4A No. 9 City High (2-1) at 4A No. 5 West High (3-0)
Where: Trojan Field, 7:15 p.m.
Last Season: City High 14, West High 12
Player to Watch: City High quarterback Nate Wieland (6-2, 215) has a team-high 327 rushing yards and has also thrown for 281 yards.
Key Stat: This is the first Battle for the Boot in which both teams are ranked since 2013 when tenth-ranked City High defeated No. 2 West High 14-7.
About West High: The Trojans are one of only seven remaining unbeaten teams in Class 4A after edging No. 10 Cedar Falls 17-10 last week. West High limited Cedar Falls to 178 total yards in the win and is holding opponents to 18 points per game this season.
Oliver Martin continues to be nearly impossible to defend. The senior receiver has 100 yards receiving and a touchdown in all three games this season and leads 4A with 371 receiving yards.
About City High: The Little Hawks were dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 30-27 overtime loss to Ames last week.
City High rushed for 294 yards on its way to 402 yards of total offense against Ames as Wieland (158) and senior running back Bryce Frantz (121) both rushed for more than 100 yards. Frantz has run for 324 yards and four touchdowns this season.
Sigourney/Keota (3-0) at 1A No. 1 Regina (2-1)
Where: Regal Field, 7 p.m.
Last Season: Regina 52, Sigourney/Keota 6
Player to Watch: Sigourney/Keota senior Avery Moore (6-2, 190) is a big play waiting to happen. Moore is averaging 15.7 yards per offensive touch with 333 rushing yards on 25 carries and 107 yards on three receptions.
Key Stat: After allowing 386 rushing yards to Cedar Rapids Xavier in the season opener Regina has allowed 86 rushing yards in its last two games combined.
About Sigourney/Keota: Using their patented spinner back offense the Savage Cobras are averaging 41 points per game following a 38-8 win over previously unbeaten Highland on Friday.
Sigourney/Keota is averaging 269 rushing yards per game and has three players rushing for better than 73 yards per game. Sophomore Carson Crawford (5-9, 170) leads Sigourney/Keota with 344 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
About Regina: The Regals have been dominant following a season-opening loss to 3A top-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier outscoring its last two opponents 82-6. Regina has averaged 241 rushing yards and 417 total yards in back-to-back wins.
Junior Michael Conlon accounted for 214 yards of total offense in his first career start at quarterback in a 48-6 win at Wapello last week.
Clear Creek Amana (3-0) at Maquoketa (0-3)
Where: Maquoketa, 7:15 p.m.
Last Season: Maquoketa 13, Clear Creek Amana 7 (3A playoffs opening round)
Player to Watch: Maquoketa senior quarterback Justin Snyder (5-11, 175) has passed for 424 yards and four touchdowns and run for a team-high 226 yards and two scores.
Key Stat: Maquoketa held Clear Creek Amana to season-lows in rushing yards (130) and total yards (144) in last year’s playoff win in Maquoketa.
About Maquoketa: Since defeating Clear Creek Amana in the first round of the 3A playoffs last season Maquoketa has lost four straight games by a combined score of 161-44 and is coming off a 32-7 loss to Center Point-Urbana last week.
Keep an eye on 6-foot-7 senior receiver Abe Kinrade who has caught 14 passes for 191 and two scores this season.
About Clear Creek Amana: A Clear Creek Amana offense averaging 215 rushing yards per game faces a Maquoketa defense that has surrendered more than 300 yards rushing in each of its first three games and is allowing 324 yards per game on the ground.
The Clippers rushed for a season-low 165 yards last week but scored 24 points to improve to 3-0 with a 24-14 win over Dubuque Wahlert.
Maquoketa Valley (3-0) at 1A No. 10 West Branch (2-1)
Where: The Little Rose Bowl, 7 p.m.
Last Season: Did not play
Player to Watch: Maquoketa Valley senior running back Alec McDowell (6-0, 190) has rushed for 404 yards and four touchdowns and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry.
Key Stat: Maquoketa Valley receiver Zak Harbach is averaging 28 yards per catch and half of his eight receptions this season have gone for touchdowns.
About Maquoketa Valley: The Wildcats remained perfect on the season with an 18-11 win over Durant on Friday. Maquoketa Valley has relied heavily on a stingy defense thus far, holding opponents to 184 total yards and 8.3 points per game.
Junior quarterback Tyson Tucker threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Starmont and ran for 104 yards and three scores last week against Durant.
About West Branch: The Bears bounced back from its first regular season loss since 2013 with a dominating 35-14 win over Jesup. Luke Lenoch rushed for 226 yards and four touchdowns last week and is averaging better than 160 yards per game on the ground this season.
Brandon Rummelhart will make this second career start after throwing for 171 yards and a touchdown in his first start in place of injured starter Beau Cornwell.
Solon (2-1) at 3A No. 4 Washington (3-0)
Where: Case Field, 7:30 p.m.
Last Season: Washington 28, Solon 14; Solon 17, Washington 14 (3A playoffs opening round)
Player to Watch: Washington junior quarterback Ryan Reighard (6-0, 200) is one of the best dual threat quarterbacks in the state. Reighard has thrown for 610 yards and eight touchdowns and run for 571 yards and six more scores.
Key Stat: Solon and Washington have played four times over the past three seasons with each team winning twice. All four have been decided by 14 points or less and two have been decided by less than a touchdown.
About Washington: The Demons have been dominant this season outscoring opponents 138-26. Reighard directs a Washington offense that is among the most dynamic in the state. Washington is averaging a state-best 534 yards per game and ranks third in the state averaging 10.1 yards per snap.
Nearly half of Reighard’s 43 completions this season have gone to junior receiver Jaivonn Willis who has 21 receptions for 367 yards and eight touchdowns.
About Solon: The Spartans responded from a week two loss to 1A top-ranked Regina with a 42-0 win over Keokuk. Solon forced four turnovers and held Keokuk to 103 total yards while posting its third shutout in its last 11 games dating back to last season.
After completing 39 percent of his passes for 84 yards against Regina, senior quarterback Blayze Griffis was 9-of-11 for 186 yards and a pair of scores last week.