Sports, September 5th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will hit the road to face off against Tipton this Friday, September 8th, at 7:30 pm. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. Head Coach John Bowlin may have found the Panthers identity with a change in the backfield, which included Jurha Turner as the running back.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Burlington will host Keokuk, Washington will travel to Fairfield for a matchup against the Trojans, and Fort Madison will take on Centerville.

Mediapolis will host Regina Catholic this Friday. 

Central Lee will hit the road to compete against Durant this Friday as the Hawks look to move to 3-0 on the season. 

Van Buren County will travel to take on Highland at 7 pm.  

New London will face off against Iowa Valley in a road matchup this Friday at 7 pm. 

#2 Winfield-Mt. Union is set to host #5 WACO this Friday in a top five 8-man matchup at 7 pm.

High School Football Rankings

For Class 3A, Fort Madison is 2-0 on the season, winning in typical Bloodhound fashion: low-scoring defensive battles. However, the Bloodhounds remain unranked but receiving votes.

In Class 2A, West Burlington-Notre Dame is receiving attention after going 2-0 for the first time since the 2016-17 season. Their dynamic offense led by Caden Schwenker has the Nikes receiving votes. Mediapolis was dropped out of the top 10 after their loss last week to Sigourney Keota. 

In Class A, Columbus Community jumped back into the rankings after dismantling Wapello last Friday 49-6. The Wildcats now rank 10th. 

Winfield-Mt. Union and WACO did not move in the rankings for 8-man football. 

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant’s next match is on the road against Fort Madison tonight.

New London will get an opportunity for a rematch with Burlington Notre Dame on September 7th. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will face off against Burlington Notre Dame today.

Winfield-Mt. Union looks to get back in the win column tonight against Columbus. 

WACO will take on Lone Tree today in a road matchup. 

Central Lee will face off against Mediapolis tonight.

Van Buren County’s next match will be September 12th at New London. 

Cross Country

The Mt. Pleasant boys team competed at Central College over the weekend with each member of the team dropping their time from last year’s meet. Ben Carthey led the way with a time of 17 minutes and 20 seconds, which was good enough for 12th place. Jude Dykstra finished in 24th place with a time of 18 minutes and 14 seconds. The Panthers finished in 7th place as a team. Mt. Pleasant will participate in the Fairfield Cross Country Invitational Thursday, September 7th. 

Danville, Van Buren County, Central Lee, Winfield-Mt. Union, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Mediapolis will all be competing in a meet hosted by the Warriors today.

College Football

The University of Iowa travels to Ames this Saturday, September 9th, to take on Iowa State University with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 pm. 

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

The Cyclones’ Jeremiah Cooper was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after his four tackle, two interception performance last weekend. Cooper’s first interception resulted in Iowa State’s first points of the season as he returned it for a 58-yard pick-six. 

This Day in Sports History

1901 – National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, better known as Minor League Baseball, is formed at the Leland Hotel in Chicago.

1906 – Saint Louis University quarterback Bradbury Robinson throws the first legal forward pass in the history of American football; later the first touchdown pass to Jack Schneider at Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin; Saint Louis wins, 22-0.

1994 – San Francisco wide receiver Jerry Rice catches two touchdown passes and runs for another score in a 49ers’ 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL’s career TD leader with 127.