Last fall the Hawks went 6-3, then didn't lose a single player to graduation. So even though a few freshmen were added to the mix, most of the team knew the systems and the schemes that they were going to run this season.
When you grow up in Iowa and play high school football, the dream is to make it to the dome. That was even the case 100 years ago when I played, although the closest we came to a dome was the light on the inside of a car.
The Wildcats' deepest postseason run in decades almost came to an end last week in Traer when North Tama built a 23-6 lead in the third quarter. But 28 unanswered points later, Woodbury Central was en route to indoor football in Cedar Falls.
There are lots of blue signs with player names and paws sprouting on Moville yards, and the expectation is the town will greatly empty out Friday. Similar scenes are likely across the weekend in Plymouth, Ida, Sioux and Lyon counties.