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West Lyon junior Jaxon Meyer gets ready for contact with Central Lyon/George-Little Rock junior Copper Spiess. The Class 2A fourth-ranked Lions unseated the top-ranked Wildcats 20-16 in Inwood on Friday, Oct. 9.

REGIONAL—The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced its playoff pairings at noon today (Saturday, Oct. 10).

Due the the coronavirus, the IHSAA decided to trim the regular season in football from nine game to seven. All teams in all six classes are eligible for the playoffs this year.

First-round games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, with second-round games scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23.

The matchups for N'West Iowa schools are listed below.

Class 3A

  • Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (5-2) plays the winner of LeMars (1-5) and Storm Lake (2-5) next week.

Class 2A

  • Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (7-0) plays the winner of Sheldon (2-5) and Unity Christian (4-3) next week.
  • West Lyon (6-1) plays winner of MOC-Floyd Valley (0-7) and Sioux Center (5-2) next week.
  •  Okoboji (1-6) plays at Estherville Lincoln Central (5-1).

Class 1A

  • West Sioux (5-2) plays the winner of Hinton (1-4) and Sibley-Ocheyedan (4-2) next week.
  • Western Christian (4-3) plays the winner of MVAOCOU (0-7) and Treynor (3-3) next week.

Class A

  • Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (5-2) hosts MMCRU (1-6).
  • South O'Brien (4-3) hosts Westwood (2-4)
  • Gehlen Catholic (2-4) plays at Alta-Aurelia (4-3)