Tales of the Gridiron: The Girls of Fall

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In the town of Estelline, high school sports are a big part of every day life. For the sport of football, it’s no different. And while football is typically thought to be a boys sport, two girls from the community of Estelline are proving the status quo wrong – meet Christine Nefzger and Kaytlyn Hawley.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Small Town Champions

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Colman-Egan is heading back to the Dakota Dome as they look to make it back-to-back state championships in football. While the Hawks have proven to be successful on the field, it's the support from the community that has helped shape the program.

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Tales of the Gridiron - Dual Threat

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Jaxon and Jadon Janke are indentical twin brothers, who as seniors, play football for the Madison Bulldogs. Ever since a young age, the Janke boys have been giving opposing teams 'twice as much' to worry about.

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Tales of the Gridiron - A Revered Leader

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Irene-Wakonda Head Coach Brent Mutchelknaus has spent 32 seasons coaching high school football with Irene and Irene-Wakonda. He has had 20 winning seasons. This includes two state championships with Irene in 1991 and 1993. Today, he's one of the most respected coaches in the state.

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Tales of the Gridiron "North Border Titans"

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Season two of 'Tales of the Gridiron' begins with a trip to north central South Dakota to visit one of the newer 9-man football co-ops - the North Border Titans. Four schools, Leola, Frederick, Eureka, and Bowdle, make up this four district cooperative. This is their story on how they've overcome adversity with travel to put a successful team on the field.

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Tales of the Gridiron "Crane-Youngworth Field"

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Crane-Youngworth Field has become a place of history, tradition and victory for Yankton High School Football.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Warrior Game Day

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In Winner, the fall brings more than crisp air and changing colors, it brings a rich football tradition that reaches across generations.

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Tales of the Gridiron "The Crew"

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Anyone who has ever played, watched or coached athletics has worked with sports officials in some way.

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Tales of the Gridiron: "I'm With The Band"

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It's not just football season in South Dakota, it's also high school marching band season. If you’ve been to a high school football game recently, odds are you’ve seen a marching band perform a field show at halftime. It may come as a surprise to some, but marching band students often prepare as much as the football team. Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, follows this trend.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Everyone Starts Somewhere

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The state high school football playoffs are underway. Teams from around South Dakota are pushing ahead with dreams of playing for a state title. With every team, there is a story, and with every story - there's a beginning.

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Tales of the Gridiron: Small Town Prospects

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In the northeast portion of the state, in the small town of Langford, South Dakota - you’ll find the Langford Area Lions. The community is small, but don’t take it for granted – this 9B school has a football team that can flat out play ball.

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