The Mediapolis football team takes a perfect 9-0 record into tonight’s playoff opener against 4-5 Louisa-Muscatine. Mediapolis is making its third consecutive trip to the playoffs, falling to the eventual state champions each of the past two seasons.

Mediapolis coach Brian Borrison says they have done a good job of not looking ahead and realizing what it takes to win.

Louisa-Muscatine is making its first trip to the playoffs since 1984. After dropping its first four games, they won 4 out of their last five to get in.

While Mediapolis is led by quarterback Jesse Ertz, with more than 2,600 total yards and 31 touchdowns, Louisa-Muscatine is led by running back Andy Sierra. The senior has nearly 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. Borrison says the defense has to play well and get penetration as Sierra has great moves and they can’t let him get to the outside.

By Michael Cation, KBUR, Burlington