Prep Football: Mount Pleasant Hosts Keokuk, New London Takes on Winfield, No. 8 WACO Hosts No. 9 English Valleys

KILJ — The Mount Pleasant football team is back on their home turf this tonight when they take on the Chiefs from Keokuk.

Both teams enter play tonight at 0-2, seeking their first win of the season.

Mount Pleasant is fresh off a 22-0 loss last week at Washington, while Keokuk was defeated handedly by an upstart Burlington team that is 2-0 for the first time since 1959.

Keokuk is led on the ground by Equilius Lee, who has rushed for 129 yards already on the young year.

The Chiefs have rotated three quarterbacks on the year.

Mount Pleasant, who have won three straight against Keokuk, are still searching for their offensive identity though two games.

Sophomore running back Payton Hagans has amassed 83 yards on the season on just 12 carries, a healthy seven yards per touch.

He will need to be just as efficient for the Panthers tonight on their home turf.

Tonight’s game will kick at 7:30 p.m., you can listen on FM 105.5 beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the Panther Tailgate Show.

In other area action, all eyes are in New London tonight when the Tigers welcome in the high flying Winfield-Mount Union Wolves.

Led by Iowa recruit Cam Buffington, the Wolves have morphed into an offensive juggernaut with Buffington accounting for 18 scores through just two games, tops in the state.

New London was off last week after Tri-County forfeited their season.

Tonight’s game in New London will kick at 7:00 p.m.

No. 8 WACO will get a ranked matchup with No. 9 English Valleys tonight at home.

The Warriors are 3-0 under Chad Edeker this year and will get their biggest test of the season to this point. Simeon Reichenbach, WACO’s star runner, is coming off a two touchdown game against H-L-V.

Other matchups tonight:

  • Central Lee at Albia
  • West Burlington Notre Dame at Mediapolis
  • Louisa-Muscatine at Van Buren County
  • Columbus at Wapello
  • Highland at Wilton
  • Davis County at Cardinal
  • Fairfield at Fort Madison
  • Washington at Clear Creek-Amana
  • Burlington at Oskaloosa