Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

October 21, 2012

Four Marion County teams reach football playoffs

Steve Woodhouse

Marion County — Wednesday night will be a busy one for football in Marion County, as four local teams play in the first round of the playoffs. 

The Melcher-Dallas Saints did not quite achieve the perfect regular season this year, but at 7-1, the Saints have earned the right to host a game in the first round. They will face Colo-Nesco, who come into Melcher-Dallas with a 6-3 record.

The Saints' cross-county, eight-player rival, Twin Cedars, has also made the playoffs. The Sabers, who finished the season at 5-4, will be on the road to face undefeated (9-0) Murray. 

Pella Christian (3-6) has a long trip in Class 1-A, as they travel to face Council Bluffs-St. Albert (8-1). 

The Pella Little Dutch (6-3) will host 5-4 Keokuk in Class 3-A action.

All games are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Wednesday night. Look for coverage of Marion County's playoff games in the Journal-Express and Pella Chronicle.