The 'cream' starting to rise.
With a third of the high school football season complete...the cream is starting to rise to the top. Top ranked Regina extended its winning streak to 45 games with a home win over West Branch. Regals hit the road this week to face Eddyville-Blakesburg.
After being shutout by Regina the previous week...Solon rebounded nicely with a 45-13 win at Mount Pleasant. Spartans begin district play at home Friday night against a 1-2 Clear Creek Amana squad and new head coach and former Hawkeye Matt Hughes.
After a disappointing home loss in the opener to Cedar Falls...City High has picked up back-to-back road wins against Waterloo West and Waterloo East. Little Hawks return home Friday to take on a winless Cedar Rapids Jefferson team.
3rd-ranked Iowa City West looked good for a third straight week taking out previously unbeaten Kennedy at home last Friday. Trojans will travel up Interstate 380 Friday night with revenge on their mind. The KXIC Game of the Week features West at Prairie on homecoming night at John Wall Field. The Hawks knocked West out of the play-offs in the second round last season in Iowa City. Prairie is coming off consecutive losses to Kennedy and Xavier. The Saints defense was the most dominate I've seen in recent memory as they shutout Prairie and limited the offense to just 92 total yards. The Prairie defense looked pretty good in shutting out the Saints in the first half...but the Hawks offense is struggling to find consistency at the quarterback position in Coach Morrissey's spread offense. West's offense has had no problems finding the end zone...averaging over 52 points a game. Senior quarterback Nate Boland had another fine performance in the win over the Cougars rushing for 115 yards and 4 scores. The defense has been stellar as well giving up 15 points a contest.
Jody Krueger will join me for the broadcast starting at 7:15.