High school football: Sioux Valley Cossacks move to No. 1 in coaches poll
The Sioux Valley football team moved up to No. 1 in Class 11B the South Dakota Football Coaches Association coaches poll that was released Monday.
The Cossacks moved up to No. 1 after a 42-6 defeat of then No. 3 ranked Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan. The Cossacks are now 5-0 and had eight first-place votes and had 94 points to edge out former No. 1 ranked Winner. The Warriors had 12 first-place votes, but had only 92 points.
Hot Springs moved up to No. 3 and had three first-place votes and 46 points. Deuel, who is the third unbeaten team in 11B, is ranked fourth with 29 points. Elk Point-Jefferson rounded out the top five with 22 points.
Sioux Valley will hit the road once again on Friday. The Cossacks will head to Salem to take on McCook Central/Montrose at 7 p.m.
The other area team that was represented in Monday’s coaches poll was Elkton-Lake Benton in Class 9AA. The Elks remained fourth despite a 24-12 defeat to Canistota, who is the No. 1 ranked team in Class 9A.
Parkston remained at the top of Class 9AA with 22 first-place votes. Hamlin remained in second with two first-place votes and Howard is still third with three first-place votes. Hanson is ranked fifth.
The Elks will head to Lake Preston on Friday to take on winless Iroquois/Lake Preston. Kickoff between ELB and ILP is set for 7 p.m.
Deubrook Area received 11 votes in Class 9A. The Dolphins improved to 4-1 with a 50-0 win over Iroquois/Lake Preston. They’ll play winless Florence/Henry in White on Friday at 7 p.m.