Welcome to the site of our 2017 Warriors and '16, '15, '12,'10, & '09 State Champions!
2017 Season Update:
AAA State Championship: WHS vs Roosevelt (21-20 W)
Everyday is a PROUD day to be a WARRIOR. But, it is even prouder to be a Warrior when you accomplish something no other team has in AA/AAA State Football - bring home a 3-PEAT Championship!
It was a great way to end the season with a Championship game that had you praying, on your toes, and shouting to the top of your lungs. What a game both the Warriors and Rough Riders put on lead by two great coaches: Stadem and former Warrior coach Nelson. This is how you want to win a Champsionship especially in front of an amazing fan base - looking around and seeing Warrior Nation dominate in the stands pumped the Warriors up to bring another State title home with a 34-0 record.
The Rough Riders took an early lead in the first quarter up 10-0! That shocked the Warriors a little bit as they had not been in this position before. However, they came into the second quarter guns a blazing. Johannsend hit Flanagan for a 43 yd TD. From there on the Warriors were going to make plays offensively and defensively that had the DOME rolling in celebration! Here are the big players: Tupak had 32 carries for 204 yds despite being hurt. He was also name the Joe Robbie MVP player of the game. Johannsen completed 11 of 18 passes for 180 yds and a TD. Defense was explosive as well with a number of sacks and a big interception by Uttecht. Farniok was the receipant of the Lineman award.
Congraduation Warriors - you played an exciting season and showed a great deal of respect on and off the field. As a Warrior Alum - I can say how proud I am to have stood along the sideline and experience this ride with you.
ONCE A WARRIOR ALWAYS A WARRIOR!
If you missed th game - make sure to take sometime to watch it on PBS or get a highlight of the night in the video below. Check out the game photos as well!
JUNIOR VARSITY (WHS 34 vs Yankton 0)
It was a dominating team effort in the final JV game for the Warriors. The offense rolled up 461 yds with 292 on the ground and the defense pitched the shutout as well - they had an interception for a TD and 2 fumble recoveries.
Zaki Ladu was the leading rusher with 141 yds and 2 TD's. Tyus Hanson threw for 169 yds and 1 TD. Ben Peterson led the defense with 10 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fubmle recovery and 1 sack. Trey Ponto contributed a interception for 60 yd TD to break the game open.
The Warriors finish the JV season undefeated at 8-0. Go Warriors!
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FRESHMAN (WHS 12 vs LHS 20) The Warriors played a tough game against the Patriots on this bitter cold day. Tyler Boyum had a 15 yard TD run along with Randolph Kapi with an 8 yard TD run.The defense kep the Patriots at 20 the entire second half and had an interceptions and fumble recovery to make it an interesting game. But, the Warriors fell short of a win.
The B-team final score was WHS 6 - LHS 0. The big scoring run came from Brandon Williams with a 24 yard TD. The Freshman Warriors plays their final game next Tuesday in Watertown.
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Below is Our 2010 Senior Warriors (updated 08/11)
"What a great clip! It pumps you up for another great season!"
2011 South Dakota All-Star Game
It felt like another "Warrior" game as Coach Hermanson was the defense coach for the South Team that included 4 Warriors: Matt Hermanson, Brandon Mohr, Serkaut Aware, and Kenny Fiddler. It was great to see all four of them take the field one last time together! Their talents shined as Hermanson and Fiddler made big hits on defense, Mohr continued to plow through the line gaining major yards, and Aware making the first big interception of the game. After each major play looking at Coach Hermanson you can see how proud he was of his players. South ended up sweeping the game with a big win 37-0. Coach Hermanson was also recognized for his 30 years of coaching. Congrats to you all! Below are photos from the game.
Mini Clip of the 2009 State Championship Game