There are five high school teams in Bismarck-Mandan that play 11-Man football.
Three of them are ranked in the top two of the AAA and AA polls.
Bismarck High is on top of the voting in Class-AAA. The Demons started the season with wins over Davies, West Fargo and a 35-point win over Minot in the conference opener last week.
"At this point of the season we're very fortunate with the injury big. We've been really injury free which is a nice thing and we've been able to rotate some bodies in and get some kids some valuable playing time early on and we're going to need those kids down the stretch and the one thing is our kids have played awfully hard the first three weeks and we have a long way to go but certainly it's a good start for us," said BHS head coach Mark Gibson.
The Demons have scored 48, 48 and 42-points in their first 3-wins and they've only given up a total of 34-points. The offensive line is opening holes and giving the quarterback time to throw.
"We're still young there and we're still learning. We have seniors there but they're all first year starters except for Chase Dockter. he's kind of our leader and this is his third year as a starter for us so he's our head guy up front. he's a kid that works extremely hard on both sides of the football for us. he's not overly big but he's extremely powerful. I think those kids have been a pleasant surprise so far. They have a long way to go but they have certainly done a nice job the first three games," said Gibson.
The Demons play in Mandan on Friday Night and that game on the Braves home field will be a match-up of ranked teams. BHS is number-1 while Mandan is 5th in the voting.
Century is ranked second.
Sheyenne and Davies are third and fourth.