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High School Football Sep. 23, 2022 10:57 pm76d ago
Quarterback Drew Larson scored as a passer, rusher and receiver, contributing to six total touchdowns and Iowa City dominated crosstown rival Iowa City West, 49-0, in the Battle for the Boot on Friday night.
Sports Sep. 23, 2022 5:46 pm76d ago
Jay Oostendorp has reaped the rewards of his offseason labor, becoming a versatile and vital contributor to the Coe defense. He ranks among the defensive leaders in multiple categories.
High School Football Sep. 23, 2022 2:16 pm77d ago
Trey Franck opted to open-enroll and continue to attend Marion, even though he moved with his family to their farm after the summer baseball season. He briefly considered transferring to a closer school, but didn’t want to leave his friends. The Wolves have won two straight games against ranked teams after an 0-2 start.
Iowa Prep Sports Sep. 22, 2022 8:45 am78d ago
From Iowa City Liberty and Marion, to Cascade, East Buchanan and more, we run through the most-impressive wins of Iowa high school football Week 4 on the latest episode of the Prep Football Huddle podcast.
Iowa Prep Sports Sep. 22, 2022 9:24 am78d ago
The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the assignments for district competition set for Oct. 3-4. Western Dubuque is the lone Gazette area team to host, while all Metro and Iowa City teams hit the road for qualifying rounds. The top three teams in each advance to state Oct. 7-8.
High School Football Sep. 20, 2022 4:58 pm79d ago
When you need to understand the wonders of high school football in Eastern Iowa, people seek our answers. Jeff Linder, Jeff Johnson, Nathan Ford and K.J. Pilcher address midseason MVP candidates, deep talent pools in the Metro, midseason surprises and whether seven classes work.
Sports Sep. 17, 2022 6:32 pm82d ago
Jarrett Zibert threw for 240 yards and touchdown passes to four receivers, helping Ripon (Wis.) College gain 443 offensive yards and defeat Cornell, 49-14, in a Midwest Conference football game.
High School Football Oct. 21, 2022 5:24 pm48d ago
East Buchanan and Class A No. 7 Alburnett delivered the hard-fought battle everyone expected. They also provided a high-scoring affair that neither team could have, or probably would have, predicted in a 34-27 Buccaneers win.
Sports Sep. 16, 2022 5:26 pm83d ago
The Cornell College football team’s results vary from week to week, from a season-opening loss to a dominant victory last week. The frustration and fun of the learning curve for a roster that includes 67 underclassmen.
High School Football Sep. 16, 2022 12:08 pm84d ago
This hasn’t been a typical football season for Linn-Mar. The Lions were disrupted and displaced in the preseason thanks to problems with the installation of new field turf at their stadium. Instead of sulking about the inconvenience of off-campus practices and even playing the first home game at another Metro school, they opted to take on the challenges.
High School Football Sep. 16, 2022 9:10 am84d ago
Linn-Mar’s T.J. Jackson returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and the Lions produced the final three scores to down Class 4A No. 9 Cedar Rapids Washington, 30-12.
Iowa Prep Sports Sep. 15, 2022 9:24 am85d ago
The Gazette's Jeff Johnson, Jeff Linder and K.J. Pilcher discuss the parity in Class 1A, more takeaways from Week 3 and Week 4 games to watch on the latest Prep Football Huddle podcast.
High School Football Sep. 13, 2022 2:59 pm87d ago
Shane Falco approves our answers to Iowa high school football questions. Jeff Linder, Jeff Johnson, Nathan Ford and K.J. Pilcher talk Week 2 wins, defenses, upcoming games and what programs could make good reality TV.
Iowa Prep Sports Sep. 12, 2022 6:35 pm87d ago
Tate Brunk has probably played at least 50 rounds at Brown Deer Golf Club over the last year. The Iowa City Liberty senior has a lay of the land on his home course. He converted that experience into his best round of the season Monday.