Area High School Football scores: Donnie Johnson rushed for 112 yards and 3 touchdowns, then on defense returned an interception for a score to lead Mt. Pleasant to a 28-16 road win over Clear Creek Amana. M.P. plays host to Williamsburg Friday, Raiders last night beat Center Point Urbana 34-7.
Clear Creek Amana won the freshman game 8-0 over M.P. Tony Cristoforo 62 yards rushing, Spencer White rushed for 44 yards and was 5-7 passing for 68 yards, Ben Canby caught 4 balls for 34 yards. Defensively Austin Smith and Tyler Ruby led the way.
MPHS JV team plays at W. Burlington-Notre Dame Monday.
Other area scores: Davis County 30 Fairfield 29, Keokuk 63 Central Lee 14, Wapello 40 Columbus 8, Ft. Madison 36 L&M 30, Mediapolis 28 Wilton 21, Danville 36 Cardinal 22, Van Buren 18 WMU 14, Waco 41 HLV 24.
The Iowa Wesleyan College football team will waste no time taking on top competition as well as one of its biggest rivals when it faces William Penn University in their its 2011 season opener tonight at 6 p.m. in Oskaloosa at Penn’s new Lacey Complex Stadium.
The Tigers will travel to take on the defending Mid-States Football Association Midwest League co-champions and the team ranked #8 in the NAIA Preseason Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. Both teams will also look to get an early jump on the competition in MSFA Midwest League play while opening their seasons with league foes. William Penn also is debuting its new home Saturday, with this being the first game ever played at Lacey Complex Stadium. The new stadium at the Lacey Sports Complex replaces Oskaloosa Community Stadium, the longtime home of the Statesmen.
IWC and William Penn also will try to follow-up last year’s entertaining clash that saw the Statesmen hold on for a 56-41 win over the Tigers in a shootout. Penn and Wesleyan combined for 1,021 yards and 14 touchdowns, including 49 points in the fourth quarter alone. The Statesmen’s 472 yards rushing made the difference, offsetting 29 team first downs and 163 yards rushing by quarterback Kevin McConnell (Jr.-Kansas City, Mo.) for the Tigers.
Wesleyan is coming off a 3-8 record last year in Head Coach Kent Anderson’s first year. The three wins tied for the most by an IWC team since 1998. The Tigers also posted a 3-4 mark in the MSFA Midwest League, tying for fifth in the league and tying the school’s most wins ever in league since joining the MSFA in 1996.
The MPHS girls volleyball team will open their season at the Osceola Clarke Tournament today. The IWC volleyball team plays at the Mt. Mercy Tournament today.
The IWC women’s soccer team will play at Calumet College of St. Joseph today.