Sports, Saturday, September 11th

Prep Football: Mount Pleasant Stalls, New London Rolls, WACO Stays Perfect in Busy Friday Night:

Keokuk 31, Mount Pleasant 21

In game with 37 accepted penalties, it was the Keokuk Chiefs who withstood it all, clawing their way for a 31-21 win over Mount Pleasant last night at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

Panther sophomore Payton Hagans finally had his coming out party, scoring three touchdowns, but it was not enough as the Keokuk ground game was too much to overcome.

The combination of Lucas Swainey, Khalyl Tate and Equilius Lee accounted for all Chief points, as Keokuk earned their first win of the season.

Mount Pleasant quarterback Carson Coleman was picked off three times, but kept the chains chugging with bulldozing runs throughout the night.

The loss moved Mount Pleasant to 0-3.

They’ll take the next week to lick their wounds before traveling to West Burlington Notre Dame for a date with the Falcons.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Panther Tailgate Show will begin proceedings at 7:00 p.m. on FM 105.5 and

New London 71, Winfield-Mount Union 18 

New London answered a few calls and then some, as they shut down the hottest offense in eight-player football in the state, with a 71-18 win over Winfield-Mount Union last night.

Coming into the contest leading the state in touchdowns, Winfield’s Cam Buffington found tough sledding against a hard-nosed New London front.

New London improved to 2-0 with the victory, while Winfield-Mount Union slipped to 2-1.

No. 8 WACO 38, No. 9 English Valleys 13

The No. 8 (Radio Iowa) ranked WACO football team just keeps chugging along, as the Warriors cruised to a big 38-13 win over English Valleys last night.

The Warriors are now 4-0 on the season, and will look to keep things rolling against when they take on Iowa Valley.

Kick for that matchup is slated for 7:00 p.m.

Other area finals: 

  • Oskaloosa 24, Burlington 19
  • Wilton 39, Highland 14
  • Wapello 52, Columbus 21
  • Clear Creek-Amana 48, Washington 14
  • Mediapolis 35, West Burlington Notre Dame 7
  • Fort Madison 55, Fairfield 14
  • Van Buren County 57, Louisa-Muscatine 12

College Football: Tons of Statewide Action:

Headlined by Iowa-Iowa State, there is a ton of statewide college football action today.

The Cyclones and Hawkeyes will meet in the 68th CyHawk matchup — it will be the first time both teams will meet as ranked opponents.

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m., with pre-game coverage on FM 105.5 and 98.5, as well as AM 1130 beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The Iowa Wesleyan football team is on the road today at Quincy University, as the Tigers seek their first win of the year.

Wesleyan was beaten at home last weekend 31-7, by the Spartans of Missouri Baptist.

Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.

In other statewide college matchups:

  • Stevens Point at Simpson
  • Eau Claire at Loras
  • Hope at Coe
  • Kalamazoo at Central
  • Wartburg at Gustavus Aldophus
  • St. Olaf at Luther
  • Dubuque at La Crosse
  • Buena Vista at Northwestern
  • Baker at Grand View
  • Drake at Montana State
  • UNI at Sacramento State