Posted On: 10/12/20 10:23 AM

Get the popcorn machine fired up, load the cooler with drinks and buckle up as we are in for a wild, wild ride ahead.

Playoff action kicks off this Friday night around the state including in eight-man.

Here's a closer look at the games involving north-central Iowa teams set for the gridiron:

West Bend-Mallard at Newell-Fonda

The Wolverines and Mustangs have been district rivals for many years now, and met last month as well. Newell-Fonda posted a convincing 55-0 victory that night and has won nine of the past 11 in the series overall.

Led by a ground attack averaging six yards per carry, the Mustangs have marched to a 6-1 record. Gabe Sievers is your typical dual-threat quarterback, having thrown for 593 yards and rushed for another 621 with 20 combined touchdowns.

Trey Jungers is a big-play threat for the Newell-Fonda offense with 413 yards receiving and six scores on just 18 receptions.

For West Bend-Mallard, Max Fehr has 382 yards passing, Creytan Grimm 388 yards and six touchdowns rushing, and Levi Mogler 176 yards receiving.

The winner of his game will face either Ar-We-Va or Kingsley-Pierson out of Pod 2.

GT/RA at Remsen St. Mary's

Another rematch here

Iowa All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Redzone Iowa to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!