Posted On: 10/21/20 4:35 PM

Thirty-two teams remain standing as we embark on the second week of the playoffs here in Iowa.

Chilly temperatures greeted those that battled it out last week to advance, and that will likely be the case again around the state.

But on the gridiron, the action should be hot and intense as everybody wants to take that next step towards making the UNI-Dome.

Here’s a look at the matchups involving north-central Iowa teams this week in Class 1A prep football:

Carroll Kuemper at Emmetsburg

Carroll Kuemper will try to pull a second consecutive upset when they head to Emmetsburg this week.

The Knights stunned Pocahontas Area in the first round of the playoffs, 16-8. And while their record might not be shiny, Kuemper has played one of the toughest schedules in the state.

After opening with South Central Calhoun, the Knights played Atlantic, ACGC, Woodward-Granger, Van Meter and Panorama. Luke Hicks leads the team with 707 yards passing while Taye Vonnahme has 501 yards rushing and three scores.

For the E-Hawks, Cole Shirk is the workhorse of the offense with 112 carries for 819 yards and eight scores. Quarterback Ben Dunlap has 416 yards passing and five touchdowns, and anchors

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