District action begins for many teams across the state in week three of the high school football season. In class A fifth-rated Martensdale-St. Marys hosts number six Madrid in the district eight opener for both teams.Martensdale-St. Marys coach Randy Folkerts says anytime you play Madrid, you’d better have everything ready to go. Folkerts feels the Blue Devil defense is ready for the challenge of slowing down Madrid’s high-powered offense after playing a couple of good teams in the first two weeks. Folkerts says contending with Madrid’s offense begins with slowing down the fullback but they cannot afford to forget about the pass, because they can get you with the play-action pass after they lull you to sleep. In class 3A, Crestwood and Decorah are both 2-0 and they meet in the district three opener at Crestwood in what Decorah coach Bill Post calls a big game as both are trying to get off on the right foot.Crestwood won last years matchup 35-6 but Cadet coach Chris Lentz says the Vikings are vastly improved this season.Tonight in Adel they will honor one of their greatest teams by celebrating the 70th anniversary of the 1933 unbeqaten team during halftime of the Adel A.D.M. game against 3A-8th rated Carroll. The team scored 393 points and held opponents to 29 points. Pat Steele is president of the A.D.M. booster club and says three of the five surviving members of that team will be on hand and get plaques from the captains of the current team. The quarterback of that team was a junior named Nile Kinnick and for many years the football games were played in a park named for Iowa’s only Heisman Trophy winner.
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