Tonight’s Area High School Football Schedule
It's week two of the Iowa high school football season, and there's a full schedule of games involving teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa tonight (Friday, Sept. 2, 2016).
Among the area games are a few marquee match-ups.
Defending Class-A state champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck, which is ranked fourth, plays at Dike-New New Hartford, rated seventh in Class-2A. Gladbrook-Reinbeck opened the season last week with a 7-6 victory over Grundy Center in the 97th annual meeting between the two rivals. Dike-New Hartford suffered a last-second lost at Denver, falling 25-22 to the fifth-ranked (Class-1A) Cyclones.
Another game between two potential playoff teams takes place in West Union, where North Fayette Valley hosts Waverly-Shell Rock. The unranked Go-Hawks opened with an impressive 31-14 victory over Crestwood of Cresco last week, while North Fayette Valley -- ranked No. 2 in Class-2A -- won at Decorah, 28-7.
The top game in Class-2A this evening will be played at New Hampton, where the fifth-ranked Chickasaws host No. 6 Waukon in an early-season top-10 showdown. Another rated 2A team with a tough challenge is No. 3 Mount Vernon, which faces West Delaware in Manchester. West Delaware is currently ranked No. 8 in Class-3A. (CLICK HERE to view this week's rankings.)
For most teams, tonight's games are the final tune-up before the race for playoff berths begin.
Here's the entire list of games involving Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa teams scheduled to be played tonight:
Iowa Falls-Alden @ 2A-#8 Aplington-Parkersburg
Ames @ Cedar Falls
Oelwein @ Center Point-Urbana
Independence @ Clear Creek-Amana
East Marshall, LeGrand @ Columbus Catholic, Waterloo
Decorah @ Crestwood, Cresco
A-#4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck @ 2A-#7 Dike-New Hartford
**Iowa Valley, Marengo @ #1 Don Bosco, Gilbertville
**#5 AGWSR, Ackley @ Dunkerton
Sumner-Fredericksburg @ East Buchanan, Winthrop
Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg @ Edgewood-Colesburg
South Hardin @ Grundy Center
Nashua-Plainfield @ Hudson
Mason City @ Marshalltown
Waterloo, East @ Newton
Waverly-Shell Rock @ 2A-#2 North Fayette Valley
1A-#10 Jesup @ North Linn, Troy Mills
**Janesville @ Tripoli
Vinton-Shellsburg @ Union, La Porte City
1A-#5 Denver @ Wapsie Valley, Fairbank
Dubuque, Hempstead @ Waterloo, West
2A-#5 New Hampton @ 2A-#6 Waukon
**#6 Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction @ West Central, Maynard
2A-#3 Mount Vernon @ 3A-#8 West Delaware, Manchester
**Denotes 8-Player Games