Friday, October 23, 2009

To Quote James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams..."We're Going to Iowa"!

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Dreary day in Chicago with plenty of rain that is causing the High School Football America team to try to determine whether or not we should take the trip 164 miles west of Chicago to Miles, Iowa to check-out my first-ever 8-man high school football game between Preston and East Central. The good news...the game will be played (barring lightning)...the bad news...we're going to get wet.

The reason we're going? Yesterday, I took a look at the six and eight-man games and decided a trip to the Hawkeye State was in order to check-out in-person.

Tale of the tape tonight...Miles has a population around 430, while Preston is a booming metropolis at 930!

Speaking of 8-man football, Shattuck (OK) High School is looking to make a little history today against Sharon-Mutual. If the Indians win, they will tie Morrison (OK) High's national record win streak of 90 straight.

Last week in Alaska, Bartlett and Kenai claimed the first championships of the year. The post-season gets underway in Indiana tonight and Utah has four play-in games. North Dakota began its 9-man playoffs on Tuesday.

So, going to pack the rain gear!!

Don't forget to check back with The Huddle later tonight for all the latest scores.

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