GAME OF THE WEEK
Iowa City West Coach Garrett Hartwig had a tall task in front of him entering his first season as head coach of the Trojan football team this year.
The offense lost eight starters, including stars Anthony Batie and Nate Boland. With the switch to District football, their non-district schedule was loaded. West (2-2) came into last night's Battle for the Boot against Iowa City High riding back-to-back losses to No. 7 West Des Moines Valley and No. 3 Cedar Rapids Washington.
But in their rivalry game, the Trojan offense came to play and wore down the Little Hawks (0-4) for a 30-6 win, avenging the 14-7 loss from a year before.
“It's very special — any time you beat City High is great,” Hartwig said. “When you play well against them, you know your program is headed in the right direction because of their ability."