THE BOYS ARE TOGETHER AGAIN FOR 3-2-1 WEEK!
This week is known as 3-2-1 Week. It’s Week 3 of high school football, Week 2 of college football, and Week 1 of the NFL. Actually, I don’t know if it’s actually been called 3-2-1 Week by anyone before this, but everything has to start somewhere. I’m sure the term “Cyber Monday” was developed by some nerd behind a desk, typing on his computer.
At any rate, the boys are all back together again at Elwood Olsen Stadium on the campus of Morningside College to bring you all the action as the North Stars, led by second-year head coach Mitch Mohr, welcome the Titans of Council Bluffs Lewis Central, with head coach and offensive coordinator Jim Duggan.
Lewis Central’s junior quarterback Max Duggan is one of the most sought-after recruits from western Iowa in recent memory. The pro-style quarterback, in his third year under center, gives opposing defenses fits with his fancy footwork. Here is the current list of collegiate offers this young man now has, according to the folks at Rivals.com: Iowa, Iowa State, Georgia, Kansas, Kansas State, Marshall, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, South Dakota State, and Central Florida. Duggan’s first offer came from Iowa at the end of his freshman season. His family must have a mailbox the size of a Morton building!
North enters the homecoming contest after a rough 0-2 start to the season, following unsuccessful campaigns again West and Fort Dodge. Lewis Central comes into the game sporting a 2-0 record after defeating Harlan and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln to start the season.
The big news in Iowa high school football following Week 2 was the end of Pella’s 42-game winning streak, dropping a game to Dallas Center-Grimes last Friday night. The Little Dutch’s streak was tied for third-longest during the playoff era in Iowa high school football history.
This is also Cy-Hawk Week in Iowa, as the Hawkeyes will travel to Ames on Saturday to face the Cyclones on the gridiron. Both teams enter the game with 1-0 records this season. Iowa State is at home for the second week in a row following last Saturday night’s 42-24 win over UNI. The Hawkeyes hit the road after a home win last Saturday afternoon over Wyoming. For the Hawkeye fans who may be seeing an ISU game for the first time this season, you will notice the Cyclones have switched sidelines. Their back are now to the press box. The season ticket holders and student section also switched sides. Second-year head coach Matt Campbell revealed, when he was coaching at Toledo, they were able to steal the Cyclone’s signals from the press box. This led to the switch.
For those not making the trek to Ames, the kickoff is at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday. ESPN2 will provide the television coverage. The Hawkeye Radio Network (Gary Dolphin, Ed Podolak, Rob Brooks) broadcast can be heard on KSCJ. Our sister station, Y101.3, will have the Cyclone Radio Network (John Walters, Eric Heft, Ben Bruns) coverage. For those outside the Siouxland area, you can catch the radio feed on Sirius Channel 112 or XM Channel 200.
The boys are all together again this week. Justin Barker will bring you the play-by-play, with Dan Vakulskas joining him as the color analyst, following last week’s hiatus. Brian Vakulskas will also be in the booth.
It’s been a rough week for JB.
Earlier this week, JB, in his role as KSCJ Programming Director, discontinued a program known as Deferred Action for Comp-time Acceptance (DACA). Under the program, if a station employee had built up comp time, he or she would be able to solely decide when that comp time would be used. Although the election is supposed to be made during the pay period when the comp time was accrued, under DACA, employees could defer their choice to a later pay period. With the discontinuance of DACA at the station, employees will now either use-or-lose their comp time.
JB said, “I do not favor punishing station employees, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of delaying their comp time acceptance. But we must also recognize that we are a station of opportunity because we are a station of laws.”
The decision drew criticism from several employees, along with a considerable number of celebrities via Twitter, who came out in support of the station employees, known as Devoted Radio Employees And Members (DREAMers).
To target hopeful young strivers who grew up here is wrong, because they’ve done nothing wrong.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 5, 2017
Okay. The Bad Man continues to do bad.
Your move, Congress.#DefendDREAMers #DREAMAct #LetsGo
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 5, 2017
Those Who Can Must Take a DREAMER In2 Their Home & Protect Them. I’m Ready 2 Do This & Others in MY BUSINESS WILL DO THE SAME SANCTUARY
— Cher (@cher) September 5, 2017
To the streets! Find out where the DACA protest is where u live and SHOW UP! If we are ever to be a decent country, this is your moment.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 5, 2017
JB has no clue what he’s doing with Good Morning Siouxland, with DACA, with any American values. He needs to be replaced with someone who does.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 5, 2017
A cowardly act by a cruel, vindictive and heartless programming director intent on tearing at the very fabric of the American dream. #shame
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 5, 2017
I hope that by the time I have to explain JB to my kids, they’ll never have a frame of reference to understand how bad he really was.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) September 5, 2017
Kickoff is set for 7:30 Friday night, with the Knova’s Carpets Pregame Show at 6:30.
Pregame interview with North Stars head coach Mitch Mohr:
Davenport Cleaners Halftime Show with Dan McCarney (former Iowa State head football coach):