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High School Football

‘21-22 prep football schedules released

The 2021 and ‘22 prep football schedules were officially released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association on Monday. Fort Dodge opens with arch rival Mason City on Aug. 27 inside Dodger Stadium. FDSH also squares off with Ames on the road (Sept. 3), Waterloo East at home (Sept. 10) and ...

Stanek, area players land Shrine invites

CEDAR FALLS — For one final time at the high school level, a number of standout area football players will step on the gridiron at the 49th annual Iowa Shrine Bowl this coming summer. The game is set for Saturday, July 24, inside the UNI-Dome. Among the players selected to represent their ...

2021 football districts released

Fort Dodge, St. Edmond and the 16 Messenger-area high school football programs were officially given their respective district assignments for the upcoming 2021 season on Friday. The Dodgers, who were 3-5 a year ago, are one of 36 teams in Class 4A. Head coach Nik Moser’s squad will be in ...

St. Edmond to test 8-player football waters

The St. Edmond football program will be heading in a different direction this fall -- one filled with intrigue and opportunity. Activities director Zach Steinhoff and Gael head football coach Matt Dillon confirmed on Friday that the school has been designated an eight-player program by the ...

CIML’s future on shaky ground

Fort Dodge’s 29-year relationship with the Central Iowa Metro League could be approaching a crossroads. A letter penned by Marshalltown Community School District superintendent Theron J. Schutte confirmed that 10 of the 19 current CIML schools have recently considered ending their ...

MEMORY LANE

It’s been both enjoyable and educational to help Fort Dodge Senior High football coach Nik Moser and his staff honor former Dodger athletes on social media throughout February for Black History Month. Moser contacted me last month to see if I would be willing to lend a hand. Being a local ...