There’s a rematch of one of last year’s first round games in Class 1A tonight as Dike-New Hartford makes the 26 mile trip to Gladbrook-Reinbeck. The Wolverines have essentially been in playoff mode since their game against arch-rival Aplington-Parkersburg in Week 6, and coach Don Betts says he can tell his players are primed for the postseason and are playing very well.
The Wolverines have been led by quarterback Josh Rekers all season, but Betts says that his signal caller has really been spreading the ball around over the past couple of games. He says Rekers gives you his best shot every game and is always well prepared.
Betts says that Gladbrook-Reinbeck has a very similar attack to his team, and says while they are not clones of each other, they are very similar on offense and defense.
Dike-New Hartford won last year’s game against Gladbrook-Reinbeck 33-14 on their way to finishing as the runner-up in Class 1A.
By Jesse Gavin,,KCNZ, Cedar Falls