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The Iowa high school football season begins tonight with a full-schedule of games being played across the state.

The 2021 season features a new 5A classification for the state's 36 largest schools, which includes Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Marion Linn-Mar, Marshalltown and Waterloo West.

Cedar Falls opens on the road at Johnston, and Kennedy plays at Iowa City West. Jefferson hosts intra-city rival Cedar Rapids Washington at Kingston Stadium, Prairie plays at home against Pleasant Valley, Linn-Mar faces Muscatine at home, Marshalltown hosts Ames, and Waterloo West is the home team against Waterloo East at Memorial Stadium.

Fans attending the 109th meeting between the cross-town rivals are encouraged to arrive early as parking near the stadium is reduced due to construction of the new Waterloo Career Center located at Central Middle School. According to Waterloo Schools officials, the parking area behind Central and the Career Center will not be available.

It may not be a pleasant night to watch or play high school football, especially some of the games in northern and western Iowa. National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogil is predicting some rough weather in parts of the state. He warns fans to prepare for the possibility of severe weather.

Here's the complete schedule of northeast Iowa games:

AGWSR at Belmond-Klemme
Ames at Marshalltown
BCLUW at East Marshall
Cedar Falls at Johnston
Cedar Rapids Kennedy at Iowa City West
Cedar Rapids Washington at Cedar Rapids Jefferson (Kingston Stadium)
Center Point-Urbana at Vinton-Shellsburg
Central Community at Clarksville
Clayton Ridge at Postville
Decorah at Crestwood
Dike-New Hartford at Waterloo Columbus Catholic (McLaughlin Stadium)
Don Bosco at Easton Valley
Edgewood-Colesburg at Turkey Valley
Grinnell at Benton Community
Iowa City High at Iowa City Liberty
Iowa Falls-Alden at Clear Lake
Janesville at Meskwaki Settlement
Jesup at Hudson
La Porte City Union at Aplington-Parkersburg
Maquoketa at Independence
Mount Vernon at Anamosa
Muscatine at Marion Linn-Mar
Nashua-Plainfield at North Butler
New Hampton at MFL-Mar-Mac
North Fayette Valley at South Winneshiek
North Iowa at Gladbrook-Reinbeck (The Pit at Gladbrook)
North Linn at Alburnett
North Tama at Belle Plaine
Oelwein at Charles City
Pleasant Valley at Cedar Rapids Prairie
Starmont at Sumner-Fredericksburg
South Hardin at Grundy Center
Tripoli at Dunkerton
WACO at Springville
Wapsie Valley at Denver
Waverly-Shell Rock at Waukon
Waterloo East at Waterloo West (Memorial Stadium)
West Central at Kee High
West Delaware at Dubuque Wahlert Catholic (Rock Bowl at Loras College)
Western Dubuque at Cedar Rapids Xavier
Williamsburg at Iowa City Regina Catholic

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