February 12, 2016

High school football playoffs get underway tonight

In class 3A, ninth ranked Decorah takes on Boone in the UNI-Dome. Boone coach Mark Camenisch says the Toreadors will need to be balanced on offense to have a chance. He says they play the run very well and play man-to-man in pass coverage, which means they will have to run good routes. Camenisch says they will have to mix things up and really need success running the ball to win.

Decorah coach Bill Post says their defense is a work in progress. He says they are coming along slowly and it’s not the typical type of defense they have had over the years. Post is concerned about their pass defense, as he says it’s an are they need to continue to get better in, and it will be tough as Boone is a passing team.

In class A, 10th ranked Lisbon is at home against Belle Plaine. These teams met back in week three and Lisbon claimed a 34-6 victory.

Belle Plaine coach Todd Bohlen says they are a good team that is well balanced. He says they did not compete very well against them the first time and they hope the adjustments they made will allow them to do a better job.

Bohlen’s team fought through injuries to finish the regular season 5-4. He says sometimes people will look at you and think you are banged up and not know what to expect. He says if they can slow the game down and make Lisbon grind it out, then they can have a chance in the fourth quarter.

John Martenson KGRN Grinnell and Ryan Wendt KWBG Boone contributed to this report.

Hear the results from all the playoff games tonight on Radio Iowa’s scoreboard show beginning at 10 p.m.

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