In The Moment ... University Of South Dakota Football

Aug 31, 2017

In The Moment ... August 31, 2017 Show 168 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is known as the Prairie Doc. You can see his television program on SDPB-TV tonight. Tonight's episode is titled "Scratches, Sores, and Bumps on the Skin" and begins at 7 Central 6 Mountain.

This weekend brings the third week of high school football in South Dakota.  Teams from across the state are settling into a form of routine as they work toward a November weekend at the Dakota Dome.  One school in southeast South Dakota last played in a State Title game in the Clinton Administration. Since then it's been a difficult stretch. Last year, enrollment issues and low player numbers forced the Centerville Tornadoes to drop varsity football.  After a season of meeting Junior Varsity squads, the Tornadoes are back under Friday Night Varsity Lights.  Today on "In the Moment," South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt looks at the re-birth of varsity football in a small Turner County town.

The University of South Dakota Coyotes are coming off a 4-7 season which place them sixth in the Missouri Valley Conference last year.  This year's coaches poll shows that many think expectations are about the same for 2017.  Focus during training camp has them team looking ahead, protecting leads and closing out games without the drama.  The team opens this season Saturday evening in Des Moines at Drake. Mick Garry is sports writer and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.  He covers the Coyotes sports beat. 

Niels Ebbesen Hansen was born in Denmark in 1866 and emigrated to the US in 1872. He went to college in Iowa and was a professor of Horticulture at SDSU. Today we talk with his great granddaughter Jean Pedersen.