The Southeast Iowa Super Conference holds their conference meet tonight at Wapello, some of the teams and athletes are some of the best in the state according to the rankings.
The most recent cross country rankings of teams and individuals shows some KILJ area teams and athletes being recognized. Class 4A boys teams are topped by West Des Moines Dowling, the Burlington Grayhounds are 8th. Highland is ranked 9th in class 1A with C.B. St. Alberts #1.
The Pekin girls team is ranked #5 in class 1A, Griswold is #1.
There is a busy volleyball schedule tonight. #1 ranked Mediapolis is at Wapello, #12 New London hosts West Burlington, WMU at Waco, Central Lee at Notre Dame, Cardinal at Harmony, Maharishi at Danville, IMS at Columbus, L&M at Lone Tree.
The MPHS Panther football team had their two game win streak stopped at home last Friday night by the previously winless Fairfield Trojans. This week M.P. goes on the road to play their arch rival Washington Demons who have a record of 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the district. The Panthers are now 2-4 overall and 1-2 in district action. The Demons are lead offensively by their sophomore quarterback
Daryn Seilebius has completed 51 of 84 for 61% and has thrown 4 touchdown passes and 1 interception for a total of 513 yards. top receivers are Tanner Knupp with 17 catches and 2 td’s, along with Alan Sanchez with 15 grabs and 2 scores. The rushing game is led by Alex Coker 240 yards no touchdowns, Kyle Roder 199 yards 3 scores and Carl Sivels 128 yards 3 touchdowns.
The MPHS offense still depends on the air game to move the ball. Connor Shull has thrown for 761 yards with 4 td’s anf 6 interceptions. Dalton Conrad has caught 22 passes for 417 yds. and 2 td’s Josh Larson leads the rushing game with 64 carries 196 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Defensively Carson Redmick leads in tackling with 69. Dalton Conrad has 2 interceptions, Josh Larson has 2 fumble recoveries.
KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the game live beginning with the pregame at 6:30 p.m.
Mt Pleasant Tire and Pat and Brenda McCabe helped sponsor the Thursday night pregame team meal.
Carlisle at Centerville (ND)
Fort Madison at Fairfield
Mount Pleasant at Washington
Williamsburg at Keokuk
Central Lee, Donnellson at Columbus Community, Columbus Junction
Louisa-Muscatine at Mount Vernon (ND)
Mediapolis at Mid-Prairie, Wellman
West Burlington/Notre Dame at West Liberty
Wapello at Cardinal, Eldon
Danville at Highland, Riverside
Lisbon at New London
Lone Tree at Van Buren, Keosauqua
Winfield-Mt. Union at WACO, Wayland
Burlington at Bettendorf
The Post Season for Major League Baseball gets started tomorrow. In National League Wild Card action it will be St. Louis playing at Atlanta, the winner plays host Sunday to Washington. In the American league Wild Card Baltimore is at Texas, the winner plays host to the Yankees.