Meet the South Dakota Sports Awards football player of the year nominees

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The Argus Leader is proud to announce the nominees for the offensive and defensive football players of the year for the South Dakota High School Sports Awards to be held in the spring. The winner will be the announced at the show. More details about the program are coming soon.

During the live show, these nominees will be honored, along with the top three finalists and the player of the year. All official nominees can receive a free ticket. Check back later in the year for information on how to RSVP.

The South Dakota High School Sports Awards show is part of the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country.

South Dakota High School Sports Awards logo
South Dakota High School Sports Awards logo

Here are the nominees for offensive football player of the year:

Taylen Ashley, Sioux Falls Jefferson High School - Jr.

Brendan Begeman, Herreid/Selby Area - Sr.

Aiden Brink, Sioux Falls Washington High School - Sr.

Kalen Garry, De Smet High School - Sr.

Grayson Hanson, Platte-Geddes High School - Sr.

Lincoln Kienholz, Pierre T.F. Riggs High School - Jr.

Jacob Knuth, Harrisburg High School - Sr.

Jason Maciejczak, Douglas High School - Jr.

Sam Rohlfs, Aberdeen Central High School - Sr.

Gavin Ross, Harrisburg High School - Jr.

Navarro Schunke, Brandon Valley High School - So.

Griffin Wilde, Sioux Falls Jefferson High School - Jr.

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Here are the nominees for defensive football player of the year:

David Alpers III, O'Gorman High School - Sr.

Ty Beyer, Howard High School - Sr.

Jackson Geerts, Sioux Falls Lincoln High School - Sr.

Matt Goehring, Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School - Sr.

Gabe Gutierrez, Sioux Falls Lincoln High School - Jr.

Cade Larson, Harrisburg High School - Sr.

Abraham Myers, Sioux Falls Washington High School - Jr.

John Pica, Dell Rapids St. Mary High School - Sr.

Trey Smith, Madison High School - Sr.

Noah Thompson, Brandon Valley High School - Sr.

Joseph Van Overschelde, Mitchell High School - Sr.

Ayden Viox, Harrisburg High School - Sr.

This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: South Dakota Sports Awards: Football player of the year nominees

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