Sports, September 26th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will head to Washington this Friday as the Demons celebrate their Homecoming. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Keokuk will travel to face off against Fort Madison and Mt. Vernon will host Assumption.

Fairfield will host Williamsburg this Friday, the #1 team in Class 3A. 

Mediapolis will travel to take on Mid-Prairie at 7 pm.

Columbus will host Louisa-Muscatine this Friday. 

Central Lee will hit the road to take on West Burlington this Friday.

Danville will host Van Buren County this Friday for their Homecoming.

WACO will travel to New London this Friday for the Tigers’ homecoming.

Winfield-Mt. Union will hit the road to face off against Iowa Valley at 7 pm.

IHSAA Football Rankings

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released their first edition of their inaugural football rankings starting with Class 2A, Class 1A, Class A, and 8-Player. The rankings for Class 5A, Class 4A, and Class 3A will start on October 2nd. Focusing on our local teams:

The top five teams are undefeated for 8-Player with Winfield-Mt. Union holding the top spot in the rankings followed by Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Bedford, respectively. The Wolves are explosive on offense, averaging 60 points per game. Cam Buffington has totaled 1,157 yards and 19 touchdowns through the first five games of the season. Additionally, Winfield-Mt. Union has defeated two ranked teams: #7 Central City and #10 WACO.

#10 WACO took down probable playoff teams in Fremont-Mills and Iowa Valley on their way to a 4-1 record. Clayton Miller has done a stellar job taking over the quarterback position for the Warriors with 472 passing yards and 8 passing touchdowns. Colton Leichty leads the defense with three sacks.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Fairfield on the road tonight.

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Louisa-Muscatine on September 28th.

WACO will compete in a quad at Lone Tree tonight.

New London will host Central Lee tonight with the Varsity set to play at 7:30 pm.

Holy Trinity Catholic will hit the road tonight to play against Van Buren County.

Danville will compete against Central Lee on September 28th at home.

Mediapolis will travel to take on Van Buren County on September 28th.

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant and WACO will compete in the Washington Invitational tonight.

Danville will run at Williamsburg today for a meet. 

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) meet will be run next Thursday, October 5th. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will be at home this Saturday, September 30th, to take on Michigan State.

Iowa State University faces off against Oklahoma this Saturday on the road.

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM and the Cyclone broadcast will be on 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

Chase Contreraz, the Cyclones’ place kicker, earned the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after nailing field goals of 51 and 46 yards in their win over Oklahoma State. Contreraz also made all of his extra points.

This Day in Sports History

1926 – Shortest doubleheader in MLB history, Yankees lose 6-1 in 72 minutes and lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to the St. Louis Browns. The Yankees had already clinched the pennant.

1962 – In the modern era, LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills becomes first player in MLB history to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)

1978 – New York District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms.