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High School Football

Humboldt’s Matson is best in 3A

HUMBOLDT — The statistics and the success were enough for Humboldt’s Caden Matson to be considered among Class 3A’s very best football players. The senior quarterback and defensive back distanced himself from the field, though, thanks to something Wildcat head coach Derrick Elman could ...

BUILT FOR THE GAME

Aaron Graves was built for football, and is in the mold of a typical University of Iowa lineman both on and off the field. The Southeast Valley senior, who committed to Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes as a precocious freshman, was recently named the Iowa Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Class ...

Humboldt’s Matson commits to ISU

HUMBOLDT — Caden Matson didn’t want to wonder what if. Other schools showed serious interest in the Humboldt senior all-state football player, but the lure of testing the Big 12 waters was simply too attractive for Matson to ignore. Matson committed to head coach Matt Campbell and the ...

HIGHEST HONOR

GOWRIE — Kolson Kruse and Aaron Graves remember what it was like first working under Mike Swieter as freshmen at Southeast Valley. Four years later, watching Swieter guide the underclassmen on the scout team evoked an all-too-familiar feeling. “All the upperclassmen laugh whenever he ...

INSTANT IMPACT

SAN ANTONIO — All of the nerves and worries quickly went away once Aaron Graves found his sanctuary on the football field. The Southeast Valley senior’s name is well known throughout the midwest, and this past weekend, the nation got a glimpse of what Graves could bring to the Iowa ...

Prestigious senior honor for Graves

DAYTON — Southeast Valley’s Aaron Graves was shocked at first, then flattered when he got the invitation. Graves, a University of Iowa recruit, first received an email a year ago that he was selected to play in the 22nd edition of the All-American Bowl in January of 2022 in San ...