Sports, November 4th

High School Football

For 8-player, #1 Winfield-Mt. Union will take on Bishop Garrigan on Wednesday, November 8th, at 10 am. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 9:45 am.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck will face off against Bedford on Wednesday at 1 pm.

In Class A, East Buchanan defeated Saint Ansgar last night 30-16. Woodbury Central shut out Logan-Magnolia 35-0. West Hancock took down Wapsie Valley 44-22 and Madrid got the best of ACGC 21-14. 

Madrid will take on West Hancock on Thursday, November 9th, at 10 pm followed by East Buchanan and Woodbury Central.

For Class 1A, Grundy Center demolished Dike-New Hartford 40-0. Underwood followed suit with a big time win over QABCIG 43-8. Columbus Catholic advanced after a 35-14 win over Sumner-Fredericksburg and MFL MarMac took down Regina Catholic 22-7. 

The Class 1A semifinals will take place on Friday, November 10th, with Columbus Catholic facing off against Grundy Center at 10 am and MFL MarMac competing against Underwood at 1 pm. 

For Class 2A, Central Lyone/George-Little Rock bested Kuemper Catholic 48-27. Van Meter took down PCM 31-21. Spirit Lake snuck past West Lyon 20-19. Lastly, Monticello defeated Mediapolis 34-28. The Bulldogs finished the season with an 8-3 record. 

The Class 2A semifinals will be on Saturday, November 11th, with Monticello taking on Van Meter at 10 am and Spirit Lake clashing with Central Lyon/George-Little Rock at 1 pm.

In Class 3A, Creston blew past Webster City 50-27, but the rest of the games were tight. Solon squeaked by West Delaware 36-35. Williamsburg’s second half comeback saw the Raiders defeat Mount Vernon 38-35 and Bishop Heelan just got past Sioux Center 27-26. 

Class 3A will also play on Saturday with Bishop Heelan taking on Creston at 4 pm and Williamsburg getting a rematch against Solon.

At 4 pm on Thursday, North Polk will take on Lewis Central with Bondurant-Farrar and Western Dubuque playing at 7 pm.

Class 5A will round out the day on Friday with Valley taking on Southeast Polk at 4 pm and Ankeny Centennial battling with Ankeny at 7 pm.

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.

College Football

Iowa State University will celebrate their homecoming today at 6 pm against Kansas, as the Cyclones are locked in a five-way tie for first place in the Big 12.

Iowa will travel to face off against Northwestern at Wrigley Field today 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.

This Day in Sports History

1934 – After posting 7 straight shutouts to start the NFL season, the Detroit Lions beat Pittsburgh, 40-7 at the University of Detroit Stadium; scored upon for the first time that season; rushed for an NFL single game record 426 yards.

1976 – The first mass-market free-agent reentry draft for the MLB. Players like Reggie Jackson were available to be picked. 

1987 – NBA announces four new franchises; Charlotte and Miami for 1988 and Minneapolis and Orlando for 1989.