9A SHOWDOWN: Does Clark Willow/Lake have the horses to hang with Britton-Hecla

Clark Willow/Lake senior Jacob Prouty leads the No. 2 Cyclones into defending state champion Britton/Hecla this week.

By Rich Winter

Oh baby, folks on the eastern side of South Dakota have to be juiced for THEE 9A game of the week. All season long, this one has been looming and now we finally get to see a head-to-head matchup between two of the Elite teams in 9A’s brutally tough Region 1

Here are the current standings:

Region 1 Seed PointsW-L

Britton-Hecla 45.500 4-0

Warner 43.600 4-1 (Lost 58-40 at No. 1 9B school Sully Buttes last week

Clark/Willow Lake 42.800 5-0

Potter County 40.750 2-2

Ipswich/Edmunds Central 38.000 2-3

Herreid/Selby Area 37.500 0-4

Oh yeah, this is No. 1 vs. No. 2…could be a preview of the state championship game.

Class 9A

1. Britton-Hecla (29) 4-0 149 1

2. Clark/Willow Lake 5-0 106 3

3. Canistota/Freeman(1) 4-0 84 4

4. Warner 4-1 63 2

5. Alcester-Hudson 4-0 22 5

If you will recall, Patrick Renner’s squad is the defending 9A state champions. While undefeated, the Braves had a squeaker against a 3-2 Deuel squad, 32-22 two weeks ago.

But, they’ve had a bye week and they are playing at home.

Clark Willow Lake is 5-0…Here are there wins.

Defeated Florence/Henry 34-6

Defeated Tri-State 61-6

Defeated Waverly-South Shore 41-7

Defeated Great Plains Lutheran 56-0

Defeated Dakota Hills 58-7

Outscored the competition 250-26

Adding a little fuel to the fire this weekend is that Britton/Hecla beat CWL twice last season…

Sep. 22 2017 - 41-18 Britton Hecla

Sep. 19 2017 34-12 Britton/Hecla

For Clark Willow/Lake football is the poster child for multi-sport athletes

Three guys I’m gonna be watching for

Jacob Prouty QB, Caleb Orris RB (State wrestling champ at 170 last year) and Micah Burke center on the basketball team…No. 1 vs. No. 2