Fort Dodge Hosts Mason City To Renew One Of Iowa’s Oldest Rivalries
Taxes, death, and Fort vs Mason City those were three things that the people of North Central Iowa thought would always be constant. However, the pandemic of 2020 made the unprecedented a reality. The rivalry went on a one year hiatus last year, when Mason City cancelled due to covid-19 issues just days before last year’s game. The Dodgers and Mohawks are the second oldest rivalry in Iowa High School Football. They will renew that rivalry under the lights of Dodger Stadium Friday night. Dodger Coach Nik Moser, says it just feels right to have Mason City back on the schedule.
The off season brought about change with Iowa HS Football with the advent of the new 5A Class. The Dodgers are staying in 5A while all of their 2020 opponents have moved up.
The Dodgers return some key pieces including six offensive lineman who started at various points last season, a veteran core on the D-line and D-1 WR prospect Javion Jondle. Coach Moser says part of the message in fall camp has been about preseason expectations.
Fort Dodge has owned the rivalry in this millennium having won 16 straight in the series. The two teams first met in 1923 , with FD holding the series lead 56-41-8 all time. The Decker Trophy will be on the line Friday Night. You can hear all the action, coverage starts with Dodger Football Pregame at 6:45, kickoff at 7 PM on 92.1 Fm and here on our website.