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.

CL/GLR vs West Sioux

The Lions of CL/GLR are set to host Class 1A top-ranked West Sioux Friday in Rock Rapids after dropping their season opener last week to West Lyon, 35-0.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the Lions could blink in last Friday’s contest and went on to win in convincing fashion, 35-0.

The task doesn’t get much easier this week as the Lions host the top-ranked and defending Class 1A state champions West Sioux.

While West Sioux QB and Iowa State recruit Hunter Dekkers continues to grab a lot of well-deserved attention, CL/GLR head coach Curtis Eben was quick to point out another playmaker on the Falcons squad in senior utility man Kade Lynott. Eben said that the combination of Dekkers and Lynott will make the Falcon offense dynamic.

Lynott was responsible for over 330 yards from scrimmage in last week’s track meet against Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley – including over 150 yards receiving. Hunter Dekkers was responsible for over 500 yards, totaling five touchdowns.

Kickoff between CL/GLR and West Sioux is set for 7pm in Rock Rapids.

West Lyon at Sioux Center

West Lyon is looking to build off an impressive win last week against CL/GLR with another non-district win on the road in Sioux Center.

The Class 1A 5th-ranked Wildcats made quick work of the Lions last week, getting up 14-0 through the early minutes of the contest, eventually cruising to the 35-0 win.

The Wildcats spread out their offensive production last week against the Lions. Some players to watch this week against Sioux Center include senior tailback Logan Meyer and senior quarterback Jalyn Gramstad accounted for the most yardage on the Wildcats last week. Defensively, senior linebacker Davian Sterner made his presence felt with 12 solo tackles, including two quarterback sacks.

The 1-0 Sioux Center Warriors are coming off a tight 33-32 win over LeMars in its season opener last week. The Warriors boasted a balance offensive attack, getting 111 yards on 23 carries from senior tailback Sam Vonk, while fellow senior quarterback Damon Walhof completed 72% of his passes for 180 yards.

West Lyon and Sioux Center are set to due battle at 7pm tonight in Sioux Center.

Sheldon vs South O’Brien

The Sheldon Orabs are on the road to take on the South O’Brien Wolverines. Both teams won their week one contests. Orabs Head Coach Tyler Lloyd had these thoughts about the Wolverines power running game.

For Sheldon the keys to the game start with protecting the football.

South O’Brien Head Coach Mark Fuhrman says the Orabs are an athletic team to prepare for.

Fuhrman says ball control is key this week.

The Coach Kory Roos joins LA for the broadcast on FM 100.7 and AM 1550.

Unity Christian vs Hinton

Unity Christian fell to Gehlen Catholic 27-20 in Week 1. Knight’s Head Coach Josh Van Kempen gives us his thoughts on the game.

Unity’s week 2 opponent is Hinton, who defeated Woodbury Central 20-0. Van Kempen tells us what grabs his attention about the Blackhawks.

Unity’s keys to a week 2 win is finishing drives.

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

Sibley-Ocheyedan vs Okoboji

Sibley-Ocheyedan fell to Sheldon in week 1 26-6, but Generals Head Coach Tate Kellenberger was pleased with what his players accomplished to open the season.

Sibley-Ocheyedan’s week 2 opponent is Okoboji, and to add to the festivities, it’s also the General’s Homecoming. Coach Kellenberger breaks down what he’s seen of the Pioneers.

Kellenberger says the key to this week’s contest is limiting mental mistakes.

Kick off is at 7 in Sibley.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn vs Estherville-Lincoln Central

The HMS Hawks came away with a 6-0 win in week one against . Hawks’ Head Coach Tyler Horkey was happy with the way his defense played last Friday night.

HMS takes on Estherville-Lincoln Central this Friday, and what grabs the coach’s attention is the Midget’s QB Matt Christensen.

Limiting mistakes offensively will be key this week against E-LC.

Kick off is at 7 pm at Peterson Field.

BHRV vs Western

Boyden Hull/Rock Valley and Western Christian renew their rivalry at Rock Valley this year. A number of things have gotten the attention of Nighthawks Head Coach Cory Brandt.

Brandt is also impressed with the Wolfpack’s athletic size. The Coach explains.

Western Christian Head Coach Travis Kooima says the Nighthawks consistently make big plays.

Kooima says the key is moving the ball against the Nighthawk defense.

Kick off is at 7 pm at Nick Hulst Field in Rock Valley.

Northwestern vs Valley City State

The Northwestern Red Raiders are ready to hit the field this Saturday as they host Valley City State. Head Coach Matt McCarty says his team is ready to go.

Valley City State faced instate rival Jamestown last week and came away with the 20-14 victory. The running game of the Vikings is what grabs his attention.

The key matchups according to McCarty are the big men up front.

Kick off is Saturday at 1 pm at Korver Field in Orange City.

Iowa vs Rutgers

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says he would prefer not to open Big Ten play in week two. After opening with a win over Miami of Ohio the Hawkeyes get ready to open league play by hosting Rutgers.

It is the earliest a Ferentz coach Iowa team has ever opened the league race.

Ferentz says tackle Alaric Jackson will miss the next two games with a sprained knee but could possibly return for the Hawkeyes’ final nonconference game against Middle Tennessee State.

Guard Cole Banwart has returned to practice after missing the opener and defensive backs Julius Brents and Riley Moss will be sidelined for a few weeks.

Rutgers coach Chris Ash says quarterback Carter McLane will need to protect the football in the Scarlet Knights’ Big Ten opener at Iowa. The Texas Tech transfer passed for 340 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-21 win over UMass but he was also picked off three times.

As a native of Ottumwa Ash is very familiar with the Iowa program.

Ash says competing against Iowa begins in the trenches.

Former Rutgers defensive coordinator Jay Niemann is the assistant defensive line coach at Iowa but Ash says that will have no factor on the outcome.

Kick off is at 11 am at Kinnick Stadium.

UNI vs Southern Utah

After a near upset at Iowa State the Northern Iowa Panthers now get set for their home opener against Southern Utah. The Panther have won four of the five games in the series but the Thunderbirds won the last meeting in 2017.

That’s UNI coach Mark Farley who does not believe there will be a letdown after a hard fought game in Ames.

Quarterback Will McElvain passed for 228 yards in his first start and Farley felt the redshirt freshman played well.

Farley says McElvain needs to be better in the pocket.

Farley says that is the next step to becoming a complete quarterback.

Kick off is at 4 pm at the UNI-Dome



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