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Author: Jeff Linder | November 4, 2013 | No comments

Quarterfinal football playoff pairings (all games Friday at 7 p.m.): CLASS 4AWest Des Moines Valley (9-2) at Ames (11-0)Waukee (10-1) at West Des Moines Dowling (11-0)Bettendorf (9-2) at Pleasant Valley (11-0)Cedar Rapids Kennedy (8-3) at Cedar Rapids Xavier (10-1) CLASS 3ASioux City Heelan (11-0) at Harlan (10-1)Grinnell (8-3) ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 3, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY - Mike Sehl switched from running pass routes to providing pass protection.The Iowa City Regina senior didn't hesitate when coaches approached him about the position change before the season.The 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end was concerned more about team success than his personal accomplishments, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 31, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The identity of the ball carrier didn't matter. Run or pass, same success."Our coaches stress, just get off the ball," said Cedar Rapids Kennedy lineman Seth Gilmore. "It doesn't matter what we run. We want to get out and ground and pound."It's ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | October 30, 2013 | No comments

IOWA CITY – Marv Cook consulted other coaches to prepare.The Iowa City Regina Coach was looking for help with something more specific than game plans, schemes and practice procedures. Cook sought counsel on coaching his son at the varsity level.Apparently, he received some good advice. ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | October 30, 2013 | No comments

 DYERSVILLE — Coming off back-to-back Class 2A state semifinal trips and returning several key components to those runs, Dyersville Beckman had high expectations for this season.But going into Week 4, the Blazers stared at a 1-2 record and bevy of injuries and illnesses.“We had a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 30, 2013 | No comments

Gazette staffers pick the 2013 playoffs. JEFF LINDERClass 4AQuarterfinals -- West Des Moines Valley over Urbandale; West Des Moines Dowling over Waukee; Iowa City West over Cedar Rapids Washington; Cedar Rapids Xavier over Cedar Rapids KennedySemifinals -- West Des Moines Dowling over West Des Moines Valley; ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 28, 2013 | No comments

Carroll Kuemper ends the 2013 football regular season the same way it began.On top of the Class 2A rankings of The Gazette's football poll. But the Knights took a circuitous route to get there.Kuemper (9-0) regained the No. 1 slot Monday after former top team ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 28, 2013 | No comments

 A dozen key area football games for the first round of the playoffs Wednesday: CEDAR FALLS at CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON (Class 4A)Time and site: 5:30 p.m., at Kingston StadiumRecords and rankings: Both teams are 6-3.Notable: The opener of Wednesday's Kingston twinbill is a rematch of a Week 3 game ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 26, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- About the only less-than-optimal situation at Kingston Stadium on Wednesday will be underneath the stands."The locker rooms (on the east side of the stadium), there are two on the inside and two on the outside," said Cedar Rapids Kennedy football coach Tim ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 26, 2013 | No comments

 MARION -- It's Brendan Miller whose name will go into the record book.But  ..."The offensive line, it's all on them," Miller said. "And the receivers did a great job blocking downfield."Miller rushed for a school-record 275 yards and scored four touchdowns as Class 4A third-ranked ...

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