High School Football Officially Kicking Off This Week in South Dakota
Fans of Sioux Falls Christian, Canton, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, and other teams in 11B and the 9-man classes will get an early start to their season.
"Week 0" of the high school football season begins this Thursday (August 17) and Friday (August 18). The change was implemented this season due to 11B and the 9-man classes playing an extra week of the playoffs. This will allow teams to have a little more of a break during the playoff run.
Sioux Falls Christian will take to the road on Saturday to battle the defending Class 11B champion Winner Warriors. Canton will travel to Sioux Valley in their opening game. Other teams playing in "Week 0" include Mt Vernon/Plankinton, Beresford, and Viborg-Hurley. A full schedule of "Week 0" games can be found here.
Teams in Class 11AAA, 11AA, and 11A will all start the regular season next week.