by Steve Peterson
Akron-Westfield Head Football Coach Eric Walkingstick was named a Class A Regional Coach of the Year by the Iowa Football Coaches Association at its meeting April 5 – 6 in Ames.
A-W had a 10-2 record, an eight-game winning streak and made the Class A quarterfinals in an outstanding 2012 season. A-W was 6-1 in District No. 1 play for runner-up honors behind West Lyon.