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092818- Central at West- 0011

Davenport Central's defense causes a fumble during a game against Davenport West several weeks ago. The Blue Devils travel to Kingston Stadium on Thursday night to face Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Davenport Central (4-3, 3-0) at C.R. Kennedy (4-3, 2-1)

Basics: Approximately 7:15 p.m., Kingston Stadium

Last week: Central defeated Cedar Rapids Washington 27-17 Saturday. Kennedy dropped a 41-14 contest at Bettendorf on Friday.

Last meeting: None recently

Overview: Central has rebounded from a 1-3 start with three straight wins, averaging 38.7 points per game in that span. Senior Diontrel Wommack has had back-to-back games of 200 rushing yards or more. The Blue Devils have held their last three opponents to 10.3 points per game. Kennedy, more or less, needs to win this game to remain in the playoff chase. The Cougars lean on a power run game, fueled by back Cairron Hendred (701 yards, 9 TDs). Cade Parker leads the defense with 13.5 tackles for loss.

Iowa City Liberty (2-5, 0-3) at Assumption (3-4, 2-1)

Basics: Approximately 7:15 p.m., Brady Street Stadium

Last week: Liberty dropped a weather-shortened game to Central DeWitt 35-0. Assumption fell to sixth-ranked Clear Creek-Amana 17-7.

Last meeting: None

Twitter: @QCVarsity

Radio: WFXN 1230 AM

Overview: Liberty, a first-year varsity program, has been outscored 116-22 in district play. It had only two first downs in last week's Friday game. It is senior night for Assumption, which still has a path to the playoffs. The Knights need to win out and have North Scott beat CCA on Friday to claim a share of the district crown. Assumption sophomore Simon Weitz is among the 3A leaders with five interceptions, and Seth Adrian paces the Knights with 50 tackles. QB Brandon Schlichting has had a hand in 15 of Assumption's 20 touchdowns this season.

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Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.