Sports, Saturday, September 24th

Prep Football: Fort Madison Spoils Panther Homecoming, WACO Survives, W-MU Wins: 

No. 8 (4A) Fort Madison 42, Mount Pleasant 7 

Fort Madison scored three touchdowns in the second quarter rolling to a 42-7 rout over Mount Pleasant last night, spoiling Panther homecoming festivities.

Landes Williams threw for three touchdowns in the win — all in the second quarter — giving him 10 on the season. He was picked once by Panther safety Jacob Richtman.

Mount Pleasant got on the board in the 3rd quarter, when quarterback Carson Coleman hooked up with Payton Hagans on a 44-yard scoring strike cutting the deficit to 28-7.

The Panthers would not get any closer.

The game’s final score — and dagger — came on a Bloodhound pick-six.

Fort Madison improved to 5-0.

Mount Pleasant slipped to 1-4.

The Panthers will rest up and travel to North Liberty next week for a date with the Lightning.

Kick is set for 7:30 p.m. on FM-105.5.

No. 8 (8P) WACO 7, New London 0 

It was an old-fashioned slobber knocker that will be remembered for years and in the end it was the No. 8 WACO Warriors with the glory earning a gutsy, hard-fought 7-0 win over New London last night, raining on the proverbial Tiger homecoming parade.

The WACO win snapped a streak of six consecutive losses against New London.

The Warriors improved to 6-0 with the win.

New London slid to 2-2.

Winfield-Mount Union 33, Lone Tree 22 

Winfield-Mount Union won their second straight matchup, earning a 33-22 win over Lone Tree last night.

The Wolves jumped to a 32-0 lead before the Lions woke up for 22 unanswered in the 4th quarter.

Cam Buffingotn finished with 209 total yards and four touchdowns to lead the Winfield attack.

Abram Edwards hauled in two catches for 44 yards and two scores.

Winfield-Mount Union improved to 4-1.

Lone Tree fell to 3-2.

Other finals from around the region:

  • Columbus 42, Pekin 14
    • First victory over Pekin since 1994.
  • Fairfield 38, Keokuk 13
  • Alburnett 26, Highland 21
  • West Branch 24, Mediapolis 21
  • Cardinal 60, Van Buren County 6
  • Davis County 58, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 28
  • Burlington 55, Clinton 13
  • Mid-Prairie 66, Central Lee 8

College Football: Wesleyan at Home, Iowa, Iowa State All in Action:

The Iowa Wesleyan football team is back at home today when they take on Valley City State to open conference play.

Wesleyan is looking to rebound following a tough loss last week to Trinity, 49-32.

The Tigers held a 32-16 lead but saw the Trojans score 33 unanswered points.

Kickoff from Mapleleaf Athletic Complex is set for 1:00 p.m.

In other statewide action:

  • No. 5 Iowa vs. Colorado State (FM 105.5)
  • No. 14 Iowa State at Baylor (FM 98.5, AM 1130)
  • UNI (Bye)
  • Valparaiso at Drake
  • Loras at Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Central at Simpson
  • Luther at Buena Vista
  • Coe at Wartburg
  • Grand View vs. Evangel

College Cross Country: Wesleyan at Grand View: 

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s and women’s cross country teams are back on the course today when they travel to Ankeny for the 17th Annual Vikings Cross Country Invitational hosted by Grand View.

The women will get proceedings started this afternoon with the men to follow.

This the third race in as many weeks as the Tigers look to hit their stride prior to conference in October.

Both teams are coached by Hunter Davis who was featured on this week’s edition of Tiger Nation.