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  • Friday night should provide two great high school football games, both sequels. Valley-Dowling 2, and Southeast Polk-Ankeny 2 will decide who goes to the Dome, and we couldn’t have better quarterfinals. Both games feature top ten teams who don’t like each other, or if you prefer, bitter rivals. I’ll take Valley to beat Dowling for the second time, but Southeast Polk to have its revenge for the Rams only loss.
  • Harrison Barnes told me this summer the likely NBA lockout was a factor in Barnes’ decision to return for his sophomore season. Good choice. The NBA is a mess, and Barnes’ North Carolina Tar Heels are ranked #1, while he’s a pre-season All-American, and this week’s ESPN The Magazine cover boy.
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