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Posted On: 01/16/18 12:44 PM
There are certainly plenty of ebbs and flows throughout the high school season, we’ll try our best to track those here. Teams that land in the DOWN portion of an article, could later find itself in the UP part, and vice-versa. Such is the grind of a full high school season. Below, you’ll find this week’s ebb and flow.
Dunkerton: It’s now 11 wins and counting to start the season for the Raiders. Led by sensational junior duo Brady Happel and Zach Johnson, the sky’s the limit for the Dunkerton, which is one of just four un-beaten teams left in 1A. Happel and Johnson are averaging 32 points and 10.7 assists per game between them this season.
Cedar Falls: AJ Green is one of the best point guards in the Midwest, and he’s letting everyone know it. His Tigers are now winners of five straight, the last four of which have been by double-digits. During that win-streak, Green — a future Northern Iowa Panther — is averaging 29.4 points per game. Green and his Tigers will face two big tests this week when they go up against top-ranked Iowa City West and then Cedar Rapids Kennedy.
Charles City: After starting the season with a loss, the Comets — led by skilled guard Jackson Molstead — have run off 12 straight wins. Molstead has been outstanding while leading the charge, he’s averaging 19.5 points and 7.3 assists per game this season. His Comets next face 11-2 Mount Pleasant this Saturday, and that will certainly be a big test and measuring stick for Molstead and his Co.
Vinton-Shellsburg: The Vikings are reeling through the first half of the season, and a big part of that is the downright tough schedule. Yes, they’re 0-11, but only three of their first 11 opponents have a losing record.
Wilton: They’re 15 games into the season, and at 1-14 things have not gone too well for the Beavers. There’s still six regular-season games left to get back on track before postseason starts.
Clinton: Ten games into their season, the River Kings are winners of just one, a 58-35 shellacking of win-less Burlington. Most recently, they lost to 5-7 3A opponent Maquoketa. Things don’t get any easier, with North Scott, Bettendorf and Muscatine on the horizon.