The top two teams in 8-man football meet Saturday in a semifinal game. Top-rated Walnut will face number-two Adair-Casey, but Walnut coach Ron Hamilton says polls aren’t what he’s concerned with as he says the rankings don’t mean anything. He says they have to win each game to gain the ultimate success of winning championship. Junior quarterback Brock Knapp leads the Warrior offense and has nearly 2000 passing yards, but Hamilton says Knapp is surrounded by a strong cast with a strong offensive line. Hamilton is familiar with Adair-Casey who, until this year, were in the same district as the Walnut.Wade Anderson will be on the opposite sideline Saturday. Anderson says Adair-Casey has adjusted to being an underdog. Anderson knows Walnut’s passing game will be hard to contain.The class 1A semifinals will be played in the UNI-Dome on Saturday. The opener is at ten in the morning and matches seventh rated Gladbrook-Reinbeck and number-nine Iowa City Regina. Gladbrook-Reinbeck coach Chris Ehrhardt says they know they’re an excellent team with good skill players.Ehrhardt is familiar with Regina’s style, saying they’re similar to his team.Regina is making its first-ever appearance in the playoffs but the bottom line is they ahve to play within themselves and play hard. Regina coach Chuck Evans who says the Wildcats will be tough to stop. Top-ranked Council Bluffs St. Albert plays number-ten AGWSR in the other 1A semifinal.
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