Sports, October 28th

High School Football

#10 WACO had control for most of the game last night against #7 Don Bosco, but three long touchdown passes late in the game gave the Dons the advantage in a 28-20 win. 

The Warriors found the scoreboard first with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Clayton Miller to senior Colton Leichty after the defense stopped the Don offense on the opening drive. Kaiden Knaack tied the game late in the first quarter with an 18-yard scamper. This led to an over five-minute drive for WACO, ending in a 3-yard touchdown for senior Reece Oswald. 

Hunter Hughes and Joel Meyer each captured an interception to keep Don Bosco off the board until a 50-yard touchdown pass from Knaack to Ben Belew tied the game with 2:51 remaining in the third quarter. The Miller-Leichty connection struck again to start the fourth quarter with a 49-yard touchdown pass to take the lead, but a missed extra point gave WACO a 20 to 14 lead. 

Don Bosco responded with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Ty Christensen and a 41-yard touchdown pass to Belew again to give the Dons the lead and eventual win as the defense ended up with an interception and a couple of fourth down stops. The Warriors end the season with an 8-2 record.

Cam Buffington continued running through opposing defenses as the senior totaled 150 rushing yards and four touchdowns as #1 Winfield-Mt. Union dumped Moravia 34-6. Jake Edwards found Abram Edwards through the air for the Wolves final touchdown of the night. The Wolves will travel to take on Don Bosco for the quarterfinal round next Thursday. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call.

#10 Mediapolis shut out Camanche last night to win 27-0. The Bulldogs will take on #4 Monticello at home next Friday. 

In Class 3A, Fort Madison lost to Solon 50-7 and West Delaware defeated Assumption 58-45.

In Pod C, Mt. Vernon crushed Independence 50-6 and Williamsburg defeated Humboldt 23-0. The Mustangs and Raiders will face off next Friday. 

High School Volleyball

Holy Trinity Catholic grabbed the #3 seed and will take on #6 Don Bosco for the first round of the state tournament on October 31st at 8:25 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 8:05 pm. 

The other matchups for Class 1A include: #1 Ankeny Christian facing off against #8 Newell-Fonda, #4 BCLUW competing against #5 Saint Ansgar, and #2 Boyden-Hull taking on #7 St. Albert. 

Cross Country

Class 1A had their state meet run yesterday and here are the results. 

For the boys, Danville finished in 5th place as a team with Jackson Shacklett finishing in 20th place with a time of 16 minutes and 55 seconds. Carter Fesler grabbed 28th place with a time of 17 minutes and 4 seconds. Isaac Shinn took 51st place, Noah Horn finished in 74th place, and Nick Powell grabbed 104th place. 

Lincoln Bainbridge of Van Buren County raced to a time of 16 minutes and 13 seconds, which earned him 5th place. Kohlby Newsom finished in 19th place for Winfield-Mt. Union with a time of 16 minutes and 54 seconds. 

For the girls, Alaina Gourley of Danville, a sophomore, finished in 66th place with a time of 21 minutes and 1 second. 

Class 2A and 3A will compete today. For the Class 2A boys, Mediapolis will be competing as a team with Grant Kennedy, Mason Lindeen, Logan Rosas, Owen Schmidgall, Will Schmidgall, Simon Wendel, and Solomon Zaugg all running for the Bulldogs. 

For the Class 2A girls, Kaitlyn Kipp of West Burlington-Notre Dame will be running as an individual.

For the Class 3A boys, Fort Madison’s Jacob Shottenkirk will be running as an individual and Washington will be competing as a team. 

For the Class 3A girls, Avery Rump and Pateyn Wiegand of Fort Madison will be running as individuals. Additionally, Iris Dahl of Washington and Carley Seeley of Fairfield will be running as individuals. 

College Football

Iowa will enjoy their bye week.

Iowa State University will be back in action today at 2:30 pm against Baylor. 

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

This Day in Sports History

1934 – Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates play first of only four penalty free games in NFL history; Dodgers wins 21-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn.

1962 – NY Giant Y. A. Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Washington(49-34).

1997 – The NBA announces the hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as the first women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league.