Game Capsule: West Branch at Louisa-Muscatine

The Second Season Begins

By Jason Miller  |   September 15, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

Location: Louisa-Muscatine Schools
Date: September 17, 2022
Time: 12:00 am


The BearCast will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the game to you on your computer or smartphone. Head to the BearCast page here on the website, or, on iOS and Android devices, download the Mixlr app and search for "West Branch Football."

Tune in to the BearCast at 6:30 for the pregame where Mike Quinlan and Jarod Tylee will be calling the game live, offering in-game analysis and halftime/postgame interviews.

For print media, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the West Branch Times,, and WestBranch.Football will be at the the game.

Social Media

If you cannot be at the game or choose not to listen via the web and want up-to-date game action and statistics, follow the Bears on Twitter at @WBBearsFootball or like/follow the West Branch Football page on Facebook for updates. Also be sure you're subscribed to our YouTube channel to watch highlights and a full-game replay as soon as they're available.


Louisa-Muscatine is 0-3 on the season and is unranked. West Branch is 3-0 and is ranked #4.

Last Meeting

In 2021, the Bears defeated the Falcons 51-6 at Little Rose Bowl. View more from that game.

Game Notes

LOUISA-MUSCATINE is a team with low expectations when you ask most people. However, MOST people are not inside the Falcon locker room. Their squad has high hopes of building a foundation of success for future squads. There are definitely some bright spots to open up your eyes. Specifically, Chris Day and Jesse Reinier. Day has carried the ball just 34 times this season - but amassed 438 yards and three scores. Do the math: it's a mind-bending 12.9 yards per carry. Reinier isn't far behind at 12 yards a tote. The leading tackler on defense? Day. It's a new season for the Falcons, also. They may just spread the wings and fly high.

WEST BRANCH enters district play riding high on a 3-0 start, coming off a 59-0 home victory against Maq Valley. We can talk about the offense and how it has the #1 scoring offense in Class 1A at 51.33 points per game. But, let's talk defense. The Bears are giving up just 11 points a week. West Branch has recovered 5 fumbles, and hauled in 1 INT – what you hear next is yet another mind-bending statistic. All 6 turnovers have been returned for a TD. No other team in the entire state (all classes) has more than 3 defensive scores. Hopefully the opportunistic, hard-hitting Bears can win (against) the Day.

KEEP AN EYE ON – Day, obviously. He will be wearing jersey #15

QUOTABLE – “We know they (L/M) will be hungry and ready to give us a test. I just hope we continue getting better and prepared for the district season.” – West Branch senior WR/DB Kinnick Boelk.