HS Football: Week 1 Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The 2017 high school football season officially begins for a majority of the KMCH coverage area teams tonight, including the West Delaware Hawks at home on Brown Field hosting the 0-1 Independence Mustangs. Fourteenth-year Hawks head coach Doug Winkowitsch talks about where his team sits now entering their first contest, for some of them their first varsity action ever:

The Hawks won the match-up last season at Independence 48-0, Coach Wink believes it is an improved squad led by 3rd-year head coach Justin Putz:

The West Delaware Football pregame show begins around 6:45pm this evening with Jamie Vaske, Aaron Plein and Bill Logan.  Sports Director Jon Swisher will be joined by Hawks head man Doug Winkowitsch. The entire interview can be heard here:

Elsewhere tonight in non-district play:

Our KMCH Sports Area Online and Playback game of the week will come from Monticello. The Panthers host their Jones County highway 151 rivals Anamosa in the 79th annual battle of the Cowbell. A game won by the Blue Raiders a season ago in Anmosa, 38-34. Sports Director Jon Swisher, Ryan Hauser and Kevin Barnes will have the call from Dean Nelson Field around 7:30pm live on KMCH.com and played back after the WD/Indee contest.

Western Dubuque hosts Dubuque Wahlert in Epworth

Cascade visits Maquoketa

Beckman hosts Clayton Ridge

East Buchanan is home in Winthrop hosting Jesup

Maquoketa Valley heads to Edgewood to battle Ed-Co

Starmont will travel to Greene to face North Butler

North Linn will be in Traer to play North Tama

We’ll have score updates of those games throughout the night during our coverage on the air and online at KMCH.com.