Tonight's high school football matchups are a promising bunch
Keokuk (1-2) vs.
Where: Trojan Stadium, Fairfield
The Story: The Trojans are coming off a tough road loss to Washington and are hoping to scratch their way into the conference win column. Keokuk’s only win this season came after Ottumwa was forced to forfeit. Fairfield hopes to avenge the 42-12 loss it endured at Keokuk last season.
Matchups: The Fairfield secondary better be ready to run. Keokuk quarterback Drake Reiter threw the ball 49 times last week against Centerville with mixed success. Reiter threw three touchdowns, but also four interceptions.
Pleasantville (1-2) vs.
Where: Pekin High School
The Story: Pleasantville comes into Pekin as a significant underdog. Pekin could very easily be 3-0 and it defeated Pleasantville 61-21 last season.
Matchups: Pekin has had a different 100-yard rusher in each game this season. Tanner Adam, Chase Copeland and Petie Clubb will look to take advatage of a Pleasantville defense that has allowed two 100-yard rushers and 546 yards rushing through three games.
West Burlington (2-1) vs.
Where: Cardinal High School
The Story: Cardinal needs a victory badly. If the Comets lose tonight they run the risk of falling to 1-4 after they travel to state power Iowa City Regina next Friday.
Matchups: Cardinal running back Tyler Albert will have to outwit West Burlington tackling machines Nathan Crooks and Jacob Hostetter if he wants another great rushing performance.
WACO (1-2) vs.
Van Buren (1-2)
Where: Van Buren High School
The Story: The Warriors have been outscored 96-8 in their last two games. The only direction to go is up. If Van Buren could defeat WACO and then repeat their victory over New London, it could be 3-2 before traveling to Highland Riverside.
Matchups: Garrett Saunders is Mr. Everything for Van Buren. The junior quarterback has rushed for over 100 yards in two games and had a crucial interception at Cardinal to seal a victory. The Warriors will need Saunders to play like he did against the Comets if they hope to defeat WACO.