Non-district games

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  1. fmclonefan

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    Pella AD tweeted that:

    week 1: Pella @ DCG
    week 2: Harlan @ Pella

    Wow. Two great games. I’m curious how the AD’s are going about trying to get games and how difficult it is to find opponents. Can they schedule teams in other classes? Could create some fun local interest games. I am surprised that Harlan is coming all the way to Pella to play. They may have had some trouble finding more local teams though that were willing to play them.

    I just continue to hope that we will actually have games to enjoy!
     
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    DCG was already on the previous iteration of Pella's schedule.

    Some schools have kept 2 of their 4 previously-scheduled opponents. A fair number of others have kept 1, and found 1 new one. Looks to be a combination of geography and home/away balance.
     
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    Grinnell Picked up Harlan Week 1. Pella without Aaron Downs is not the same pella.
     
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    Keokuk will travel to Knoxville Week 2 as originally scheduled but still looking for a Week 1. Chiefs originally scheduled to host North Scott but neither side was very interested in playing that.
     
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    Agreed. You don’t lose a stud like that and not have an impact. Pella will still be very salty though. Vast majority of starters are back. Glad Harlan is playing Grinnell! Should be a great game. Is probably fun for Harlan to get to play some teams they don’t normally see.
     
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    Xavier vs. Linn-Mar, that was originally a Week 4 game, will now be Week 2. I haven’t heard about Xavier’s Week 1 game, but I’d bet they’ll keep the Western Dubuque contest that was already scheduled.

    (Interesting, I think, that Waverly Shell Rock has now lost both of their original first two games, Week 1 vs Grinnell and Week 2 vs Xavier. I’m not sure what the Go-Hawks are planning to do.)

    The MVC released their schedule yesterday; in addition to Xavier-LinnMar other games involving 3A teams include Western Dubuque v Dubuque Hempstead Week 2 and Waterloo East v Waterloo West Week 1.
     
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    Waverly is playing Crestwood at home W1 and @Waukon W2.
     
  8. obfuscating

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    Hows Xavier looking for this Fall?
     
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    Wondering who chose not to Play in Week 1 Waverly or Grinnell. If it was to dodge heavy competition I'm guessing it wasn't Grinnell as they are now Playing #6 Harlan instead of Waverly in W1 now.
     
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    I think they’ll reload, as usual. As far as returning starters, they’ve got the fullback, a wide receiver, a linebacker and two defensive backs, plus a tailback and a tight end who played a lot last year. They’ll have to find a new quarterback and develop both lines, but the coaching staff usually gets the lines up to speed pretty quick.

    It’s a challenging district - Grinnell just missed the playoffs last year and return everybody, and Clear Creek Amana has a D-1 defensive player in TJ Bollers.

    Coach Schulte’s next victory will be number 200 in his career, by the way.
     
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    Congrats to Schulte - he's a great coach, I went to just watch Xavier play CBLC 2 years ago as I knew with all the talent CBLC had that Xavier just game plans really well. wasn't disappointed, Schulte put on a coaching clinic.

    TJ is a freak, but has yet to make 1st team... which concerns me for his "effort and mindset" on the field.

    Grinnell has those season, they usually don't "reload" like Xavier, Solon, West Dub, etc but every 3-5 years they seem to have a solid team.
     
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    Until I was putting together research for this season, I hadn't realized Brian Sauser was back in Iowa and coaching at Grinnell. He had been head coach at Muscatine and then Iowa City West from 2005-2013, then left the state for a coaching job in Oklahoma. He was then hired at West Burlington/Notre Dame in February 2017 but resigned from there the following June before he even started to go coach in Arkansas.

    I guess he's been at Grinnell for a couple of years now. He's got one son (a senior this year) with a D-1 offer as an offensive lineman, and another who started at QB as a freshman last year and threw for over 1700 yards.
     
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    I don't know if it was necessarily Waverly dodging competition, although I do think they will be a little down again this season, I see it more them playing two NEIC schools than anything else.
     
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    Yup. One of the reasons for this schedule revision was so teams could play nearby schools.
     
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    He has completely transformed the Football Culture in Grinnell in a very short time. Grinnell's returning team is completely loaded. Scores of Athletes that dominated the 7v7 circuit this summer...mostly playing club 7v7 teams as a HS team. I realize 7v7 isn't football but Man Grinnell has some Athletes.
     
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    Xavier's schedule is finalized.

    Non-district games hosting Western Dubuque Week 1 and at Linn-Mar Week 2.

    Then Clear Creek-Amana, Newton, at Oskaloosa, at Grinnell, and hosting Benton Community.
     
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    What does West Dub have coming back? They should reload but not near what they had (especially at QB). Grinnell will be the only tough 3A district team for Xavier.
     
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    I'm not sure about the interior positions, but nearly all the stat-producers from Western Dubuque have graduated. They bring back players with about 22 varsity carries and only 8 pass attempts. Tommy DeSollar's 19 catches are most of what the Bobcats have coming back on offense.

    I agree about Grinnell and Xavier probably fighting for that district title, although I'll be interested to see how Clear Creek-Amana does. They bring back a ton of talent, although I think they really underperformed last year. Oskaloosa has made the playoffs the past couple of years, too.
     
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    Oskaloosa hosts Dike-New Hartford in week 1
     
  20. ISUChip

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    Compiled from school websites and athletics calendars:

    CLASS 3A

    District 1
    BHRV: at Western, vs West Lyon
    LeMars: at Sioux Center, vs SC East
    SB-Luton: vs SC West, at Lewis Central
    SC Heelan: vs SC East, at SC North
    Spencer: at Webster City, vs Denison
    Storm Lake: vs West Lyon, at Humboldt

    District 2
    Ballard: at North Polk, vs Carlisle
    Boone: vs Creston, at Bondurant-Farrar
    Gilbert: vs West Marshall, at ADM
    Humboldt: at Algona, vs Storm Lake
    Mason City: at Marshalltown, vs Fort Dodge
    Webster City: vs Spencer, vs Carroll

    District 3
    Charles City: at New Hampton, vs Union
    Decorah: vs Waukon, at Crestwood
    Waterloo East: vs Waterloo West, at Wahlert
    Waverly-SR: vs Crestwood, at Waukon
    West Delaware: vs Wahlert, at Clinton
    Western Dubuque: at Xavier, vs Hempstead

    District 4
    Assumption: at Dav West, at Dav Central
    Central DeWitt: vs Maquoketa, vs Dav West
    Clinton: OPEN, vs West Delaware
    Wahlert: at West Delaware, vs Waterloo East
    Marion: at Washington, vs CP-Urbana
    North Scott: vs Muscatine, at Pleasant Valley

    District 5
    Burlington: TBA, TBA
    Fairfield: vs Knoxville, at West Burlington
    Fort Madison: vs West Burlington, at Centerville
    Keokuk: at Clarke County (Mo.), at Knoxville
    Mount Pleasant: vs CC-Amana, at Tipton
    Washington: vs Marion, at Solon

    District 6
    Benton: vs Vinton-Shellsburg, at Williamsburg
    Xavier: vs Western Dubuque, at Linn-Mar
    CC-Amana: at Mount Pleasant, vs Muscatine
    Grinnell: at Harlan, vs South Tama
    Newton: at PCM, vs Marshalltown
    Oskaloosa: vs Dike-NH, vs Ottumwa

    District 7
    Bondurant-Farrar: at Carroll, vs Boone
    Carlisle: vs Norwalk, at Ballard
    Knoxville: at Fairfield, vs Keokuk
    Nevada: vs ADM, at Roland-Story
    North Polk: vs Ballard, vs DC-Grimes
    Pella: at DC-Grimes, vs Harlan

    District 8
    ADM: at Nevada, vs Gilbert
    DC-Grimes: vs Pella, at North Polk
    DM Hoover: vs DM North, TBA/OPEN
    Norwalk: at Carlisle, vs Indianola
    Perry: vs Greene County, at Saydel
    Winterset: vs Van Meter, at Creston

    District 9
    Carroll: vs Bondurant-Farrar, at Webster City
    Creston: at Boone, vs Winterset
    Denison-Schleswig: at CB Lincoln, at Spencer
    Glenwood: vs CB Jefferson, vs Treynor
    Harlan: vs Grinnell, at Pella
    Lewis Central: vs CB St. Albert, vs SB-Luton
     
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  21. fmclonefan

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    Thanks ISUChip for compiling that. Some excellent games in there.
     
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