84 Players to Play in South Dakota All-Star Football Game at Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Organizers of the South Dakota High School All-Star Football Game have announced the roster for the July 9 event presented by Sanford Health, which will be played in the University of South Dakota DakotaDome.

Vermillion Area Chamber and Development (VCDC) won the bid to move the game from Aberdeen. “This game has nearly 30 years of history and alumni, and we’re looking at improving on the great work the community of Aberdeen did for nearly three decades,” said Nate Welch, executive director of VCDC. “We’re honored to take on the challenge of taking this once-in-a-lifetime experience to the next level.”

Those improvements include elimination of the $300 fee athletes had to pay. The 84 players and nine coaches from across the state will also receive a backpack filled with customized items, be housed in air-conditioned residence halls July 6-9, entertained with several fun events, and attend a formal recognition banquet featuring Joe Glenn, former head USD football coach.

“Thanks to the great support of businesses in and around Vermillion, including our title sponsor, Sanford Health, the city of Vermillion and the VCDC, these athletes will have a ‘bowl game’ experience – and for no cost to them,” Welch said.

Tickets are available at the door of the DakotaDome and ahead of time at vcdc.yapsody.com. Doors open at noon on Saturday, July 9, and game time is 1 p.m.

See the roster at this link.

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