Entries by Romelle Slaughter

Dragons Look to Shut Tigers’ Offense Down

Monday nights are usually reserved for the pros. But in Iowa, the first Monday in November belongs to the preps. And just like in the professional ranks, the atypical evening throws off routines. This includes short turnarounds from the first playoff round and the quick study of your next foe. Scouting your next opponent was never […]

2014 Playoff Pairings Are Set For Class 4A

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released the playoff pairings for all six classes in prep football early Saturday morning. The list of games can be found here: 2014 Post-Season Schedule. Central Iowa Sports Network will bring you the Des Moines East (4-4) vs. West Des Moines Valley (8-1) 1st round game from Valley Stadium […]

Rails Ride into Season Finale Against District Champ Valley

The Lincoln Railsplitters are riding high after last week’s mild upset of Hoover, putting the Huskies in a must-win mode. Lincoln’s also in a mostly must-win mode, if they want to be in the playoffs. Lincoln could improve their chances to get into the playoffs with another upset…against the Valley Tigers. This sets the stage […]

Riders Swing But Maroons Hold Firm, Score Knockout

Dowling Catholic took every punch the Roosevelt Roughriders gave them. In the end, the Maroons were still standing with a convincing 70-21 win in their regular season home finale at Valley Stadium Friday night.  But, the Maroons had to be tired after racking up 730 yards of offense, 452 on the ground and 279 via […]

Maroons Host Roughriders for Home Finale

On the west side of Des Moines, Roosevelt High is hungry for a post-season berth. They have not made the playoffs since 1996. They’ll have a chance to not only inch towards that goal, but to also spoil Dowling Catholic’s senior night. The Roughriders and the Maroons will meet for a Class 4A District 2 game Friday night as […]

Valley Breezes Past Sioux City West 76-6

The West Des Moines Valley Tigers do not believe in taking an opponent for granted. They should know…everyone wants to take their best shot at them. The Tigers (6-1 overall, 3-0 district) carried that mindset onto the field against Sioux City West and cruised to a 76-6 win over the winless Wolverines (0-7, 0-3) Friday evening. Valley […]

#4 Valley Hosts Struggling SC West in a District Tilt

Two teams going in opposite directions…both seeking the same goal: wins. That will be the case Friday night as Sioux City West and the Valley Tigers meet for a Class 4A District 3 game at Valley Stadium. This is this week’s Century Link Game of the Week on CISN. The Wolverines of Sioux City West […]