High School Football Playoffs: First-round pairings

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The high school football playoffs kick off on Thursday, Oct. 22 for Class 11B and the three nine-man football classes.

St. Thomas More enters the playoffs as the No. 6 seed and will host No. 11 Redfield in the opening round on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

The Cavaliers are 6-1 on the year and riding a five-game winning streak.

Their only loss was to top-ranked Winner back on August 28.

Meanwhile, Redfield is 3-4 on the season.

STM head coach Wayne Sullivan says his team is ready to face the Pheasants.

“They’re going to try and let their running back get into some open areas,” Wayne Sullivan said. “He’s tough to bring down. We’re going to have be fundamentally sound defensively. We’re going to have to wrap up. Especially however the weather is going to be. Offensively, we cannot have turnovers. We have to make sure we move the chains which has been our mantra all year. Keep moving down the field and finish by putting it in the end zone.”


Playoff Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 22

Class 11B

#16 Garretson at #1 Winner      5 p.m.

#15 Lead-Deadwood at #2 Bridgewater – Emery/Ethan       5 p.m.

#14 Aberdeen Roncalli at #3 Mobridge-Pollock         5 p.m.

#11 Redfield at #6 St. Thomas More          4:30 p.m.


Class 9AA

#4 Elkton-Lake Benton at #1 Lemmon McIntosh       6 p.m.

#3 Jones County-White River at #2 Rapid City Christian       6 p.m.


Class 9A

#4 Burke at #1 Lyman               3 p.m.

#4 Northwestern at #1 Wall            6 p.m.

#3 Timber Lake at #2 Philip           6 p.m.


Class 9B

#4 Bison at #1 Dell Rapids St. Mary               5 p.m.

#4 Dupree at #1 Kadoka Area                  6:30 p.m.

#3 Harding County at #2 Faith                6 p.m.


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