Week five of the Iowa high school football season features a showdown of rated teams battling for supremacy in Class A District 4.

No. 6 Wapsie Valley hosts No. 4 South Winneshiek in a matchup of unbeaten teams. South Winn is averaging nearly 37 points per game with a new look offense and opponents are scoring just under six points against the Warriors' stingy defensive unit.

Wapsie Valley's numbers are similar. Coach Tony Foster's Warriors are averaging 31 points per game and allowing 14.

South Winneshiek won last year's meeting 28-26 in overtime. Coach Jason Ohrt's South Winneshiek squad has won four of the last six meetings.

The game near Fairbank is the one on this week's schedule featuring two teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa that are ranked in this weeks's poll.

As in past weeks, ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced some changes to the schedule. Some Independence players are under quarantine, so the Mustangs' game against No. 8 Waukon is canceled Friday night. Also canceled are the remainder of Clarksville's, season due to lower numbers. The Indians were supposed to host Turkey Valley.

The spread of COVID-19 at Lynnville-Sully nearly cost North Tama its Homecoming game. After the outbreak forced the Hawks to cancel the game, North Tama administrators went to work and found another opponent. The Redhawks are now hosting West Burlington/Notre Dame in Traer.


Here’s the entire list of this week's games involving teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa, all of which are scheduled to be played Friday night:

East Buchanan, Winthrop @ Alburnett
**West Central, Maynard @ Central, Elkader
(3A #8) Decorah @ Charles City
Sumner-Fredericksburg @ Columbus Catholic, Waterloo
New Hampton @ Crestwood, Cresco
Central Springs @ Denver
**Springville @ (8P #2) Don Bosco, Gilbertville
**Central City @ Dunkerton
Aplington-Parkersburg @ East Marshall, LeGrand
Waterloo, East @ Epworth, Western Dubuque
BCLUW, Conrad @ (A #1) Grundy Center
Algona @ Iowa Falls-Alden
Osage @ Jesup
Starmont @ (A #9) MFL-Mar-Mac
Union, La Porte City @ Mount Vernon
Saint Ansgar @ North Butler
**Kee, Lansing @ North Iowa, Buffalo Center
Edgewood-Colesburg @ North Linn, Troy Mills
West Burlington @ North Tama, Traer
North Fayette Valley @ Oelwein
Marshalltown @ Ottumwa
Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg @ Postville
**AGWSR, Ackley @ Rockford
Vinton-Shellsburg @ Solon
Dike-New Hartford @ South Hardin
Center Point-Urbana @ South Tama County, Tama
**Janesville @ Tripoli
(A #4) South Winneshiek, Calmar @ (A #6) Wapsie Valley, Fairbank
Dubuque, Senior @ Waterloo, West
(3A #10) West Delaware, Manchester @ Waverly-Shell Rock
Nashua-Plainfield @ West Fork, Sheffield

**Denotes 8-Player Games

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