Crow Creek’s Devon Grant Looking To Take Chieftain Football Next Level

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By Rich Winter

As I was visiting with Todd County football coach Bob Kornely for a Falcons preview on Monday, I asked him what other team’s he thought were going to be good on the Falcons schedule this season.

Without missing a beat he said, “If Crow Creek can get all of that speed on the field then they are going to be dangerous.”

That speed he is talking about is Crow Creek junior, Devon Grant.

Grant served notice at the South Dakota state track meet that he was going to be a handful this fall. The junior finished 7th in the Class A, 100 meters (11.43), stamping himself as one of the fastest returners for the Chieftains, and across north and south central, South Dakota.


Crow Creek plays in the 11B division of South Dakota football and has long struggled to make it out of their Region and into the playoffs.

Records for the last five seasons.

2013 – 2-6

2012 – 1-7

2011 – 1-7

2010 – 3-5

2009 – 2-6

Region 1 football:

Region 1 Power Points W-L
Aberdeen Roncalli 0.000 0-0
Crow Creek 0.000 0-0
Groton Area 0.000 0-0
Mobridge-Pollock 0.000 0-0
Redfield/Doland 0.000 0-0
Tiospa Zina 0.000 0-0

The Chieftains open their season with a crucial, road and region game on Friday as they travel to Agency Village to tangle with Tiospa Zina.

Crow Creek schedule:
Aug. 29 – @ Tiospa Zina
Sep. 5 @ Cheyenne Eagle-Butte
Sep. 12 Host Todd County
Sep. 19 Host St. Francis
Sep. 26 @ Mobridge/Pollock
Oct. 03 – Host Bennett County
Oct. 10 – Open
Oct. 17 @ Winner

Oct. 23 Host Chamberlain

In order for the Chieftains to make the playoffs, they will need to get off to a FAST start as the back end of that schedule gets pretty difficult.

Fast start – No problem, just find a way to get the ball in Devon Grant’s hands.