From week one of the football season, the Postville Pirates knew they had a team that could compete with anyone, and a big win at North Tama in week six, established the Pirates place in Class A this season.
"Halftime it was a little shaky. We came out strong in the second half and put on a show for our fans and they were loud. It was a fun game," said athlete of the Week Zach Steffans.
The Pirates, who are 8-0 and ranked 3rd in Class A, know if there was ever going to be a year to make a run, this is it, and they are all looking to signal caller and four-year starter, Zach Steffans.
"He's a great quarterback. He knows where I'm supposed to be and where everybody is supposed to be. So really, if I don't know, he'll know my position, offensive line position. So he has a good grasp of the offense," said senior running back Cody Jarmes
The four sport athlete has nearly 650 yards in the air, including 7 touchdowns. Add that to his nine touchdowns and 300 plus yards on the ground, Steffans has accounted for nearly 1,000 yards this season for the Pirates and 16 touchdowns. Co-Head Coach Mike Minikwu feels he is in the right place at the right time.
"Now he's right where we want him to be leading the offense making all the line calls and doing a good job for us," said Minikwu.
While Zach Steffans may be the leader and signal caller of this Postville Pirates football team, there is a three headed monster in the backfield including Steffans, Cody Jarmes and Dallas Imoehl.
"We can throw a lot of weapons at them and that's what keeps the other team off key," said Co-Head Coach Mike Green.
Steffans and company know without there offensive line, they would be nowhere, and with their stellar play, the district champions, have a chance to do big things this postseason.