Dakota Valley vs St. Thomas More football

Dakota Valley's Nate Rice attempts to run the ball down field during Dakota Valley vs St. Thomas More Class 11A semifinal-round football playoff action Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in North Sioux City, South Dakota Sioux City Journal photo by Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown, Sioux City Journal

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Madison captured its third straight Class 11A state title Saturday at the DakotaDome by defeating Dakota Valley 42-20.

The Panthers, playing in their first state title game since 2000, suffered their first loss of the season to end the year 11-1.

Madison has won 35 of its last 36 games and was playing in the state title game for the fifth straight season.


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