Sports, October 23rd

High School Football

#10 WACO will face off against #7 Don Bosco in a road matchup this Friday, October 27th, with kickoff at 7 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 6:45 pm. Head Coach Chad Edeker discussed what the Warriors will need to work on this week.

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union will have another home matchup with Moravia making the trip at 7 pm. KILJ 98.5 FM, AM 1130, and will have the call. 

Both Winfield-Mt. Union and WACO were set up in Pod A.

#10 Mediapolis will take on Camanche this Friday at home with kickoff scheduled for 7 pm. Jesup and #4 Monticello is the other matchup in Pod D.

In Class 3A, Fort Madison and Assumption were placed in Pod B with the Bloodhounds traveling to take on Solon and the Knights colliding with West Delaware.

Mt. Vernon was placed in Pod C as the Mustangs will host Independence. Williamsburg will take on Humboldt at home. 

High School Volleyball

Burlington Notre Dame and Holy Trinity Catholic will square off in the Class 1A Region 8 semifinals tonight 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 today at 7 pm.

Wapello will be competing against Don Bosco tonight at 7 pm for a chance to advance to the regional championship. 

Classes 3A, 4A, and 5A will hold their regional championship games tomorrow, October 24th.

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

Iowa had a 10-3 lead at the end of the first half, but Minnesota shut down the Hawkeyes in the second half and scored three field goals to win 12-10. Deacon Hill scored his first career rushing touchdown from a yard out in the second quarter. Tory Taylor averaged 49 yards a punt and downed the Gophers four times inside the 20-yard line. The Hawkeyes will enter the bye week with a 6-2 record.

Iowa State University will be back in action this week against Baylor on Saturday, October 28th. 

For the Cyclone broadcast, tune in to KILJ 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

This Day in Sports History

1996 – The New York Yankees set a record, recovering from a 6-0 deficit in the World Series to beat the Atlanta Braves, 8-6, in Game 4 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium; record 7th straight postseason road win.

2000 – “Monday Night Miracle”, down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, the New York Jets pull together an improbable comeback with four touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime.

2019 – All Star point guard Kyrie Irving pours in 50 points, setting a new NBA record for points in a debut with a new team as his Brooklyn Nets go down 127-126 at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves.