PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A welcome home event was held to honor the Pierre Governor’s football team yesterday. The team won the Class 11AA football championship on Friday. At Sunday evening’s welcome home at the high school gym, Pierre Athletic Director Dan Whalen told the crowd that Pierre has had five state champions with four different teams in the last two years. He also thanked the community and said that there was a tremendous showing of support from Pierre fans on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Mayor Laurie Gill said that the Governors have had a “we” mentality this season and have been an inspiration to the entire community. Football Coach Jayson Poppinga said the players have been a very special group and the team’s senior players have been true leaders.
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