He put together one of the most amazing seasons I’ve seen in 30 years of coaching.”
As the lead blocker in a run-heavy offense and an impact interior defender, Gonzales was lead dog in Tri-Valley’s trenches.
“This team would not have made its run to the state finals without Alex leading the way,” said coach Steve Bazata.
Gonzales had 54 solo tackles and seven sacks on defense, and often pulled out ahead to lead block on offense. As a player who never left the field, Gonzales finished the year as battle-tested as any other in the state and set the Mustangs’ tone with his style of play.
“He has a relentless motor and plays nonstop from the opening kickoff until the final play,” Bazata said.
The Trojans made it back to the Dome thanks in large part to dominant line play. Hanley was right in the middle of it. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior paved the way for a running game that averaged over 6 yards per carry and rarely had to pass.
On defense, Hanley made 52 tackles and eight sacks, helping the Trojans limit opponents to an average of less than 200 yards per game. Also a top-ranked wrestler, Hanley has the interest of virtually all of the area colleges.
“Hunter is one of most dominant lineman on either side of the ball we may have ever had in West Central’s long history of great linemen,” said Trojans coach Kent Mueller.
The 6-foot, 210-pound Hansen was a big part of the Bulldogs’ champion season, rushing for 537 yards while passing for 2,073. He completed 107 passes in 191 attempts with 22 TDs. The senior has seen his share of Bulldogs games, running the ball 272 times in his career for a total of 1,552 yards and 20 TDs. He completed 230 of 396 passes for 3,728 yards in a Madison uniform.
“Mitch is a fierce competitor,” Madison coach Max Hodgen said. “He is the catalyst for our offense. He has the drive to be the best and expects that of all his teammates.”
Hansen’s top-notch senior season was key in Madison winning its first state title.
Senior was a dual-threat running back and quarterback for the Cowboys, who made it to the Class 9B semifinals.
Harter ran for 1,312 yards on 153 carries – an 8.6 per-carry average – with 19 touchdowns. He threw for 763 yards with 11 touchdowns and just three interceptions. As a linebacker, Harter eclipsed 100 tackles in 10 games (he had 101).
Harter was a three-year starter on offense – two at quarterback – and a three-year starter on defense.
He finished his career with 2,072 rushing yards (37 touchdowns) and 1,166 passing yards (17 touchdowns). He had 277 career tackles.
Headlee had 46 tackles, six sacks and five forced fumbles this year for the Tigers. He had 119 tackles for his career and 12 sacks to go with eight forced fumbles.
“Jacob may be the best defensive lineman I have ever had the privilege of coaching,” said Harrisburg coach Brandon White. “We expect big things of Jacob in the near future. Even though he may be a great football player, his character off the field is what I’m most proud of. Our program will have an extremely big hole to fill with Jacob graduating.”
At 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, Headlee was a force off the edge and a three-year starter for the Tigers.
Still just a junior, Hines has gotten a lot of experience as a three-year starter on the football team that culminated in the Warbids’ ‘9AA’ championship, where Hines had 12 tackles, one sack and five hurries. During the season, he had 114 tackles and 15 sacks — absurd marks for a defensive lineman.
Since becoming a starting lineman, the Warbirds have rushed for 15,889 yards. He is also a member of the special teams as a kicker, and he recovered six of his own onside kicks this year, including one in the fourth quarter of the state championship game.
As a wrestler, Hines finished fourth at the state tournament earlier this year.
Johnson, a senior, was a force through the air and on the ground for the Cubs. He threw for 1,128 yards with 13 touchdowns and ran for 1,469 yards (9.5 yards per carry) with 26 touchdowns. In his career, Johnson had 4,068 passing yards and 3,516 rushing yards. He also had 53.5 tackles and three interceptions as a defensive back this season.
“He earned the starting spot at quarterback as a freshman. … During that time, we broke almost every offensive record in our school’s history,” coach Brian Haak said. “Defensively, Grant would guard our opponent’s best receiver man-to-man and commonly remove him from the game.”
Johnson’s record-setting run during the regular season culminated in a record-setting performance at the DakotaDome. He ran for 303 yards on 31 carries – the most yards ever in the 9AA championship game – as the Warbirds beat W/WS/SC 36-22.
It was more of the same during the regular season, as the senior ran for 2,627 yards on an average of 10.6 yards per carry. He scored 63 rushing touchdowns with three receiving touchdowns in his career. Defensively, Johnson averaged 7.2 tackles per game.
Johnson, who hasn’t decided where he will attend college, is also a member of the boys basketball team.
Kaiser had a massive impact on the Governors’ drive to the Dome, directing a high-powered offense and making big plays on defense.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior threw for 1,942 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 892 yards and 11 scores this year, giving him 48 combined TDs and over 5,000 yards of total offense in his two years as the starter. On defense as a senior, Kaiser set a school record with nine interceptions.
“Brevin’s leadership, work ethic and knowledge of the game made him the leader of the team both offensively and defensively,” said Pierre coach Jayson Poppinga.
Compact at 5-foot-9 but thick at 205 pounds, Kappenman was a handful to bring down and paced McCook Central/Montrose with 196 carries for 1,268 yards and 12 TDs.
Against Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan in a grind-it-out, 14-7 loss, Kappenman rushed an astounding 51 times for 241 yards.
“Jerry is a hard-nose, bulldozer of a ballcarrier,” said coach Ryan Evans. “He also was a four-year starter as a linebacker in our defense. … He’s had an exceptional career for the MCM football program.”
Kappenman turned in nearly 10 tackles a game — finishing with 91 — to bring his career total to 214 tackles and 22 for loss.
A dual-threat on both sides of the ball, Kortan averaged 7.4 yards per carry for 1,054 yards on the season. He also caught 58 passes for 749 yards. Defensively, playing mostly as a safety, the junior had 53 tackles and two interceptions.
A three-year starter, Kortan has tallied 49 career touchdowns and 3,998 all-purpose yards heading into his final season. The speedster ran a 4.708 in the 40-yard dash.
“Bon Homme averaged 34 points per game on offense and Chase put up those numbers against defenses geared to stop him while only having one turnover in 215 attempts,” coach Byron Pudwill said.
A fixture on the edge of the offensive line and a disruptive force in the defensive interior, Krolikowski was the centerpiece for the state’s most dominant defense.
Krolikowski played the part of 6-foot-1, 245-pound wrecking ball in leading a rushing attack that averaged 320 yards a game. On the defensive side, Krolikowski was too much to handle for one blocker. He finished the season with 47 tackles (12 for loss) and 7 sacks.
“Krockett is a tremendous football player,” said coach Dan Aaker. “He led us in tackles and sacks this year on a team that only gave up 26 points in 12 games.”
Equal parts speed and power is a dangerous formula for a 5-foot-11, 210 pound high school senior, and it worked to Makwinja’s advantage on the football field. Whether at fullback or linebacker, he was usually in the middle of the action.
A three-year starter, Makwinja led the Knights with 150 carries for 970 yards and 10 TDs. As a linebacker he stiffened teams with hard hits and supplied a crucial forced fumble in a semifinal thriller against Roosevelt.
“Dodi is our most talented athlete with the speed to run outside and the strength to run up the middle,” said coach Steve Kueter. “A key component to our success this season.”
A three-year starter for the Bobcats, Maxwell started at running back as a sophomore, at fullback as a junior and then returned to be the featured ballcarrier as a senior.
An absolute load to bring down, the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder was all-state at fullback last year and did it again this year at running back. He ran for 1,326 yards on 178 carries in nine games with 17 touchdowns. In an upset of ’11AAA’ Lincoln, Maxwell bulldozed his way to 225 yards.
A team captain this past season, he ran for 2,838 yards and 35 touchdowns for his career for the Bobcats.
McCarron anchored an offensive line that averaged 316 yards a game. He led the Chargers in pancake blocks according to his coach.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound end was part of a defensive unit that gave up an average of just 11 points a game and pitched three shutouts. Only one rusher went over 100 yards all season against SFC, which advanced to the semifinals in its first-ever playoff appearance.
“Tanner demanded double-teams,” his coach Jake Pettengill said. “He was a physical specimen and caused teams to run away from him. We’ll miss his presence on both sides of the line.”
When Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan needed a blocker to run behind or an opposing quarterback to hit the dirt, Myers answered the call. A three-year starter, Myers also showed a nose for the end zone with nine touchdowns in 51 career receptions.
“Camden is a very coachable and hardworking young man,” coach Jeff VanLeur said. “He has been our run-behind guy the past two seasons and our anchor man on the defensive side.”
At defensive end, Myers holds the B-E/E record for sacks in a season (15 in 2014) and turned in a team-high 89 tackles — rare for a defensive end — and 7 sacks in 2015.
The 6-foot-4 Nelson ran for 1,189 yards and passed for 734 this season, while also handling the punting and kicking duties for the Kernels, who went 7-4 and advanced to the ’11AA’ semifinals. He made 32 of 35 PATs and averaged 33.2 yards per punt. The SDSU recruit averaged 6.8 yards per carry while running for 20 touchdowns.
“It is without argument that Kanin put together a remarkable career,” said Mitchell coach Kent Van Overschelde. “His senior season was one for the ages and his overall dedication and performance puts him among the elite of Mitchell athletes and football players.”
Senior running back finished with a state championship as well as MVP honors as he ran for 255 yards in the Class 9A win over Sully Buttes. He finished the season with 2,022 rushing yards on 164 attempts – 12.3 yards per carry – and 34 TDs. He added 286 receiving yards with a touchdown and had six combined kick and punt returns for scores. Defensively, Nielsen had 58 tackles and three sacks. He had 3,064 rushing yards in his career.
“He is an amazing student-athlete,” coach James Strang said. “He is president of Student Council, first in his class and does things the right way. He is one of the most athletic players I have ever coached.”
Size, speed, leaping ability, hands – the typically run-happy Knights have rarely had a receiver with the skill set Peery provided during his impressive career.
The 6-foot-5 senior established himself as a go-to receiver and caught 36 passes for 673 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015. The Knights could have told opponents the fade was coming and they still wouldn’t have been able to stop Peery from coming down with it.
Peery also scored three rushing touchdowns on the season, showcasing his speed in the state championship game when he took an end around and raced 50 yards for a touchdown. Peery scored 21 total TDs in his career.
Ransom is everything a quarterback would want in a receiver. Tall (6-foot-4), fast, sure-handed and fundamentally sound, the senior All-Metro pick caught 45 passes for 1,141 yards – a whopping average of 25.3 yards per catch and 114 yards per game. He also had 12 touchdown receptions.
“Lee was a ‘go-to guy’ in our offense – many teams schemed for his talents and still he was able to put some of the best statistics in the state together by year’s end,” said coach Aaron Beavers. “He has the ability to go up and ‘high-ball’ many passes, and he’s a good route runner with excellent blocking. He has all the tools to be a college wide receiver.”
Rechtenbaugh, or “Mr. Everything” as referred to by his coach Kent Mueller, was the embodiment of versatility for the Trojans. He led the team with 179 carries for 1,068 yards and he averaged 22 yards a return on punts and 34 yards on kick-offs. His role on defense was also crucial to West Central’s success.
“Jonah is our shut-down corner. We put him on teams’ best receivers and he has done an outstanding job with his ability to cover,” Mueller said.
Rechtenbaugh had 36 tackles and 3 INTs and scored an electrifying late-game TD against Madison in the state championship.
Richie, a junior, was the “heart of the team’s defense” according to coach Tanner Christensen. Richie tallied 162 tackles, 10 for loss, en route to a berth in the Class 9AA state semifinals, where the Bearcats lost to the eventual champions, Wolsey-Wessington. In the 52-14 loss, he had 29 tackles.
Richie has 274 tackles and three sacks in his career.
“Logan is the epitome of a football player,” coach Tanner Christensen said. “He spends his summers in the weight room and attending camps, ensuring that he is the best player on the field. He is a role model for our young football players to try to emulate.”
After consecutive 3-win seasons with Schelhaas at the controls, the Warriors and their quarterback broke through in 2015. The senior signal-caller developed into one of the state’s best, completing 60 percent of his throws for 1,764 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 625 yards and nine TDs.
Schelhaas saved his best for last, completing 20 of 29 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Warriors to a come-from-behind victory over O’Gorman to capture the ’11AAA’ state championship.
“He has become one of our best leaders and really works as hard as anyone on our team,” said Washington coach Chad Stadem.
Washington’s rise from back-to-back losing seasons to state champion was sparked by the emergence of a previously slumping offense, and Smith was a major weapon in that unit’s improvement.
With good size and wide receiver skills, Smith caught 36 passes for 589 yards and 12 touchdowns, including seven catches for 108 yards in Washington’s win over O’Gorman in the state championship. A contributor on defense as well (45 tackles this season), Smith’s versatility was invaluable to the Warriors.
“He’s a special player that has worked really hard to make himself the best he can be,” said coach Chad Stadem.
A game-changing linebacker and returning all-stater, Sorensen defines the position with speed, strength, instincts and toughness. His nose for the ball netted 120 tackles in 11 games, including nine for loss and 6.5 sacks. This season Sorensen became Brandon Valley’s all-time leading tackler (306).
On offense Sorensen was used more as a battering lead blocker than ballcarrier, but his greatest impact came on the defensive side.
“He was the heart and soul of our defense this year and also our team captain,” said coach Chad Garrow. “Andrew has a motor that never quits and will be a great college player as he looks to continue his career.”
Swartos bullied the opposition with the ball in his hands or in pursuit of it. At 6-foot and 200 pounds, Swartos used a physical running style and breakaway speed to rush for 1,262 yards and 16 touchdowns.
He gave opposing offenses an equal amount of trouble at linebacker.
“Brock was unblockable this season,” said coach Dan Hughes.
The senior played a crucial role in leading the Cossacks to within a game of the Dome and has a bright future playing on Saturdays.
“He’s the second all-time in Sioux Valley rushing with 1,843 yards,” Hughes said, “most of which were gained his senior year.”
Tetzlaff was nothing short of one of the best tacklers in the state throughout his Bobcat career. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior finished 2015 with 103 stops, giving him 271 for his career. A two-time All-ESD and two-time all-state selection, Tetzlaff has also served as the Brookings long snapper, and made contributions on offense this year as well, catching seven passes for 136 yards and a TD.
“Preston was the heart and soul of our team this season,” said Brookings coach Lee Schmidt. “In my 31 years of Bobcat football, Preston is the greatest example of a student athlete that we’ve had the honor of coaching.”
Before a rash of injuries, Roosevelt looked like the state’s best team and Thune was maybe the biggest reason. He threw for 1,516 yards and 17 TDs while rushing for 632 yards and nine TDs a year after he threw 16 TDs and ran for eight. Roosevelt turned the ball over just 15 times in the last two seasons combined with Thune at the controls.
“Jett’s athletic ability and playmaking skills had a lot to do with our team’s success,” said coach Kim Nelson. “His ability to run and pass made our offense very difficult to stop and his decision making made us one of the very best at taking care of the ball.”
When Webster needed a first down on third-and-long during a game against Hamlin this year, Thurston stepped up.
Coach Tanner Christensen recalls how Thurston told the quarterback, “just throw it up to me, I’ll go get it.” Thurston ended up with the catch and a 54-yard touchdown.
The 6-foot senior started the season as the running back but transitioned to wide receiver. He ran for 297 yards with four touchdowns and 363 yards for six TDs.
“His statistics do not speak justice to his impact on our team this season,” Christensen said. “He is by far one of the best players I have ever had the privilege of coaching.”
Keegan Van Egdom
Van Egdom was the lead dog for a run-heavy offense and the senior totaled 1,938 yards and 21 touchdowns this season, averaging eight yards a carry. He also converted nine two-point conversions.
For his career he ran for 2,751 yards for the Chargers, who made it to the Class 11A semifinals in their first postseason berth in school history.
“Keegan was our workhorse for much of his career,” said Sioux Falls Christian coach Jake Pettengill. “He set many school records and helped put our program on the map.”
Westland had one of the top seasons for any running back, rushing for 2,132 yards and 28 TDs and leading the Broncs to a 8-1 regular-season record. It was the fifth-best season statistically in South Dakota high school history.
His high point was a 390-yard, six TD performance against Mobridge-Pollock. For his career he gained 4,125 yards and scored 50 touchdowns.
“Bryson was the heart of our team,” said Belle Fourche coach Scott Slotten. “The kid has had to work for everything he has got and I wouldn’t want anyone else carrying my offense.”
Anthony Andera, Aberdeen Roncalli; Josh Anderson, Chester Area; Sam Arend, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan; Adam Aughenbaugh, De Smet; Windsor Barry, Winner; Logan Busch, Beresford; Kordell Buyck, Parker; Garrett Boylan, Harding County; Jordan Carson, Langford Area; Antonio Casiello, O’Gorman; Tucker Chytka, Belle Fourche; Sam Clark, Baltic; Bailey Comes, Waverly-South Shore; Payton Conrad, Tea Area; Billy Daniel, O’Gorman; DeyShon Davis, Lincoln; Nate Davis, Watertown; Parker Evans, Chamberlain; Tanner Frick, Yankton; Devon Gnat, Miller; Ryder Grantham, Hamlin; Chase Grode, Brandon Valley; Brenton Hanisch, Tri-Valley; Hunter Hansen, Dell Rapids; Adam Heien, Tea Area; Connor Hoy, Beresford; Noah Huber, Clark-Willow Lake; Tyson Jahn, Roosevelt; Brady Johnson, Tri-Valley; Alex Keegan, St. Thomas More; Kreg Kepplinger, Scotland; Gabe King, Irene-Wakonda; Clayton Koch, Harding County; Jacob Lackas, Lennox; Garrett Larson, W/WS/SC; Matt Larson, De Smet; Mason Leighton, Madison; Tanner Machachek, Roosevelt; Collin McEntee, Lennox; Spencer Neubebauer, Mitchell; Cody Nelson, Sully Buttes; John Oldenkamp, Lennox; Chance Olson, Langford Area; Jackson Olson, Sioux Falls Christian; Landon Oschner, W/WS/SC; Sean Powell, Roosevelt; Eli Van Roekel, Corsica-Stickney; Ethan Roth, Harrisburg; Noah Sandman, Canistota; Logan Schaefbauer, Herreid-Selby Area; Zach Sebern, Burke-South Central; Scott Senftner, Sully Buttes; Tyson Serr, Burke-South Central; Drew Seubert, Canistota; Erin Severyn, Pierre; Bennett Shabazz, Groton Area; Kyle Sim, Lincoln; Isaac Snaza, Milbank Area; Kale Stieg, Hamlin; Shilo Tallman, Little Wound; Cole Thurness, St. Thomas More; Layne Tieszen, Aberdeen Central; Marcus VandenBosch, Madison; Xavier Ward, Canistota; Luke Weber, Arlington-Lake Preston; Joey Wehrkamp, Washington; Brady Wieker, Langford Area; Grant Youngblood, R.C. Stevens