Harrisburg captures its first South Dakota high school football title since 1999

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Harrisburg shutout defending 11AAA champ Brandon Valley 27-0 Saturday night for the program’s first South Dakota high school football championship since 1999. The game was a rematch of last year’s title game won by the Lynx 35-14.

Leading the way for Harrisburg was quarterback Jacob Knuth, who finished 80-yards passing and one touchdown. He also ran for two scores.

Tigers’ running back Gavin Ross rushed for 224yards and a touchdown.

Harrisburg entered the game ranked No. 1 in the High School Football America South Dakota Top 5 powered by NFL Play Football. Brandon Valley was No. 2 coming into the contest at the DakotaDome.

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