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Photos From the Kernels Class 11AA State Title

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) races past Harrisburg's Jackson Garnes (11) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) races past Harrisburg’s Jackson Garnes (11) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell team captains Spencer Neugebauer (8), Cody Riechelt (31), Spencer Mohr (55) and Chris Wahlen (11) raise the trophy as the Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell team captains Spencer Neugebauer (8), Cody Riechelt (31), Spencer Mohr (55) and Chris Wahlen (11) raise the trophy as the Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell team captains Spencer Neugebauer (8), Cody Riechelt (31), Spencer Mohr (55) and Chris Wahlen (11) raise the trophy as the Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell team captains Spencer Neugebauer (8), Cody Riechelt (31), Spencer Mohr (55) and Chris Wahlen (11) raise the trophy as the Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell team captains Spencer Neugebauer (8), Cody Riechelt (31), Spencer Mohr (55) and Chris Wahlen (11) raise the trophy as the Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell team captains Spencer Neugebauer (8), Cody Riechelt (31), Spencer Mohr (55) and Chris Wahlen (11) raise the trophy as the Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is a little emotional while hugging his mother Lisa Neugebauer following the presentation ceremony as the Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is a little emotional while hugging his mother Lisa Neugebauer following the presentation ceremony as the Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Ed Neugebauer holds up the Class 11AA state trophy as Mitchell's Spencer Mohr (55), Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) and Mitchell's Spencer Morgan (76) cheer following the presentation ceremony as Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Ed Neugebauer holds up the Class 11AA state trophy as Mitchell’s Spencer Mohr (55), Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) and Mitchell’s Spencer Morgan (76) cheer following the presentation ceremony as Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers 41-6 for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) shakes past Harrisburg's Jackson Garnes (11) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) shakes past Harrisburg’s Jackson Garnes (11) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Carson Max (33), Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31), Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) combine for a stop on Harrisburg's Hunter Headlee (12) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Carson Max (33), Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31), Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) combine for a stop on Harrisburg’s Hunter Headlee (12) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Mitchell High School student body cheer the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Mitchell High School student body cheer the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) and eight-year-old Stratton VanOvershielde fist bump before warmups during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) and eight-year-old Stratton VanOvershielde fist bump before warmups during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) stiff arms Harrisburg's Cole Teigen (4) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) stiff arms Harrisburg’s Cole Teigen (4) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Mitchell Student Body celebrate an interception by Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Mitchell Student Body celebrate an interception by Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) stiff arms Harrisburg's Curstin Conway (23) on a run during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) stiff arms Harrisburg’s Curstin Conway (23) on a run during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) hugs Mitchell's Austin Jennings (35) along with Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31) while Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) hugs Mitchell's Jarod Uher (10) in the final seconds of the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) hugs Mitchell’s Austin Jennings (35) along with Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31) while Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) hugs Mitchell’s Jarod Uher (10) in the final seconds of the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Connor Morgan (85) tackles Harrisburg's Jack Rabern (39) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Connor Morgan (85) tackles Harrisburg’s Jack Rabern (39) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Defensive Coordinator celebrates a tackle by Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Defensive Coordinator celebrates a tackle by Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Defensive Coordinator celebrates a tackle by Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Defensive Coordinator celebrates a tackle by Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Kernels celebrate a touchdown score by Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Kernels celebrate a touchdown score by Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Connor Morgan (85) and Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) celebrate the Kernel's win over the Harrisburg Tigers during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Connor Morgan (85) and Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) celebrate the Kernel’s win over the Harrisburg Tigers during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Riley Szabo (65) hugs Mitchell's Tayler Reichelt (43) following the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Riley Szabo (65) hugs Mitchell’s Tayler Reichelt (43) following the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's DJ Krogman (41) celebrates the Kernels win with Mitchell's Tayler Reichelt (43) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s DJ Krogman (41) celebrates the Kernels win with Mitchell’s Tayler Reichelt (43) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Andrew Degen (53) celebrates the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Andrew Degen (53) celebrates the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31) hugs Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31) hugs Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Mitchell Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Mitchell Kernels defeated the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Ed Neugebauer holds up the trophy next to his son Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Ed Neugebauer holds up the trophy next to his son Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Kent VanOverschelde fist bumps his eight-year-old son Stratton prior to the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Kent VanOverschelde fist bumps his eight-year-old son Stratton prior to the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) and Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) celebrate the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) and Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) celebrate the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Mohr (55) celebrates the Kernels after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Mohr (55) celebrates the Kernels after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell defensive coordinator Travis Carpenter celebrates the Kernels 41-6 win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell defensive coordinator Travis Carpenter celebrates the Kernels 41-6 win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Mohr (55) hugs Mitchell's Kyle Foote (32) in the finals seconds of the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Mohr (55) hugs Mitchell’s Kyle Foote (32) in the finals seconds of the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Carson Max (33) tackles Harrisburg's Hunter Headlee (12) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Carson Max (33) tackles Harrisburg’s Hunter Headlee (12) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Jed Schmidt (24) returns an interception during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Jed Schmidt (24) returns an interception during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Jed Schmidt (24) evades the tackle of Harrisburg's Tanner Kippes (61) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Jed Schmidt (24) evades the tackle of Harrisburg’s Tanner Kippes (61) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Jed Schmidt (24) is hit by Harrisburg's Connor McAllister (55) after an interception during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Jed Schmidt (24) is hit by Harrisburg’s Connor McAllister (55) after an interception during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) breaks free through the Harrisburg Tigers defense for a score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) breaks free through the Harrisburg Tigers defense for a score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Jed Schmidt (24) tries to tackle Harrisburg's Jack Rabern (39) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Jed Schmidt (24) tries to tackle Harrisburg’s Jack Rabern (39) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Jed Schmidt (24) tries to tackle Harrisburg's Jack Rabern (39) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Jed Schmidt (24) tries to tackle Harrisburg’s Jack Rabern (39) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) is tackled by Harrisburg's Logan Warzecha (27) and Harrisburg's Tanner Kippes (61) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) is tackled by Harrisburg’s Logan Warzecha (27) and Harrisburg’s Tanner Kippes (61) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) fights his way through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) fights his way through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is taken down by a pair of Harrisburg defenders during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is taken down by a pair of Harrisburg defenders during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Bryce Geraets (58) kick out block on Harrisburg's Brayden Selchert (51) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Bryce Geraets (58) kick out block on Harrisburg’s Brayden Selchert (51) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg's Logan Warzecha (27) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg’s Logan Warzecha (27) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31) holds up the ball in the endzone after a reception for the score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31) holds up the ball in the endzone after a reception for the score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) cools off while on the bench after a long touchdown run during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) cools off while on the bench after a long touchdown run during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) evades Harrisburg's Michael Curry (40) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) evades Harrisburg’s Michael Curry (40) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Chris Corbett (67) blocks Harrisburg's Tanner Kippes (61) into the ground during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Chris Corbett (67) blocks Harrisburg’s Tanner Kippes (61) into the ground during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) races his way to the end zone for a score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) races his way to the end zone for a score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) races his way to the end zone for a score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) races his way to the end zone for a score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) races his way to the end zone for a score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) races his way to the end zone for a score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31) and Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) congratulate Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) on a touchdown score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31) and Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) congratulate Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) on a touchdown score during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Myles Horton (60) tackles Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) for a loss during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Myles Horton (60) tackles Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) for a loss during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Myles Horton (60) tackles Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) for a loss during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Myles Horton (60) tackles Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) for a loss during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) runs for yards through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) runs for yards through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) runs for yards through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) runs for yards through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) runs for yards through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) runs for yards through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kyle Foote (32) applies pressure to Harrisburg's Hunter Headlee (12) as Harrisburg's Adam Grady (64) blocks him during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kyle Foote (32) applies pressure to Harrisburg’s Hunter Headlee (12) as Harrisburg’s Adam Grady (64) blocks him during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) returns an interception during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) returns an interception during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) returns an interception during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) returns an interception during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) carries the ball during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is brought down by Harrisburg's Michael Curry (40) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is brought down by Harrisburg’s Michael Curry (40) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Carson Max (33) tackles Harrisburg's Hunter Headlee (12) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Carson Max (33) tackles Harrisburg’s Hunter Headlee (12) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) is brought down by a pair of Harrisburg defenders during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) is brought down by a pair of Harrisburg defenders during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Offensive Coordinator Joe Kramer talks to his linemen during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Offensive Coordinator Joe Kramer talks to his linemen during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The cheerleaders perform during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The cheerleaders perform during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) takes down Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) takes down Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) takes down Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) takes down Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) takes down Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) takes down Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) takes down Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) takes down Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) runs for a touchdown during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) runs for a touchdown during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Tayler Reichelt (43) celebrates the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Tayler Reichelt (43) celebrates the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8), Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31), Mitchell's Spencer Mohr (55) and Mitchell's Chris Wahlen (11) hold up the the Class 11AA state championship trophy on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8), Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31), Mitchell’s Spencer Mohr (55) and Mitchell’s Chris Wahlen (11) hold up the the Class 11AA state championship trophy on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Bryce Geraets (58) and Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) hug after the trophy presentation during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Bryce Geraets (58) and Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) hug after the trophy presentation during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) has his facemask grabbed by a Harrisburg defender during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) has his facemask grabbed by a Harrisburg defender during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) tackles Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) tackles Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) tackles Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) tackles Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) slips through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) slips through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) slips through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) slips through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) breaks free through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) breaks free through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) breaks free through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) breaks free through the Harrisburg defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Harrisburg defenders chase down Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Harrisburg defenders chase down Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) tries evade a Harrisburg defender during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) tries evade a Harrisburg defender during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Bryce Geraets (58) and Mitchell's Alex Klingaman (77) block Harrisburg's Gage Anderson (53) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Bryce Geraets (58) and Mitchell’s Alex Klingaman (77) block Harrisburg’s Gage Anderson (53) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kyle Foote (32) applies pressure to Harrisburg's Hunter Headlee (12) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kyle Foote (32) applies pressure to Harrisburg’s Hunter Headlee (12) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31) dives for Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31) dives for Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) finds running room during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) finds running room during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Harrisburg's Curstin Conway (23) tackles Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Harrisburg’s Curstin Conway (23) tackles Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Bryce Geraets (58) blocks Harrisburg's Curstin Conway (23) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Bryce Geraets (58) blocks Harrisburg’s Curstin Conway (23) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg's Brock Harris (25) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg’s Brock Harris (25) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg's Brock Harris (25) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg’s Brock Harris (25) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Briggs Havlik (15) tackles Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik (15) tackles Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell seniors pose for a photo after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell seniors pose for a photo after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Friends and family celebrate the Kernels win with them after the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) and eight-year-old Stratton VanOverschelde dab prior to the Kernels taking the field for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) and eight-year-old Stratton VanOverschelde dab prior to the Kernels taking the field for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Kent VanOverschelde's wish him luck before the Kernels take on the Harrisburg Tigers in the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Kent VanOverschelde’s wish him luck before the Kernels take on the Harrisburg Tigers in the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Mitchell Kernels warm up on the field prior to the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

The Mitchell Kernels warm up on the field prior to the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

12-year-old Joe VanOverschelde waits for the Kernels to come out onto the field for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

12-year-old Joe VanOverschelde waits for the Kernels to come out onto the field for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Kent VanOverschelde stands on the opposite side of the field prior to the opening kickoff during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Kent VanOverschelde stands on the opposite side of the field prior to the opening kickoff during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Students cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Seth Paulson (1) kicks a field goal as Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) holds during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Seth Paulson (1) kicks a field goal as Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) holds during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) and Mitchell's Seth Paulson (1) celebrate Paulson's field goal during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) and Mitchell’s Seth Paulson (1) celebrate Paulson’s field goal during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Nine-year-old Lauren VanOverschelde grabs the kickoff tee as the defense goes onto the field during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Nine-year-old Lauren VanOverschelde grabs the kickoff tee as the defense goes onto the field during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31) gets the call from the sideline for the defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31) gets the call from the sideline for the defense during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kyle Foote (32) hits Harrisburg's Hunter Headlee (12) as he pitches the ball to Harrisburg's Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kyle Foote (32) hits Harrisburg’s Hunter Headlee (12) as he pitches the ball to Harrisburg’s Jack Anderson (30) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) makes a cut move as Harrisburg's Brock Harris (25), Harrisburg's Sam Loos (46) and Harrisburg's Curstin Conway (23) close in during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) makes a cut move as Harrisburg’s Brock Harris (25), Harrisburg’s Sam Loos (46) and Harrisburg’s Curstin Conway (23) close in during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg's Logan Warzecha (27) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg’s Logan Warzecha (27) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) makes a cut move as Harrisburg's Brock Harris (25), Harrisburg's Sam Loos (46) and Harrisburg's Curstin Conway (23) close in during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) makes a cut move as Harrisburg’s Brock Harris (25), Harrisburg’s Sam Loos (46) and Harrisburg’s Curstin Conway (23) close in during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg's Logan Warzecha (27) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is hit by Harrisburg’s Logan Warzecha (27) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Fans cheer on the Kernels during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Kent VanOverschelde congratulates Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) following their win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Kent VanOverschelde congratulates Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) following their win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) congratulates Mitchell's Myles Horton (60) on a tackle for loss during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) congratulates Mitchell’s Myles Horton (60) on a tackle for loss during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Kiel Nelson (3) makes a hand off during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Kiel Nelson (3) makes a hand off during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Sam Michels (14) congratulates Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) on a touchdown during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Sam Michels (14) congratulates Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) on a touchdown during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Mohr (55) carries the trophy after the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Mohr (55) carries the trophy after the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) is brought down by Harrisburg's Cole Teigen (4), Harrisburg's Curstin Conway (23) and Harrisburg's Brock Harris (25) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) is brought down by Harrisburg’s Cole Teigen (4), Harrisburg’s Curstin Conway (23) and Harrisburg’s Brock Harris (25) during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Bryce Geraets (58) and Mitchell's Spencer Mohr (55) celebrate the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Bryce Geraets (58) and Mitchell’s Spencer Mohr (55) celebrate the Kernels win over the Harrisburg Tigers for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Defensive Coordinator Travis Carpenter congratulates Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) on his game during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Defensive Coordinator Travis Carpenter congratulates Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) on his game during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Defensive Coordinator Travis Carpenter hugs Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) as the game nears the end during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell Defensive Coordinator Travis Carpenter hugs Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) as the game nears the end during the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Players celebrate the Kernels win for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Players celebrate the Kernels win for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Cody Riechelt (31) and Mitchell's Michael Horton (61) celebrate the Kernels win for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Cody Riechelt (31) and Mitchell’s Michael Horton (61) celebrate the Kernels win for the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer (8) points to the crowd at the end of the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer (8) points to the crowd at the end of the Class 11AA state championship game on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. (Matt Gade/Republic)

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