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Posted October 20, 2011
Area football capsules: Week 9

A dozen area football games with playoff ramifications:

IOWA CITY WEST at CEDAR FALLS

Time and site: 7:45 p.m. Friday, at Cedar Falls (UNI-Dome)

Records and rankings: West is 6-2 overall, 5-0 MVC Valley Division; Class 4A No. 2 Cedar Falls is 8-0, 6-0.

Why this game really matters: The victor is the MVC Valley Division champion. Cedar Falls is the likely 4A East No. 1 seed with a win and a Cedar Rapids Xavier win over Linn-Mar.

LINN-MAR at CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER

Time and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Saints Field

Records and rankings: Class 4A No. 3 Linn-Mar is 8-0; Xavier is 5-3.

Why this game really matters: Linn-Mar likely will earn a No. 1 seed in the east side for the 4A playoffs with a win. It’s unlikely, but Xavier could still host a first-round game if some upsets happen in the MVC and the MAC.

CEDAR RAPIDS PRAIRIE at IOWA CITY HIGH

Time and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Bates Field

Records and rankings: Prairie is 2-6; 4A No. 9 City High is 6-2.

Why this game really matters: With two wins in the last three weeks, Prairie can secure a 4A playoff spot if it pulls a big upset and if Clinton loses to Pleasant Valley.

DUBUQUE WAHLERT at CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY

Time and site: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Kingston Stadium

Records and rankings: Wahlert is 5-3 overall, 3-2 MVC Mississippi Division; Kennedy is 4-4, 3-2.

Why this game really matters: Both teams are in the 4A playoffs and both teams will play first-round road games. Both are playing for seedings. A Kennedy win will give the Cougars a winning season and provide 5 extra playoff points for each team they’ve played this season.

Iowa City Regina and Solon, here colliding in a non-district game in Week 2, both are playing for district championships Friday. (Dan Williamson/Freelance)

IOWA CITY REGINA at WEST LIBERTY

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at West Liberty

Records and rankings: Top-ranked Regina is 8-0 overall, 6-0 Class 2A District 5; West Liberty is 6-2, 5-1.

Why this game really matters: The district title still hasn’t been decided. Regina is the champion if it wins, or if Wilton defeats Camanche.

SOLON at GRINNELL

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Grinnell

TV: KCRG Channel 9.2

Records and rankings: Both teams are 7-1 overall, 6-0 Class 3A District 6. Solon is ranked sixth; Grinnell is No. 9. 

Why this game really matters: Simple. The winner is the 3A-6 champion.

DE WITT CENTRAL at CENTER POINT-URBANA

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Center Point

Records and rankings: Central is 4-4 overall, 4-2 Class 3A District 5; CPU is 3-5, 3-3. 

Why this game really matters: The fourth playoff spot in 3A-5 likely goes to the winner. If CPU wins, the Stormin’ Pointers might still be left out on points if Western Dubuque loses to Anamosa or if Union falls to Vinton-Shellsburg (both are unlikely).

SOUTH WINNESHIEK at DYERSVILLE BECKMAN

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Dyersville

Records and rankings: Seventh-ranked South Winn is 8-0 overall, 6-0 Class 2A District 4; No. 8 Beckman is 7-1, 5-1.

Why this game really matters: South Winn is the district champion with a victory, or a defeat by two points or less if North Fayette defeats Monticello. Beckman is crowned with a win of three points or more, or a victory of any margin if North Fayette loses.

MAQUOKETA VALLEY at BELLEVUE

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Bellevue

Records and rankings: Maquoketa Valley is 5-3 overall, 3-3 Class 1A District 5; Bellevue is 6-2, 4-2.

Why this game really matters: The winner is in the 1A playoffs; the loser is out.

WAPSIE VALLEY at STARMONT

Time and site: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Arlington

Records and rankings: Both teams are 7-1 overall, 5-1 Class 1A District 5.

Why this game really matters: The winner is guaranteed a first-round home game, and earns the district title if Clayton Ridge upsets Turkey Valley.

LISBON at WACO

Time and site: 7 p.m. Friday, at Wayland

Records and rankings: Second-ranked Lisbon is 8-0 overall, 5-0 Class A District 5; No. 8 WACO is 7-1, 4-1.

Why this game really matters: The district crown remains undecided. Lisbon obviously wins it a victory. The Lions also reign with a loss of less than 13 points, provided Lone Tree beats Winfield-Mount Union. WACO is the champion with a win and an upset by W-MU.

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT at TWIN CEDARS

Time and site: 7 p.m., at Bussey

Records and rankings: Meskwaki is 4-5 overall, 3-3 Eight Man District 5; Twin Cedars is 3-5, 3-3.

Why this game really matters: The winner is in the Eight-Man playoffs; the loser is out.

OTHER GAMES INVOLVING METRO/IOWA CITY TEAMS:

Waterloo West (0-8) at Cedar Rapids Washington (5-3), 7:15 p.m. Thursday, at Kingston Stadium

Maquoketa (7-1 overall, 6-0 3A-5) at Marion (4-4, 2-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday

Cedar Rapids Jefferson (0-8 overall, 0-5 MVC Valley Division) at Dubuque Hempstead (2-6, 0-5), 7:15 p.m. Friday

 

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