A pair of area football programs are among the teams ranked in the top ten of their respective classes in the first Radio Iowa High School Football Poll of the season.
On the heels of a 12-1 season that saw them reach the Class 3A State Semifinals, the Pella Little Dutch begin the 2011 season ranked No. 8 in the state. They are at home against Newton for their first contest of the season.
In Class 2A, PCM takes the No. 6 ranking in the first poll of the year. The Mustangs went 6-4 last season out of a very solid field at the top of District 8. PCM takes on Knoxville on Friday night in Monroe.