Week 0 of the high school football season is in the books. Here is the current sportswriters poll and Jerry Palleschi's poll for the week.

Class 11AAA

  1. Roosevelt (8) 1-0 40 (Last Week: 1)
  2. Lincoln 1-0 31 (LW: 2)
  3. O'Gorman (1) 1-0 28 (LW: 3)
  4. Washington 1-0 20 (LW: 5)
  5. Brandon Valley 0-1 6 (LW: 4)

RV: Watertown

Jerry Palleschi's ThoughtsNo change for me following the first week of the season. The five teams I still believe are correct, but I would still put O'Gorman ahead of Lincoln in my poll. Roosevelt started a little slow, but got into form against Aberdeen Central. O'Gorman put points on the board fast and never looked back against Rapid City Central. Lincoln, like Roosevelt, needed a quarter of action before pushing the pedal to the floor against Rapid City Stevens. Washington was impressive in the second half against Brandon Valley solidifying that fourth ranking.

Jerry's Ranking:

  1. Sioux Falls Roosevelt
  2. Sioux Falls O'Gorman
  3. Sioux Falls Lincoln
  4. Sioux Falls Washington
  5. Brandon Valley

Class 11AA

  1. Yankton (9) 1-0 45
  2. Pierre 31 1-0
  3. Brookings 29 0-1
  4. Harrisburg 22 1-0
  5. Mitchell 6 0-1

RV: Douglas

Jerry Palleschi's ThoughtsI can't penalize Brookings after going to 5OT with Yankton in the first week of the season. Record wise, I understand putting Pierre ahead of them but at the end of the year I believe we will get another Yankton/Brookings matchup. The Govs certainly pulled a great win in 2OT against Watertown. Last week Harrisburg defeated Mitchell 30-7, easily propelling them to the fourth ranking.

Jerry Palleschi's Ranking:

  1. Yankton
  2. Brookings
  3. Pierre
  4. Harrisburg
  5. Mitchell

Class 11A

  1. Madison (8) 1-0 44
  2. West Central 1-0 30
  3. Canton 1-0 22
  4. St. Thomas More (1) 1-0 14
  5. (T5) Milbank Area 1-0 4
  6. (T5)Tea Area 1-0 4

RV: Lennox, Dell Rapids, Belle Fouche, SF Christian,

Class 11B

  1. Aberdeen Roncalli (4) 1-0 36
  2. Tri Valley (3) 1-0 31
  3. Winner (2) 1-0 25
  4. Groton Area 1-0 17
  5. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 1-0 9

RV: McCook Central/Montrose, Chamberlain, Parkston, Sioux Valley, Bennett County,

Class 9AA

  1. Gregory (7) 1-0 42
  2. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central (1) 1-0 32
  3. Wolsey-Wessington 1-0 20
  4. Kimball/White Lake 1-0 19
  5. Mount Vernon/Plankinton 1-0 8

RV: Arlington/Lake Preston (1), Miller, Chester Area, Herreid/Selby Area,

Class 9A

  1. Canistota (8) 1-0 44
  2. Warner 1-0 31
  3. (T3) Sully Buttes (1) 1-0 16
  4. (T3) Parker 1-0 16
  5. Scotland 1-0 8

RV: Menno/Marion, Andes Central/Dakota Christian, Phillip, Hanson, Potter County, Lemmon/McIntosh

Class 9B

  1. Hamlin (8) 1-0 44
  2. Harding County 1-0 30
  3. (T3) Langord Area 1-0 12
  4. (T3) Alcester-Hudson 1-0 12
  5. (T4) Burke/South Central (1) 1-0 7
  6. (T4) Colome 1-0 7

RV: Faulkton, DeSmet, Bison, Oldham/Ramona/Rutland