Mt. Pleasant started out the 2012 season losing three non-district games in a row. Friday night M.P. went to Centerville and beat the Big Red 21-14 chalking up their second district win in a row. Fairfield is coming to town this Friday night to play the Panthers and a win would not only keep this remarkable turnaround going, but also give them a good push towards getting a post season playoff spot.
The defense got the first touchdown for Mt. Pleasant against Centerville as Lee Davis stripped the ball from a Big Red running back, Dalton Conrad scooped up the loose ball and scampered 22 yards for “6.” Then the Panther offense got going and Connor Shull hit Alex O’Donnell with a 31 yard scoring strike. The final score for the visitors was in the third quarter on a Josh Larson 1 yard run. Centerville found their offensive stride in the fourth quarter and put two scores up, before the MPHS defense shut the door with an interception and a good punting game. With the win M.P. is 2-3 overall and 2-0 in the district. Centerville is now 0-5 and 0-3, they travel to Ft. Madison for their next game.
Mt. Pleasant won the freshman game 38-16 to grab their first win of the season. The JV teams of the two schools play Monday on Bob Evans Field at Maple Leaf.
Other area scores: Williamsburg 42 Fairfield 7, Washington 51 Keokuk 21, Clear Creek Amana 45 Ft. Madison 14, Davenport Central 21 Burlington 14, Mediapolis 63 West Burlington-Notre Dame 0, West Liberty 45 Central Lee 0, Lisbon 56 WMU 9, Van Buren 34 New London 6, Waco 58 Danville 8.
The MPHS volleyball team plays at the Burlington Invitational today.
Southeast Iowa Super Conference Volleyball Tournament got started Thursday night setting up the pairings for the quarterfinals tonight at SCC beginning at 5 p.m. followed by the semis and finals.
Tonight’s quarterfinal pairings has: Mediapolis vs Danville, Pekin vs New London, IMS vs Holy Trinity Catholic and Winfield Mt. Union vs Van Buren. The winners move onto the the semi finals, the championships will follow. Action begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at SCC.
The IWC Tiger football team will take their 1-3 overall record and go on the road this week to play at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. The Saints are ranked #18 in the country in NAIA football with a 2-2 record, last week they won in double overtime against Olivet Nazarene, their other win was against Concordia Michigan. The losses have been to Ferris State and Saint Xavier. USF holds a 1-5 series lead in games played with the IWC Tigers. Kevin McConnell continues to be the big weapon for IWC, he has accounted for 1,111 of the 1,320 yards the Tigers have put up offensively. He also has thrown or run for 12 of the Tigers 13 touchdowns.
Mt. Pleasant High School has made a schedule change for cross country. The MS/JV/V Girls and Boys Cross Country teams will be participating in the Williamsburg Invitational on Tuesday, September 25th instead of the Iowa City West Invitational as originally scheduled. The MS girls start to run at 4:30 p.m.
The 2012 point race season at 34 Raceway has been complete but that doesn’t mean the racing action has come to an end. Following two weeks off from the track three special events are coming up for the banked 3/8 mile.
Coming up this Saturday, September 22 will be the return of the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) 410 Outlaw Sprints. Danny Lasoski, Higginsville, Mo. took home the top prize back on May 27..
Also competing will be the 4 cylinders as well as the Sport Mods, and Mod Lites as they compete for Season Championship honors and the 4 Cylinders. Pit gates open at 4, grandstands at 5 and hot laps are 6:30.
Added to the 2012 34 Raceway schedule is the Sprint Invaders 360 Sprints Season Championship. Changed from Lee County Speedway to 34 Raceway, the Sprint Invaders will decide who
will be the 2012 Season Champion on Saturday, September 29.
Following the Night of the Twins at 34 Raceway on August 18, Ryan Jamison leads the point race with 1682 points followed by Bobby Mincer with 1650 points. Also on the program, Bilstein Mod Lites will race for a $600 to win prize in this National Stars event.