Titans start postseason at home, face Sioux Central

SCC senior running back TJ Sanders evades a Belmond-Klemme defender en route to a 13-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of this past Friday's Class 1A-District 2 matchup between the Titans and Broncos at Titan Field in Lake City. [Emma Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
Tyler Anderson
The Graphic-Advocate Editor

Since the Iowa High School Athletic Association dropped the hint of its format for the high school football postseason, many were anxious to see where their team would land. After all, this is the year where everyone gets a spot in the playoffs.

The South Central Calhoun football team found out where they were headed in the first round of the postseason, when the IHSAA released the first two rounds of the playoff structure on Saturday afternoon. For SCC, the road ahead begins with a home date.

The Titans (5-1) will play host to Sioux Central in a Class 1A-Pod 6 matchup, with a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday at Titan Field in Lake City. SCC went into the postseason on a high note, battering Belmond-Klemme 44-7 this past Friday night at home.

Sioux Central (2-5) limped into the postseason, going winless in district play. This past Friday, the Rebels fell in a 40-20 decision against Hinton in Sioux Rapids.

Pod 6 also consists of Jesup and blueblood Dike-New Hartford. The first round matchup sees the Wolverines (5-2) welcoming the J-Hawks (2-5) at Dike.

Going into the postseason, Dike-New Hartford shut out East Marshall, 41-0, and Jesup fell in a narrow 22-18 decision against Sumner-Fredericksburg.


IHSAA 2020 Football Playoffs – Class 1A

First Round and Second Round Assignments

POD #1

West Sioux, Hawarden BYE

Hinton at Sibley-Ocheyedan


POD #2

Eagle Grove at Emmetsburg

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll at Pocahontas Area


POD #3

Western Christian, Hull BYE

MVAOCOU at Treynor


POD #4

Southeast Valley BYE

Clarion-Goldfield-Dows at Belmond-Klemme



South Hamilton, Jewell BYE

Central Springs at South Hardin


POD #6

Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids at South Central Calhoun

Jesup at Dike-New Hartford


POD #7

Columbus Catholic, Waterloo BYE

Aplington-Parkersburg at Osage


POD #8

Northeast, Goose Lake at Beckman Catholic, Dyersville

Louisa-Muscatine at Durant


POD #9

Wilton at Cascade, Western Dubuque

Sumner-Fredericksburg at Denver


POD #10

West Branch BYE

Van Buren County at Mediapolis


POD #11

Sigourney-Keota BYE

Cardinal, Eldon at Pekin


POD #12

East Marshall at Panorama, Panora

Hudson at Pella Christian


POD #13

Van Meter BYE

ACGC at Pleasantville


POD #14

Mount Ayr BYE

Central Dectaur, Leon at Interstate 35, Truro


POD #15

West Central Valley, Stuart at Underwood

Colfax-Mingo at Woodward-Granger


POD #16


Missouri Valley at East Sac County


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