Times change. 100 Yards, 100 Years: A Century of High School Football in South Dakota, a production of SDPB Television, looks at the history of the sport. The one-hour program takes a look back at the coaches, the kids, and the characters that made South Dakota high school football what it is today.
The program will be broadcast Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.
Mike Henrikson of The Sports Max narrates the retrospective that begins in 19th- century South Dakota, when football was considered a very violent sport. But a new era kicked off in the 1890s when the game was introduced as a high school activity.
Football then is not what we watch today – the game has evolved over the years. Protective gear, playbooks and the forward pass have changed the nature of the game.
100 Yards, 100 Years looks at everything from eight-man and six-man teams to today's powerhouse teams and the sport's most revered coaches.
- Ken Kessinger – Former Washington High athlete and a retired football coach.
- Dave Munson, former state representative, current mayor of Sioux Falls.
- Coaches Steve Kueter of Sioux Falls O'Gorman, Jerry Miller of Montrose and Jim Uttecht, West Central.
- Retired coaches: Max Hawk, Scotland – Yankton/ Burdell Coplan, Canton.
The program was produced by Rina Bellew, with historical consultant David Kemp. Bryan Middleton is videographer and Kyle Mork is editor.