Sports, September 19th

High School Football

It’s Homecoming week for Mt. Pleasant as the Panthers play host to last year’s Class 3A runner-up Mt. Vernon on Friday, September 22nd. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. 

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Washington will hit the road to take on Keokuk and Fort Madison will travel to Davenport to face off against Assumption. 

Fairfield will take on Benton Community this Friday in a road game. 

Mediapolis will face off against West Burlington-Notre Dame this Friday as both teams battle for winning records. 

Columbus will face off against Highland at 7 pm.

Central Lee will travel to Albia this Friday. 

Danville will compete against Wapello at 7 pm this Friday.

Van Buren County will hit the road to face off against Louisa-Muscatine this Friday at 7 pm.

WACO will take on Easton Valley this Friday. 

Winfield-Mt. Union will look to keep the momentum going against English Valleys this Friday for their Homecoming match. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will take on Washington at home tonight.

Holy Trinity Catholic hosted their classic last night and swept Keokuk, Danville, Fort Madison, and Wapello to extend their win streak to 12 games. 

Mediapolis went 2-1 in the Classic with a sweep of Central Lee and a two to one set win over Burlington; Wapello handed the Bulldogs their lone loss. Jaydon Wirt tallied 45 assists over the span of the three games with Haley Steffener notching 18 kills in the matches. 

Winfield-Mt. Union, WACO, and Holy Trinity Catholic head into the Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) Tournament this Thursday, September 21st, with a 4-0 conference record. 

New London and Danville will be back in action this Thursday for the SEISC tournament. 

Van Buren County and Mediapolis enter the SEISC tournament with a 3-1 conference record. 

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant will hold their Invitational today with Central Lee, Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic, Mediapolis, WACO, and Winfield-Mt. Union all in attendance. 

Southeast Iowa Playbook

Tune in tomorrow night, September 20th, for the Southeast Iowa Playbook. The school of focus for the week will be WACO as they celebrate their homecoming.

College Football

#24 Iowa will be tested this Saturday, September 23rd, against #7 Penn State at 6:30 pm. 

Iowa State University will take on Oklahoma State this Saturday to begin Big 12 play. 

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

1992 – Demolition begins of JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; built in 1926 as Sesquicentennial Stadium, also known as Municipal Stadium, it hosted the 1926 Tunney-Dempsey fight, 41 Army-Navy football games, and the US portion of Live-Aid.

2000 – Ken Griffey Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run becoming the first major league player to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter.

2004 – Oakland Raider wide receiver Jerry Rice ends NFL streak of 274 consecutive games with a reception in a 13-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills.