Larry Leeds

Jacob and Josh Giles have had great starts to the 2016 football seasons for the Dakota State College and Madison Bulldogs. Both brothers play quarterback on their respective teams.

Jacob has led the Trojans to a 2-1 record, while his younger brother has guided the Bulldogs to a 3-0 mark so far this season.

I am not sure if there have been any brothers who have played for DSU and Madison and played the same position for their respective teams.

Before playing for the Trojans, Jacob quarterbacked the Bulldogs and now Josh is following in his footsteps.

Jacob has already earned two weekly awards from the NorthStar Athletic Association as its Offensive Player of the Week. With 400 yards and seven touchdowns, he should be able to bring home more weekly awards.

These two brothers are helping their teams to be the best they can be.

Jacob and the Trojans will be home for the next two weeks. Josh and the Bulldogs go to Lennox this Friday and will return to Trojan Field on Sept.



Larry Leeds was born and raised in South Dakota, graduating from Colman High School in 1974. He continued his education at USD/Springfield and Dakota State University and received a bachelor's degree in physical education and history in 1979. He later obtained a journalism degree from South Dakota State University.

Before coming to Madison, Leeds worked at weekly papers in Flandreau, St. James, Minn., Redfield and Hayti (Hamlin County Publishing with Castlewood and Estelline).

He has a passion for all sports, especially high school sports and amateur baseball, because these teams are filled with players who want to be playing the game.

His favorite teams are the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves, and New York Yankees.

Leeds is also a NASCAR fan whose favorite drivers are Dave Blaney and his son Ryan.