The saying better late than never could apply to the Waco football team’s trip to their football playoff game at Lynnville Sully last night. The team was traveling on two school buses when the first bus encountered some trouble, Coach Chad Edeker explains…….SPORTSTAG
Waco lost the game 28-8 to the Hawks, after trailing 28-0 at halftime. In the second half Waco dominated time of possession and Tyler Ayers punched in a scoring run from 2 yards out, Isaac Black added the 2 pt. conversion. The Waco defense completely shut down Lynnville Sully when they did get the ball. Waco ends the year with a record of 6 wins and 4 losses. Waco was the big winner when you look at the great job of driving that Neil Reichenbach did to keep his passengers and other travelers on the road safe. They won also with the cooperation and sportsmanship that was shown by the Pekin and Lynnville Sully school districts. That sports fans was a real learning moment for all of us.
Lynnville Sully will now advance on to host Montezuma Monday night in the next round of the playoffs as the Braves beat Lone Tree 35-21. Lisbon beat Pekin 14-0 and Highland lost to BGM 24-17. Lisbon will host BGM on Monday.
Mediapolis showed their strength rolling over Davis County 56-0, the Bulldogs scored the first five times they had the football. Mepo now will play at home Monday against West Liberty who won last night over Albia 42-37, the Bulldogs defeated West Liberty 42-37 in week six regular season action.
Bondurant Farrar defeated L&M 34-28.
Class 3A action saw Pella beat Keokuk 38-14, Winterset defeated Fairfield 28-7, Washington beat Norwalk 28-14 the Demons will travel to Winterset Monday for round two action. Williamsburg beat Carlisle 35-7, the Raiders Monday will host Pella.
In 4A playoff action Pleasant Valley beat Burlington 49-10. Mason City who entered the 4A playoffs with a 1-8 record lost to S.E. Polk 61-7.
The Mt. Pleasant Panthers volleyball team who drew a first round bye in 4A Regional action will play the Lady Trojans of Fairfield on their home court tonight in the semi finals.
Clear Creek-Amana will tangle with Cedar Rapids Xavier on the Saints home court. The winners play October 30th in Washington in the Regional final.
Ft. Madison plays at North Scott. Davenport North plays Maquoketa, the winners will meet October 30th at DeWitt Central.
Class 3A regional action has Mediapolis (40-0) in tonight’s semi finals at home against Central Lee . KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the match live beginning at 7 p.m.
Davis County plays Albia at Centerville in the other semi. The winners play October 30th at Ottumwa.
Burlington had a first round bye in class 5A and will play host to Ottumwa tonight in the semifinals.
San Francisco beat Detroit in game one of the World Series 8-3, Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs for the Giants who host game two tonight.
The IWC Tiger football team will look to gain momentum from the win they picked up at home Saturday as they hit the road for the last three games of the season. The Tigers will next head to Bourbonnais, Ill. to take on Olivet Nazarene University this Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec has registration underway for the program “Intro to Team Sports Boys and Girls.” The program starts on November 1st and will run the following four Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 pm in Cottrell Gym. It is for children ages 4 through six. They will be introduced to sports through fun drills and activities in a non-competitive environment. For more information or to sign up, call the office at 385-1475.
The 11 and under Mt. Pleasant boy’s baseball team is hosting a 5K run/walk this Saturday October 27th. Proceeds from the event will go to support the 11 and under baseball program in Mt. Pleasant. The course is a mile and a half around East Lake Park. Each participant will do two laps. The event will start at the shelter house north of the softball complex. Runners and walkers are welcome the event will be timed. Competitive categories are 9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 and up. You may register Saturday with 9 and under costing $15, 10 and up is $25. You may register on line at email@example.com.