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SDPB's Steve Thum and Gary Ellenbolt preview the seven South Dakota High School Football Championship games that begin Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Games are scheduled through Saturday night. Click here for the entire schedule of games and coverage on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

CLASS 11-AAA SEMI-FINALS

Sioux Falls Washington   24,  Sioux Falls O'Gorman     14

Brandon Valley   49,  Sioux Falls Roosevelt   46

11-AAA FINAL:  Brandon Valley vs. Sioux Falls Washington, 7:00 PM Saturday, November 12th

CLASS 11-AA SEMI-FINALS

Mitchell  52, Pierre   14

Harrisburg 61, Spearfish     7

11-A FINAL:  Mitchell vs. Harrisburg, 7:00 PM Friday, November 11th

CLASS A SEMI-FINALS:

Madison  35, St. Thomas More 19

Tea Area 31, Dell Rapids   21

It’s pretty hard to miss the big building that sits at Highway 50 and Dakota Avenue in Vermillion.  The Dakota Dome is, in one setting, a sports venue, a tourist attraction, an engineering marvel—and something for high school football teams to aim for from two-a-day practices in August, to now.  12 teams in six classes have made the trip to the Dome to see if they can satisfy the last available goal of a state championship.  It’s time once again to take a look at the more fascinating stories to come from the weekend.  Welcome to “State Football:  By the Numbers.”  What’s first, Steve?