District play gets into full swing this week in high school football.In eight-man high school football, second-ranked Aurelia is on the road to play Ar-We-Va in a battle of unbeatens in district two. Aurelia coach Myron Radke says it is a good time for a game like this. He says neither one of them wants to mark up the first loss and both teams will find out what they’re made of.Radke says Ar-We-Va has a great deal of speed and the Aurelia defense will need to limit big plays. He says everyone has to do their job on defense, and maybe they can slow them down.A key matchup in Class 1A district three finds third-ranked Dike-New Hartford visiting Eldora-New Providence. Both teams are 2-1 overall and Dike-Mew Hartford coach Tom Wilson says the Tigers’ skill on offense is a concern. He says they have to be solid defensively as Eldora will spred them out. Wilson says they also need to win the special teams battle.Wilson says the outcome will have a major impact on the playoff chase. He says the winner has a leg up and the loser has to win out to have a chance for the playoffs.In 4A, top ranked Cedar Falls battles 2-1 Iowa City High. It is a battle of traditional powers but Cedar Falls coach Pat Mitchell wants his team to keep the game in perspective. He says it you put too much emphasis on a game, then whatever happens, the weeks afterward can be a problem from a letdown or too much excitement. He says it’s not the Homecoming game or Superbowl, it’s just a game where they need to give their very best and hope to win.
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