Philip (Area), South Dakota Rodeo Community mourn the loss of Pedro Dennis

At left: Pedro Dennis #11 runs through a mammoth hole as Philip teammate Kaylor Pinney blocks. At right, Dennis getting after it during another of his passions, BULL RIDING - Photos courtesy of Barbara Hockenbary.

Some TUFF news to pass along to the South Dakota HS sports world, and also a South Dakota RODEO FAMILY that Philip HS senior, Pedro Dennis died yesterday in an accident. 

Pedro was active in football and rodeo along with other Philip HS activities like FFA and choir. 

"His smile, personality and heart were as big and open as the western prairie," a close friend offered in response to his passing. 

We at Sacred Hoops would like to extend our condolences to the Dennis family, the Philip (Area) family and each and every young person that is hurting right now...