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WEEK 5 ON THE SIDELINE: WEBSTER CITY FOOTBALL

Webster City sophomore linebacker Skyler Scott made 5 1/2 tackles during Friday's 42-7 win over Mason City. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

SUPER SOPHS: It wasn’t that long ago when you just didn’t see many sophomores playing at the varsity level. But not only does Webster City have four that contribute and start, they shine.

In Friday’s 42-7 thumping of Mason City, sophomores CJ Hisler, Ty McKinney, Connor Hanson and Skyler Scott all played key roles. They combined for 221 yards of offense, 191⁄2 tackles including one for loss, and an interception.

Hisler, a wingback and linebacker, had the starring role with a career-high 173 yards rushing, highlighted by his 83-yard jaunt to the house in the first quarter. He also made six tackles.

Along with a really talented junior class, the program is in good hands for several years.

TO BE THE BEST, BEAT THE BEST: Eight Class 3A programs currently sit at 5-0 — Webster City, Council Bluffs Lewis Central, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Harlan, Nevada, Washington, Decorah and Davenport Assumption. And no one has played a schedule tougher than the Lynx.

WCHS currently owns the No. 1 strength of schedule, according to the BC Moore computer. And if you look at the eight unbeaten teams, it’s pretty obvious.

Here’s a look at the records and win percentages of the opponents of the unbeaten teams.

•Webster City: 15-8 (.652)

•Washington: 13-10 (.565)

•Harlan: 13-12 (.520)

•Lewis Central: 12-12 (.500)

•Decorah: 10-12 (.455)

•Assumption: 10-14 (.417)

•Xavier: 8-15 (.348)

•Nevada: 5-18 (.217)

LIVE IT UP, HAMILTON COUNTY: Back to records for a moment. Can we all just take a second and celebrate the fact that Hamilton County prep football teams are currently perfect?

Webster City and South Hamilton, both ranked No. 7 in their respective classes, are a combined 10-0. Both will be favored in their final two regular season games, and in case you’re wondering — no, the two programs have never gone undefeated in the same season. In fact, South Hamilton has never had an unbeaten regular season.

This is fun.

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