The Mt. Pleasant Panther football team still is in the running for a post season playoff spot after losing to previously winless Fairfield 33-10 on Evans Field Friday night, a win in that game would have locked up a trip to the post season. The Panthers can still get in, but the trip gets considerably tougher with three tough teams on the schedule to close out the regular season, starting next Friday night at Washington.
M.P. got on the board first against Fairfield with a 42 yard field goal from Liam Clancy with 9 minutes to play in the first half. The Trojans then answered with a touchdown pass from 20 yards out with 1:19 to play before half. Mt. Pleasant could have closed the gap before the half ended but a 24 yard field goal try was just wide of the mark.
In the second half the Trojans ground game kicked in and Mason Carnahan scored on runs of 54 yards, 63 yards and 72 yards. Carnahan had been held to just 11 yards rushing in the first half by the Panther defense but for the night he ended up with 3 td’s and 215 yards rushing on 11 carries.
The Panther ground game could only muster 21 positive yards, the passing game went for 280 yards.
The lone touchdown scored by M.P. was a 15 yard run by Josh Larson with 1:28 left to play in the game.
Fairfield won the Freshman game 36-12, Court Maddy and Darren Hunter scored touchdowns. Colton Mertens, Corry Fitten, Keegan Pullis and Cam Keomanivong led the tackling. The JV teams will play at Fairfield Monday.
Other area game scores: Williamsburg 20 Washington 7, Ft. Madison 21 Centerville 14, Keokuk 35 Oskaloosa 28, Burlington 16 Clinton 13, Mediapolis 56 West Liberty 21, Davis County 42 Central Lee 8, Lisbon 42 Waco 0, Lone tree 55 WMU 8, Danville 21 New London 12, Highland 66 Van Buren 14.
The IWC Tigers are idle today. Minnesota at Iowa on KILJ-FM 10 a.m., Texas Tech at Iowa State on KILJ-AM 4 p.m., N. Dakota State at UNI on KILJ-FM 105.5 beginning at 5 p.m.
The Iowa Girls high School Athletic Union has announced their Regional Volleyball Tournament pairings.
In class 4A the Mt. Pleasant Panthers drew a 1st round bye, they will play the winner of the Oct. 22nd Knoxville at Fairfield match on Oct. 25th at Fairfield. Washington, Clear Creek Amana and Cedar Rapids Xavier are in the bottom bracket. Semi Finals will be played 10/25 and Finals at Washington 10/30.
In Class 1A play begins Oct. 16th, here are the area pairings: 10/16-Waco @ New London, Maharishi @ Winfield Mt. Union, Harmony @ Danville, Burlington-Notre Dame @ Holy Trinity Catholic, Moravia @ Corydon Wayne, Seymour @ Moulton. Second round action will be Oct. 23rd, semi finals on Oct. 26th and Regional finals will be played at Mt. Pleasant on 10/31.
In Class 3A play begins 10/22, here are the area pairings: Mid Prairie @ Mediapolis, Central Lee @ Columbus Community, Davis County @ Centerville, Chariton @ Albia. Winners play in the semi finals on 10.25 and those winners meet in the championship at Ottumwa on 10/30.
A four-person, best shot golf tournament to raise funds for United Way of Henry County will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at Deerwood Golf Course, New London.
Money raised will help pay for the 2013 budget to aid helping organizations throughout the county. The fee is $60 per person, and golfers will receive use of a golf course as well as a light meal of brats, chips and soda.
There will be a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Entries are limited to the first 72 golfers to register.
For registration information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf competitions, mulligans and raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the course.