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Bacon, Hamilton lead Iowa City High to first round playoff win

City High quarterback Raph Hamilton runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first varsity football playoff game between City High and Ottumwa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The Little Hawks defeated the Bulldogs with a score 41-16. At the beginning of the game, announcers told the crowd to wear masks and practice social distancing. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

A narrow defeat to rival Iowa City Liberty last week could have carried over into the playoffs for Iowa City High, but it didn't In their first-round Class 4A playoff game against the winless Ottumwa Bulldogs, the Little Hawks' running game led to a 41-16 victory. “We had a very good week,...

Theo Kolie, Regina offense dominates Lisbon

Regina Running Back Theo Kolie celebrates with Offensive Tackle Josh Gaffey after a touchdown during Regina Catholic Education vs. Lisbon High School at Regina on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The Royals defeated the Lions 56-26. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

Friday's clash between the Lisbon Lions and the Iowa City Regina Regals had heavy Class A District 6 implications, with both teams eyeing the district's top spot. By the end, the Regals made some opportunistic plays and won, 56-26, in Iowa City. Regina’s Theo Kolie ran the ball seven yards...

Wick, Kolie lead Iowa City Regina to win over Wapello

Regina's Alec Wick is tackled during a varsity football game with Wapello High School at Regina Catholic Education Center on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 in Iowa City. The Regals defeated the Indians with a score 43-16. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

September 19, 2020

Wins are never easy, but Iowa City Regina's victory over Wapello Friday night certainly looked like it was. In its fourth game of the season, Regina dominated the contest for a 43-16 win. The senior duo of receiver Alec Wick and running back Theo Kolie led the home team’s offense from start...

Iowa City West dominates to win the Battle for the Boot

City quarterback Raphael Hamilton is taken down by West wide receiver Damarion Williams during a football game between Iowa City West and Iowa City High School at Iowa City West High School on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. The Trojans defeated the Little Hawks 56-20.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 5, 2020

The Iowa City West Trojans started their first home game of the season with a pop and never fizzled out. In the Battle for the Boot against their crosstown rival, the Iowa City Little Hawks, senior wide receiver Grahm Goering returned the opening kickoff for a 99-yard touchdown. Goering and t...

Iowa City High and City West football teams meet in the Battle for the Boot under unique circumstances

Iowa City High Wide Receiver Jovan Harris looks back to catch a pass during the Iowa City High vs. Davenport Central football game at Iowa City High on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Little Hawks defeated the Blue Devils 35-14. Due to COVID-19, Iowa City High players were asked to wear masks and fans weren’t allowed in the stands. Davenport Central’s players were not required to wear masks. Davenport Central saw some fans turn out to their section of the stadium and City High fans gathered outside of school property along the fence.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 3, 2020

Iowa City High will take on Iowa City West on Friday night in the 2020 football edition of the Battle for the Boot rivalry. When the final second ticks off the game clock, players on both sidelines likely won’t know when they will take the field again. Athletics in the Iowa City Community Schoo...

Iowa City West dominates Liberty in season opener with no fans in the stands

West quarterback Marcus Morgan carries the ball during a high school football game between Iowa City West and Liberty High School in North Liberty on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 29, 2020

Energy often fills a high school football stadium for a school's season opener. Friday's matchup between Iowa City West and Iowa City Liberty was a different story. The Trojans dominated the Lightning to open the 2020 prep football season, winning 27-0 in North Liberty in a game that was held ...

Running game leads Iowa City High to victory against Davenport Central

Iowa City High Running Back Jamari Newson scores a touchdown during the Iowa City High vs. Davenport Central football game at Iowa City High on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Little Hawks defeated the Blue Devils 35-14. Due to COVID-19, Iowa City High players were asked wear masks and fans were not allowed to attend. Davenport Central’s players were not required to wear masks. Davenport Central saw some fans turn out to their section of the stadium and City High fans gathered outside of school property along the fence. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

August 28, 2020

Iowa City High was efficient in both its passing and running games Friday night, but the ground game led the Little Hawks to victory. Senior quarterback Raph Hamilton strategically led the Little Hawks, making smart passes, while also getting key contributions from his backfield. By game’s end, ...

Iowa City Community School District prohibiting sports spectators effective immediately

An official watches play during a 4A varsity high school football game between Iowa City High and West High at Bates Field in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 27, 2020

The Iowa City Community School District announced Thursday that it is prohibiting all spectators at district-sponsored activities and athletic events held on district campuses until further notice, effective immediately, in response to rising coronavirus cases in Johnson county.  The district...

Schedule change, safety guidelines ensure 2020 Iowa high school football season will be unique

City and West players warmup before a 4A varsity high school football game between Iowa City High and West High at Bates Field in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

August 5, 2020

The governing body for Iowa high school football, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), released a revised schedule for the 2020 football season on July 24. It was another indicator of just how different this season is going to look amid the pandemic. The new schedule considers the n...

Iowa High School Athletic Association announces revised 2020 football schedule

An official watches play during a 4A varsity high school football game between Iowa City High and West High at Bates Field in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced Friday that, to better prepare for the 2020 varsity football season, it has developed a revised schedule plan which allows for member school adjustments due to COVID-19. A seven-week regular season will be conducted under this revised schedule, cu...

Iowa City high school football programs adapting to changes amid COVID-19

City and West players warmup before a 4A varsity high school football game between Iowa City High and West High at Bates Field in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

July 23, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, high school football coaches and student-athletes around the country have been wondering what their fall seasons are going to look like. Many high schools are considering a hybrid or online-only start to the school year, which would have a significant impact on fall ...

The Boot is back on the West Side

West High's Brendan Mott lifts the Boot with teammates after being injured during a 4A varsity high school football game between Iowa City High and West High at Bates Field in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Sean Bock, [email protected]

September 15, 2017

The Iowa City West student section started chanting “Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye” at the beginning of the fourth quarter on the evening of Sept. 15. That about sums up the 2017 Battle for the Boot. The Trojans from West came, saw, and conquered, dominating the Little Hawks of City High, 52-6...