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No. 8 WACO (7-0, 5-0) at Winfield-Mount Union (4-1, 3-1)
Time, Site: 7 p.m., Winfield-Mount Union High School
Overview: It’s a big one in Class 8-Player, as undefeated WACO takes on rival WMU in a game with huge district championship implications.
WACO has won two of the last three matchups in the series, but WMU was victorious, 42-28, last season. The Warriors would could wrap up a district title with a win.
New London (2-3, 1-3) at Lone Tree (3-3, 1-3)
Time, Site: 7 p.m., Lone Tree High School
Overview: New London has lost its last three games, and the Tigers have their backs against their wall going into a road game at Lone Tree.
New London needs to win out and get some help if they want to make the playoffs. The Tigers have won two of the last three against the Lions.
Highland (2-4, 2-2) at Lisbon (5-1, 5-0)
Time, Site: 7 p.m., Lisbon High School
Overview: Highland has an opportunity to shock district leading Lisbon on the road, but the Huskies will need to put it all out there to pull off a big upset.
Highland has lost its last two games by a total of 18 points. The Huskies are looking for their first win over Lisbon since 2018.
North Cedar (1-5, 1-3) at Columbus (2-3, 1-3)
Time, Site: 7 p.m., Columbus High School
Overview: It’s a chance for Columbus to get to .500 as the Wildcats play a North Cedar squad that has dropped its last three games.
Columbus is coming off a 42-14 win over Pekin. The Wildcats are 0-3 against North Cedar since the two teams started playing each other in 2018.
Belle Plaine (5-1, 5-0) at Pekin (0-6, 0-5)
Time, Site: 7 p.m., Pekin High School
Overview: Pekin continues to search for its first win of the season, but it won’t be easy as the Panthers host Belle Plaine in a non-district clash.
The Panthers have scored just three total touchdowns over the last three weeks. They will be looking for revenge for a 32-0 loss to the Plainsmen last season.
No. 5 Sigourney-Keota (6-0, 3-0) at Central Decatur (4-2, 2-1)
Time, Site: 7 p.m., Central Decatur High School
Overview: Sigourney-Keota could continue its unbeaten season and clinch a share of the district title with just two games left in the season.
The Cobras have been electric on offense, averaging 35.5 points per game this season. Central Decatur will be looking for its third win in a row.
Pleasantville (2-4, 0-3) at Van Buren County (2-4, 0-3)
Time, Site: 7 p.m., Van Buren County High School
Overview: It could be a good one as Pleasantville and Van Buren County go head-to-head with both teams looking for their first district win of the season.
The Warriors are coming off a nail-biting 22-14 loss to Central Decatur last week. Van Buren County has lost its last three games, as has Pleasantville.
Pella Christian (5-1, 2-1) at Cardinal (5-1, 2-1)
Time, Site: 7 p.m., Cardinal High School
Overview: It’s a faceoff between a pair of one-loss teams in Eldon, and one that has big time playoff implications. Both Pella Christian and Cardinal have only fallen to first-place Sigourney-Keota so far.
The Comet offense has produced 26 or more points in every game and is averaging a ridiculous 48.7. Pella Christian’s defense allows just 11.8 points per game, so something’s got to give.
Centerville (3-3, 1-2) at Mid-Prairie (3-3, 2-1)
Time, Site: 7:30 p.m., Mid-Prairie High School
Overview: The Golden Hawks could clinch a Top-3 finish in Class 2A District 6 if they can hold home field against a talented Centerville bunch.
Mid-Prairie looks to wash away a heartbreaking 24-21 loss to Williamsburg last week. The Golden Hawks are averaging 32.7 points per game heading into their last home game of the year.