Week 1 of the 2020 season was action packed with Fort Dodge setting single game school records for points scored and total yards in their season opening win. St. Edmond had an offensive explosion of their own in week 1 winning 61-16 against Eagle Grove. South Central Calhoun rode a tremendous defensive performance allowing less than 200 yards of total offense in a 14-0 win to open the season.
Week 2 has the potential to be even more exciting the opening week. Fort Dodge found a last minute replacement opponent after Mason City cancelled the 2020 installment of one of Iowa’s oldest rivalries due to covid-19 concerns. The Dodgers will now play Sioux City East that game will be at Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School. Their will be no “walk up” tickets available tonight for Dodger fans. FDSH AD Kevin Astor said Thursday that vouchers to purchase tickets would be made available to families of Dodger players. Also for those making the trip face coverings will be required for entry as pursuant to policy in Sioux City Schools. Coverage of Fort Dodge vs Sioux City East from Sergeant Bluff-Luton will start at 6:45 with the pregame show and kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM on “92 Rock” and here on our website. Rob Jones will have the call of the game. Dodger Coach Nik Moser says that with the cancellation this week his team was able to focus on fine tuning and technique improvement this week in practice.
On 105-9 “The Beach” join Mark Williamson and Brian Peters for the call of South Central Calhoun at Greene County for a 6:45 pregame show and 7 pm kick. The Titans maintained the #2 spot in the Class 1A after their win in week 1. Titans gained over 300 yards on the ground in their win against Carroll-Kuemper. They rode the time tested successful formula of the running game and defense to victory last Friday. The Titans will look to get their passing offense on track and attempt to stifle a potent Green County Offense. The Rams are coming off a convincing win in week 1 against Perry. Here’s Titans Head Coach Bryan Case on what he expects from Greene County. That game also available here on our website.
St. Edmond has their home opener in week 2 hosting Clarion-Goldfield-Dows at Dodger Stadium. The Gaels find themselves ranked 10th in the Class A polls after the impressive season debut last Friday. The St. Edmond offense had balance and made big plays both on the ground and through the air in week 1. Here’s Gaels Coach Matt Dillon on Clarion-Goldfield-Dows.
Casey Meiners will have the call of the game on “Sunny” 99.7 and here on our website starting with a 6:45 pregame show.
Elsewhere around the area in week 2, a longtime rivalry renews as Manson NW Webster travels to Pocahontas Area. Manson NW Webster is coming off a 49-26 loss to Ogden in week 1, the Ogden zone read option offense gave the Cougars trouble in week 1. Coach Marty Hart said after the loss that him and his staff had found some adjustments for that going forward. Pocahontas Area is coming off a 27-7 win over East Sac County in week 1.
The Humboldt Wildcats are fresh off a week 1 “upset” of then 7th ranked Algona 33-20. Coach Derrick Elman’s squad will have their home opener in week 2 hosting Storm Lake. Newell-Fonda is ranked in the top 10 in the 8 player class coming off a blowout win in week 1. They will travel to take River Valley in week 2.
Southeast Valley had an impressive 54-0 win and a complete performance on the road at Clarke in week 1. Southeast Valley has their home opener in week 2 against IKM-Manning. Jags Head Coach Mike Swieter expects a battle with IKM-Manning.