Published Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm / Updated at 4:06 pm
FOOTBALL
Western Iowa football teams receive district assignments

Thursday was moving day for Iowa's high school football programs.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association on Thursday released its district football assignments in all six classes, which are effective for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

From The World-Herald’s western Iowa coverage area, five schools are moving up at least one class: Council Bluffs Lewis Central (Class 3-A to 4-A), A-H-S-T (Class A to 1-A), Underwood (A to 1-A), West Monona (A to 1-A) and Southwest Valley (Eight-Man to 1-A). West Monona will share a program with Whiting, which previously was an Eight-Man program on its own.

Seven western Iowa schools are moving down at least one class: OA-BCIG (2-A to 1-A), Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (1-A to A), Council Bluffs St. Albert (1-A to A), Tri-Center (1-A to A), Nodaway Valley (1-A to A), Clarinda Academy (2-A to A) and East Mills (A to Eight-Man).

Also from western Iowa, Charter Oak-Ute will play a JV-only schedule for the next two years.

The next step is for schools to submit priority lists for non-district opponents. The IHSAA then takes that information to formulate the non-district portion of the schedule. The complete schedules are expected to be released by late February.

Here are the new districts involving schools in The World-Herald's western Iowa coverage area:

Class 4-A

District 1: Ames, Ankeny, CB Thomas Jefferson, Des Moines East, Sioux City North, Southeast Polk.

District 2: CB Lewis Central, Des Moines North, Des Moines Roosevelt, Johnston, Sioux City East, West Des Moines Dowling.

District 3: Ankeny Centennial, CB Abraham Lincoln, Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines Lincoln, Sioux City West, West Des Moines Valley

Class 3-A

District 1: Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Denison-Schleswig, Le Mars, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Sioux City Heelan, Spencer, Storm Lake.

District 2: Algona, Boone, Carroll, Greene County, Humboldt, Perry, Webster City.

District 8: ADM, Atlantic, Creston, Dallas Center-Grimes, Glenwood, Harlan, Winterset.

Class 2-A

District 8: Carroll Kuemper, Clarinda, East Sac County, Prairie Valley, Red Oak, Shenandoah, West Central Valley.

Class 1-A

District 1: A-H-S-T, IKM-Manning, Missouri Valley, OA-BCIG, Treynor, Underwood, West Monona.

District 8: Central Decatur, Des Moines Christian, Interstate 35, Panorama, Southwest Valley, Van Meter, Woodward-Granger.

Class A

District 1: Audubon, CB St. Albert, Griswold, Logan-Magnolia, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Riverside, Tri-Center, Westwood.

District 8: Bedford, Clarinda Academy, Earlham, Martensdale-St. Marys, Mount Ayr, Nodaway Valley, Pleasantville, Southeast Warren.

Eight-Man

District 1: Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, Exira-EHK, Kingsley-Pierson, Newell-Fonda, River Valley, West Harrison, Woodbine.

District 7: Adair-Casey, Ankeny Christian, Coon Rapids-Bayard, East Union, Glidden-Ralston, Guthrie Center, Murray, Northeast Hamilton.

District 8: CAM, East Mills, Essex, Fremont-Mills, Lenox, Nishnabotna, Sidney, Stanton.

Contact the writer: Kevin White

kevin.white@owh.com    |   402-290-5287    |  

Kevin White is The World-Herald's western Iowa writer, covering about 60 high schools. He's also in charge of the sports department at The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs.

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