The Waterboys Pregame Show

The Waterboys program airs every Football Friday at 6:05 pm on KIWA AM 1550/FM 100.7 and KIWA FM 105.3. Jordan Harmelink, LA, and Stino couldn’t cut it as players back in the day, so instead bring you high quality insights and coaches interviews from the sidelines across Northwest Iowa.

West Sioux vs West Lyon

Defending 1A champion West Sioux will try to bounce back from its first loss when the seventh ranked Falcons host number four West Lyon. West Sioux’s high powered passing attack may be forced to battle the elements.

West Sioux coach Ryan Schwiesow says the defense will need to slow down West Lyon’s ground attack.

West Lyon coach Jay Rozeboom says his defense faces a major test.

Rozeboom says West Sioux has a lot of weapons.

Kick off is at 7 pm at West Sioux

Unity vs Emmetsburg

Unity Christian fell to West Lyon last Friday 62-14, and fell to 0-2 in the district. Unity Christian Knight’s Head Coach Josh Van Kempen talks about the tough loss.

The Knights square off against 3-3 Emmetsburg this week, and Van Kempen talks about their ground and pound rushing attack.

Van Kempen says the key to game is being efficient with the ball.

Kick off is at 7 pm at Korver Field in Orange City.

HMS vs Akron-Westfield

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn fell to 2-4 after losing to Hinton last week. Hawk’s Head Coach Tyler Horkey discusses the loss.

HMS is at home against Akron-Westfield this week. Horkey says the Westerners are very similar to the Blackhawks.

They key to the game is simple, hold on to the football.

Kick off is at 7 pm at Peterson Field.

Western vs Sibley-Ocheyedan

Western Christian topped the defending state champion West Sioux Falcons last week. Wolfpack Head Coach Travis Kooima credits his team’s prep with the win.

The Wolfpack are on the road to Sibley-Ocheyedan this week, and Kooima says the running attack of the Generals gets his attention.

Kooima says turnovers are key to remaining undefeated.

Sibley-Ocheyedan fell to Emmetsburg last week 35-0, and Generals Head Coach Tate Kellenberger says his team made too many mistakes.

Kellenberger says Western’s speed grabs his attention.

Coach Kellenberger says the keys to this week goes back to the basic “blocking and tackling”.

Kick off is at 7 pm in Sibley.

Sheldon vs BHRV

Following a home loss to District co leader Sioux  Center Sheldon enters the game at 2-4 on the season and 1-1 in the district. The Nighthawks are coming off a road win at Okoboji and bring a 1-5 overall record and 1-1 district mark into the contest at Rock Valley.

Orab Head Coach Tyler Lloyd says the Nighthawks record is deceiving.

With the weather expectations for game time Lloyd feels it was extremely beneficial to practice in the elements on Thursday.

Nighthawk Head Coach Cory Brandt on what he sees in the Orabs.

Brandt had these thoughts on  the weather implications.

Brandt adds weather games are the most memorable.

Coach Lloyd was quick to agree.

Joe Nilles joins LA for the broadcast this week on FM 100.7 and AM 1550. Jon and Justin Hellinga continue to bring you season long coverage of Nighthawk football on KIWA FM 105.3.

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock vs Okoboji

The Lions of CL/GLR take their 2-0 Class 2A District 1 record back home tonight as they take on the Okoboji Pioneers.

After starting the season 0-4, the Lions have won back-to-back district contests, topping BH/RV and MOC-FV.

Both the offense and defensive units have turned things around for the Lions.  Through the first four games the Lions offense was averaging just under 10 points per game.  In their last two, the Lions’ offense has averaged over 35 points per game.  Defensively, the Lions went from giving up an average of 41 points per game, to 11 points per game.

Okoboji stands at 2-4 on the season, going 2-2 in district play before falling in back-to-back district contests against Sioux Center and BH/RV. The Pioneers have given up at least 50 points on defense in their last two contests and offensively have scored just eight total points in two games.

For CL/GLR to move to 3-0 in district play, starting out fast will be a key after a slow start last week against MOC-FV.  Another key will be getting out of the game healthy to set what is sure to be a key district matchup with Sioux Center next week.

What is sure to be a chilly night of football kicks off at 7pm in Rock Rapids.

South O’Brien vs Gehlen

The South O’Brien Wolverines improved to 6-0 after shutting out MMCRU 46-0. Wolverines Head Coach Mark Fuhrman credits his offensive line with the win.

South O’Brien squares off against Gehlen Catholic for week 7. Fuhrman says the Jays running game grabs his attention.

Fuhrman says the key to getting to 7-0 is not turning the ball over.

Kick off is at 7 pm at Gehlen Catholic.

MOC-Floyd Valley vs Sioux Center

MOC-Floyd Valley fell to Central Lyon/George-Little Rock last week, but Dutchmen Head Coach Grant Hegstad says the way his team played against the Lions was far better than the Sheldon contest the prior week.

MOC-Floyd Valley faces off against Sioux Center at Sioux Center this week and Coach Hegstad says the Warriors are a well rounded football team.

Hegstad says his team needs to play with some consistency.

Kick off is at 7 pm in Sioux Center.

Northwestern vs Dordt

Sioux Center, Iowa — A healthy Dordt University football team looks for its first ever win over Northwestern College this weekend in Great Plains Conference action. The Defenders are 3-2 and have spent most of the early part of the season without standout quarterback Noah Clayberg and receiver Levi Jungling

That’s Dordt coach Joel Penner who says it is up to the Defenders to make this a rivalry. The campuses are separated by only 12 miles.

Dordt’s improving program has made it competitive. A year ago Northwestern won 40-28 in Orange City.

Northwestern is 4-0 and ranked seventh in the latest NAIA Poll. Red Raider coach Matt McCarty says there is a lot of familiarity in this series.

McCarty says the addition of Clayberg and Jungling will make Dordt’s triple option attack even more difficult to defend.

McCarty says the last two games in the series have been decided in the fourth quarter and this one will be no different.

Kick off is at 1 pm at Dordt University.