High School Football
The WACO Warriors will be playing in the State Championship for the first time in school history after defeating Newell-Fonda yesterday 29-21 in a dramatic contest. The Warriors scored the first 11 points of the ball game with a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter then a 28-yard touchdown pass from Isaac Oswald to Mason Miller in the second quarter. Newell-Fonda responded by scoring the next 14 points and taking a 14-11 lead early in the 3rd quarter. The Warriors were able to respond with a Reichenbach 23-yard touchdown run despite an injury that sidelined him late in the second quarter. After a blocked punt by Colton Leichty, Reichenbach kicked a 20-yard field goal to make the score 22-14. It wasn’t until Oleh Shtefanchuk intercepted a pass that the Warriors scored with four minutes to go with Reichenbach on a 19-yard touchdown run to make it 29-14. The Mustangs would not go away easy as they scored less than a minute later to make it 29-21. The Mustangs got the ball with less than two minutes to go and one timeout left, but Chase Waterhouse ended the game with a fourth down sack and the Warriors kneeled out the rest of the clock. Coach Edeker appreciated how his players were able to battle through adversity. Now, 13-0 on the season, the Warriors will play Remsen St. Mary’s next Thursday at 9:30 am here on KILJ.
The only team left in Mt. Pleasant’s district is North Scott as they will play Xavier at 7 pm tonight, November 10th.
Coach Shawn Striegel announced that he is stepping down as head coach of the Mt. Pleasant Panthers after ten years at the helm of the team. Coach Striegel still plans on being involved with the Track Team in the upcoming spring season.
Elementary Basketball Tournament
Mount Pleasant Christmas Holidays 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls will be held on Dec 17th, 2022. For more registration details contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The women’s basketball team was able to hold off Mount Mercy University last night 55-49 thanks to a strong two middle quarters. The Tigers had three starters score in double digits with Breanna Wendland leading the team with 18 points followed by Isabell West with 16 points in the contest. Wendland also tallied nine rebounds on the night. Their next game is against Dakota State University Friday, November 11th, on the road at 1 pm.
The women’s wrestling team will be back in action at William Penn University at 7 pm tonight.
The men’s basketball team’s next game is Friday, November 11th, against East-West University at 5:30 pm.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams will have Logan Lucas and Lily Garnsey run at the 2022 National Championship meet November 18th with the men running at 8:30 am and the women at 9:30 am.
This Day in Sports History
1934– First NHL penalty shot was awarded to Montreal Canadiens forward Armand Mondou; stopped by Toronto goaltender George Hainsworth in Maple Leafs’ 2-1 win.
1945 – College football’s #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0.
1991 – Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception.