Iowa High School Football 2017 Week 2 Area Schedule
Week two of the 2017 Iowa high school football season features a full schedule of games involving teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa Friday night (Sept. 1).
Among the area games, there are a few marquee match-ups.
Two-time defending Class-A state champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck (1-0), which is ranked second, puts its 25-game wining streak on the line against perennial Class-2A power Dike-New New Hartford (1-1). Gladbrook-Reinbeck opened the season last week with a convincing 28-7 victory over Grundy Center (0-1) in the 98th consecutive and final meeting between the two rivals. Dike-New Hartford defeated Independence 47-20 on Aug. 18, then stumbled to a 39-6 setback against Class-1A third-ranked Denver (1-0) Friday night.
In another game involving two teams that are annually in the hunt for playoff berths, Waverly-Shell Rock (1-0) hosts North Fayette Valley (0-1) in Waverly. Neither team is ranked heading into the game, but both received enough votes in this week's Associated Press rankings to be considered among the top 10. Waverly-Shell Rock is coming off an impressive 55-0 season-opening victory over Crestwood, while TigerHawks fell to Decorah, 31-6.
West Delaware (1-0) is the only rated team from the area facing ranked opponent this week. The Hawks, ranked fifth in Class-3A, travel to Mount Vernon for a game against the Mustangs Friday night. Mount Vernon (1-0) is the ninth-rated team in Class-2A.
Another intriguing game is the one being played at Memorial Stadium in Waterloo. It's Homecoming for Waterloo East (1-0), which hosts the Newton Cardinals (1-0). The Trojans are coming off their first season-opening win since 2012. Last week's 38-0 win over Des Moines North snapped a 37-game losing streak and was East's first shutout victory since the 1990s.
For most teams, tonight's games are the final tune-up before the race for playoff berths begin.
Here's the entire list of this week's games involving Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa teams, all of which are scheduled to be played Friday night:
**Dunkerton @ AGWSR, Ackley
Cedar Falls @ Ames
North Tama, Traer @ BCLUW, Conrad
Osage @ Charles City
Edgewood-Colesburg @ Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg
Crestwood, Cresco @ Decorah
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank @ 1A-#3 Denver
Waterloo West @ Dubuque, Hempstead
Columbus Catholic, Waterloo @ East Marshall, LeGrand
Dike-New Hartford @ A-#2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck
Clear Creek-Amana @ Independence
2A-#8 Aplington-Parkersburg @ Iowa Falls-Alden
**8P-#2 Don Bosco, Gilbertville @ Iowa Valley, Marengo
**Tripoli @ Janesville
North Linn, Troy Mills @ Jesup
Marshalltown @ Mason City
Postville @ MFL-Mar-Mac
**Central, Elkader @ Midland, Wyoming
3A-#5 West Delaware, Manchester @ 2A-#9 Mount Vernon
Hudson @ Nashua-Plainfield
2A-#3 Waukon @ New Hampton
Center Point-Urbana @ Oelwein
**Kee, Lansing @ Riceville
Grundy Center @ South Hardin
A-#8 Saint Ansgar @ South Winneshiek, Calmar
Maquoketa Valley, Delhi @ Starmont
East Buchanan, Winthrop @ Sumner-Fredericksburg
**West Central, Maynard @ 8P-#9 Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction
Union, La Porte City @ Vinton-Shellsburg
Newton @ Waterloo, East
North Fayette Valley @ Waverly-Shell Rock
**Denotes 8-Player Games