HAYTI, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) – The high school football season continues its opening weekend with 36 games across South Dakota. Watertown Radio Sports will have coverage of the Hamlin Chargers facing off against the Florence/Henry Falcons.
Florence/Henry wrapped last year 8-1 and were bounced from the 9AA playoffs first round by eventual champion Canistota/Freeman. The Falcons return a mix of younger players and familiar faces. Coach Travis Schmidt:
With a younger team, Coach Schmidt says there are a lot of unknowns for the Falcons this year:
Coach Schmidt tells us the keys to a Falcons victory:
On the other side of the ball, Hamlin finished 2021 7-3 and lost to Garretson in the first round of the 9AA playoff. Coach Jeff Sheehan says he has a good group of returning players this year:
Hamlin started off young last season and gained experience. That experience this year has turned into confidence:
Coach Sheehan tells us how the Changers are game-planning for a win Friday night:
Hamlin vs Florence/Henry can be heard on 104.3 KKSD and GoWatertown.net at 7 p.m.
Other local games tonight include….
Deuel vs Clark/Willow Lake
Castlewood vs DeSmet
Estelline/Hendricks vs Deubrook Area
Britton/Hecla vs Great Plains Lutheran
SIoux Valley vs Jim River
Dell Rapids St. Mary vs Waverly-South SHore
Mobridge-Pollock vs Webster Area
Wolsey-Wessington vs Iroquois/Lake Preston
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland vs Arlington