2021 ND High School Volleyball Season Preview

After the 2020 season brought us a double dose of perfection, I’m curious what 2021 has in store. Bismarck Century enters the year on a 22-match win streak after winning its fifth title in six years. Linton-HMB finished off a perfect season by sweeping Langdon-Edmore-Munich for the state championship last fall. I see those two programs being the favorites again in their respective classes, but you know the rest of the contenders will be hunting for those upsets throughout the year.

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2021 ND Class 11AA Football Season Preview

From sixteen teams to ten. That’s the change taking place at the division featuring the biggest enrollments in North Dakota high school football. As if that change isn’t enough, there will be an imbalance in the class with six teams from the western side of the state and only four from the east. Sheyenne and Century alone graduated some tremendous talent from their rosters that helped them reach the Dakota Bowl last fall. But those programs have proven they can reload year in and year out. Take a look at my preview that includes top teams and players in the 11AA division.

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2021 ND Class 11A Football Season Preview

The new 11A class is another difficult one to predict because we’re about to see a lot of programs compete against one another for either the first time or the first time in a long time. Fargo North, Fargo South, Grand Forks Red River, Grand Forks Central and Dickinson have always competed in the same division as the biggest schools, but this year they’ll be in the second tier for the Class A schools. It’s a change that’ll take a lot of getting used to, but ultimately, I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out. Read on to find out who I think will be the top competition in 11A this fall.

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2021 ND Class 11B Football Season Preview

With two defending state champions and a boatload of perennial powers in the new 11B division, this might end up being the most competitive of them all. Six teams in 11B have appeared in the Dakota Bowl in one of the last two seasons. The championship pedigree is bountiful in Class 11B and I think it’ll create some outstanding football. Read more to find out who I think are the players and teams to watch in 2021.

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2021 ND High School Class 9B Football Preview

The new look 9-man class dubbed 9B will expand from four regions to eight and feature a total of 41 teams after Garrison exited region 7 for an emergency co-op with Velva. It might be the small school division, but there are some strong teams with great tradition ready to lineup for a shot at the state title. Read to find out who will be the top teams and players this season in Class 9B.

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