A pair of rated teams hook up in eight-man district seven as third ranked Coon Rapids-Bayard visits number nine CAM. Both teams are 5-0 and look as though they are playoff bound. Coon Rapids-Bayard coach Dan Spooner says their expectation is to come in and go after the district title. He says they know four teams get in, but they’re still approaching it as the top team gets in.
Spooner’s team is led by the passing of senior quarterback Johnny Schwaller. He says Schwaller has been very efficient and very wise with the ball and making decisions, as he has a few seconds to decide to run or throw the ball.
Joe Wollum has led the turnaround at CAM and admits he is a little surprised by their 5-0 start. He says they have one senior and five sophomores starting, so he thought they were going to be a year away.
Wollum says they are thrilled to host a game of this magnitude, as it’s homecoming week and he says the football game hasn’t always been the main focus of homecoming, but this week it is. Wollum says the CAM defense will need to be patient as they throw a lot of short passes, and then go for the home run ball.
In class 2A, number six West Burlington/Notre Dame is at home against tenth ranked Davis County in a matchup of teams that are 3-0 in district six. West Burlington coach Jeff Housel says the Falcons have outstanding team chemistry. They went to a team camp at Cornell College before the season and had some good team building and have good leadership.
The defense is holding teams under 200 yards and the offense has been more efficient. Housel says the Falcons will have a tough matchup against a Davis County team that moved down from class 3A, so they won’t be intimidated by going on the road.
A non-district matchup in class A features a pair of ranked teams as top ranked Madrid visits number four AHST (Avoca). This will match two high powered offenses. Madrid averages 46 points per game while AHST averages 38 points. AHST coach Cory Faust says it will be good to play in the big game atmosphere and build for the rest of the season. Madrid coach Randy Hinkel says the Vikings have an outstanding defense.