Week 7 iahsaa.org preview

For Week 7 – October 7-8
Iowa’s 39 unbeaten prep football teams enter Week 7 with a desire to stay perfect but three will collide with another undefeated club. Games involving the undefeated teams follow

Class 4A (6)
Cedar Rapids Washington (5-1) at Linn-Mar, Marion (6-0)
Could be the best game in the MVC
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (6-0) at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson (1-5)
Lynx’s offense has 4A best of 55 ppg and an average winning margin of 40 ppg
Davenport Central (3-3) at Bettendorf (6-0)
Bulldogs defense has been nasty – yielding a state best of 2.67 ppg)
Dowling Catholic, WDM (3-0, 7-0) at Johnston (2-0, 4-2)
Dragons’ win puts them in CIML-Central lead; Maroons boast second scoring offense (45.57 ppg) and defense (5.71 ppg) in 4A
Iowa City, City High (6-0) at Wahlert, Dubuque (2-4)
Defending 4A Kings seeking 21st straight win
Waterloo West (2-4) at Cedar Falls (6-0)
Tigers’ talent and depth likely too much for Wahawks

Class 3A (9)
Clear Lake (4-0, 6-0) at Webster City (4-0, 6-0)
Winner claims lead in District 3 – slight defensive edge goes to the Lions
Epworth, Western Dubuque (3-3) at Union Community, LaPorte City (6-0)
First game on the Knights new “digs.”
Marion (6-0) at Central Clinton, DeWitt (2-4)
Marion’s last regular season loss (21 wins since) was 10-7 to the Sabers, Oct. 3, 2008
NORWALK (4-0, 6-0) at CARLISLE (4-0, 6-0)
Carlisle population will be increased dramatically between 7-10 p.m. Friday
PELLA (4-0, 6-0) at Keokuk (1-3, 2-4)
Dutch defense allowing just 3.33 ppg – best in Class 3A
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK (4-0, 6-0) at West Delaware, Manchester (3-1, 4-2)
Go-Hawks need a win to set up potential district clash with Decorah who faces Charles City
WILLIAMSBURG (4-0, 6-0) at SOLON (4-0. 6-0)
Late arriving crowd is doubtful and will have to settle for SRO if lucky

Class 2A (4)
Sumner-Fredericksburg (3-1, 3-3) at North Fayette, West Union (4-0, 6-0)
Hawks looking for 20th straight regular season win after losing to Cougars, 22-21, Sept. 26, 2008
Durant-Bennett (2-2, 3-3) at Regina, Iowa City (4-0, 6-0)
Regals sport second best offense (43.83 ppg) and defense (5.5 ppg) in Class 2A
Mediapolis (3-1, 5-1) at Sigourney-Keota (4-0, 6-0)
Last time Cobras got to 6-0 was 2005 and they won it all; but will have to contend this week with talented Mediapolis and QB Jesse Ertz
South Central Calhoun (4-0, 6-0) at Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto (0-4, 1-5)
“Remember the Titans” shaping up to be more than a movie

Class 1A (9)
Aplington-Parkersburg (4-0, 6-0) at Garner-Hayfield (2-2, 4-2)
Falcons can solidify their hold on District 3 lead with a win
Emmetsburg (4-0, 6-0) at Sibley-Ocheyedan (3-1, 5-1)
E-Hawks seeking 26th consecutive regular season and 20th straight district win; S-O 5-1 for first time in over 25 years
Pekin (1-2, 1-4) at North Cedar, Stanwood (3-0, 6-0)
Knights have outscored opponents, 250-7
Logan-Magnolia (4-0, 6-0) at Underwood (2-2, 4-2)
Too bad Westinghouse moved from Underwood, the atmosphere for this one will be electric
Treynor (2-2, 4-2) at St. Albert, Council Bluffs (4-0, 6-0)
Falcons’ 51.0 ppg offense may be too much for improved Cardinals
Stars’ defense is third in Class 1A at 6.5 ppg, while Turkey Valley’s is fourth at 8.33 ppg
WEST BRANCH (4-0, 6-0) is idle
Oct. 22 match up with North Cedar could be for district title
WOODWARD-GRANGER (4-0, 6-0) at Woodward Academy (1-3, 3-3)
Hawks’ offense and defense have come on strong

Class A (5)
Don Bosco, Gilbertville (0-4, 0-6) at NORTH TAMA, TRAER (3-0, 6-0)
Redhawks seeking 29th straight regular season and 20th consecutive district win
Earlham (0-2, 2-5) at Madrid (2-0, 6-0)
Tigers on the road to qualifying for the playoffs for the 20th time
New London (2-2, 2-4) at WACO, Wayland (3-0, 6-0)
WACO and Lisbon on collision course for possible district title game on Oct. 22
NEWMAN CATHOLIC, MASON CITY (4-0, 7-0) is idle
2009 runner-up Knights have date with undefeated Rockford next week
ROCKFORD (3-0, 7-0) at North Butler (1-2, 1-5)
Warriors can ill afford a let down

8-Player (6)
LENOX (4-0, 6-0) at Adair-Casey (4-0, 5-1)
First place in District 6 at stake with high scoring offenses – Adair-Casey at 58.17 ppg; Lenox at 56.33 ppg
Melcher-Dallas (2-2, 2-4) at MORAVIA (4-0, 6-0)
Mohawks’ offense (63.67 ppg) is first in 8-player and their defensive corps (11.50 ppg) is third
NORTH EAST HAMILTON, BLAIRSBURG (4-0, 7-0) at Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka (0-4, 0-6)
Trojans only unbeaten team in District 3
PRESTON (6-0, 7-0) at West Central, Maynard (5-0, 5-1)
Winner takes sole possession of first in District 4
Sidney (2-2, 4-2) at Fremont-Mills, Tabor (4-0, 6-0)
Knights back in 8-player after two years in Class A
Twin River Valley, Bode (0-4, 1-5) at ARMSTRONG-RINGSTED (4-0, 6-0)
Defending champions and three time finalists seeking 16th straight win

Career Updates
Quenton James, Sioux City East, wide receiver
Receptions: 176 (4A leader; third all-time in Iowa)
Yards: 2,448 (4A leader; seventh overall, 162 yards from taking over sixth)
TD Receptions: 23 (needs three to tie the 4A lead)

Michael Schwenk, Coon Rapids-Bayard, QB (8-player)
Pass Completions: 402 (second all time in Iowa; sixth nationally-32 from fifth and 57 from fourth)
TD Passes: 94 (ties for Iowa lead; ties for fifth nationally)
Yards: 5,164 (fourth on Iowa’s career list)

Trent Wendt, Harlan Community, Place Kicker
PAT: 156 (12th overall)
FG: 7
Points by Kick: 177 (9th on Iowa’s list; 179-Kyle Schlicher, Ankeny, Billy Cundiff, Harlan; Logan Rees, Valley, WDM)

Jacob Esdohr, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Receiver & Place Kicker (8-Player)
Receptions: 138 (third in Iowa-needs 12 to tie for second; needs 8 to make top 10 national list)
TD Receptions: 29 (fourth on Iowa list)
Receiving Yards: 1,803 (fourth in Iowa; his 955 is 263 yds from single season high)
PATs: 136 (third in Iowa)
FG: 10 (ties for fourth in Iowa; tied for fifth nationally)
Points by Kick: 166 (fourth in Iowa -3 from tying for third

Tim Olejniczak, Ankeny Christian Academy, QB (8-player)
Rushing Yards: 3,628 (ninth on state list)
TDs: 56
Total TDs: 58
Pass Completions: 359 (fourth in Iowa)
Passing Yards: 4,855 (fifth in Iowa)
TD Passes: 74 (ties for fifth in Iowa)

Isaac Lopez, Ankeny Christian Academy, place kicker (8-player)
PATS: 121
FG: 11 (third in Iowa; fifth nationally)
Points by Kick: 154 (fifth in Iowa)

Robert Bingham, Melcher-Dallas quarterback (8-player)
Pass Completions: 288 (9th on Iowa list)
TD Passes: 71 (7th on Iowa list)
Yards: 5,237 (third on Iowa’s career list)

Josh Thompson, Garner-Hayfield, receiver
Receptions: 130 (9th on Iowa list)
Yards: 1,884
TD Receptions: 24 (15th on Iowa list)

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