A new era begins for Cedar Falls, Waterloo East and Waterloo West this fall when the three high school teams begin playing district football. To qualify for the playoffs, they’ll have to face each other and three recent rivals from the Mississippi Valley Conference.

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The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has placed the Tigers, Trojans and Wahawks in Class-4A District 5.  The grouping also includes Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Linn-Mar of Marion.  Each of the six teams will face each other during the nine-game regular season.  The top four finishers in the district will qualify for the 32-team playoff field.

All six district teams will play four other regular-season games that will have no impact on the playoffs. State-wide, Class-4A has 46 teams that will be competing for a post-season berth.

Waterloo’s third high school – Columbus Catholic – has been playing district football since 1992. The Sailors have been assigned to Class-2A District 3. Five other teams are in the district.

The IHSAA schedules all games for each of its 362 football-playing schools. While the district groupings were released on Thursday (January 23, 2014), schedules won’t be released until early February.