Prep Football: First Round Matchups are Set for 8-Player and Classes 2A, 1A, and A

Playoff Football- The regular season is in the books for 8-Player and Classes A, 1A, and 2A, which means that it’s time to look at the matchups for our local teams.

Starting in Class 2A, #10 Mediapolis won their district, giving the Bulldogs homefield advantage against Anamosa, who finished in fourth place in District four behind Monticello, Camanche, and Northeast.

Albia earned the dubious distinction of taking on #2 Van Meter to open up their postseason action.

(5-3) West Burlington-Notre Dame will hit the road to go against (4-4) Camanche and (4-4) Mid-Prairie will host (4-4) Northeast.

In Class A, Danville clinched a playoff birth in their first season of competition since 2016, but they will have a tough road battle against #6 Wapsie Valley.

Pekin will tangle with #8 Lynnville-Sully and Columbus will host Maquoketa Valley.

In 8-Player, #1 Winfield-Mt. Union, touting a high-octane offense and a stout defense, will go against the at-large bid, Belle Plaine. Looking at similar opponents, Belle Plaine handled HLV and Iowa Valley but fell to Montezuma 62-32. KILJ 98.5 FM, AM 1130, will have the call with Jeff Broeg.

WACO will have another home playoff game as the Warriors host Baxter. Including the Covid year, this is WACO’s fourth consecutive trip to the playoffs and their sixth home playoff game: the Warriors are 4-1 in that span. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

Iowa Valley returns to the playoffs as they take on BGM in the first round in a road matchup.

Games are slated to start at 7 pm on Friday, October 20th.

For a full list of the playoff games, click here: Playoff Matchups