Dubuque Friday Night Lights: Rams, Mustangs and Golden Eagles
The Iowa high school football season is underway, and Dubuque area teams are assessing their game plans, expectations, and aspirations for their 2022 fall campaigns.
The Dubuque Senior High Rams (1-0) were impressive in the season's first game against cross-town rival Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs. The Rams outgained Hempstead on the ground, 290-39, to secure a solid 42-13 victory at Dalzell Field.
D.J. Moore got his first win as Head Coach, catapulting the team to a #9 spot in the most recent Iowa High School Football Rankings from the Associated Press.
The Rams travel to Cedar Rapids Prarie (0-1) tonight to face a hostile environment and a CR Prairie team looking for its first win.
Coach D.J. Moore shares his team's goals and prospects for the '22 season.
The Hempstead Mustangs (0-1) have some young players stepping into the varsity role for the first time. Head Coach Jeff Hoerner is optimistic that his players will rally to put a string of wins, develop as players, and progress as a team with each game this season.
Win, lose or draw, Hoerner focuses on team building, leadership, fundamental skills, and making sure the Mustangs reach their full potential.
Game two for the Mustangs will be challenging as they host #4 Pleasant Valley (1-0) at Dalzell Field tonight.
Coach Jeff Hoerner shares his vision and goals for his team and the '22 season.
The Wahlert Golden Eagles (1-0) The Class 2A No. 6-ranked Eagles soared to an impressive victory over West Delaware, winning 31 -14.
Head Coach Jamie Marshall was proud of the win but said a successful season is accomplished one step at a time, and taking it one week at a time is their real game plan.
Still, several players showcased some solid play. Kicker J.P. Weber nailed four extra points and a 31-yard field goal.
Ryan Brosius put up some impressive numbers, including the third-quarter 46-yard punt return TD.
The Golden Eagles host the Davenport Assumption Knights this week at the Loras College Rockbowl Stadium.
Coach Jamie Marshall shares his team's goals and prospects for the '22 season.