High School Football
The Class 2A semifinals took place over the weekend with Van Meter defeating Monticello 35-21 and Central Lyon/George-Little Rock getting the best of Spirit Lake 28-14.
Van Meter was led by Ben Gordon’s 208 yards rushing and four touchdowns, while the Lions were led by Reece Vander Zee’s 170 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock and Van Meter will compete on Friday, November 17th, at 10 am.
For Class 3A, Williamsburg enacted their revenge against Solon over the weekend by taking down the Spartans 45-14. Derek Weisskopf was surgical, tossing for 366 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Bishop Heelan was able to hold on late for the upset win over Creston 16-13. Ricky Feauto rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown in the win. Williamsburg and Bishop Heelan will face off on Friday at 1 pm for the championship.
For 8-player, Bishop Garrigan and Bedford will compete for the state championship Thursday, November 16th, at 9:30 am.
In Class A, Woodbury Central and West Hancock will face off Thursday at 1 pm.
The Class 1A championship game will be played Thursday at 4 pm against MFL MarMac and defending champion Grundy Center.
For Class 4A, Western Dubuque and Lewis Central will play Thursday at 7 pm.
Ankeny and Southeast Polk will compete for the Class 5A state championship on Friday at 7 pm.
High School Basketball
The Mt. Pleasant girls team will host a jamboree tonight 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.
Iowa State University’s 45-13 victory over BYU showcased their unstoppable offense that put up 443 total yards. Abu Sama led the rushing attack with 110 yards and two touchdowns while Rocco Becht found Jaylin Noel in the endzone twice. The Cyclones will take on Texas this Saturday, November 18th, at home.
Iowa shutout Rutgers over the weekend 22-0 for their 8th win of the season. The Hawkeye defense allowed only 127 total yards. Deacon Hill threw for 223 yards and a score in the winning effort. The Hawkeyes will host Illinois on Saturday 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 was led by Tre King’s and Keshon Gilbert’s 16 points apiece in their 86-55 win over Idaho State yesterday. The Cyclones’ next game will be at home in a matchup with Grambling State on November 19th at noon.
The Iowa State women’s team was outscored 22 to 4 in the second quarter in their loss to Drake yesterday 85-73. Audi Crooks led the Cyclones with 23 points, while Taylor McAulay posted 27 points for Drake. The Cyclones will host Southern on November 20th at 6:30 pm.
The #3 Iowa women’s team took down the University of Northern Iowa yesterday 94-53 in a record breaking performance for Caitlin Clark. Her 24 points surpassed Megan Gustafson as Iowa’s all-time scoring leader with 2,813 career points. Clark also collected 10 rebounds and 11 assists. The Hawkeyes will face off against Kansas State at home on Thursday, November 16th, at 7:30 pm.
The Iowa men’s team will take on Creighton at 9 pm tomorrow, November 14th.
This Day in Sports History
1875 – Harvard and Yale compete in the first college football contest with uniforms.
1954 – The first Rugby League World Cup, Parc des Princes, Paris: Great Britain beats France, 16-12; Man of The Match: Great Britain second rower Don Robinson.
1964 – Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes the first NBA player to score 20,000 points.