It's week eight of the Iowa high school football season and several games involving teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa have district championship and/or playoff implications Friday night (Oct. 14, 2016).

The marquee match-up takes place in West Union, where North Fayette (7-0, 5-0) hosts La Porte City Union (7-0, 5-0) in a battle between the top two rated teams in Class-2A. The Knights hit the road looking to clinch the District 4 championship and a first-round playoff game at home. A victory by the host TigerHawks locks up a post-season berth, and puts them in the driver's seat for the crown heading into next week's game against Waukon (6-1, 4-1).

North Fayette Valley features a potent ground-attack that puts a lot of pressure on opposing defenses. The TigerHawks have completed only 24 passes this season, but seven have gone for touchdowns.

Also in Class-2A, Dike-New Hartford (5-2, 5-0) and Crestwood both secure district titles with victories on the road, while in Class-1A, Denver (7-0, 5-0) stakes claim to the Class-1A, District 2 crown with a victory at home against BCLUW.

There are three games with playoff implications involving area Class-A squads. Defending champion and No. 2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7-0, 5-0) takes its 17-game winning streak to Belle Plaine (6-1, 4-1) with an eye on sealing the District 5 title, while District 4 co-leaders Wapsie Valley (4-3, 4-1) and East Buchanan (5-2, 4-1) both try to avoid losses at home. The Warriors and Buccaneers are among three teams tied the top of the standings in a race that will likely be determined by the tie-breaking playoff point-system.

In eight-player football, No. 3 Turkey Valley (7-0, 4-0) and No. 9 Central Community of Elkader (5-2, 4-0) also lock up district titles with victories.

Week eight got an early start with Waterloo East (0-7, 0-4)  playing at Cedar Rapids Washington (6-1, 2-1) Thursday night. The Trojans fell to the 7th-ranked (Class-4A) Warriors 63-14.

Here's the entire list of games involving Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa teams scheduled to be played Friday night:

THURSDAY, OCT. 13:
4A-#7 Cedar Rapids, Washington - 63, Waterloo East -14 (In Cedar Rapids)

FRIDAY, OCT. 14:
**Janesville @ AGWSR, Ackley
2A-#10 Dike-New Hartford @ CMB, Baxter
A-#2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck @ Belle Plaine
Columbus Catholic, Waterloo @ Cascade, Western Dubuque
Cedar Falls @ Cedar Rapids, Jefferson
Center Point-Urbana @ Central DeWitt
**West Central, Maynard @ 8P-#9 Central, Elkader
Decorah @ Charles City
**8P-#3 Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction @ Clarksville
Durant @ Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg
2A-#10 Crestwood, Cresco @ Clear Lake
BCLUW, Conrad @ 1A-#3 Denver
**Central City @ 8P-#6 Don Bosco, Gilbertville
**Tripoli @ Dunkerton
Edgewood-Colesburg @ A-#9 East Buchanan, Winthrop
Aplington-Parkersburg @ East Marshall, LeGrand
2A-#8 New Hampton @ Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
Hudson @ Grand View Christian School
Benton Community @ Independence
Webster City @ Iowa Falls-Alden
Bellevue @ Jesup
South Winneshiek, Calmar @ Lake Mills
Southeast Polk @ Marshalltown
Newman Catholic, Mason City @ Nashua-Plainfield
Grundy Center @ North Butler, Greene
2A-#2 Union, La Porte City @ 2A-#1 North Fayette Valley
GMG, Garwin @ North Tama, Traer
**Kee, Lansing @ Northwood-Kensett
Waukon @ Oelwein
South Hardin @ Roland-Story, Story City
Waverly-Shell Rock @ South Tama County, Tama
North Linn, Troy Mills @ Starmont
MFL-Mar-Mac @ Sumner-Fredericksburg
Postville @ Wapsie Valley, Fairbank
Mason City @ 4A-#5 Waterloo, West
Marion @ 3A-#10 West Delaware, Manchester
Vinton-Shellsburg @ 3A-#2 Xavier, Cedar Rapids

**Denotes 8-Player Games