Ankeny quarterback JJ Kohl after the Hawks win against Southeast Polk
Ankeny quarterback and Iowa State commit JJ Kohl discusses Ankeny’s win over Southeast Polk, preparation for the game and more after Friday’s matchup.
Alyssa Hertel, Des Moines Register
As is the case every year, the Iowa high school football season hits warp speed once games get rolling. It takes a split second to go from Week 1 to the midseason. UNI-Dome talks will be here soon enough.
That’s once again true as we march into Week 5 of the 2022 high school football season. As always, we have reporters and photographers spread throughout Iowa to bring you plenty of analysis, commentary and more from another Friday night.
A quick check-in of where everyone is this evening:
Cody Goodwin: Bondurant-Farrar vs. Carlisle
Alyssa Hertel: Spirit Lake vs. OABCIG
Raven Moore: Iowa City High vs. Iowa City West
Joe Randleman: Gilbert vs. Nevada
Matt Levins: Clinton vs. Burlington
All will have coverage of those games throughout the night. And as always, keep it here on the live blog for plenty of updates and analysis from across the state.
Many games underway. Final wave set to kick at 7:30 pm
7:11 pm — Sioux City East with an early lead over Ankeny Centennial
Jaguars in a 7-0 hole after giving up a fourth-down TD. Watch the action here.
7:05 pm — Nolan DeLong continues balling out.
We highlighted the Durant running back last week as one of a few Iowa high school football players approaching significant records.
Well, DeLong is at it again early.
7 pm — Big wave of Iowa high school football games getting underway.
Those lucky enough to avoid a JV-induced delay are starting at 7 pm Let’s have a night.
6:35 pm — Signs of fall have arrived at various Iowa high school football games.
It’s in the 50s in several different parts of Iowa. Strong bet we’ll see a lot of blankets in the stands tonight.
6:07 pm — Spirit Lake-OABCIG should be a dandy.
After a big Friday of Class 5A action last week, the Register is out tonight at maybe the best game in the state. Cooper DeJean’s alma mater faces Spirit Lake in a battle of unbeatens.
All class 5A matchups with postseason implications.
Dargan Southard is a sports trending reporter and covers Iowa athletics for the Des Moines Register and HawkCentral.com. Email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.