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By John Butters, The JOURNAl | Sep 01, 2017

Mid-prairie versus Washington

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks are home this week, after blowing out the Louisa-Muscatine Falcons 42-12 last Friday.

Following the game, head coach Pete Cavanagh said he was pleased with his team’s performance, but the Hawks have work to do.

Cavanagh said the Hawks had too many penalties and there will be more adjustments needed both offensively and defensively as the season progresses.

The Hawks demonstrated a strong passing game last Friday. Senior quarterback Karson Gingerich threw for 140 yards and several touchdowns. The ground game picked up 136 yards, with senior running back Keaton Duwa running for 63 of them and scoring 3 touchdowns.

The unranked Hawks have good depth in their offensive and defensive line and they appeared confident on the field Friday.

The Hawks are off to a good start, but they will need their “A” game against No. 8 in 3-A Washington.

The Demons have multiple offensive weapons and a tough defense. They routed Albia 64-7 last Friday, building some early season momentum.


waco versus


WACO has started the season 0-2 for the second straight year, but they will be licking their chops this week as they face a Tri-County team who is yet to score this season.

The Warriors rolled over Tri-County 74-12 last year. They ran for 277 yards and seven touchdowns to pick up their first win, and hope to replicate that performance this Friday.


highland versus west liberty

Highland will play its second non-conference game at West Liberty.

Players to watch on the team include: quarterback Trey Lasek, who completed nine passes against North Mahaska last week to help the Huskies win 36 to 14; and Brady Hahn, who scored the first touchdown of the game.


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