The high school football season shifts into high gear tonight. After advancing to the class 2A title game a year ago, expectations are high for Dike-New Hartford. The Wolverines move down a class and open top-ranked in class 1A. Coach Tom Wilson agrees expectations are high but is not sure they deserve the ranking. He says they’ll just try to meet the expectations of the community Dike-New Hartford opens against Class 2A fourth-ranked Aplington-Parkersburg. Coach WIlson says it’s always a tough, physical gameagainst A-P. A-P won the class 1A title a year ago and coach Ed Thomas says the goals have not changed this year. To win a district title and go to the playoffs. Coming back from the state championships last year he says they have a good nucleus, and this first game will be a good indicater where they are going into the season. Thomas say the Falcons have experience in a number of areas. Three of four starters graduated.
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