Labor Day weekend didn’t really have much of an effect on the state’s high school football teams, who will be at it again later this week.
Here is the Week 4 game schedule for the Watertown and Aberdeen areas.
Friday, September 9
Watertown at Yankton, 7 p.m.: The Arrows (1-1) broke into the win column last week and will face a big test against the Bucks (1-0).
Aberdeen Roncalli at Dakota Hills, 7 p.m. at Wilmot: Roncalli is 3-0 and Dakota Hills is 0-3.
Groton area at Clark-Willow Lake, 7 p.m. at Clark: The two Northeastern Conference foes each have 1-2 starts.
Tiospa Zina at Omaha Nation, 2 pm at Macy’s, Nebraska: The Wambdi matched their record last week at 1-1 and the Omaha Nation fell to 0-2.
Milbank at Vermillion, 6 p.m. at the DakotaDome: These two teams met in the Class 11A state semifinals last year, but both are 0-2 starts.
Warner in Potter County, 7 p.m. in Hoven: The Monarchs are rated Class 9A and are off to a 3-0 start. Potter County is 1-2.
Northwest at Ipswich, 7 p.m.: Ipswich will look to improve on their 2-1 record when they host 0-3 Northwestern.
Sioux Valley at Hill City, 7 p.m.: The Cossacks (2-1) might be a little pissed off after losing to Elk Point-Jefferson last week. Hill City is 0-2.
Dell Rapids St. Mary in Castlewood, 7 p.m.: Castlewood has opened with two wins. St. Mary (1-2) is riding a two-game losing streak in this Dakota Valley Conference matchup.
Arlington in the Chester area, 7 p.m.: Arlington is 0-2 and Chester Area is 2-1 so far this fall.
Canistota in Florence-Henry, 7 pm in Florence: Canistota (1-2) opened as the No. 1 team in Class 9A. Florence-Henry (1-1) wouldn’t mind getting revenge for a 22-20 first-round Class 9AA playoff loss to Canistota-Freeman last fall.
Hamlin at Britton-Hecla, 7 p.m. at Britton: The Chargers have won three games by a 143-18 margin thus far. Britton-Hecla is 2-1.
Estelline-Hendricks at Iroquois-Lake Preston, 7 p.m. at Lake Preston: The good news for the 0-2 Redhawks and 0-3 Sharks is that one of them should win this week.
Tri-Valley at Sisseton, 7 p.m.: The Redmen 1-2 are preparing to host Tri-Valley 2-1.
Hitchcock-Tulare at Waverly-South Shore, 7 p.m. at Waverly: Hitchcock-Tulare is rated 3-0 in Class 9B. Waverly-South Shore (0-3) is on a 16-game losing streak.
Deuel in the Webster area, 7 pm: This Northeastern Conference matchup features the Cardinals 2-1 and the Bearcats 0-3.
Elkton-Lake Benton in the Deubrook area, 7 pm in White: It’s certainly been a while since these two Dakota Valley Conference foes were 3-0 when they met.
Oldham-Ramona-Rutland at De Smet, 7pm: The Bulldogs have won two straight after an opening loss and host the Raiders 1-1.
North Central at Faith, 7 p.m.: This game matches 1-1 North Central against 2-1 Faith.
Langford area in Faulkton area, 7 p.m.: Faulkton Area (1-2) got its first win last week. Langford Area fell to 0-3.
Newell in the Herreid-Selby area, 7 p.m. in Selby: The top-rated Class 9B Wolverines are 2-0 and host 0-3 Newell.
Sunshine Bible Academy in Sully Buttes, 7 pm in Onida: Sully Buttes will try to go 4-0 with a win over 0-2 SBA.
Redfield at Mobridge-Pollock, 7 p.m. at Mobridge: This Class 11B matchup features 3-0 Mobridge-Pollock and 1-2 Redfield.
LaMoure-Litchville/Marion in Tri-State, 7 pm in Rosholt: The host Tigers are 0-3 and hosts LaMoure-Litchville/Marion 3-0.
Oakes vs. Park River Area in Casselton, 7 p.m.: Oakes is 3-0 and Park River Area is 1-2.
Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm in Sargent County, 7 p.m. in Milnor: EEK is looking for its first win after three losses when it takes on Sargent County 1-2.
Saturday, September 10
Aberdeen Central at Sturgis, 7pm MT: After opening against two top Class 11AA teams, the Golden Eagles will look for their first win of the season against Sturgis (1-1).
Marty at McLaughlin, 3 p.m.: McLaughlin is 1-1 and Marty is 0-1 heading into this All Nations Conference game.