Sports, October 7th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant and Keokuk clashed last night with the Panthers looking to play spoiler and despite going into halftime down seven, Keokuk ran away with the game 47-26. Mt. Pleasant’s defense came to play in the first half with two turnover on downs keeping Keokuk out of the endzone. The Panthers would tie the game at seven after Payton Walker hit a speeding Phoenix Watson in stride for an 86-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Nevertheless, Keokuk’s defense would aid its offense by corralling an interception and setting up Brenton Hoard for a walk-in touchdown to give the Chiefs a 14-7 lead at halftime.  

Similar to last year’s game, Keokuk would take over in the third quarter with 19 unanswered points; the Chiefs would run Malachai Douglas in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Walker would find the endzone three times in the fourth quarter to end the game with 278 total yards. Head Coach John Bowlin knows his team will continue to show up. The Panthers will celebrate Senior Night next Friday against Fort Madison.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Assumption thumped Washington 35-0 and Mt. Vernon cruised past Fort Madison 45-7. 

Fairfield got back in the win column with a 20-7 victory over South Tama. The Trojans will host Solon next Friday.

Columbus scored 40 unanswered points to start the game last night against Van Buren County to win 61-14. The Warriors will travel to take on Lisbon and the Wildcats will celebrate their senior night next Friday against Danville. 

Danville was not able to extend their win streak last night as Lisbon took them down 63-14. 

West Burlington-Notre Dame defeated Albia 19-8 last night. The Falcons will host Davis County next Friday. 

#10 Mediapolis handled Davis County 42-7 last night. The Bulldogs will end the regular season against Central Lee on the road. 

Central Lee was defeated by Mid-Prairie last night 33-13. Cory Jones rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown in the losing effort. 

#10 WACO demolished English Valleys last night 51-6. Clayton Miller passed for 96 yards and three touchdowns, Colton Leicthy caught two touchdowns, and Chase Waterhouse started the scoring with a safety. 

New London fell to Moravia last night 74-14. The Tigers will end the season next Friday against English Valleys. 

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union had their game last night against Mormon Trail forfeited. The Wolves will face off against HLV next Friday. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will be competing in the Oskaloosa Invite today.

Winfield-Mt. Union will look to claim the SEISC North Championship on their senior night when they clash with Wapello on October 10th. 

WACO will participate in the Washington Classic today.

Mediapolis will compete against #14 West Burlington on October 10th. 

New London, Van Buren County, and Central Lee will participate in the Davis County Invitational today.

Danville will face off against New London on October 10th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will head over to Pella today to compete in a quad with Knoxville and Valley also in attendance. 

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant will be competing in the Southeast Conference (SEC) meet on October 12th. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will celebrate Homecoming today against Purdue at 2:30 pm. 

Iowa State University will take on TCU in a home game tonight at 7 pm.

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

1916 – Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeats Cumberland, 222-0; most lopsided score in the history of US college football.

1984 – Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL’s career rushing leader.

2012 – New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas’ NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the Superdome.