Julian Good-Jones of Cedar Rapids Washington and Bryce Meeker of Cedar Rapids Prairie will try to bolster the offensive line when they enroll at Iowa State next year, but first they'll play against other when the top-ranked Warriors and Hawks meet at Prairie Friday night.
Good-Jones, who stands 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, and Meeker, who is 6-5 and 300, play offense and defense for their high school teams, so they could bang heads at John Wall Field.
Good-Jones and the Warriors are 6-0 and ranked No.1 in Class 4A. Prairie is sitting at 3-3 with an up-and-down season.
In other games Friday night, Cedar Falls visits Linn-Mar in a showdown for the Class 4A District 5 lead, Xavier visits Dubuque Wahlert, Jefferson hosts Waterloo West, Kennedy visits Waterloo East, Marion hosts Western Dubuque and Cedar Valley Christian visits West Central.
WASHINGTON at PRAIRIE
John Wall Field, 7:15 p.m.
KGYM 1600 AM/107.5 FM
Washington (6-0, 2-0 4A District 6)
Prairie (3-3, 1-1 4A District 6)
Tavian Patrick leads Washington's powerful running attack with 615 yards on just 54 carries. Fullback Johnny Dobbs has carried the ball 71 times for 402 yards and eight TDs. Quarterback Reid Snitker has passed for only 422 yards, but the Warriors have not needed more of a passing attack yet this year.
Keagan Pinter of Prairie leads Metro rushers with 815 yards on 115 carries and has scored seven times. Quarterback Trey Beckman has been slowed by a concussion, with sophomore Dakota Simonsen filling in. Jalen Rima has caught 23 passes for 302 yards. Jojuan Simpson has 19 grabs for 274 yards.