The High School Football season is underway and it was a good start for many schools in Johnson County with Iowa City West, Regina, Solon and West Branch posting wins and City High nearly pulling off the upset of 6th ranked Cedar Falls. Our KXIC game this week features a Mississippi Valley Conference matchup with 4th ranked West visiting Cedar Rapids Washington at Kingston Stadium. Despite graduating some big time offensive skill position players like Morgan, Reiners and Alexander...the Trojans had no trouble scoring touchdowns in their opener as they beat Linn-Mar 67-28. West should see a little better defense Friday when facing a Warrior team that lost to cross town rival Kennedy 14-10. Paul James has returned for a second coaching stint at Washington. James coached the team from 1995 through 2005 and stepped down to become the school's athletics director. Tony Lombardi took over and held the post until resigning in April amid allegations he mistreated players. James stepped in and is ready to lead the program again. Jody Krueger will join me for the broadcast starting at 7:15.
Other area match-ups this week include:
Regina @ Solon
City High @ Waterloo West
Durant @ West Branch