Class B Power Rankings: South Dakota top 25

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Posted On: 10/10/16 6:01 PM

The Class B Power Rankings for the 2016-17 season in South Dakota. It’s early but here is our first thought of what the upcoming winter could look like.

 

  1. Chester Area. Right now many believe they are the favorite because they have size, guard play, experience, and more returning than anybody from an 18-5 team. Levi Devries, Austin Eppard, Jesse Kruerzfeldt, Cade Larson, and Devin Eppard are all back.
  2. Langford Area. A 17-3 team is now entering the prime years of Mason Larson with talent around him. Larson is a top five kid in a junior class that is very talented.
  3. Bridgewater-Emery. The expectations of this team are really high. Sawyer Schultz is a scorer we all need to be talking about as he’s a top sophomore. Sam Arend is now back as a top 40 senior in state plus there is a lot more talent as well.
  4. Wolsey-Wessington. Bennett White and Darion Ogunjemilusi have been winning games for years. This is the last run and they have the talent to make it a good one.
  5. Warner. With Tyler Rozell back along with Micah Hoellein, Ryder Fuhrman, and others, the defending champions will still be a contender.
  6. White River. Justice Morrison and transfer Donnie Yackley from Sully Buttes will make a mean backcourt pair as White River continues to roll on.
  7. Gregory. This is a team we like. With Robert Vomacka now a senior and Jayd Vandewerf there too, they could have a great year.
  8. Irene-Wakonda. Gabe King is now at Northern State so size and talent up front isn’t there but Tate Gale and Trey King are back in the backcourt so the win number will still be big.
  9. Corsica-Stickney. There is some senior leadership that will be tough to replace but the talent in the program is quality coming off an 18-6 year.
  10. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket. Wyatt Feistner is a top 40 player in his class and he’s now the leader of the team.
  11. Potter County. Potter County lost their size but still have returning experience to compete with the state’s best.
  12. James Valley Christian. Erick Hasart is back and they will fight for the top ten.
  13. Harding County. Jarrey Henson, a quality forward is back, but they lost Clayton Koch and several others.
  14. Castlewood. Caleb Dekam is a top 40 guy, Brandon Beniki is a top sophomore, they should get a handful of games over .500 this year.
  15. Highmore/Harrold. Max Ring is back from a .500 club expected to make a jump.
  16. Herreid/Selby. They were 18-3 a year ago and will take a step back but still a quality squad.
  17. Potter County. An 18-5 team from last year that will still fight for top ten spots.
  18. Canistota. Canistota suffered some heavy losses to graduation so you can fully expect them to take a step back.
  19. Jacob Hertz had some big games last year and Trey Bohlmann is good too, a sophomore.
  20. DeSmet
  21. Colman-Egan
  22. Rapid City Christian
  23. Colome
  24. Hanson
  25. Faith