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The Des Moines Register's Final High School Football Super 10 Rankings for 2019 Cody Goodwin, cgoodwin2@dmreg.com

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Good evening from a chilly Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. I'm on hand for tonight's Class 4A quarterfinal game between the Tigers and Waukee. A lot at stake tonight, as the winner heads to the UNI-Dome next week.

This contest is intriguing. The Tigers are undefeated, are the top-ranked team in Iowa's largest class and, really, have looked like the state's best team throughout the year. But the Warriors have elevated their play in recent weeks, and enter on a six-game winning streak.

For as good as both teams have been in recent seasons, it's been a while since both have been back to the UNI-Dome. Valley last went in 2015, and Waukee last went in 2014 — when they beat the Tigers in the quarterfinal round.

Elsewhere, the matchups are only big ones. Dowling Catholic plays Ankeny at Williams Stadium in Des Moines. Urbandale, after upsetting Ankeny Centennial last week, travel to Cedar Rapids to play Kennedy tonight. Already in Cedar Falls, the Tigers and Bettendorf are playing for the right to stay at the UNI-Dome for another week.

The games in other classes are just as fiery tonight — Pella-Solon and Western Dubuque-North Scott in 3A, Van Meter-South Central Calhoun and West Branch-Iowa City Regina in 1A, and so many more.

We're going to do our best to keep tabs on all of them, so check back often. Follow me on Twitter — @codygoodwin — for updates, too. Stay warm, and let's have some fun.

End of 3: Valley 13, Waukee 3. It was an…interesting third quarter.

Valley had two touchdowns on back-to-back plays, but both were called back on penalties. Braeden Katcher pumped and then hit Matthew Mahoney for a 77-yard touchdown, but illegal man downfield brought it back. On the next snap, Creighton Mitchell took the ball 82 yards to the house, but holding nixed that one.

The Tigers ended up punting, but Waukee fumbled the ball away on its ensuing possession, and Valley turned it into six on a 15-yard run by Creighton Mitchell. That's where we're at.

The Tigers have the ball again entering the final frame, and have seized control of this game.

This just in: West Sioux's offense is still very good. Falcons turn a 17-14 deficit into a strong lead.

Kennedy is now up two scores on Urbandale heading into the fourth. J-Hawks will need an answer quickly.

Will Cedar Falls-Bettendorf turn in another fantastic ending? Tigers aren't out of it just yet.

Van Meter and South Central Calhoun are coming down to the wire.

Treynor is currently leading West Sioux. That's one to monitor in 1A.

Halftime: Valley 6, Waukee 3. Pretty ugly half, all things considered, with an incredible ending.

Valley quarterback Braeden Katcher hit Matthew Mahoney for a 54-yard touchdown catch as time expired in the second quarter. Katcher legit threw the ball 65 yards, all in the air, after rolling out. Mahoney muscled the ball away from opposing defensive backs. An incredible play that maybe rejuvenated the Tiger sideline.

But before that, it was all Waukee. The Warriors out-gained Valley, 191-96, in total yards, and the bulk of the Tigers' total came on that last play. The Warriors scored a field goal on their opening possession, then twice turned the ball over deep inside Tiger territory — a fumble on 3rd-and-goal late in the first quarter, then an interception in the red zone in the second.

So who knows how this game will end up? Maybe Valley will take the momentum of that Hail Mary touchdown and run with it. Or maybe Waukee can keep it close and win it at the end. Or something else entirely. I have no idea.

The Tigers opened the second half with the ball. Stay tuned.

Another Urbandale-Kennedy update.

Solon is looking mighty strong against Pella.

Dowling is has build up a solid lead against Ankeny. Three touchdowns from Gavin Williams.

Another Update: It's now 28-14, Dowling.

Another update from Urbandale-Kennedy.

Couple of 3A score updates here. One's a defensive battle. The other, uh, isn't.

Van Meter has now taken the lead.

Bettendorf is up big on Cedar Falls early. Two touchdowns from Harrison Bey-Buie. 

South Central Calhoun is leading Van Meter early.

In another 1A matchup that looks fun, West Lyon is leading unbeaten Dike-New Hartford early.

Update from Urbandale-Kennedy.

OABCIG is off to a hot start against the defending champion PCM.

After one quarter: Waukee 3, Valley 0. An early field goal from Waukee has the Warriors in the lead, and they're threatening again as we start the second quarter.

Can Urbandale pull another upset? So far, so good for the J-Hawks.

Speaking of upsets … it's still early, but West Liberty is beating Waukon.

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