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This is a photo of the west goal post on the Ethan High School football field. Ethan’s field is one of 18 80-yard fields used in 9-man football games in South Dakota. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

17 percent of SD 9-man teams have 80-yard fields

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Rules and regulations are meant to level the playing field throughout all competition, yet one main component of high school football in South Dakota differs from one field to another.


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Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.