Time and place — 7:30 p.m. Today, Richmond Stadium, Fort Madison
Records — West Burlington-Notre Dame/Danville 0-3 overall (0-1 Class 3A District 5), Fort Madison 2-1 (0-1)
Last year’s records — WB-ND 4-5 overall (2-5 District 5), Fort Madison 0-9 (0-7 )
Rankings — Neither team is ranked.
Series — Series is tied, 4-4.
Series streak — WB-ND/D has won 3.
Current streak — WB-ND/D has won 1; Fort Madison has lost 1.
Last meeting — WB-ND/D won, 33-0, on Sept. 16, 2016 at Bill Nelson Field in West Burlington.
Last week’s results — West Burlington-Notre Dame/Danville beat Fairfield, 34-14; Fort Madison lost to Oskaloosa, 58-14.
Offensive average (points) — WB-ND/D 18.0; Fort Madison 36.3.
Defensive average (points) — WB-ND/D 21.0; Fort Madison 31.0.
What to look for — The Falcons and Bloodhounds come into this crucial matchup brimming with confidence. The Falcons are coming off their first win of the season and first win under first-year coach Jay Eilers. The Bloodhounds are coming off a loss to one of the district favorites last week, but won their first two games under first-year coach Tony Shiffman. The Falcons switched to the veer offense last year, a move which better suits their personnel. The tandem of Darius Whaley and Tanner Snodgrass combined to rush for 288 yards and two TDs, while quarterback Drake Day ran for two scores and connected with Daniel Crooks on a 61-yard scoring pass. The Bloodhounds have a multiple-set offense. Quarterback Lennox Barker has completed 30 of 57 passes for 513 yards and seven TDs and has been intercepted twice. His favorite target has been Shance Redd-Donald, who has 17 catches for 316 yards and six Tds. Alex Gully leads the district in rushing with 431 yards on 60 carries and eight TDs. Both teams are markedly improved up front. Whichever team gains control of the line of scrimmage will likely come out with a win.
What WB-ND/D coach Jay Eilers says — "It's going four-quarter game. It's not going to be over at halftime. It's going to be a four-quarter games, I'm looking forward to us coming out excited and ready to play a four-quarter game."
What Fort Madison coach Tony Shiffman says — "We're excited. We love playing at home. We are lucky we have six home games this year. We like playing in front of our fans. The kids always get excited and seem to play better in front of our home fans."
— By Matt Levins