The championship in Class 1A district one is on the line this evening as seventh rated Griswold hosts top ranked Council Bluffs St. Albert. Griswold coach Andy Everett. Everett says they have never won a district title and he says anytime you get a chance to be 7-0 and win a district title, you have to be pretty proud of that.
Everett says St. Albert will be a tough matchup as they have good depth lots of speed and lots of talented kids. He says their defense probably does not get enough credit.
Everett says the Tigers will need to contain the Falcons’ option attack he says it comes down to making good tackles and taking good angles.
In class 3A district four seventh rated Maquoketa visits number six Marion and the winner locks up at least a share of the district title. At 7-0, Maquoketa is having its best season in more than 30 years.
Maquoketa coach Kevin Bowman says the community has rallied around them as this is the first time they have been 7-0 since 1973. He says it is a neat feeling to walk around and see all the pride in the football team and school district.
Bowman says the turnaround began last year when the Cardinals missed out on the post-season. They tied for fourth in the district last year, but lost in the tiebreaker to advance. He says the rededicated themselves to qualify this year.
Bowman says this team has experience and depth and is a great group of kids. They play a 3-3-5 defense that they started last year, and he says this year they are more experienced and it makes it easier.