Pierre's Stout named SD Gatorade football player of the year

Pierre quarterback Garrett Stout. (South Dakota Public Broadcasting photo)

Pierre quarterback Garrett Stout was named South Dakota's Gatorade football player of the year on Friday.

Stout, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior quarterback passed for 2,446 yards and 38 touchdowns in the Governors' undefeated state championship season in Class 11AA. He was 150 of 231 passing with three interceptions, and also ran for 1,564 yards on 128 carries and 23 touchdowns. Stout was in charge of an offense that engineered 710 points for the season, and averaged 59.1 points per game. The state title was Pierre's third-straight championship.

The award recognizes athletic excellence, along with academic achievement and high character values. Stout, who has a 3.53 grade-point average, has signed to play baseball at South Dakota State University, starting in 2020-21. Stout is the first football award winner from Pierre.

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