Sports, October 14th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant and Fort Madison battled for three quarters at Evans Field, but the Bloodhounds ran away with the game, scoring 27 points in the fourth quarter to win 55-14. Fort Madison jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the second quarter and seemed destined to make it a 24-0 game, but a missed field goal led to a long Mt. Pleasant drive resulting in a one-yard touchdown run for Payton Walker to make the score 21-7. On senior night, it was seniors Phoenix Watson and Carson Andreasen making key plays to stop the Bloodhounds from scoring to end the first half. Head Coach John Bowlin talked about how his senior class played in last night’s matchup. 

Watson stepped up again in the third quarter with a goal line interception, but the Panthers couldn’t capitalize off of the turnover. After a Bloodhound touchdown, Zachary Newton led the Panthers down the field and punched it in from 11 yards out to cut the lead in half, 28-14. Fort Madison forced a turnover and a turnover on downs to seal the win, but Coach Bowlin was proud of the fight his team put up. The Panthers will travel to Davenport Assumption next Friday. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Assumption shut down Keokuk 48-0 and Mt. Vernon demolished Washington 65-6. 

#4 Solon has now won seven straight after handling Fairfield last night 42-6. The Trojans will end their season against Grinnell next Friday. 

Columbus took down Danville last night 63-18 to celebrate their senior night in style. Jaden Bauer tossed three touchdown passes for the Bears. 

Van Buren County was downed by Lisbon last night 45-8. The Warriors finished the regular season with a 3-5 record. 

West Burlington-Notre Dame finished the year on a three-game winning streak after defeating Davis County 43-30. 

#10 Mediapolis knocked off Central Lee last night 51-7. The Hawks finished the season with a 3-5 record. 

New London played English Valleys close but the Tigers came up just short in a 52-40 loss. New London finished the season with a 1-7 record. 

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union smacked HLV last night to the tune of a 66-0 victory. Cam Buffington rushed for 74 yards and three touchdowns in the winning effort. 

For 8-Player and Classes 2A, 1A, and A, the first round playoff matchups will be released today.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will take on Keokuk on October 17th for the first round of the Class 4A regional. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Danville in the first round of the Class 1A regionals at home on October 16th. KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130 will have Jeff Broeg on the call.

New London will travel to compete against Burlington Notre Dame on October 16th for the first round of regional play. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

Central Lee will compete against Solon in the Class 3A quarterfinal round on October 17th. 

WACO will host Iowa Valley on October 16th for the first round of regionals.

Mediapolis will take on Tipton in the Class 3A quarterfinal on October 17th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will compete at the Knoxville Tournament today.

Van Buren County will travel to Wilton for the quarterfinal round of regionals on October 18th. 

Cross Country

Winfield-Mt. Union, WACO, Danville-New London, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Van Buren County will travel to Regina Catholic on October 19th. 

In Class 2A, Mediapolis, Central Lee, and West Burlington-Notre Dame will compete at Williamsburg on October 19th. 

Pella will serve as the host for Mt. Pleasant, Fort Madison, Keokuk and Washington for the Class 3A meet on October 18th. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will hit the road to take on Wisconsin today at 3 pm.

Iowa State University will face off against Cincinnati today at 11 am.

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM and the Cyclone broadcast will be on 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

This Day in Sports History

1908 – Upset over seating arrangements at the Baseball World Series, sports reporters form a professional group that will become Baseball Writers Association of America.

1979 – NHL’s greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his first NHL goal.

2003 – Fan, Steve Bartman, deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. The Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series.