Playoff Preview: #8 Webster City vs. #10 Norwalk

The Webster City Lynx will open the Class 4A State Playoffs at Lynx Field on Friday night, as they host the 10th-ranked Norwalk Warriors for their first-round game. The Warriors finished 6-3 and a third-place finish in Class 4A, District 5.

Norwalk has been lead by quarterback Landon Hochstein, who has thrown for 1,687 yards and 18 touchdowns, while rushing for 411 yards and 8 touchdowns. However, Hochstein was knocked out of the game with an injury against Bondurant-Farrar last Friday. Warrior running backs Chase Monroe and Luke Jones have combined for nearly 400 rushing yards, while Dillon Ranck and Braedon Carlson have combined for over 1,200 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Maddux Borcherding-Johnson leads a stout defense with 11 tackles for loss.

Webster City finished the regular season with a strong performance against Denison-Schleswig. Lynx running back Jaxon Cherry’s 210 yards and 4 touchdowns, puts him with 671 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. CJ Hisler still leads the team in rushing with 744 yards and 5 touchdowns. Connor Hanson and Ty McKinney have combined for nearly 900 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. The Lynx also look for Keegan Hisler to have a big day as a pass-rusher against the pass-heavy Warriors.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM at Lynx Field in Webster City. Jerry Klaver will have the call for 95.7 KQWC.