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Football team earns Excellent Academic Achievement award

For the second year in a row, the West Branch Football team has earned and been awarded with the Excellent Academic Achievement award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The IHSAA recognizes teams that have collectively achieved in the classroom. To be eligable for and ...

Read Story By Matt Chinander February 5, 2016

Three Bears earn Academic All-State honors

The Iowa Newspaper Association has announced their selections for Academic All-State and three West Branch Football players have been awarded the honor. Seniors Ian Andrews, Cooper Koenig, and Hunter Wargo have been honored by the INA for their academic success during the first sem...

Read Story By Matt Chinander January 25, 2016

Highlight Film 2015 now available for purchase online

The 2015 West Branch Football Highlight Film is premiered this afternoon in the High School Auditorium to a great crowd. Not able to make it to the premiere and still want to see the film? We have you covered. The film is now available for purchase right here on WestBranchFootball....

Read Story By Matt Chinander January 24, 2016

Reminder: Highlight Film 2015 premiere is this Sunday

You won't want to miss the premiere of the 2015 Highlight Film this Sunday in the High School Auditorium. The film begins at 3:30pm but be sure to show up a little early to get a good seat and reminisce with the West Branch Football family. You'll also want to pick up/purchase a co...

Read Story By Matt Chinander January 21, 2016

Podcast 29: District assignments are revealed

On this out-of-season episode of the Talking Bear Football podcast, Jason and Matt analyze and discuss the newly released district assignments as well as break down each team that West Branch will see in district play during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The two also review all the po...

Read Story By Matt Chinander January 20, 2016

IHSAA announces 2016-17 district assignments

The Iowa High School Athletic Association today announced district assignments for high school football across the state for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. West Branch has been assigned to District 3 (Class 1A) along with the following teams: Bellevue (4-5 in 2015) Clayton Ridg...

Read Story By Matt Chinander January 20, 2016

Jim Wheeler is the definition of 'coach'

In every education career, some important people help shape your life. I started teaching in a combined 3rd and 4th grade unit with Norma Johnson and Phyllis Sondergaard. They were superb role models and I learned a ton from them. Throw in my principal John Langehan and I was very ble...

Read Story By Butch Pedersen January 14, 2016

Football Bears to remain in class 1A for 16-17 seasons

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released their preliminary football classifications for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Classifications are determined every two years and are based on the enrollment count of a school's Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes. With an enrol...

Read Story By Matt Chinander January 13, 2016

Reserve your copy of the 2015 Highlight Film

Ready to relive the 2015 season? A few weeks ago we announced that the 2015 West Branch Football Highlight Film will debut in the High School Auditorium on Sunday, January 24th and will be available for purchase that day as well. As the premiere date quickly approaches, we are stil...

Read Story By Matt Chinander January 8, 2016
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Highlight Film 2015
2015 Season Schedule
  • vs Lisbon
    W
    42-7
  • vs West Liberty
    W
    41-13
  • @ West Burlington
    W
    38-17
  • vs North Cedar
    W
    31-8
  • @ Bellevue
    W
    42-0
  • vs Durant
    W
    55-13
  • @ Wapello
    W
    42-21
  • vs Wilton
    W
    55-14
  • @ Alburnett
    W
    24-14
  • vs Columbus
    W
    55-20
  • vs Pella Christian
    W
    42-27
  • @ Regina
    L
    28-35
West Branch Times
Hodge Construction
District 5 Standings
  • West Branch
    6-0 (11-1)
  • Wilton
    5-1 (5-5)
  • Alburnett
    4-2 (7-3)
  • Bellevue
    2-4 (4-6)
  • North Cedar
    2-4 (2-7)
  • Wapello
    1-5 (3-6)
  • Durant
    1-5 (1-8)
2016 District Opponents
Talking Bear Football Podcast
Instagram Posts
  • Remember those skydivers from Military Appreciation Night? Yeah, their jump is in the Highlight Film as a bonus DVD feature. Be there Sunday to see it.<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/BA26rhDCwi-/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
  • Sunday. 3:30pm. High School Auditorium. Don't miss it. More info in bio link.<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/BAyYyR6iwhs/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
  • The 2015 Highlight Film premieres January 24th... don't miss it. More info on the website (see link in our bio)<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/_hQAmpiwg3/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
  • 2015 Highlight Film production underway!<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/-xW4t6Cwks/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
  • Highlight film interviews<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/-ZUClYiwh-/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
  • #LittleRoseBowl<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/-C-jc2iwlI/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
  • #TraditionNeverDies #Family<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/9y0paqCwm-/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
  • Long-time football and softball coach, and current radio broadcaster, Gary Fickel stopped by practice today to give the players a pep talk before tomorrow's game.<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/9jaTnpiwlG/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
  • The 2015 Playoffs are here. Are you ready?

See full video on WestBranchFootball.com<br/><br/><a style='color:white;' href='https://www.instagram.com/p/9T81_Uiwlp/' target='_blank'>Click Here to View Photo or Video on Instagram</a>
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