What are the top games in central Iowa this Friday? High School Insider's Chris Cuellar and John Naughton provide you with all the details.
The Register's Chris Cuellar and John Naughton and the Iowa City Press-Citizen's Ryan Murken weighed in on the top games around Iowa. Here are their picks for the Week 2 winners. (Make sure you make your picks in our survey at the bottom.)
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn at Coon Rapids-Bayard
CHRIS CUELLAR: Coon Rapids Bayard: Youth is not a problem for the Crusaders. Juniors Sam Obert and Brandon Riley can score enough to pick up another win.
RYAN MURKEN:Coon Rapids-Bayard. Both teams cruised last week with big offensive showings; defensive stops a key in Week 2.
JOHN NAUGHTON: Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. Both teams won lopsided openers.
Davenport Assumption at Cedar Rapids Xavier
CHRIS CUELLAR: Cedar Rapids Xavier: The Saints will have to sort out any season opener issues in a hurry against a hungry Assumption squad.
RYAN MURKEN:Cedar Rapids Xavier. Season-opener for Saints after week one game against Dowling was washed out by weather.
JOHN NAUGHTON: Cedar Rapids Xavier. Xavier starts after its opener was rained out.
Sioux City Heelan at Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
CHRIS CUELLAR: Central Lyon/George-Little Rock: The Lions put up a fight last year in Sioux City, and a deep, physical roster means they can do one better in Rock Rapids.
RYAN MURKEN: Sioux City Heelan. Defending 3A runner-up Heelan opened with impressive win over 4A Sioux City East.
JOHN NAUGHTON: Sioux City Heelan. Heelan opened with a win over 4A Sioux City East
Pella at Dallas Center-Grimes
CHRIS CUELLAR: Pella: This Little Hawkeye game handily gave DCG its only loss of the 2014 regular season. The reigning 3A champs roll until proven otherwise.
RYAN MURKEN: Pella. Two of the best in 3A meet in early season blockbuster.
JOHN NAUGHTON: Pella. Pella extends unbeaten streak against good DCG team.
Des Moines East at Des Moines North
CHRIS CUELLAR: Des Moines East: The Scarlets' spread run attack has talented options, as evidenced by Jaron Turner and Brandon Trotter in the opener.
RYAN MURKEN: Des Moines East. East rushed for 284 yards in week one win over Roosevelt.
JOHN NAUGHTON: Des Moines East. Scarlets win in state’s longest continuous series.
Audubon at IKM-Manning
CHRIS CUELLAR: IKM-Manning: The Wolves won't be stifled like they were in a 7-6 win in Week 1, although the Wheelers and star Jake Mulford should keep it close.
RYAN MURKEN: Audubon. Both teams earned hard-fought week one wins. Audubon wins another tight one.
JOHN NAUGHTON: IKM-Manning. Wolves need to stop Audubon rushing game.
Bettendorf at Iowa City High
CHRIS CUELLAR: Bettendorf: Splitting time with two senior quarterbacks will be fine for the Bulldogs if they can move the ball.
RYAN MURKEN: Bettendorf. Bulldogs a little too much for shorthanded Little Hawks.
JOHN NAUGHTON: Bettendorf. Bulldogs had a strong offensive showing in opener.
Council Bluffs St. Albert at Treynor
CHRIS CUELLAR: Council Bluffs St. Albert: The Class A power should be riding high after beating 4A city rival Thomas Jefferson last week.
RYAN MURKEN: Council Bluffs St. Albert. St. Albert rolled up 380 yards and 45 points in opener at Thomas Jefferson.
JOHN NAUGHTON: Council Bluffs St. Albert. St. Albert scored 45 points in its first game.
Earlham at Van Meter
CHRIS CUELLAR: Earlham: Two completed passes went for two touchdowns in Earlham last week. That's a nice complement to a powerful run game.
RYAN MURKEN: Van Meter. Plenty of offense in this one after teams combined for 100 points in week one.
JOHN NAUGHTON: Earlham. This one could go either way.
Southeast Polk at Waukee
CHRIS CUELLAR: Waukee: Both teams are desperate for a win before playing the West Des Moines powers in Week 2. The Warriors will clean up enough for the home debut.
RYAN MURKEN: Waukee. Key early season matchup with both teams coming off opening week losses to ranked teams.
JOHN NAUGHTON. Waukee. Both teams trying to rebound from losses.