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Author: Jeff Linder | March 20, 2014 | No comments

VAN HORNE -- Kal Goodchild wants to win, sure.But more than anything, he wants the Benton Community football program to regain its identity."When you think of Benton football, you think of toughness and discipline," Goodchild said Thursday after the school released that he will return ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 18, 2014 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Brian White is the new head football coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.He'll be the head cheerleader, too."I'll bring a lot of emotion," he said Tuesday, after Kennedy made the announcement that the former assistant will succeed Tim Lewis, who resigned in December."I'll ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 23, 2014 | 1 comment

 This is how Jeff Linder's ballot for The Gazette's 2014 preseason football poll might look, plus projections for the 2014 playoff field. CLASS 4ATop 10 2013 W-L 2013 Postseason1. Waukee 10-2 4A quarterfinalist2. West Des Moines Dowling 14-0 4A champion3. Bettendorf 10-3 4A semifinalist4. West Des Moines Valley 10-3 4A semifinalist5. Cedar Rapids Washington 6-4 4A qualifier6. Johnston 5-5 4A ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 23, 2014 | No comments

  IOWA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL DISTRICTS, 2014 & 2015 seasons(Assigned by the Iowa High School Athletic Association)CLASS 4ADistrict 1 -- Ames, Ankeny, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, Des Moines East, Sioux City North, Southeast Polk.District 2 --¬†Des Moines North, Des Moines Roosevelt, Johnston, Lewis Central, Sioux City ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 23, 2014 | No comments

Iowa Prep Sports has received copy of an email from the Iowa High School Athletic Association to school athletics directors (sent at 10:18 this morning), regarding football for 2014 and 2015:The district assignments for football for Classes 4A  through 8-Player will be available for viewing ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 16, 2014 | 1 comment

 Citing the safety concerns of a compact postseason grind, the Iowa High School Athletic Association is considering a move that would condense the football regular season to eight games.A decision is expected next Wednesday, the day before the IHSAA releases its districts for the 2014 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 7, 2014 | 1 comment

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- It is done.The Mississippi Valley Conference, the final soldier standing in the fight to maintain conference football, surrendered in a meeting Tuesday. Athletics directors and principals from the league have opted to go to the district format, effective the 2014 season.Now, the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 19, 2013 | 1 comment

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- The pulse is weakening. The family has been called into the room.But according to Randy Krejci, the Mississippi Valley Conference is not yet ready to pull the plug on competing as a football conference."I don't think it's a futile (battle)," Krejci said ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 17, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The coaching license of former Cedar Rapids Washington coach/teacher Tony Lombardi has been suspended until Aug. 1, 2014, according to a document released by the Iowa Department of Educational Examiners.Lombardi resigned as football and baseball coach last spring amid charges of unethical ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 17, 2013 | 6 comments

So, it's all but over.Cedar Rapids Xavier, Davenport Assumption and Dubuque Wahlert will be playing Class 3A district football next fall. The Mississippi Valley Conference and the Mississippi Athletic Conferences will not exist in football.That much is 99-percent certain.What's next?It's the drawing up of districts ...

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