The lights of Friday Night are special each and every week. However, this time of year they get even more bright and each play becomes more magnified. Teams from the area look to punch their ticket to the State Quarterfinals with a win in tonight’s 3rd round action. The Alpha Media-Fort Dodge family of stations has two games on the agenda tonight. On 105.9 “The Beach” and here on our website, South Central Calhoun is at South Hamilton. The Titans had a hard fought win 30-22 over Dike New Hartford last week as they scored late on a Brennan Holder TD run to go on to win it. It has been the tried and true recipe for Coach Brian Case and his squad of establish the run and stop the run. The later part of that equation tonight becomes more difficult, as they take tangle with a South Hamilton squad that is unbeaten. South Hamilton has ran over 2,800 yards on the season, they average 350 rushing yards per game, and feature 3 backs with over 600 rushing yards on the season. A win would give South Central Calhoun their 4th consecutive State Quarterfinals appearance. Join veteran sportscaster Mark Williamson and Brian Peters for the call of the game starting with the pregame show at 6:45 PM.
Friday Nights 3rd Round Playoff coverage also includes a special presentation of Southeast Valley football on “Sunny” 99.7 and here on our website. The undefeated Jags are fresh off a complete performance in a convincing win in their playoff opener last week. They look to continue that momentum as they host The Denver Cyclones. Jags Coach Mike Swieter says now he’s had time to watch film on Denver,but when the announcement first was made that they were playing Denver he was surprised.
Southeast Valley’s offense is led by dual threat QB Kolson Kruse who has accounted for 21 total TD’s this season. What maybe even more impressive than that is that he has thrown just one interception on the season.
Denver features multi-faceted weapon Caylor Hoffer who has accounted for 14 total TD’s, 4 rushing, 8 TD catches and 2 punt return TD’s. Coach Swieter says the biggest key to this game will be big plays.
Rob Jones will have the call of Southeast Valley hosting Denver starting with the pregame show at 6:45, kickoff set for 7 PM.
Elsewhere Around The Area
In 2A Greene County is at PCM-Monroe. Greene County has won 6 in a row since starting the season 1-2. Rams Coach Caden Duncan says his young team is peaking at the right time.
In 1A- Emmetsburg is at traditional power West Sioux.
In 3A- Undefeated Webster City hosts Sergeant Bluff-Luton. This one will be a contrast in styles as Webster City features a smash mouth run game that averages 350 yards per game on the ground. Sergeant Bluff-Luton features a passing game led by QB Tyler Smith who has thrown for 1,600 yards, 21 TD’s and just 3 picks.
In 8 Player- Newell-Fonda travels to take on Audubon. Newell-Fonda is playing at a high level coming in fresh off a shutout win in the 2nd round. The Mustangs have just 1 loss on the season, that was by 2 points to 2nd ranked Remsen-St. Mary’s earlier in the season. Audubon is not only undefeated but has rolled through its opponents winning by an average margin of more than 30 points per. However, Newell-Fonda Coach Brian Wilken says his guys believe they can compete with anybody.
Catch the recap and scores from these games and more on Saturday’s News starting at 6 AM on the Alpha Media Fort Dodge family of stations.