Iowa Prep Sports

Linn-Mar defense much-improved as Lions stomp Prairie

CEDAR RAPIDS — Most improved football team in the Metro? Through one week, it’s the Linn-Mar Lions.

Gotta be.

“Thank you for saying that,” said quarterback Ryan Schmidt, after his four touchdowns (three rush [...]

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Dowling topples Xavier in rematch

WEST DES MOINES — Cedar Rapids Xavier may have turned up the knob on its level of defensive intensity, but it wasn’t sustained long enough to take down the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A.

In a rematch of last year’s 4A s [...]

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Washington outlasts Jefferson, 43-26

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington Coach Paul James did not expect perfection in the opening week.

He couldn’t have expected a late start, a weather delay, muggy weather that led to widespread cramping among players [...]

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Special teams make the difference for Tigers

IOWA CITY — Dan Sabers might be spending extra time on special teams in practice next week.

No. 6 Cedar Falls couldn’t do anything against Iowa City High’s defense, but the Tigers scored touchdowns on a blocked pu [...]

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Wildcats too much for Pirates

ALBURNETT — The first game of the year was no snap for Alburnett.

A slick field, a few gusts of wind and top-ranked Maquoketa Valley stormed into town, providing the Pirates all they could handle last night. Ultimately, the Wil [...]

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West beats Kennedy on fourth-and-long

IOWA CITY — Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage, but it was Iowa City West that seized the moment last night.

Trailing 9-0 midway through the third quarter with a moribund offense hamper [...]

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Week 1 roundup

There was more than one streak snapped on the opening night of high school football.

Cedar Valley Christian, an 8-player team in southeast Cedar Rapids, won its first game in program history last night at Farmington Harmony, 30-20.

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Solon snaps Regina’s streak at 56

SOLON — In the mind of Kevin Miller, his team earned a make-or-break, do-or-die moment.

“These kids had come this far, they’d battled for four quarters,” he said. “We were going to go out on our term [...]

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Indians overcome early mistake, run past Mustangs

 

MOUNT VERNON — It's rare to classify a season opener as a “must-win” game. But given the gauntlet of future opponents awaiting the Marion Indians, last night's tilt at Mount Vernon fit the bill.

Marion overcame [...]

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Complete coverage: Friday Night Lights week 1

Head to our home page for Friday Night Lights coverage to watch a replay of our post-game highlight show, and read coverage of Solon's upset of Iowa City Regina, Linn-Mar's rout of Cedar Rapids Prair [...]

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High School Journalism

By Nick Hogan, Cedar Rapids Prairie senior