Gridiron Spotlight featured game of the week: Chamberlain hosts Vermillion in home-opener

This week's livestream will be the Chamberlain Cubs (0-1) vs. the Vermillion Tanagers (1-0). It will be featured on

Chamberlain will be featured in our game of the week livestream this week.

The Chamberlain Cubs are anxious for their first home game of the season brings and the opportunity it brings.

After moving up Class 11B to Class 11A this season, Chamberlain faces a challenge, but not one they're not ready to face head-on. Last week was not the start to the season the Cubs were looking for, falling on the road to Milbank 52-0, but with Friday's home opener ahead, the team seems to have renewed optimism and energy.

Kickoff between Chamberlain and Vermillion is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, in Chamberlain.


This is the third high school football game the Mitchell Republic will feature on livestream this season.

Week 0: Hanson (24) at Parkston (16)

Week 1: Sioux Valley (30) at Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central (14)

Dierks covers prep and collegiate athletics across the Mitchell Republic's coverage region area, focusing on Mitchell High School football and boys basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Gridiron Spotlight, producing video and providing live play-by-play for the traveling weekly prep football broadcast during its first season in the fall of 2021. Dierks is a Mitchell native who graduated from South Dakota State University with his bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2020. He joined the Mitchell Republic sports staff in August 2021. He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @LDierksy.
What To Read Next
After taking down Sioux Center on Friday, the Marlins stumbled against Aberdeen, dropping the contest on the road Sunday.
On Saturday, the Marlins fell to Sioux Falls-1, before defeating Sioux Center on Sunday.
Prep basketball action from around the state for Saturday, Jan. 28.
The victory likely sets up a Class AA No. 1 versus No. 3 showdown between the Kernels (9-2) and undefeated Sioux Falls Jefferson on Tuesday in Sioux Falls.