Posted On: 01/23/18 1:07 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.
Boyer Valley: Joe Weber has been one of the best scorers in Iowa for the past three seasons, and he has his Boyer Valley Bulldogs firing on all cylinders right now. It’s 10 straight wins for Weber and Co. and they now stand at 12-2 after a sluggish 2-2 start to the season. They’ve got seven more games this regular season before heading into district play.
Cascade, Western Dubuque: This is just one of those programs that it doesn’t matter who they graduate, they’ll always be good. We like to say these kind of teams reload, rather than rebuild; like Duke. The Cougars are still undefeated, 16-0. Johnny Supple, Brock Simon, Haris Hoffman and the gang have a decent shot of making a state tourney for the fifth year in a row.
West Delaware: We were wondering what might be wrong with the Hawks after 4-4 start to the season. They have Derek Krogmann and Tyler Kelley after-all, two of the state’s best players. But things have normalized in Manchester, Iowa, and the Hawks have won 10 straight since the middling start. They’ll try and stay hot this week against Maquoketa, then Mount Vernon.
Marshalltown: Things were looking up for the Bobcats early on; after some very tough recent seasons, they started this one 4-4. That included a three-game win streak in December. But since that streak, the ‘Cats have dropped seven straight. They’ll try and right the ship this week against Mason City then Johnston.
Waterloo Columbus: A 2-2 start has faded into a 2-12 nightmare and Waterloo Columbus has now extended their losing streak to double digits. But their could be relief around the corner, the Sailors’ next two opponents have a combined record of 2-24.
Cal, Latimer: There’s just a handful on win-less teams left in the state, and 0-14 CAl, Latimer is one the them. Aside from a couple relatively close games, they’ve been getting blown out most of the year. The Cadets have six game left to try and get off the schneid.