Entries by Romelle Slaughter

Getting to Know You: Iowa City West

  It’s a new era for the big class schools in eastern Iowa. No more conference games or conference titles. Welcome to district football for all of the 4A schools. For Iowa City West, they are making the adjustment to district football as well. The Trojans are also making a new adjustment as Garrett Hartwig […]

Getting to Know You: Des Moines East Scarlets

2013 was a sub-par year for Coach Greg Schoon and the East Scarlets, but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. Injuries and turnovers during crucial moments in games were their undoing in several close games. Schoon is excited about this year’s squad that will consist of new junior and senior starters to complement […]

Getting to Know You: Ames Little Cyclones

After an 11-1 campaign in 2013, the Little Cyclones will rely on their defense to be the guiding force as they begin the 2014 season. Led by LBs Hank Swalla and Chris Halbur, and DB Gage Eller, Coach Bruce Vertanen feels that their experience and leadership will be crucial as they tackle on a challenging […]

Getting to Know You: Urbandale J-Hawks

J-Hawks coach Sam Anderson makes no bones about it. The graduations of 1st team All-State WR and ISU Cyclone Allen Lazard and QB Logan Augustine will be challenging, but Anderson feels confident with a solid group on the offensive line and skill players with experience. That experience starts with returning RB Abdulai Mansaray and K […]

Getting to Know You: Sioux City North Stars

After making the 2013 playoffs, the North High Stars aim to go further up…to win a district title. Jon Niemic moves over from assistant to head coach for North. The Stars cupboard isn’t bare at all, with talented senior QB Daniel Tillo and TE Robert Neustrom on offense. The defense will be anchored by a […]