By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The 2017-18 high school sports season officially begins tonight with two week zero football games around the state. Central City will host Lone Tree and HLV will travel to Wayland to face WACO with both contests kicking off at 7pm.
The first preseason rankings in football and cross country have been released.
In Class 4A, Ankeny Centennial is number one, Iowa City West is 4th, Cedar Rapids Washington is 6th and CR Prairie is tied for 9th.
Class 3A, Pella has the top spot, CR Xavier is 3rd, the West Delaware Hawks are tied for 4th.
Class 2A, number one is Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Mount Vernon is tied for 2nd.
Class 1A, Iowa City Regina is on top.
Class A, first is Council Bluffs St. Albert, Lisbon is 7th. North Linn and East Buchanan are receiving votes.
8-player, Harris-Lake Park is one, Midland and Elkader Central are receiving votes.