Football

2-Minute Drill: Pittsburgh Panthers

(Photo credit: Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Pitt had defensive tackle Aaron Donald last season. He was the schools best defensive lineman ever. Like [...]

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West, City High seeking identities headed into Battle for the Boot

IOWA CITY — Friday Night’s Battle for the Boot matches teams trying to figure out offensive identities after one-third of the season.

Iowa City High and Iowa City West enter with an atypical combined 1-5 record and with real qu [...]

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New game for Saints

CEDAR RAPIDS — Although teams still are using brown footballs and playing on green grass and turf this fall, high school football has a different look to it.

The entire state of Iowa has moved to district football.

In add [...]

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Hlastradamus: Take Hawkeyes (with the points)

Even centuries-old know-it-alls are mystified by the Big Ten’s bungling.

Hlastradamus has gone kaplooey the last two weeks by having a misguided belief the Big Ten still plays competitive football. His 1-3-1 record against the [...]

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3 and Out: Ott shakes off moped accident

1) Wrapping up the moped thing — It wasn’t the fact that Iowa defensive end Drew Ott was in a moped accident. He’d been through that before, sort of.

He lives on a farm in Trumb [...]

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Putting the ‘senior’ in senior wide receiver

The nice way to put it is that Kevonte Martin-Manley is an “old soul.”

That’s where his uncle, Sisco McKinney, goes with the “Kevonte is old” storyline. McKinney helped raise Martin-Manley. He rememb [...]

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Elkader Central keeps scoring and scoring and scoring

CEDAR RAPIDS – Hard to fathom how a football team can be almost a month into its season and be scoring 77 points a game.

Elkader Central put up 62 in its opener, followed that with a whopping 94 in its second game and had 76 last week [...]

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' previews Pittsburgh

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to preview Iowa's upcoming game against Pittsburgh.

The Gazette's Scott Dochterman and Marc Morehouse break down the matchup in all phases of the game, and they also pick games around the Big T [...]

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Convincing back to back wins for Jefferson

DAVENPORT — Six years is a long time.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson head football coach Brian Webb knows that. His J-Hawk players know that. They know just how long it’s been since the Jefferson football team has won multiple g [...]

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Iowa Prep Sports Podcast talks Week 3

The Iowa Prep Sports podcast returns to break down all last week's prep football action, and to look ahead to Week 4. The Gazette's Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher, and Jeff Johnson talk about Xavier's rout of Solon, CP-U's upset of North Fayette Valley [...]

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Targeting hits the Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — The other half of Jordan Lomax’s targeting penalty kicks in this week.

The junior free safety, ejected in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss to Iowa State, will have to sit out the first half when [...]

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Replay: Prep Football Live Chat

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Video: Jefferson at Davenport North

DAVENPORT -- Go behind the scenes with the Jefferson football team -- from the bus ride, to the pregame meetings, to the sideline on Fiday night -- as the J-Hawks travel to take on Davenport North and pick up their first win of the season.

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Jefferson not satisfied with lone victory

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kelly May might have said it better than anyone.

“Granted, it feels good,” May said after Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s 42-7 win over Davenport North last Friday, “but I think I speak for everyone [...]

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Hlas Podcast: Patrick Vint, Black Heart Gold Pants

It's September 17 and not all is well. Not, that is, if you're Patrick Vint of Black Heart Gold Pants. Pat is more than a little disenchanted with the Iowa Hawkeyes' football program and its head coach, [...]

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