Senior twins Tyler and Tyson Zemlicka, who collectively had 10 nine-player football performances that qualify for the National Federation of State High School Associations' National High School Sports Record Book (including four national records), ended their careers in stellar style as they helped lead the Waverly-South Shore (South Dakota) High School football team to the 2011 South Dakota High School Activities Association Class 9B state title.
On November 11, Waverly-South Shore High School defeated Avon (South Dakota) High School, 58-24, in the University of South Dakota's DakotaDome to claim the state title. The win capped the Coyotes’ perfect 12-0 season.
In that title game, 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior quarterback Taylor compiled 196 rushing yards and 170 passing yards. In recognition of his performance, he was named Joe Robbie Most Valuable Player.
Tyson, who is a 6-2, 205-pound senior wide receiver, was on the receiving end of his twin brother’s passes for three touchdowns and 101 yards.
Tyson also set four nine-player football national records - 145 career pass receptions; 2,507 career receiving yards; 36 career receiving touchdowns and 16 single-season receiving touchdowns. He also ranks sixth in single-season pass receptions (44) and seventh in single-season receiving yards (788).
Meanwhile, Taylor ranks fourth for single-season pass attempts (185); third for single-season pass completions (121); fourth for single-season touchdown passes (31) and third for single-season passing yards (2,124).
This fall, Waverly-South Shore set the nine-player football national record for most points in a season, when it tallied 668 points.