Sports, October 21st

High School Football

#10 WACO hosted Baxter last night and after the Bolts struck quick with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Perrin Sulzle to Treyton Travis to open the game, the Warriors appeared to be in trouble. Reece Oswald calmed the concerns after rushing for a 47-yard touchdown to open the scoring for the Warriors. 

Hunter Hughes would capture his first of two interceptions of the night on the next drive, which led to a fourth and goal three-yard touchdown run for Oswald. The Bolts would score a touchdown in the second quarter, but their offense never seemed to click as the game went on. WACO would continue to score as the Warriors scored a touchdown on every drive except for one and converted all four of their fourth down attempts. 

Louden Huisenga totaled 174 yards and scored a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown, and a 52-yard kick return touchdown to open up the second half. Oswald finished with three touchdowns as Head Coach Chad Edeker talked about the adjustment his offense took to get Oswald more involved. Clayton Miller also finished with three total touchdowns. Coach Edeker talked about how this win will help his team’s confidence. 

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union dominated Belle Plaine last night, winning 64-8. Jake Edwards tossed for 146 yards and three touchdowns with Carter Loyd, Cam Buffington, and Abram Edwards each catching one. Additionally, Buffington rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns in the winning effort. 

#10 Mediapolis moved on to the second round of playoffs after narrowly defeating Anamosa last night 28-21. 

The next round of matchups will be released today.

Columbus fell to Maquoketa Valley 57-21 last night to end their season. The Wildcats finished with a 6-3 record. 

Danville was eliminated from the playoffs by Wapsie Valley last night 43-6. The Bears finished the season with a 4-5 record. 

West Burlington-Notre Dame fell to Camanche 42-14. The Falcons ended the season with a 5-4 record.

Mt. Pleasant loss to Assumption last night 56-0. Assumption finished the season with a 7-2 record and qualified for the playoffs. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Mt. Vernon dominated Keokuk 56-7 last night and Fort Madison defeated Washington 21-7. The Mustangs finished with an 8-1 record and qualified for the playoffs, Fort Madison finished 6-3 and advanced to the playoffs, Keokuk collected a 4-5 record, and Washington went 2-7. 

Fairfield fell to Grinnell 49-0 last night. The Trojans ended the season with a 3-6 record. 

High School Volleyball

Burlington Notre Dame and Holy Trinity Catholic will square off in the Class 1A Region 8 semifinals on October 23rd at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm.

West Burlington will host Wilton on October 23rd at 7 pm.

Wapello will be competing against Don Bosco on October 23rd at 7 pm for a chance to advance to the regional championship. 

Cross Country

The state meet will be run at Fort Dodge with Class 1A and 4A running on October 27th and Class 2A and 3A competing on October 28th. 

College Football

#24 Iowa will take on Minnesota at home today at 2:30 pm. 

Iowa State University will enjoy their bye week.

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM.

This Day in Sports History

1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

1976 – New York Knicks retire their first number, #19, Willis Reed.

2007 – Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas sets an NFL record for most points scored in a game (no touchdowns) with 26 in a 38-36 win over the Texans at Reliant Stadium, Houston.