Waukon football to open Class 2A State Play-Off journey at home against Tipton this Friday

The top-rated and top-seeded Waukon football team will open its Class 2A State Play-Off journey with a home game this Friday, November 1 against Tipton in a game beginning at 7 p.m. The Tigers hold a 6-3 season record and come out of a tie for the best record, 4-1, in Class 2A District 5 after having their own undefeated district season denied by a 14-13 loss to West Liberty at home this past Friday. With both teams finishing with identical records - West Liberty’s District 5 loss coming to Mount Vernon, Tipton’s loss to those Comets Friday dropped the Tigers to a number-14 seed in the 16-team Class 2A State Play-Off bracket.

The Indians’ first-round match-up with Tipton is part of Class 2A’s Bracket A in this season’s initial four-bracket play-off system in each class. The other half of the Tribe’s Bracket A features a match-up of that District 5 champion West Liberty (6-3 overall) hosting Monticello (6-3), the third-place team from the Tribe’s same District 4, with the two winning teams from this Friday’s first-round match-ups facing off in the quarterfinal round the following Friday, November 8 at a site to be determined, but also beginning at 7 p.m. Should the Indians win their first-round match-up, they will also host either West Liberty or Monticello in that quarterfinal round of play.
Once those four initial brackets are played out, the Iowa High School Athletic Association will then seed the remaining four teams into a pair of semifinal match-ups to be played Saturday, November 16 in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls at either 4 p.m. or 7 p.m., with those semifinal winners then matching up in the Class 2A State Championship game scheduled for Friday, November 22 at 1 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. The other three initial brackets in the Class 2A State Play-Off system include the following first-round match-ups:
Bracket B: Spirit Lake (6-3) at Clear Lake (9-0) and Waterloo Columbus (8-1) at Williamsburg (6-3)
Bracket C: CLGLR (5-4) at Algona (9-0) and Greene County (8-1) at Des Moines Christian (8-1)
Bracket D: West Marshall (6-3) at OABCIG (9-0) and PCM, Monroe (7-2) at Benton (8-1).
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