Dakota - Opening up conference play is always an exciting time. When one team is surprising the conference, while the other one is not meeting expectations, it can lead to an intriguing dialogue. That is exactly what we had on our hands Friday night as the Du-Pec Rivermen came into Dakota with a 2-0 record, while Dakota entered at 0-2. Du-Pec came in with their 5 wide passing attack, while Dakota looked like a team of yesteryear, going back to the Jerry Lano days of their 3 y
Savanna - Going into the second week of the season, we knew we would be coming into some key match-ups right off the bat. It started with our game of the week in Aquin, where the Bulldogs were taking on Stockton, then finding out whether Du-Pec was for real coming into EPC, and lastly West Carroll hosting a familiar face in Dakota, who was coming off of a tough loss to the reigning state champs, and West Carroll making a 12 point deficit a nail biter and prevailing against a
Dakota - Coming off a state championship last season, the Forreston Cardinals know the target is on their backs in 2019. The Cards entered Friday's contest with the #1 state ranking, while Dakota came in ranked #8. Since 2011, the Cards have pretty much owned the Indians, and in Dakota the Indians have not beat the Cardinals since their quarterfinal game in 2011, the last time Dakota won a state championship. This game wouldn't be much different, as Forreston walked out of Da
The Dakota Indians are looking to have a big year in 2019. Lying in the way once again are the teams that have given Dakota the most fits in recent years, the Forreston Cardinals and Lena-Winslow Panthers. Dakota did prove they could play with state championship caliber teams with close losses to eventual state champion Forreston in the quarterfinals, and Class 2A semifinalist EPC in week 8, who had only lost to the 2A champs by a score. Coach Joe Free is entering his 4th yea
Forreston - If someone would have told you 9 weeks ago that Dakota and Forreston would meet in the quarterfinals and play to a two point game, you may have said they were crazy. However, anyone paying attention over the course of the last few weeks knew that’s exactly how it would play out.
In week 3, Forreston wasted no time scoring to start the game and this week was no different. After converting a controversial 4th down, with 7:27 remaining in the first, Evan Kelsey