HS Football: First Round of Playoffs Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The high school football playoffs get underway tonight around the state.

The class 3A sixth-ranked West Delaware Hawks are 8-1 and open up their 20th playoff appearance in program history by taking on 3-6 Dubuque Wahlert. We’ll have all the coverage from Brown Field live on KMCH Sports with Jamie, Aaron and Bill after the playoff pregame show with Sports Director Jon Swisher starting at 6:30pm.

The top-ranked class A 9-0 Maquoketa Valley Wildcats are in the postseason for the tenth time and will open up at home against 5-4 Winfield-Mount Union. Live coverage on KMCH.com from Delhi starts a little before 7pm with Sports Director Jon Swisher and Roger Reed.

Also in class A the 4-5 Ed-Co Vikings return to the playoffs for the fourth time and first since 2006. The Vikings travel to Brooklyn to take on 7-2 BGM. All the action will be live with Kevin Schuchmann and Dan McClean on KMCH.com and played back after the WD game on MIX 94.7.

We’ll have score updates from all of other area coverage teams:

In 2A-

The 7-2 Beckman Blazers are back in the playoffs for the seventh time in a row and 13th overall. The Blazers’ opponent is 6-3 Aplington-Parkersburg in Dyersville.

7-2 Anamosa is making its’ 3rd appearance and first since 2004 after a remarkable turnaround season. The Blue Raiders won 7 in a row before last week. Anamosa will host 6-3 New Hampton.

Monticello is in for the 2nd year in a row and 6th in school history. The Panthers are 4-5 and travel to West Union to take on 5th-ranked North Fayette Valley who is 8-1.

Cascade the 6th ranked squad stays at home with a 8-1 mark and hosts West Burlington-Notre Dame.

In class A, 4-5 North Linn is back in the postseason for the 7th time and first since 2008. The Lynx head to take on 3rd-ranked 9-0 Pekin.

In 3A-

Independence is 6-3 and has won 5 games in a row. The Mustangs return to the playoffs for only the 2nd time ever and first since 1985 under interim head coach Justin Putz. Indee travels to Washington to play the 6-3 Demons.

Western Dubuque is in for the 12th time and 4th season in a row. The Bobcats are 6-3 and head to Waverly to battle Waverly- Shell Rock a 7-2 # 10 team.