DES MOINES — Radio Iowa High School Football Poll — September 9, 2019


Class 4A
1. Ankeny Centennial (2-0), LW #2 vs Waterloo West
2. WDM Valley (2-0), LW #5 @ #3 Kennedy
3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (2-0), LW #4 vs #2 Valley
4. Dowling Catholic (1-1), LW #1 vs Johnston
5. Bettendorf (2-0), LW #6 vs Dubuque Hempstead
6. Cedar Falls (2-0), LW #7 vs #7 Ankeny
7. Ankeny (1-1), LW #8 @ #6 Cedar Falls
8. Southeast Polk (1-1), LW (X) vs Iowa City West
9. Fort Dodge (2-0), LW #10 vs Indianola
10.Cedar Rapids Prairie (2-0), LW (X) @ Waukee


Class 3A
1. Western Dubuque (2-0), LW #1 @ Decorah
2. Solon (2-0), LW #2 @ Marion
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2-0), LW #3 @ #7 Assumption (Thur)
4. North Scott (2-0), LW #4 vs Pleasant Valley
5. Pella (2-0), LW #5 vs Norwalk
6. Lewis Central (2-0), LW #6 vs C.B. Abe Lincoln
7. Davenport Assumption (2-0), LW #8 vs #3 Xavier (Thur)
8. Glenwood (2-0), LW #9 @ Carroll Kuemper
9. Webster City (2-0), LW (X) @ Waterloo East
10.Sergeant Bluff-Luton (1-1), LW (X) @ Sioux City East (Thur)


1. Waukon (2-0), LW #1 vs New Hampton
2. Clear Lake (2-0), LW #2 @ Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
3. Algona (2-0), LW #5 vs Emmetsburg
4. Crestwood (1-1), LW #3 @ Waverly-Shell Rock
5. Williamsburg (1-1), LW #4 vs 1A-#4 West Branch
6. Des Moines Christian (2-0), LW #6 @ Ogden
7. Waterloo Columbus (2-0), LW #9 @ East Marshall
8. Greene County (2-0), LW #10 vs Saydel
9. Benton (2-0), LW (X) @ Center Point-Urbana
10.Southeast Valley (2-0), LW (X) vs Blemond-Klemme


1. West Sioux (2-0), LW #1 vs Sioux Center
2. Dike-New Hartford (2-0), LW #2 vs North Butler
3. Van Meter (2-0), LW #3 vs Madrid
4. West Branch (2-0), LW #4 @ 2A-#5 Williamsburg
5. West Lyon (2-0), LW #5 vs Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
6. Mediapolis (2-0), LW #6 @ Pekin
7. Western Christian (Hull) (2-0), LW (X) vs Sioux City Heelan
8. South Central Calhoun (2-0), LW #8 vs IKM-Manning
9. Mount Ayr (2-0), LW #9 vs Central Decatur
10.Treynor (2-0), LW (X) vs Shenandoah


Class A
1. West Hancock (2-0), LW #1 vs Osage
2. Wapsie Valley (2-0), LW #3 @ #5 North Tama
3. Saint Ansgar (2-0), LW #4 vs Starmont
4. Edgewood-Colesburg (2-0), LW #5 vs East Buchanan
5. North Tama (2-0), LW #9 vs #2 Wapsie Valley
6. Westwood (Sloan) (1-1), LW #7 @ AHSTW
7. BGM (Brooklyn) (2-0), LW (X) vs North Mahaska
8. Grundy Center (2-0), LW #4 vs BCLUW
9. Algona Garrigan (1-1), LW (X) vs Lake Mills
10.South O’Brien (2-0), LW (X) @ Alta-Aurelia


1. Don Bosco (2-0), LW #1 vs Rockford
2. Turkey Valley (2-0), LW #4 vs Midland (Wyoming)
3. New London (2-0), LW #6 @ WACO
4. Remsen St. Mary’s (2-0), LW #5 vs Kingsley-Pierson
5. Iowa Valley (2-0), LW #7 vs English Valleys
6. Coon Rapids-Bayard (2-0), LW (X) vs Woodbine
7. Audubon (2-1), LW #8 vs Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
8. Lenox (3-0), LW #9 vs Seymour
9. Glidden-Ralston (2-0), LW #10 @ CAM
10.Newell-Fonda (1-1), LW #2 vs Siouxland Christian



AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is thrilled to have College GameDay be part of the buildup to Saturday’s game against 19th ranked Iowa. The ESPN show will make its first ever visit to the ISU campus.

Campbell says they hope to keep the distractions to a minimum.

Campbell says how the Cyclones handle the hoopla surrounding the game will be a factor in the outcome.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 3 o’clock.




AMES — There will be an amped-up pre-game atmosphere for this year’s Iowa-Iowa State football game. For the first time, E-S-P-N’s College Football GameDay will broadcast from Ames on Saturday.

Jack Whitver of Ankeny, a prominent state senator, was a starting wide receiver for the Cyclones.   “GameDay, for the last 25 years, has been the traveling TV show that goes to the biggest game every week,” Whitver says. “To get GameDay to come to your stadium is a big deal…It really just kind of solidifies Iowa State as an up-and-coming football program and just kind of puts them on the map.”

Each week, College GameDay features a celebrity from the host school who makes predictions about the game. Whitver suggests a former I-S-U quarterback he played with 15 years ago is an option.  “Seneca Wallace would probably be a top choice or Dan McCarney,” Whitver says. “He played at Iowa, coached at Iowa State, so he has ties to both schools. He really helped build the (ISU) program.”

Fans will camp out in Ames to be part of the show’s atmosphere when it goes live on E-S-P-N at 8 a.m. Saturday. Whitver says it’s an opportunity to not only showcase Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell and his football program, but the entire state of Iowa. “You have our marque game, with both teams there,” Whitver says. “It’s going to be a really exciting day for the state.”

Some former I-S-U athletes playing in the N-F-L and the N-B-A have been tweeting about coming back for the big game — and the morning broadcast.  “A lot of them will come back anyway because it’s the Iowa-Iowa State game,” Whitver says, “but having GameDay there just gives them another reason to come back.” The game kicks off in Ames at 3 p.m. Saturday.



DES MOINES — A baby Rhino at a Des Moines zoo is going with the home team in Saturday’s Cy-Hawk showdown. Kamara was born in April but got her first chance to pick a winner at the Blank Park Zoo.

That’s Spokesman Ryan Bickel. Moments later the 500 pound infant charged out of her cage and headed straight to the Hawkeye box.

Which bucks a trend that has seen the Hawkeyes win the last four games in the series. Bickel cautions fans against using the result at one of the state’s new sports books.

As of this morning,  many Las Vegas sports books have The University of Iowa as a 1-2 point favorite.



EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Having missed 19 of his first 34 games in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings because of injuries, running back Dalvin Cook has barely scratched the surface of the impact he can make carrying the ball, and occasionally catching it. Quarterback Kirk Cousins even good-naturedly nicknamed Cook the “White Tiger,” in reference to the exotic animal zoo-goers often flock to see. This year, Cook and the Vikings are counting on his regular presence. The opening win against Atlanta was a strong start.