By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The high school football season reaches the midway point of the regular season tonight with week 5 action on the final Friday of the month. Three area schools are celebrating homecoming this week, with only four of the twelve KMCH coverage area teams hosting games.
The class 3A 3rd-ranked West Delaware Hawks, 4-0 overall and 2-0 in district 3 play, have a homecoming date with 0-4 Crestwood. The Hawks offense has been solid putting up 152 points in four games and is coming off its’ best performance last week by scoring 48 points and racking up that school record total of 580 yards. The defense has been very strong only allowing 39 points. The Cadets have only scored 30 points all season and have given up 150 against opposing teams. Hawks head coach Doug Winkowitsch expects a run dominated approach from Crestwood and wants to see his team continue to improve by getting off to a quicker start tonight:
Homecoming week always brings distractions and an out of the routine schedule but Coach Winkowitsch was confident this group would be able to concentrate on getting ready for the task at hand:
It is also a week for the current players and coaches in the program to think about and welcome back former Hawks:
Coach Wink is proud to have a member of his squad crowned earlier in the week as 2014 WD homecoming king with lineman Austin Monaghan receiving the recognition from the majority of his peers. Monaghan is a tireless worker and has had to become the man of his household at his young age because of the unexpected loss of his father, Mark, in early January of this year:
Coverage of West Delaware Football from KMCH Sports tonight inside Brown Field live on KMCH and KMCH.com with Jamie Vaske, Aaron Plein and Bill Logan will begin around 7:30pm tonight after the Football Friday Night Pregame Show at 7pm with Sports Director Jon Swisher.
Our area online and playback game of the week takes place in Lisbon as the class A top-ranked, 4-0/2-0, Maquoketa Valley Wildcats travel for the first time in district play taking on 2-2/2-0 in a match-up of two of the three undefeated teams in district 5. The Wildcats have been rolling on offense scoring over 45 points in each of their last three games, outscoring opponents 173-55 in their first 4 contests. The Lions are a tradition-rich program and are only three years removed from a state title. MV fourth-year head coach Wes Wilson has great respect for Lisbon’s program and veteran head coach Kent Allison:
Coach Wilson and his staff stress to their players that even though having the number one ranking for the second week in a row for the first time since 1989 is a nice feeling, they have plenty of improving to do to reach their ultimate goals:
All the action can be heard live tonight with Kevin Schuchmann and Dan McClean from Lisbon on KMCH.com starting at 7pm and played back after the WD game on KMCH.
The other unbeaten team in class A D-5 is North Linn. The 2-2 Lynx are in the midst of their homecoming and will welcome in 1-3/1-1 Ed-Co. North Linn eighth-year head coach Jared Collum talks about the importance of his team being prepared for the game despite the out of routine week they have been through:
Other area games;
Western Dubuque has homecoming contest with Dubuque Wahlert in Epworth
East Buchanan hosts Starmont in Winthrop
Independence is at Vinton-Shellsburg
Beckman steps out of district play with a trip to Guttenberg, taking on 1A Clayton Ridge
Anamosa heads to Camanche
Monticello is on the road in Mt. Vernon
Cascade visits Gooselake to play Northeast