The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


October 24, 2013

Football preview: 'Must win' for River Kings


“If you look at all those scenarios -- look at every game and go back and evaluate how may losses opponents had -- it really gets confusing,” Camp said.

And, although the muddled picture might make Camp decide to never look at the playoff standings again, it does provide motivation for Friday night.

“You still use that as, ‘Let’s take all doubt out of it, and let’s enhance your standing with a 5-4 record,” he said.


PLAYOFF PICTURE The 16 teams that qualify for the Class 4A football playoffs from the eastern side of Iowa are determined by a points system. A team receives 50 points for a win against an opponent with a winning record and 45 for a win against a team with a losing record. A loss to a team with a winning record is worth 30 points, while a loss to a team with a losing record earns 25. Here's a look at the playoff standings for teams in contention headed into the final week of the season Rank Team Record Points Friday's opponent (record) 1. Pleasant Valley 8-0 370 vs. Burlington (2-6) 2. Iowa City West 7-1 355 vs. Waterloo East (0-8) 3. Cedar Rapids Xavier 7-1 355 at Marion Linn-Mar (2-6) 4. Davenport Assumption 7-1 350 vs. Davenport North (1-7) 5. Iowa City High 7-1 350 at Cedar Rapids Kennedy (5-3) 6. Bettendorf 6-2 330 vs. Clinton (4-4) 7. Cedar Rapids Washington 5-3 320 vs. Dubuque Wahlert (2-6) 8. Cedar Falls 5-3 315 vs. Dubuque Hempstead (4-4) 9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 5-3 315 vs. Iowa City High (7-1) 10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 4-4 305 at Waterloo West (4-4) 11. Dubuque Hempstead 4-4 300 at Cedar Falls (5-3) 12. Waterloo West 4-4 300 vs. Cedar Rapids Prairie (4-4) 13. Davenport Central 4-4 295 at North Scott (4-4) 14. Muscatine 4-4 295 at Davenport West (0-8)* 15. North Scott 4-4 295 vs. Davenport Central (4-4) 16. Clinton 4-4 290 at Bettendorf (6-2) 17. Dubuque Senior 3-5 275 vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (1-7) * -- Tonight

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