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IAHSAA releases football schedules for 2018, 2019 seasons

By Andy Krutsinger,


Mt. Pleasant News


 


The Iowa High School Athletic Association released it?s football schedules for the 2018 and 2019 seasons last week, meaning all four Henry County teams got to see their upcoming matchups for the first time.


Mt. Pleasant will play three of their first four games at home in 2018. The Panthers will begin the year on Aug. 24 against Clear Creek-Amana. They?ll play at Pella the next week and then host Central Lee and Ottumwa to wrap up non-district play by mid-September.


The Panthers will open the district schedule up on Sept. 21 at Fairfield. Mt. Pleasant will host Keokuk the next week, then play at Solon and Ft. Madison on back-to-back weeks before hosting Washington in their season finale on Oct. 19.


New London will open the year up at home playing Hartwick-Ladora-Victor (H-L-V) on Aug. 24. The Tigers will play at Moravia the next week for their only non-conference game.


The Tigers will host both of the other Henry County eight-man foes in 2018. New London hosts WACO on Sept. 7, and Winfield-Mt. Union will come to town on Sept. 28.


WACO will open the season a week before Mt. Pleasant and New London. The Warriors will head to Janesville on Aug. 17, to begin the year with their only non-conference game.


WACO will play at Iowa Valley on Aug. 24 before opening the home schedule against English Valleys on Aug. 31. WACO will renew their rivalry with Winfield-Mt. Union at home on Oct. 5. They?ll have a bye before their last game, on Oct. 19.


W-MU will begin the year at Springville on Oct. 17, opening the same day as WACO. The Wolves will host English Valleys on Oct. 24 for their first home game.


W-MU will be the only Henry County team to take on both of the others on the road. They?ll also play them in back-to-back weeks, traveling to New London on Sept. 28 and Waco on Oct. 5.


Because their two last road games are against Henry County foes, W-MU will not leave the county for a game over the entire second half of the season. Six of their nine contests overall will take place in Henry County. W-MU will also get their bye on the final week of the season.


All four schedules for the Henry County teams can be found below.


Mt. Pleasant


BYE


08/24 Clear Creek-Amana


08/31 @Pella


09/07 Central Lee, Donnellson


09/14 Ottumwa


09/21 @Fairfield


09/28 Keokuk


10/05 @Solon


10/12 @Fort Madison


10/19 Washington


New London


BYE


08/24 H-L-V, Victor


08/31 @Moravia


09/07 WACO, Wayland


09/14 @Lone Tree


09/21 Tri-County, Thornburg


09/28 Winfield-Mt. Union


10/05 @Iowa Valley, Marengo


10/12 @English Valleys, North English


10/19 Montezuma


WACO


08/17 @Janesville


08/24 @Iowa Valley, Marengo


08/31 English Valleys, North English


09/07 @New London


09/14 Montezuma


09/21 @Lone Tree


09/28 @H-L-V, Victor


10/05 Winfield-Mt. Union


BYE


Winfield-Mt. Union


08/17 @Springville


08/24 English Valleys, North English


08/31 Tri-County, Thornburg


09/07 @Montezuma


09/14 @Iowa Valley, Marengo


09/21 H-L-V, Victor


09/28 @New London


10/05 @WACO, Wayland


10/12 Lone Tree


BYE