Sports, Monday, September 27th

Prep Football: Fort Madison Spoils Panther Homecoming, WACO Survives, W-MU Wins:

No. 8 (4A) Fort Madison 42, Mount Pleasant 7 

Fort Madison scored three touchdowns in the second quarter rolling to a 42-7 rout over Mount Pleasant last Friday, spoiling Panther homecoming festivities.

Landes Williams threw for three touchdowns in the win — all in the second quarter — giving him 10 on the season. He was picked once by Panther safety Jacob Richtman.

Mount Pleasant got on the board in the 3rd quarter, when quarterback Carson Coleman hooked up with Payton Hagans on a 44-yard scoring strike cutting the deficit to 28-7.

The Panthers would not get any closer.

The game’s final score — and dagger — came on a Bloodhound pick-six.

Fort Madison improved to 5-0.

Mount Pleasant slipped to 1-4.

The Panthers will rest up and travel to North Liberty next week for a date with the Lightning.

Kick is set for 7:30 p.m. on FM-105.5.

No. 8 (8P) WACO 7, New London 0 

It was an old-fashioned slobber knocker that will be remembered for years and in the end it was the No. 8 WACO Warriors with the glory earning a gutsy, hard-fought 7-0 win over New London last Friday, raining on the proverbial Tiger homecoming parade.

The WACO win snapped a streak of six consecutive losses against New London.

Simeon Reichenbach racked up 27 carries totaling 119 hard earned yards.

Jonah Clark had the lone touchdown for the Warriors.

WACO improved to 6-0.

New London slid to 2-2.

Winfield-Mount Union 33, Lone Tree 22 

Winfield-Mount Union won their second straight matchup, earning a 33-22 win over Lone Tree last Friday.

The Wolves jumped to a 32-0 lead before the Lions woke up for 22 unanswered in the 4th quarter.

Cam Buffington finished with 209 total yards and four touchdowns to lead the Winfield attack.

Abram Edwards hauled in two catches for 44 yards and two scores.

Winfield-Mount Union improved to 4-1.

Lone Tree fell to 3-2.

Other finals from around the region:

  • Columbus 42, Pekin 14
    • First victory over Pekin since 1994.
  • Fairfield 38, Keokuk 13
  • Alburnett 26, Highland 21
  • West Branch 24, Mediapolis 21
  • Cardinal 60, Van Buren County 6
  • Davis County 58, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 28
  • Burlington 55, Clinton 13
  • Mid-Prairie 66, Central Lee 8

College Football: Wesleyan Battles, Falls to No. 20 Vikings: 

Iowa Wesleyan trailed by just seven at halftime, but clutch carries by Justice Bice helped the No. 20 Valley City State Vikings to a 28-14 win over the Tigers, Saturday.

Bice finished with 31 carries for 152 yards and one touchdown.

Set to go into halftime tied, Wesleyan, backed up near the own goal line, tried to get a score before the break and saw their quarterback get intercepted, leading to a Viking touchdown with just :44 seconds remaining before half.

The Vikings extended their lead to 21 in the fourth quarter before Wesleyan clawed back with a one-yard touchdown plunge by Hezekiah Hunter, his second of the day.

Wesleyan quarterback Gavin Esquivel finished 20-for-46 for 206 yards, one touchdown and two picks.

Hunter finished with 100 scrimmage yards on 25 touches and two scores.

Damien Tanelus hauled in four catches for 48 yards.

The loss drops Wesleyan to 0-5, the Tigers will welcome in Crown this Saturday for their homecoming matchup.

Kick is set for 1:00 p.m.

Other college scores from Saturday:

  • Buena Vista 32, Luther 16
  • Wartburg 28, Coe 7
  • Central 84, Simpson 16
  • Loras 31, Nebraska Wesleyan 30
  • Valparaiso 24, Drake 21
  • Grand View 23, Evangel 6

College Football: Iowa Stays at No. 5:

The Iowa Hawkeye football team stayed at No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Hawkeyes earned a 24-14 win over Colorado State on Saturday.

Penn State moved up two spots to No. 4 while the Big 12’s Oklahoma dropped down to No. 6.

Baylor, who improved to 4-0 with a 31-29 over Iowa State on Saturday, moved into the Top 25 for the first time checking in at No. 21.

Iowa State dropped out, as did Wisconsin, who were beaten up by Notre Dame on Saturday.

Alabama, Georgia and Oregon remain one thru three this week.

Major League Baseball: Cardinals Win, Brewers Clinch Division:

The St. Louis Cardinals earned their 16th consecutive win yesterday coming from behind to defeat the Chicago Cubs.

The Cardinals scored three runs in the eighth and ninth innings to rally.

The Cardinals magic number to clinch the final wild card spot is down to one.

They’ll host the Milwaukee Brewers this week, who were crowned NL Central Champions yesterday after a weekend sweep of the Mets.