For week four of the high school football season, Iowa Falls-Alden hosts Prairie City Monroe in their Class 2A District 7 opener; South Hardin hosts Dike-New Hartford to begin Class 1A District 3 play; and AGWSR travels to Wapsie Valley in Class A District 3 action.
The AGWSR Cougars gave the 11th-ranked in Class 2A Grundy Center Spartans all they could want Tuesday in Grundy Center. The visitors fell in four sets (25-23, 18-25, 18-25, 24-26) and are now 6-6 overall and 1-2 in the North Iowa Cedar League-West.
Any meet after the Bobcat Invite last week might seem easy. With Class 4A ranked teams and runners scattered throughout that race last week, the Monday’s Ballard Invite in Huxley was just as tough.
The AGWSR Cougars went 1-3 at Saturday’s Aplington-Parkersburg Tournament in Parkersburg. They beat Nashua-Plainfield 2-0 but were swept by Class 2A rateds Denver (2nd), Wapsie Valley (6th), and Grundy Center (11th). AGWSR is now 3-5 on the season.
On paper, AGWSR should have done what they did Friday night – win handily. But while they beat BCLUW to open the home schedule in Ackley, it was a dangerous game.
At last year’s Bobcat Invite in Marshalltown the teams were split between big and small schools. The Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR Cadets girls won the small school portion and crowned Ellie Meyer as the winner. The boys finished third with a pair of medalists in Jacob Michaelson and Jase Beaubien.