Sports, November 6th

High School Football

The WACO Warriors crushed Montezuma 52-7 Thursday night at home. The Warrior defense allowed just 4 rushing yards on the game and Reese Oswald had a 26-yard pick-six. Coach Edeker commented on his team’s excellent defensive performance after the game. Isaac Oswald tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Lounden Huisenga, but most of the damage was done on the ground by Simeon Reichenbach who totaled 264 yards and four touchdowns, Huisenga added a rushing touchdown as well. They will play Newell-Fonda next Wednesday, November 9th, at 1 pm with KILJ on the call with pregame at 12:45.

The other winners for 8-man football were Remsen St. Mary’s as they defeated G-T/R-A 63-14. Lenox eliminated Fremont-Mills 32-8 and Newell-Fonda outlasted Gladbrook-Reinbeck 46-36.

In Mt. Pleasant’s district, North Scott defeated Waverly-Shell Rock 20-10 to move on in the playoffs, while Iowa City Liberty fell to Carlisle at home 56-28.

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 men’s and women’s cross country teams competed yesterday at the 2022 Continental Athletic Conference Championship with the men capturing 5th place and the women earning 4th place. For the men, Logan Lucas led the Tigers finishing in 6th place with a time of 27 minutes 52 seconds. Lucas ran well enough to earn the opportunity to run at Nationals and earned Second-Team All-Conference. Florida College captured the team title with Jaiven Hale from Haskell Indian Nations University being named Runner of the Year.

 On the women’s side, the Tigers were paced by Lily Garnsey, who finished in 7th place with a time of 21 minutes 58 seconds, and Faith Younce, who ran a time of 22 minutes 7 seconds which placed her in 9th. Garnsey ran fast enough to qualify for Nationals and earned Second-Team All-Conference honors along with Faith Younce. Haskell Indian Nations University captured first overall with Tiajhae Nez from the same school earning Runner of the Year.

The Tiger football team finished the season with a 4-6 record after losing to Waldorf 7-3 Saturday afternoon. The Tigers took a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter after a 24-yard field goal from Lucas Mosqueda. But, Waldorf scored a touchdown in the third quarter to take the lead and the eventual final score. The Tiger defense allowed only 213 yards on the day.

The men’s basketball team will play Culver-Stockton College at home Tuesday, November 8th, at 7:30 pm.

The women’s basketball team’s next game will be November 9th at home against Mount Mercy University at 5:30 pm. They are currently 2-1 on the season

This Day in Sports History

1869 – 1st US college football game, players used their hands or feet, Rutgers 6 Princeton 4.

1883 – NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race.

1929 – Providence Steam Roller become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI.