The 2016 high school football regular season came to an end last Friday night and saw three area schools qualify for the playoffs, while others saw their season’s come to an end.
West Delaware led 42-6 at the end of the first half and went on to defeat Maquoketa 63-28 en route to their ninth straight playoff appearance and 13th district title in school history. 13th year head coach Doug Winkowitsch is very proud of this year’s team on all of their accomplishments this season:
The Hawks who finished the season at 8-1 will host Waverly-Shell Rock who finished the regular season with a 6-3 mark this Friday night at Brown Field in Manchester.
The Western Dubuque football team downed Dubuque Hempstead 21-7 in their final regular season game which qualified them for the class 4A playoffs as they finished with a 7-2 record, a district 6 title, and their 13th playoff appearance in school history as they will now travel to Cedar Rapids to take on 8-1 Cedar Rapids Washington at Kingston Stadium.
It was a 52-7 win over Starmont that earned East Buchanan a class A district 4 title and their second consecutive playoff appearance on Friday night. With the win the Buccaneers moved to 7-2 on the season and will host district foe Lisbon a team they beat 44-20 back on September 23rd. Starmont finished their season at 2-7 and will say good bye to 11 seniors from this year’s team.
10 Beckman seniors played their final game in Dyersville and were victorious on senior night as they defeated Oelwein 56-8 to finish their season with a 4-5 record and a 3-4 district mark.
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North Linn was upset minded on senior night as they added a late score against Wapsie Valley before falling 23-12. With the fourth quarter touchdown the Lynx prevented Wapsie Valley from winning the district title which went to East Buchanan due to the points tie-breaker. North Linn finished 6-3 and 4-3 in district play and recognized 12 seniors last Friday as they played their last game in a Lynx uniform.
The Ed-Co football team finished their 2016 campaign with a 3-6 record as they fell to Lisbon 51-12. The Vikings said good bye to seven seniors who helped them finish with a 3-4 district record in a very tough class A district 4.
Eight Maquoketa Valley seniors celebrated their senior night as the Wildcats hosted and were downed by the class 1A district 3 champion Bellevue 48-14, ending their season at 4-5 and a 2-5 district record.
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Cascade traveled to take on 6th ranked Union in the final game for 16 seniors, as the Cougars lost 46-13 to end their season at 6-3 and 4-3 in district play.
Northeast, Goose Lake spoiled senior night for 14 Anamosa seniors on Friday night as they doubled up the Blue Raiders in a 50-25 win which dropped Anamosa to 3-6 with a 2-5 district record.
Sixth place in class 2A district 4 was on the line in Waterloo as Waterloo Columbus defeated Monticello 21-12 as the Panthers along with six seniors finished their season 3-6 and 1-6 in district play.
12 Independence seniors played their last game in a maroon and white uniform as they traveled to Decorah and fell to the Vikings 35-7 ending the Mustangs season at 0-9.