Cedar Rapids Washington (1-1) at West High (0-2)
Where: Trojan Field, 7:15 p.m.
Last season: Cedar Rapids Washington 28, West High 0
Keep an eye on: A second-team all-state linebacker a year ago, Washington senior O’Rien Vance hasn’t skipped a beat this season. Vance has made 13.5 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He has recovered a fumble and picked off a pass.
Key stat: West senior quarterback Alex Henderson is averaging 297.5 passing yards per game and has thrown three touchdowns and one interception in two career starts.
What to watch: West is allowing 464.5 yards of total offense and 33.5 points per game through two weeks, including 321 rushing yards a game.
About West: After dropping a 34-31 thriller to Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Week 1, West was handled 33-0 by top-ranked West Des Moines Valley.
About Cedar Rapids Washington: The defending 4A runner-ups split a pair of cross-town rivalries to open the season, defeating Cedar Rapids Jefferson 27-14 and falling to seventh-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy 28-24 last week.
City High (0-2) at Ames (1-1)
Where: Ames Stadium, 7:15 p.m.
Last season: Ames 44, City High 20
Keep an eye on: Ames senior wide receiver Colby Shane (6-1, 165) was a second-team all-state pick last season after catching 85 passes for 1,006 yards. He has 10 grabs for 98 yards this season.
Key stat: City High senior receiver Jason Jones is averaging 23.8 yards per reception on 10 catches this season.
What to watch: It’s a factor in every game, but both teams have been plagued by turnovers in the first two weeks. City High is minus seven in the turnover department while Ames is minus four.
About City High: City High dropped a second straight game to a top-three ranked opponent on Friday falling to third-ranked Bettendorf 44-7. Junior quarterback Jared Taylor has thrown for 387 yards and four touchdowns in relief of injured Nate Wieland.
About Ames: It’s been a tough two weeks for the Little Cyclones. Ames lost starting quarterback Michael Frankl for the season in the first quarter of the season opener, and has just missed a pair of upsets falling to No. 6 Ankeny Centennial 28-16 and second-ranked Cedar Falls 21-18.
Clear Creek Amana (0-2) at Washington (1-1)
Where: Case Field in Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Last season: Clear Creek Amana 20, Washington 17
Keep an eye on: Washington senior running back Jack Giardino ran wild last week to the tune of 239 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries.
Key stat: The Clippers have committed seven turnovers in their first two games.
What to watch: The Demons prefer to do damage on the ground, but when they do throw, they look for Jaivonn Willis. The sophomore has caught half of Washington’s completed passes (9) for 244 yards and a touchdown.
About Washington: The Demons bounced back from a 42-24 season-opening loss to top-ranked Pella, rolling past Marion 42-24. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Reighard has run for 203 yards and passed for 211.
About Clear Creek Amana: The Clippers used their third quarterback in the first two weeks last week as sophomore Dillon Sheely got the start in a 27-7 loss to Mid-Prairie. Junior Drake Brezina has run a team-high 181 yards for Clear Creek Amana.
Class 3A No. 7 Cedar Rapids Xavier (1-0) at 3A No. 8 Solon (1-1)
Where: Spartan Stadium, 7:15 p.m.
Last season: Cedar Rapids Xavier 28, Solon 0
Keep an eye on: Xavier junior running back Maliki Wilson (5-11, 175) ran for 121 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in a 14-7 win over Davenport Assumption last week.
Key stat: Despite turning the ball over seven times in the season opener, Solon is plus three in turnover margin on the season as the defense has forced 11 in two games.
What to watch: Dating back to last season, Solon is 10-0 when it rushes for at least 100 yards and 0-3 when it fails to reach the century mark. Xavier limited the Spartans to 40 rushing yards on 27 carries in last year’s meeting.
About Solon: The Spartans bounced back from its season-opening loss to Regina with a 35-14 win over Mount Vernon.
About Cedar Rapids Xavier: The Saints opened the season with a 14-7 win over Davenport Assumption last week after its Week 1 contest with Dowling was cancelled by storms. Wilson scored a touchdown with 6:42 left to break a 7-7 tie, and Xavier forced five turnovers in the win.
Class 1A No. 1 Regina (2-0) at Sigourney/Keota (1-1)
Where: Sigourney, 7 p.m.
Last season: Regina 49, Sigourney/Keota 6
Keep an eye on: Sigourney/Keota senior Peyton Crawford rushed for 1,708 yards and 22 touchdowns last season and has 284 yards on 23 carries and three scores this year.
Key stat: Regina has outscored its two opponents 28-0 in the first quarter.
What to watch: Regina has forced 11 turnovers in two games while Sigourney/Keota has committed four turnovers.
About Regina: The Regals raced to a 35-0 lead and cruised to a 62-24 win over Cascade last week. Senior Nick Phillips had five touchdowns in the win over the Cougars. He has six on the season.
About Sigourney-Keota: The Savage Cobras bounced back from a season-opening loss to BGM by hammering Pekin 44-12 last week. Crawford ran for 218 yards as Sigourney/Keota rolled up 432 yards on the ground,
Mid-Prairie (2-0) at Louisa-Muscatine (2-0)
Where: Letts, 7 p.m.
Last season: Mid-Prairie 35, Louisa-Muscatine 3
Keep an eye on: Louisa-Muscatine senior lineman Harold O’Brien (6-3, 300) was a third-team all-state pick last season and is a key cog in the Falcons’ power running game.
Key stat: Louisa-Muscatine sophomore Hunter Connor (6-0, 195) has five sacks and six tackles for loss in two games.
What to watch: Aaron Bohling has been a major weapon for Lousia-Muscatine on special teams. The senior is averaging 49.8 yards per kickoff return, including a 90-yard return for a touchdown. He is averaging 23.5 yards on two punt returns.
About Mid-Prairie: The Golden Hawks have relied on their defense and power running game to start the season 2-0 after a 27-7 win over Clear Creek Amana last week. Ricky Vargas (208 yards) and Nolan Faselt (198) pace the Golden Hawk rushing attack while the the defense has returned interceptions for touchdowns in both wins.
About Louisa-Muscatine: The Falcons downed Northeast 26-18 in Week 1 and improved to 2-0 with a 23-20 win over Wilton last week. Jake Bloomer leads Louisa-Muscatine with 160 rushing yards.
Central Lee (2-0) at West Liberty (0-2)
Where: Memorial Field in West Liberty, 7:30 p.m.
Last season: Central Lee 47, West Liberty 27
Keep an eye on: Central Lee senior Ethan Barnett has rushed for 230 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 7.7 yards per carry.
Key stat: The Hawks don’t throw much, but when they do, they are efficient. Senior Garrett Holtkamp is a perfect 4-for-4 passing for 85 yards and a touchdown.
What to watch: Central Lee is averaging 305.5 rushing yards per game and ran for 358 yards in a win over West Liberty last season.
About Central Lee: The Hawks have been dominant to open the season, outscoring a pair of opponents 89-3. Central Lee is allowing just 194 total yards per game.
About West Liberty: The Comets opened the season 0-2 against a pair of teams that have both started 2-0. West Liberty ran for 206 yards in last week’s 41-13 loss to West Branch and averages 207 yards per game on the ground.
Highland (2-0) at Columbus (1-1)
Where: Columbus Junction, 7 p.m.
Last season: Highland 27, Columbus 12
Keep an eye on: Senior running back Maurico Ramirez has accounted for two-thirds of the Wildcats’ total offense this season, rushing for 401 yards and four touchdowns and catching three passes for 87 yards and a score.
Key stat: Highland held Ramirez to a season-low 56 yards rushing on 19 carries in last year’s meeting.
What to watch: Off to its first 2-0 start since 2010 Highland is trying to open the season 3-0 for the first time in more than a decade.
About Highland: The Huskies scored a pair of defensive touchdowns on their way to a 46-18 win over Iowa Valley last week. Highland is allowing opponents 267.5 yards of total offense and 14 points per game this season.
About Columbus: The Wildcats fell 28-14 at New London last week after opening the season with a wild 43-38 win at WACO. Junior quarterback Carter Colby and Ramirez have accounted for 692 of the Wildcats 734 total yards this season.
Class 1A No. 4 West Branch (2-0) at Class 2A No. 4 West Burlington/Notre Dame (2-0)
Where: Bill Nelson Field in West Burlington, 7 p.m.
Last season: West Branch 45, West Burlington/Notre Dame 0
Keep an eye on: A third-team all-state pick last year, Xavier Williams (6-2, 170) is a big play waiting to happen. Williams is averaging 17.7 yards per offensive touch (five receptions, four rushes, one pass), has a 90-yard kickoff return, a 97-yard fumble return and averages 32 yards per punt return.
Key Stat: West Burlington/Notre Dame is averaging 9.9 yards per carry on 81 rushing attempts.
What to watch: Which team will be able to get stops? West Branch enters averaging 7.7 yards per play while West Burlington/Notre Dame is averaging 10 yards per snap.
About West Branch: The Bears have picked up where they left off last season averaging 41.5 points in a pair of wins to open the season. Luke Lenoch is averaging 9.4 yards per carry and has rushed for 300 yards and four touchdowns.
About West Burlington/Notre Dame: The Falcons have been impressive in a pair of wins over 3A teams averaging 518.5 total yards and 42 points in back-to-back wins over Fort Madison and Keokuk.
Van Buren (0-2) at Lone Tree (1-1)
Where: Lone Tree, 7 p.m.
Last season: Van Buren 47, Lone Tree 0
Keep an eye on: Senior Will Mertens (6-2, 200) does a little bit of everything for the Warriors. A second-team all-stater as a wide receiver last year, Mertens leads Van Buren in passing (101 yards), rushing (124 yards) and receiving (59 yards).
Key Stat: Van Buren held Lone Tree to a season-low 51 yards of total offense last year, including just 26 rushing yards on 24 carries.
What to watch: Lone Tree is averaging 189.5 rushing yards per game this season while Van Buren has allowed 335.5 yards a game on the ground through the first two weeks.
About Van Buren: After going 8-3 and advancing to the second round of the playoffs a year ago the Warriors have been outscored 110-14 in a pair of losses to open the season including a 57-8 loss to Montezuma last week.
About Lone Tree: Despite 140 rushing yards by Jared Hudson, the Lions fell 34-14 at Belle Plaine last week. Lone Tree is 8-3 at home over the past three seasons.