In a little over a decade the Waukee High School Football program has grown from a struggling 2A and 3A program into one of the top large school programs, not only in Central Iowa, but across the state. The Warriors have qualified for the state playoff 11 times since 2004, advancing to the quarter finals in 2005 and 2013 and the semi finals in 2004 and 2014.
The program provides many opportunities to participate with schedules at the freshmen, sophomore, junior varsity and varsity levels. As a Class 4A football school, Waukee plays a District schedule supplemented by games against local non district rivals. Waukee has won the District championship 3 years in a row. Along with team successes, Waukee has also produced a long list of players that have continued their careers at the collegiate level including several that have competed at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and Northern Iowa.
The 2014 Waukee Football season was definitely one to remember. The Warriors finished with an 11-2 record, tying the school record for number of victories in one season. Waukee had six players chosen for the Register’s All-Western Iowa Class 4-A Football Team. Two team members were selected to the elite all-state team, four members were selected as first team all-state in 4-A and two members were named as second team members of the 4-A all-state team. Head Coach Scott Carlson, who just finished his nineteenth coaching season at Waukee High School, believes that this is a record for the most Waukee High School team members being selected in one year.