It’s playoff football night tonight as the second season begins. The Washington Demons are making the trip to LaPorte City to face Union. The Demons qualified for the postseason with a 21-14 win over Williamsburg, which led to the Demons finishing as the third seed out of District 6 and Williamsburg the fourth seed. The Demons face Union who makes their fourth consecutive trip to the postseason and third time hosting an opening round game. The Knights have two losses one to district champ Maquoketa and the other came to district school Central DeWitt.They have a menacing running back in Wes Burnside who has rushed for 1252 yards averages 8 yards per carry and has scored 23 touchdowns. The Demons are wrestling with a couple of key injuries. Nate Kubik a player on the offensive and defensive lines injured a knee against Williamsburg. Also wide receiver and safety Brock Kimball is questionable. Demon Head Coach Randy Schrader says those injuries and the Union running back are their biggest concerns right now, but his biggest comfort is that he feels his kids believe in themselves. You’ll be able to hear tonight’s game right here on the one to count on KCII. We’ll be on the air at 6:45 with the Washington Hy-Vee Pregame Show.
Looking at where the other 3A District 6 teams are tonight:
Williamsburg @ Maquoketa
Epworth, Western Dubuque @ Grinnell
Center Point Urbana @ Solon
Also tonight the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks head to Wilton to take on the Beavers. The Golden Hawks are 6-3 with two of their losses in district while Wilton is 7-2. You’ll be able to hear the Mid-Prairie game live at KCIIradio.com just click on Radio Plus. Then we’ll air a tape delay of the game after the Demons game. The winner plays the winner of Mediapolis and Louisa-Muscatine, those two play in Mediapolis. On the other side of that bracket, Davis County heads to Regina and Albia will host West Liberty.
In Class A, the 8-1 Lone Tree Lions with the two seed out of their district will host 6-3 Iowa Valley. The winner plays the winner of BGM and Danville. On the other side of the bracket, WACO makes the trip to Lynville as they face Lynnville-Sully. Both teams are 7-2.