In high school football action tonight in class 4A, eighth-ranked Mason City visits sixth-rated West Des Moines Valley. After suffering its first loss at Newton two weeks ago, Mason City bounced back with an impressive win over Ames.Mason City coach John Lee says the kids responded well to the loss and had a great week of practice, and then showed people they’re for real. He says Valley will present a number of challenges, as he says they’re where every team in the conference wants to be.In class 2A, third-ranked Williamsburg visits ninth-rated Tipton with the outright lead in district six on the line. Tipton coach Gary Stamp felt he had a talented team coming into the season, but he wasn’t sure how long it would take them to play at a varsity level, as many didn’t have varsity experience. Stamp say what this team lacks in talent it makes up for in effort, as he says it has been a fun group to coach that’s found a way to win.In eight-man action, fifth-ranked Farragut hosts third-rated Nishna Valley of Hastings. With a victory, Farragut would take a big step toward the district three crown and the scool’s first-ever trip to the playoffs. Farragut coach Shane Stephens says the Admirals will need to control Nishna Valley’s passing attack, which includes a lot of screen passes. He says his team needs to run the ball to be effective on offense.
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