Changes Announced For East, Gladbrook-Reinbeck Games [PHOTOS]
If weather forecasts are accurate, it could be another soggy night for high school football in Iowa. The rain and lightning that caused delays, suspensions and postponements last week is having an impact on some area games being played Friday night (Oct. 13, 2017).
Site & Time Change For Gladbrook-Reinbeck Game:
A muddy field has forced officials at Gladbrook-Reinbeck to move the Rebels' game against Belle Plaine to another location with a later start time. The Class-A, District 5 showdown will be played on the artifical surface at Lyle Leinbaugh Field in Independence and will kick-off at 7:30 p.m., Gladbrook-Reinbeck School officials announced on Thursday.
The two-time defending state champions had their 29-game winning streak snapped by Hudson over the weekend. The Pirates beat the Rebels, 5-0, in a lightning-postponed game that was played in heavy rain Saturday afternoon. Playing the game in adverse weather tore up the field, leaving the surface unplayable for this week's game.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck remains one of three teams in Class-A, District 5 still in position to make the playoffs. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the second-place Rebels trail unbeaten district co-leaders Hudson and Belle Plaine by one game in the group standings. A victory over the Plainsmen Friday night not only keeps Gladbrook-Reinbeck in the hunt for a post-season berth, but would give coach John Olson his 100th career win.
Time Change For Waterloo East Game:
An early start time has also been announced for Waterloo East's home game against Cedar Rapids Washington. The Trojans and Warriors will kick-off their Class-4A, District 5 battle at 6 p.m. Friday, 90 minutes earlier than scheduled. Senior night introductions will begin at 5:30 p.m. In an attempt to protect the soggy playing surface, Waterloo school officials decided to move East's 5 p.m. freshman game against Washington to Sloane Wallace Stadium.
As usual, there's a full slate of games being played across the state Friday night. Several match-ups have playoff implications.
Here’s the entire list of this week's games involving teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa, all of which are scheduled to be played Friday night:
East Marshall, LeGrand (5-2, 3-1) @ Aplington-Parkersburg (6-1, 3-1)
(1A, #7) Denver @ BCLUW, Conrad
Jesup @ Bellevue
Independence @ Benton Community
Cedar Rapids Jefferson @ (4A, #5) Cedar Falls
Central DeWitt @ Center Point-Urbana
**(8P, #1) Don Bosco, Gilbertville @ Central City
(2A, #3) Cascade, Western Dubuque @ Columbus Catholic, Waterloo
(2A, #5) Clear Lake @ Crestwood, Cresco
Charles City @ Decorah
Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg @ Durant
(A, #10) East Buchanan, Winthrop @ Edgewood-Colesburg
Belle Plaine @ (A, #8) Gladbrook-Reinbeck - At Independence - 7:30 p.m. Start
North Tama, Traer @ GMG, Garwin
North Butler, Greene @ Grundy Center
Grand View Christian School @ (A, #3) Hudson
**AGWSR, Ackley @ Janesville
**Northwood-Kensett @ Kee, Lansing [Non-District]
(3A, #7) West Delaware, Manchester @ Marion
Waterloo West @ Mason City
Sumner-Fredericksburg @ MFL-Mar-Mac
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura @ New Hampton
Nashua-Plainfield @ Newman Catholic, Mason City
Starmont @ North Linn, Troy Mills
(A, #5) Wapsie Valley, Fairbank @ Postville
Lake Mills @ South Winneshiek, Calmar
**Dunkerton @ (8P, #4) Tripoli
**Clarksville @ Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction
North Fayette Valley @ (2A, #8) Union, La Porte City
(3A, #3) Xavier, Cedar Rapids @ Vinton-Shellsburg
Cedar Rapids, Washington @ Waterloo, East - 6 p.m. Start
Oelwein @ Waukon
South Tama County, Tama @ (3A, #8) Waverly-Shell Rock
Iowa Falls-Alden @ Webster City
**Central, Elkader @ West Central, Maynard
**Denotes 8-Player Games