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Live updates, observations and analysis from Week 7

Live updates, observations and analysis from Week 7


The Des Moines Register’s High School Football Super 10 Rankings, Week 7.

Des Moines Register

WAUKEE, Ia. — Greetings from Waukee Stadium. We’ve made it to Week 7, the regular season finale. Can you believe it?

I can. Barely. But also fully and completely. Everybody involved has done a great job ensuring we’d get to this point, and will hopefully continue that work to make it so we can keep playing all the way through the state finals next month in Cedar Falls.

This game, between No. 5 Waukee and No. 2 Urbandale, could go a small ways in deciding both team’s respective paths to the UNI-Dome.

Waukee enters at 4-2 overall and on a two-game winning streak. The Warriors are as dangerous as any team in Class 4A, with a talented quarterback in Jakob Holcomb, talented playmakers all over the field, in Alex Lindquist, Aaron Smith, Dale Stout and Eddie Saidat Jr. They’re battle tested, too, having faced three other ranked teams so far.

Urbandale is 5-0, but it’s been something of a charmed 5-0. Currently, the J-Hawks have only beaten one team with a record above .500 — Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, which is 5-1 against teams with a combined record of 9-20. Still, there’s no denying the talent, with Division I prospects Jaden Harrell, Max Llewellyn and Tucker Langenberg leading the way.

A win for the J-Hawks would solidify them as a bonafide 4A contender, and perhaps position them more favorably once the playoff draws are announced on Saturday. But a win for Waukee would be more evidence of their overall strength, and perhaps throw a wrench into those postseason pairings.

This game will reveal a lot, and should be fun to watch unfold.

Other games are worth following tonight, too. No. 1 Southeast Polk plays

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