In class 1A a pair of rivals collide as fourth ranked Aplington-Parkersburg hosts Dike-New Hartford. The Falcons have the home field and coach Alex Pollock hopes it is an advantage. He says it’s one of the better venues in high school football and a great crowd and he thinks the team has a little more confidence when they play at home.
A-P won the regular season matchup between the two and Dike-New Hartford coach Don Betts says the ground game will be a key, again. Betts says both teams were able to run the ball and he hopes they can do that in this game and slow down the A.P. running game.
By Austin Draude, KQCR, Parkersburg