High School Football- The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released the regular season schedules for football for 2023 and 2024. This article will focus on the 2023 regular season.
In 8-man football, WACO, fresh off a 2nd place finish in last year’s state championship will start their season against Fremont-Mills on the road before going against District 6 foes. Week two will be their first home game as they face off against Iowa Valley. The Warriors will then travel to take on Winfield-Mt. Union and travel to face off against New London. The Warriors other non-district game will be a week 5 matchup against Easton Valley.
New London will be looking to return to the playoffs as they start the year on the road against Easton Valley before taking on Winfield-Mt. Union at home. Central City is the other non-district game for the Tigers in week 4.
Winfield-Mt. Union will be on the road for the first two weeks of Cam Buffington’s senior year as they face off against Central City and New London. Their first home game will be a rematch against WACO, as the Warriors shut them out last year 43-0. The Wolves week 7 matchup will be a non-district game against Mormon Trail. Other District 6 opponents include Iowa Valley, Tri-County, English Valleys, and HLV.
Danville will field their own team this year in Class A as the Bears will be in District 5 with Wapello, Columbus Community, Pekin, Highland, Lisbon, Van Buren County and Louisa-Muscatine. The Bears will start the season against Lynnville-Sully on the road before getting into district play with a home game against Highland.
With a new classification and coach roaming the sidelines, Mt. Pleasant will be in District 4 for Class 3A. Other district opponents include Fort Madison, Mount Vernon, Assumption in Davenport, Washington, and Keokuk. The Panthers will start the season at Mapleleaf when they face off against the Fairfield Trojans. They will be on the road week 2 against West Burlington/Notre Dame. They will stay on the road to face off against Tipton before home games against Burlington and Mount Vernon. The Panthers will then hit the road for two weeks in a row against Washington and Keokuk. Before taking on Fort Madison at home and rounding out the season against Assumption on the road.
For a full list of the season schedules you can check it out here: https://www.iahsaa.org/football-2023-2024-schedules/.