For those of you who live in Iowa, what are the teams in your area looking like? I have heard Solon might be good enough to de-throne CR Xavier. The Des Moines Register beat writers all picked CR Kennedy, IC West and DSM Dowling as the best 4A teams. I wouldn't count out Bettendorf and Cedar Falls. They all picked Dowling to go undefeated and win it all again. That Iowa running back recruit, I think he was at South East Polk last year? But his parents moved to West DSM and now he will be playing for Dowling. The rich get richer I guess. A lot of people including some head coaches in 4A think the DSM schools like Dowling, Valley, Ankeny, and other bigger/better schools need to go to class 5A and have their own playoffs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy will host West DSM Valley at Kingston Stadium mid season, should be a good one. Hope Kennedy kicks their butts! By the way, that Kennedy lineman who verballed to Iowa (he's a junior) I have seen him twice in person in the last few months, He's huge! He looks like he could play for Iowa right now. I have also heard CR Washingtn doesn't have enough sophomores to form a team, so they might have to move some freshman up. I have also heard that the IC Regina freshman may not have enough players as well. Parents are scared of the concussion issue.