Pella and Pella Christian both crack the Des Moines Register’s top 10 lists for preseason high school football rankings in the state.
Pella enters play Friday night ranked No. 7 in Class 3A. They were 8-2 a year ago losing in the first round of the playoffs to Cedar Rapids Xavier, who won the 3A state crown.
Western Dubuque holds the No. 1 spot in the poll.
Across town the PC Eagles were 8-4 last year. They open in the 1A poll at No. 9 overall.
PC Coach Rich Kacmarynski’s 2018 squad saw their season end in the UNI-Dome with a loss to Dike New-Hartford in the semi-final round.
West Sioux is ranked No. 1 to open 2019.