The regular season has concluded with the Roosevelt Rough Riders grabbing the top seed in the 11AAA playoffs.

Roosevelt enters the playoffs as the top overall seed after an 8-1 record. They have the head-to-head tiebreaker over second seed Lincoln. The Patriots also finished the regular season at 8-1 following a 59-50 win over Rapid City Central.

As it has been all season, the race between the 1-5 seeds has been tight. Brandon Valley and O'Gorman secured the other home games for next week. The Lynx defeated Rapid City Stevens 28-7 to claim the third seed. O'Gorman defeated Harrisburg 37-15 and earned the right to host the Tigers again in the quarterfinal round in the fourth/fifth seed matchup.

With both Rapid City Stevens and Washington losing and finishing 3-6, the Raiders hold the tiebreaker for the sixth seed due to a head-to-head victory. Watertown defeated Aberdeen Central in double overtime 44-41 to claim the final spot in the 11AAA playoffs. Aberdeen Central and Rapid City Central were the two teams left out.

Class 11AAA Playoffs

Quarterfinals (Thursday, October 31)

  • (8) Watertown @ (1) Roosevelt, 4:00, Howard Wood Field
  • (5) Harrisburg @ (4) O'Gorman, 6:00, McEnenay Field
  • (7) Washington (?) @ (2) Lincoln, 7:00, Howard Wood Field
  • (6) Rapid City Stevens @ (3) Brandon Valley, 6:00, Brandon Valley High School

Semifinals (Friday, November 8)

  • 1/8 winner vs. 4/5 winner
  • 2/7 winner vs. 3/6 winner

Championship (Friday, November 15)

  • 7:00, Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, Brookings

Coverage of the 11AAA playoffs continues on ESPN 99.1 next Thursday night with the doubleheader from Howard Wood Field.

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