The 2020 Iowa High School Football season had its ups and downs for everyone due to COVID-19, the Webster City football team may have been an exemption to that. Bob Howard’s crew ran their record to 9-0 before a playoff quarterfinal loss to Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley ended the Lynx’s UNI Dome dreams.
With a fresh start due up in 2021, the Lynx will look to replace some huge contributors to the 2020 squad in quarterback Chase Rattenborg, running back Trey Mathis, and receivers Tyler Olson and Jack Van Diest. The quartet accounted for 2,904 of the Lynx’s 3,716 yards of total offense.
Younger players such as CJ Hisler, Devon Stoakes, Skyler Scott, Conner Hansen and Jamin Stuhr, while contributing to the defensive side of the ball in 2020, will likely have to pick up the pace on the offensive side in 2021, with a wide-open quarterback competition to boot.
Webster City, now in the newly-minted Class 4A, will compete in District 1 with Denison-Schleswig, Fort Dodge, LeMars, Spencer, and Storm Lake. The Lynx open the season with a non-district foe in Humboldt on Friday, August 28th at 7 PM.