By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

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Northwest Iowa Lightning football team set to kickoff inaugural season


April 25, 2024

The old gridiron in Everly will soon become a field of dreams for one upstart football team.

Believe it or not, competitive sports are returning to the small Clay County community thanks to the Northwest Iowa Lightning. The new amateur 9-man football team will call the old field at the former Clay Central/Everly High School home this season, with the inaugural kickoff slated for Saturday, May 11.

For team co-owner Dylan Brands, it's been a dream come true.

"I don't think a lot of people realize how much it means to us to be able to continue to play tackle football as adults," he said. "Once th...

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