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Week five of the high school football season gets an early start in eastern Iowa with a Thursday night game.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy, the No. 1 team in Class 5A (Associated Press poll), hosts Dubuque Senior at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids. The top-ranked Cougars are 4-0. The unranked Rams are 3-1.

For the first time this season, none of the games being played across the region feature head-to-head match-ups of rated teams. In the eight-player class, No. 7 Janesville (4-0) hosts a Jackson Junction-based Turkey Valley team (4-0) in a pivotal game that ultimately could decide the champion of district three.

Here is the full schedule of this week's eastern Iowa games with approximate start times:

Thursday, Sept. 23:

Dubuque Senior at 5A-#1 Cedar Rapids Kennedy - 7:30 PM (Kingston Stadium)

Friday, Sept. 24:

AGWSR at A-#6 Grundy Center - 7 PM
BCLUW, Conrad at Nashua-Plainfield - 7 PM
Calamus-Wheatland at Edgewood-Colesburg - 7 PM
Camanche at Anamosa - 7 PM
Cedar Rapids Prairie at Ottumwa - 7 PM
Cedar Rapids Washington at Cedar Rapids Xavier - 7 PM
Central Elkader at Kee High - 7 PM
Clayton Ridge at Starmont - 7 PM
1A-#8 Denver at Central Springs - 7 PM
Don Bosco at Dunkerton - 7 PM
1A-#7 Dyersville Beckman Catholic at Postville - 7 PM
East Marshall at 1A-#5 Dike-New Hartford - 7 PM
8P-#9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck at Green Mountain-Garwin - 7 PM
Highland at Alburnett - 7 PM
1A-#3 Iowa City Regina Catholic at Wilton - 7 PM
Lisbon at Wapello - 7 PM
Meskwaki Settlement at West Central - 7 PM
A-#9 North Butler at Mason City Newman Catholic - 7 PM
Rockford at Riceville - 7 PM
Saint Ansgar at a-#5 North Tama - 7 PM
South Hardin at Aplington-Parkersburg - 7 PM (Ed Thomas Field)
South Winneshiek at a-#2 North Linn - 7 PM
Tripoli at Clarksville - 7 PM
Turkey Valley at 8P-#7 Janesville - 7 PM
Wapsie Valley at Hudson - 7 PM
Waterloo Columbus Catholic at Cascade - 7 PM
Waterloo West at 5A-#4 Southeast Polk - 7 PM
West Branch at Mediapolis - 7 PM
West Burlington at Solon - 7 PM
5A-#5 West Des Moines Valley at Marshalltown - 7 PM (Leonard Cole Field)

5A-#7 Cedar Falls at Muscatine - 7:15 PM
Iowa City West at 5A-#3 Iowa City High - 7:15 PM
5A-#6 Linn-Mar at Cedar Rapids Jefferson - 7:15 PM (Kingston Stadium)
Mount Vernon at Benton Community - 7:15 PM
Western Dubuque at Marion - 7:15 PM

Charles City at Hampton-Dumont-CAL - 7:30 PM
Crestwood at New Hampton - 7:30 PM
Dubuque Wahlert Catholic at North Fayette Valley - 7:30 PM (Ron Wymer Field)
East Buchanan at Maquoketa Valley - 7:30 PM
3A-#6 Independence at South Tama - 7:30 PM
Iowa City Liberty at 4A-#1 North Scott - 7:30 PM
Iowa Falls-Alden at 2A-#6 West Marshall - 7:30 PM
Jesup at La Porte City Union - 7:30 PM
Mason City at Decorah - 7:30 PM
Mid-Prairie at Central Lee - 7:30 PM
Sumner-Fredericksburg at MFL-Mar-Mac - 7:30 PM
Vinton-Shellsburg at Maquoketa - 7:30 PM
Waukon at Oelwein - 7:30 PM
4A-#6 Waverly-Shell Rock at Waterloo East - 7:30 PM (Memorial Stadium)
3A-#5 West Delaware at Center Point-Urbana - 7:30 PM

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