Friday marks the halfway point of the high school football season as teams start the push for the postseason. In Class 1A top ranked Regina is showing no signs of slowing down after extending its winning streak to 46 with last weekend's win at Eddyville-Blakesburg. Regals return home Friday to face Cardinal of Eldon. West Branch will try and get back on track this weekend after losing to Regina and 5th ranked Wilton the last two weeks. Bears will try and get their 1st district win at Wapello Friday.
In class 4A 3rd ranked Iowa City West remains unbeaten after surviving a scare at Prairie. Hawks took a 14-7 lead in the 3rd quarter and looked poised to make a two possession game until the Trojan defense came up with a big interception deep in their own territory. Senior fullback Micah Kelsey scored two 4th quarter touchdowns and West escaped with the victory. They travel to Dubuque to take on a disappointing Senior squad that has started 1 and 3. City High continues to gain momemtum and looks in good position to make the play-offs heading into the second half of the season. Little Hawks have won 3 straight and Host Dubuque Hempstead Friday Night. Mustangs also post a 3 and 1 record...but both squads will be looking for their 1st victory over a team with a winning record.
The KXIC Game of the Week features the "Miller Bowl" from Dewitt...as Kevin Miller and the Solon Spartans tangle with his brother Mike Miller and the Sabres from Central DeWitt in a key Class 3A District 6 match-up. Sabres forfeited their 1st two wins of the season for violating a state rule regarding player participation. One of the wins was the District opener over Maquoketa two weeks ago. Jody Krueger will join me for the broadcast starting at 7:15.