High School Football
In Class A, West Hancock overwhelmed Madrid yesterday to win 39-14. The Eagles out-rushed Madrid 275 yards to 160 with Kale Zuehl leading the way with 138 yards and two scores. Preston Wicker had the two scores for Madrid.
East Buchanan’s rushing attack caught Woodbury Central off guard in the first half, but the Wildcats found their way through the air outscoring the Buccaneers 21 to 6 in the second half to win 28-20. Drew Kluender tossed for 205 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats. Hunter Bowers broke off an 83-yard touchdown as he finished with 158 rushing yards and two touchdowns for East Buchanan.
Woodbury Central and West Hancock will face off next Thursday, November 16th, at 1 pm.
For Class 4A, Lewis Central controlled this game from start to finish, allowing only 154 total yards on their way to a 31-5 win over North Polk. Kamdyn Cross rushed for two touchdowns and Brady Hetzel passed for a touchdown. Nathan Feldman blocked a punt, scoring a safety for the Comets.
Western Dubuque and Bondurant-Farrar came down to the final quarter and the Bobcats walked away with the lone touchdown of the quarter to win 28-21. The Bluejays were led by Jordan Rial’s 264 passing yards and two touchdowns. The Bobcats ran behind Grant Glausser’s 204 yards and two scores.
Western Dubuque and Lewis Central will play next Thursday at 7 pm.
The Class 1A semifinals will take place today with Columbus Catholic facing off against Grundy Center at 10 am and MFL MarMac competing against Underwood at 1 pm.
The Class 2A semifinals will be played tomorrow, November 11th, with Monticello taking on Van Meter at 10 am and Spirit Lake clashing with Central Lyon/George-Little Rock at 1 pm.
Class 3A will also play tomorrow with Bishop Heelan taking on Creston at 4 pm and Williamsburg getting a rematch against Solon.
Class 5A will round out today with Valley taking on Southeast Polk at 4 pm and Ankeny Centennial battling with Ankeny at 7 pm.
For 8-player, Bishop Garrigan and Bedford will compete for the state championship next Thursday at 9:30 am.
High School Basketball
The Mt. Pleasant girls team will host a jamboree on November 13th with four games on the slate with each game given a 45 minute time limit.
Lone Tree and Burlington will start off the night with the first game at 6 pm. Mediapolis and Keokuk will follow at 6:45 pm. Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Fairfield at 7:30 pm. Lastly, Mt. Pleasant and WACO will face off at 8:15 pm.
Central Lee Hall of Fame
The 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame class was announced with three nominees.
The first inductee is coach Don Ford, who coached six different sports in the span of over three decades.
Ford’s most notable achievement was founding the volleyball program and then holding the position of head coach for 31 years. Ford’s leadership led to nine conference titles in just a decade and personal recognition with multiple conference coach of the year awards.
The second nominee is Jeff Brisby. As a three-sport athlete, Brisby excelled in all of them with first-team all-conference honors in football, basketball, and baseball. Additionally, Brisby garnered all-state recognition in all three sports along with being named to the All-Hawkeye Land team in baseball and basketball.
The third nominee is Christy Schrader (Holtkamp) , another standout three-sport athlete. Her career stats for basketball are quite impressive with 1,311 points, 733 rebounds, and an amazing 273 blocks, which ranks among the top 50 in the history of girls’ Iowa high school basketball.
The Central Lee Community School District’s Hall of Fame ceremony to honor the 2022 and 2023 inductees will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Central Lee High School.
Iowa State University will face off against BYU tomorrow, November 11th, at 9:15 pm. This is the first meeting between the two teams since 1974.
Iowa will host Rutgers tomorrow at 2:30 pm.
For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune in to KILJ 105.5 FM. For the Cyclone broadcast, tune in to KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130.
The Iowa State men’s team, led by Tamin Lipsey’s 21 points, dominated Lindenwood last night 102-47. The Cyclones will host Idaho State on Sunday, November 12th, at noon.
The Iowa State women’s team will take on Drake on Sunday at 2 pm.
The #3 Iowa women’s team eked out an 80-76 win over #8 Virginia Tech last night. Caitlin Clark tallied 44 points, which included 13 free throws. The Hawkeyes will travel to face off against Northern Iowa at 2 pm on Sunday.
The Iowa men’s team will take on Alabama State tonight at 7 pm.
This Day in Sports History
1940 – The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles play one of only four penalty free games in NFL history; Steelers win 7-3 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh.
1963 – Detroit right winger Gordie Howe surpasses Maurice Richard as the leading NHL all-time goal scorer with his 545th career goal in a 3-0 Red Wings victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Detroit.
1991 – Bernie Kosar ends his then-NFL record of 308 passes without an interception.