IHSAA announces 2021 football schedules

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the 2021 Trojan football schedule on April 26 with only one cross-town rivalry and a long awaited matchup against Prairie.

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Owen Aanestad

Garrett Hartwig’s football team will face off with some of the best teams in the state in 2021.

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief

With summer workouts quickly approaching the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released the 2021 football schedules for all seven of their classifications this morning. For the first time ever in football this year, there will be a Class 5A consisting of the state’s 36 biggest high schools based on enrollment. The teams were split into six groups and will play four group games, one assigned game and four non-group games. All 16 playoff qualifiers will be determined by a team’s Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). The Trojans’ group consists of Bettendorf, Pleasant Valley, Davenport Central, Davenport North and City High. With the new classifications, cross-town rival Liberty which falls into Class 4A, will not appear on the Trojans schedule as the second-ever matchup will wait for another year.

2021 West High Football Schedule 

Aug. 27 — vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Sept. 3 — at Muscatine

Sept. 10 — at Dubuque Hempstead

Sept. 17 — vs. Davenport North

Sept. 24 — at City High 

Oct. 1 — vs. Davenport Central

Oct. 8 — vs. Bettendorf

Oct. 15 — at Cedar Rapids Prairie 

Oct. 22 — vs. Pleasant Valley

Garrett Hartwig’s squad is excited and ready for another year of football despite the lack of varsity experience returning to the roster this fall.

“It’s gonna be tough and it’s gonna be a fight but that’s what we like, that’s we prepare for. We’re ready,” said linebacker Boaz Abramoff ’22.