I’m not real excited about this weather, but I’m looking forward to watching the Cardinals play some soccer tonight. I’m hoping they get the game in, it’s one of the few I’m able to make it to. Then it looks like more of the same weather tomorrow at Knoxville. From trying to figure out how things are going by reading scores. I’m thinking that the Little Hawkeye conference is once again going to be a battle. Norwalk edged out Pella in overtime the other night. It’s starting to look like last year. Only difference is Newton has to win the rest of it’s conference games including Pella.
The ratings usually go up on Thursday’s and I noticed they’ve skipped the last 2 weeks, usually they only skip one week in the begining of the year. I’ll be interested to see if much changes, it’s early and the weather hasn’t been the best for soccer. I doubt any ranked teams have bombed after only a few games.
I expect Dallas Center Grimes to be pretty tough. They have had some good teams in the past and return a couple good midfielders that are just sophomores. I think they’re well coached and they have put it to a couple teams this year. There only loss comes to Johnston, which has always been a pretty quality team. It may help a little that the game is at their place, but I don’t know much about their field. If they play in a football stadium, their won’t be much of an advantage unless one team or the other plays better in poor conditions. So it should be a great match up of ranked 1A schools early in the year. Hopefully my Cardinals can pull it out.