Harrisburg finishes 2021 No. 1 in South Dakota Top 5 high school football rankings

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Class 11AAA champ Harrisburg finishes as the top team in the 2021 High School Football America South Dakota Top 5 powered by NFL Play Football. The Tigers finish ahead of 11AAA runner-up Brandon Valley, which finished No. 1 last year. BV’s only two losses this year were against Harrisburg.

11B champ Winner finishes No. 3, followed by 11A champ Madison at No. 4.

Pierre’s T.F. Riggs finishes No. 5 after its fifth straight state title. The Governors’ edged former No. 5 Tea 30-27 on a game-ending field goal.

High School Football America South Dakota Top 5

TeamRecordLast Week
No. 1 Harrisburg (12-0)1
No. 2 Brandon Valley(10-2)2
No. 3 Winner(12-0)3
No. 4 Madison(12-0)4
No. 5 Pierre T.F. Riggs(10-2)NR

Dropped-out: No. 5 Tea

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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